Season: Dec - May
Average Snowfall: 6m
Elevation: 1250m above sea level
Ski Runs: 10 Green, 69 Blue, 33 Red, 18 Black
Total Piste: 225km
Off Piste Skiing: Yes
Ski Park: Yes
Tourist Office: www.la-plagne.com
Photo credit: © OPGP / B. Koumanov
If you decide to take a ski job here you are in for a treat! When night falls, it’s time to party and experience La Plagne's fantastic night life.
La Plagne consists of 10 resorts, the main ones being Aime la Plagne, Plagne centre, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Soleil and Plagne Villages. All the resorts are ski-in-ski-out and are inter-linked by pistes and a free bus service. With ski routes ranging from glacier to forest, there is something for everyone!
With no fewer than five terrain zones, freestylers are well catered for. There's a 90m long, 3.5m high half-pipe at Plagne Bellecôte and even a FIS-approved super-pipe. Belle-Plagne is home to the big park, with a mix of jumps, boxes, rails, tables and other obstacles and even an airbag.
Belle Plagne has the best nightlife in the valley and the cable car between there and Plagne Bellecote runs until 12.45am. Bars to check out include La Tête Inn, with it's seats made from old milk churns, the Saloon bar, which is open til 4am, and the Cayenne, a lively Tex-Mex restaurant and bar. The Cosy Bar and Showtime Café are also worth visiting in Bellecote; No'Bleme (which serves good homemade rum) and the Luna are your best bets in Plagne Centre. Most of the late bars also run their own courtesy buses which will drop you back to whichever village you are staying in. For nightclubs try Oxygene in Montchavin and Galaxy in Champagny en Vanoise.
Working a season in La Plagne will certainly not be an experience you or your liver will forget!
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