La Plagne: ski, board, off piste, telemark, cross country & more
'We cannot recommend Oxygène highly enough - the whole experience definitely contributed to our wonderful skiing holiday this year'
Cathy & James, winter 2010-11
New for this season - Oxygène are expanding to Belle Plagne!
If you are looking for ski or snowboard school starting and finishing in Belle Plagne visit our Belle Plagne homepage.
Choose Oxygène for guaranteed great quality instruction, great value, and a great time on the slopes. Our friendly
customer service team are available all year round to help and advise you with your booking. We're La Plagne
specialists, so whatever you need - from equipment hire from our own ski shop, to a helicopter ride, a relaxing massage or a memorable night out, we can take care of it.
Or contact us to book now or find out more:
+33 (0)4 79 09 03 99
All about La Plagne
Find something for everyone in La Plagne
La Plagne historyLa Plagne was first developed commercially in the early 19th century, when lead and silver mines operated in what is now Plagne 1800. These mines became refuges for the French Resistance during the Second World War, as well as being used to hide British munitions drops. The war memorial in Plagne Centre commemorates the British air crews involved in these operations, whilst ‘Mont de la Guerre’ above Champagny is named in memory of the conflicts that took place between locals and German soldiers.
Find out more about the ongoing development of La Plagne via the Perso La Plagne
website (French language)
Winter activities in La Plagne
The ski resort of La Plagne is made up of a number of small villages, all connected by free public transport and, of course, a vast network of ski lifts and pistes. The resort was established in 1960, with the first ski lifts grinding into motion in December 1961: two drag lifts, serving four slopes. Over the 40 years that followed, La Plagne has developed into one of the premier ski destinations in France. Following the Albertville Olympics of 1992, La Plagne also boasts the only Olympic Bobsleigh piste in France - still open to the public today.
Rides on the Bobsleigh are just one of many non-ski activities available in La Plagne. Snowshoeing, moonlight skiing, skidoo rides, sledging, husky sledding and parapenting are all on offer, and all can be booked through Oxygène - contact us to find out more.
La Plagne boasts plenty of born and bred wintersports champions, including:
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