The Cross-Country Area
Cross-country skiers can enjoy around 80 km of trails in La Plagne. The trails are spread over the high-altitude resorts of Plagne Montalbert and Montchavin Les Coches. There are many circular trails in the individual villages, which are ideal for beginners.
The 30-kilometre-long Champagny-le-Haut trail in the Nordic Centre is recommended for fit winter sports enthusiasts. The trail is marked with an easy to medium difficulty level and gives you a fantastic view of the Grand Casse in La Vanoise National Park. The Nordic Centre is easily accessible by bus. The neighbouring Les Arcs 1800 offers another 15 kilometres of trails, including two high-altitude trails.
As the La Plagne ski area is part of the Paradiski ski network, cross-country skiers can enjoy a total network of 153 km within the ski network.
- Offering 49.71 miles cross-country trails, La Plagne is among the 5 largest Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
- La Plagne is among the 3 best rated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
- Located at 5988 ft above sea level, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 10 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
- Average snow depth during the season is 100 " at summit elevation and 10 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 120 " at summit elevation and 11 " at the base. Therefore La Plagne is among the 10 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in France.
- La Plagne features 64 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in France is 54 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 25 sunny days. This makes the cross-Country skiing area one of the 15 sunniest in France.
La Plagne / Paradiski is located about 120 kilometres northeast of Grenoble. In winter, you can only get there via Albertville-Moutiers, as the other passes are closed at this time of year. The mountain roads to the valley resorts of the ski area are well developed and easy to pass.