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Belle Plagne the "Family Plus" Resort 

Our flagship Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domains is firmly established as an Esprit family favourite. Belle Plagne has everything skiing families could ask for – a purpose-designed Chalet Hotel on the slopes, a convenient children’s ski area with enthusiastic and sympathetic English-speaking ski instructors, a pedestrianised village centre, and for skiing ‘en famille’, a plentiful range of wide gentle blue runs surrounding the resort.

Of the ten ‘villages’ which combine to make up La Plagne resort, Belle Plagne is not only one of the two highest, but also by far the most attractive, with its characterful buildings of local wood and stone, pedestrianised village centre and friendly atmosphere.

Belle Plagne

Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines - Close

Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines
  • Superb 5-diamond Chalet Hotel in perfect location
  • Snowsure at 2,050m, with skiing virtually to and from the doorstep
  • Resort centre only approx. 3 minutes' walk (300m)
  • Indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam-room, indoor spa-bath and outdoor hot-tub spas ? bathrobes provided for your comfort and convenience
  • Prices From £779
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Our Child Care In Belle Plagne

Childcare
Nursery 4-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £315
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £215
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Improvers Xtra * 6–11 years Morning classes are instructional with more fun skiing in the afternoon, for 6-11 years. *Cannot be booked without Supervised lunch - 5 mornings & afternoons. £289
Sprite Intermediates 7–11 years For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Intermediates Xtra 7–12 years Aimed at older children, 7-12 years with instructional mornings and less formal fun afternoons. *Cannot be booked without Supervised lunch - 5 mornings. £289
Sprite Advanced 8–12 years Morning classes for 8-12 year olds who have confidence in blue and red turns - 5 mornings £215
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £85
Sprite Guided Ski Fun 6–12 years For Improver standard children 6 years and older. They are guided, in an informal environment - 5 afternoons £215
Snowboard Tuition 8–12 years We offer snowboarding tuition for all abilities in local group lessons - 4 afternoons (peak weeks only) £199
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 5 half days £199
Mini Cocoa Club 3–5 years 7.30-8.30pm - A quiet hour of pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
£29
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £59
Cocoa Club Plus 8–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £79
Saturday Family Guiding Over 5 years Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families (groups are £39 per adults and £29 per child) - 6 mornings & evenings £119
Peak weeks include departures on 21st & 28th December 2014, 15th February, 29th March, 5th & 12th April 2015. Gressoney dates are one day earlier.

Esprit Classic Child Care

For parents our Esprit Classic Child Care offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!

Collection Service

Five mornings a week, children in Esprit Sprite classes and Spritelet Snow Clubbers are collected from the hotels’ meeting point by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) and taken to the appropriate slopes for their lessons or to the Snow Club for morning fun.

At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite or Spritelet sessions will be collected and returned to the Deux Domaines for lunch.

Snow Club

The Snow Club is based in the Deux Domaines with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before high tea.

The Skiing in Belle Plagne

The Skiing

Ski range from 1,250m – 3,250m

Beginners

The predominance of blue runs around Belle Plagne makes this an ideal place to learn the basics of either skiing or boarding. And once the basics have been mastered, the whole area opens up for exploration. It is possible to ski from the Roche de Mio at 2,700m all the way to Montalbert at 1,350m, all on blue runs!

Intermediates

Intermediates will find themselves spoilt for choice in this vast ski area. The wide blue runs are ideal for perfecting your carving technique or for practising tight, fast slalom turns. The reds and blacks range from fairly mild tree-lined runs to challenging glacier blacks. 425 kms of piste in all make this an area which thoroughly deserves its glowing reputation.

Advanced

Good skiers will revel in the long, black, testing runs this area offers. Those from the Bellecôte glacier and off-piste to the Bauches chairlift are some of the trickiest skiing to be had anywhere, whilst the moguls on the Biolley black runs have a wicked reputation!

Powder Potential

This whole area is a paradise for powderhounds, with our Chalet Hotel itself at 2,050m, and skiing right up to 3,250m giving that all-important guarantee of regular new powder to enjoy. The big open bowls offer new converts to powder skiing a safe introduction by skiing across from piste to piste, whilst others will enjoy the steep couloirs that fill with every fresh snowfall.

Snowboarding

There are several snowboard and free-ride parks across the area, with the closest being just below the Col de Forcle lift in the bowl between Belle Plagne and Bellecôte. The mountain’s own terrain also adds to the fun, with a wonderful natural half-pipe under the Arpette chairlift, and a range of other humps, bumps and tables.

Après Ski

Après ski entertainment is centred on Belle Plagne’s delightful pedestrianised centre, where there are several bars, restaurants and crêperies. For active après ski, as well as the Chalet Hotel’s own impressive leisure facilities, there is La Plagne’s famous bobsleigh run, with family bobs, mono-bobs, and piloted bobs that will reach speeds of more than 100kms per hour!

Activities

  • Ice Grotto
  • Bobsleigh
  • Paragliding
  • Snow-quad biking
  • Snowmobiles
  • Fitness centre
  • Ice-rink & swiming-pool in Plagne Bellecôte (gondola runs till midnight)

Other Amenities

  • Craft/souvenir shops
  • Numerous bars/restaurants
  • Post office
  • Bowling
  • Supermarket
  • ATM
  • Tourist Office’s lively weekly events programme

The Snow in Belle Plagne

Belle Plagne Snow Reports

Snow Reports for Belle Plagne

Get the latest snow updates direct from our team in Belle Plagne

Direct from the Esprit Ski team in resort. Unlike others, our snow reports come direct from the Esprit Ski staff on the ground. Our detailed descriptions help you to get really excited about the conditions for your holiday!

Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.

Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you.

Free lift pass for children under 6

Equipment 6 DaysDescriptionWhiteBlueRedBlack
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots - £107 £127 £141
Skis/poles - £81 £97 £107
Snowboard - - £97 £107
Snowboard/boots - - £127 £141
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots - - £61 £81
Snowboard/boots - - £81 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots £47 - - -

1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots. FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. 

TuitionLow SeasonLow SeasonHigh SeasonHigh Season
  Ski 5 x 2.5 hrs AM Snowboard 5 x 2.5 hrs PM Ski 5 x 2.5 hrs AM Snowboard 5 x 2.5 hrs PM
Adult price £177 £171 £201 £171

Low Season: 14/12, 04/01-25/01 & 08/03-19/04. High Season: 21/12-28/12 & 08/02-01/03. Beginner lessons are always in the mornings. Afternoon lessons from level 1 can be arranged locally. Snowboard lessons are afternoons only.

6 Day Lift PassLocal PassDiscovery PassParadiski Area Pass
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £625/£469 £689/£519 £745/£555
Senior 65-71 yrs £155/£119 £175/£129 £185/£139
Adult 14-64 yrs £205/£149 £219/£165 £239/£179
Junior 6-13 yrs £155/£119 £175/£129 £185/£139
Child under 6 yrs FREE FREE FREE

Prices are High Season (weeks commencing 21/12-12/04 / Low Season (14/12 & 19/04). Discovery Pass includes 1 day in Les Arcs. Paradiski Pass covers La Plagne and Les Arcs. Paradiski and Discovery Passes only available from 21/12.

Private Instructors & Mountain Guides

Fancy a big off-piste adventure in Belle Plagne?

Enjoy the accelerated learning that comes with having your own Private Instructor. Rather than risk availability on arrival, you can pre-book to secure your own Private Instructor or Mountain Guide

14/12-07/0212.40-13.55 1-2 people - £55
3-4 people - £59
08/02-07/0312.25-14.25 1-2 people - £79
3-4 people - £95
08/03-12/04 12.40-14.25 1-2 people - £65
3-4 people - £79

Fly From

Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports

Birmingham CMF, GVA
Bournemouth GVA
Bristol CMF, GVA
East Midlands CMF, GVA
Edinburgh CMF, GVA
Gatwick CMF, GVA
Heathrow CMF, GVA
Manchester CMF, GVA
Southampton CMF, GVA
Stansted CMF, GVA

Esprit Cuisine in Belle Plagne

Resort Cuisine

All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.

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