Belle Plagne the "Family Plus" Resort
Our flagship Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domaines 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.
At 2,050m, it also boasts an enviable snow record, with the added bonus of 100% guaranteed snow on the Bellecôte glacier. Belle Plagne has also received French Tourism’s coveted ‘Family Plus’ accreditation, endorsing its family-friendly credentials.
From the piste which runs past the hotel, you can ski down on easy runs to Plagne Bellecôte for a choice of five lifts heading up the Roche de Mio side to the Bellecôte glacier, across to the Plagne Centre bowl, or over towards Les Coches and the Vanoise Express cable-car link to Peisey and Les Arcs.
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Our Childcare In Belle Plagne
|Childcare/Ski lesson||Age group||Description||2017/18 price|
|Nursery||17 weeks-40 months||All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days||£325|
|Spritelets||3–4 years||Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons||£229|
|Sprite Beginners||5–9 years||Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings||£229|
|Sprite Improvers||6–10 years||Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings||£229|
|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||£229|
|Supervised Lunch||3–12 years||Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days||£95|
|Snow Club||3–8 years||Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days||£205|
|Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE|
|Mini Cocoa Club||3–5 years||7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
|Cocoa Club||6–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings||£65|
|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. Available in selected resorts only
|Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child|
|(New) Ski Chaperone||All ages||One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings||£75|
|Sprite Xtra Classes||Improver Xtra 6-11 years Intermediates Xtra 7-12 years||A formal, structured ski lesson of 2-2.5 hours each morning followed by 2 more hours of less formal, fun ski time with their instructor each afternoon - 5 x am & 5 xpm mornings||£399|
2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.
Esprit Classic Childcare
For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare 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!
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.
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.
We ask that Nursery children are delivered to the Nursery by their parents. Nursery lunches are held in the Deux Domaines. Nursery children must be collected by their parents at 5pm and accompanied at high tea, whilst all other children will be supervised by our staff through high tea until 6pm.
Mini Cocoa Club will run in the Nursery 6 nights a week from 7.30-9.30pm for children aged 3-5 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children. Cocoa Club runs in the Snow Club room from 7.30pm until 10pm on six nights a week and is available to all children aged 6-12 years. Cocoa Club Plus is also based here when not on their evenings out.
Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children. Parents can put their children to bed and enjoy a further hour of relaxation, making the most of our Baby-Listening/ Child-Patrol Service, which runs till 11pm.
Ski range from 1,250m – 3,250m
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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!
- Ice Grotto
- Snow-quad biking
- Fitness centre
- Ice-rink & swiming-pool in Plagne Bellecôte (gondola runs till midnight)
- Craft/souvenir shops
- Numerous bars/restaurants
- Post office
- Tourist Office’s lively weekly events programme
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. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.
The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.
Free lift pass for children under 5
2017/18 Ski packs
|Adult 13+ yrs||Skis/poles/boots||6 days||-||£112||£133||£148|
|Child 6-12 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||6 days||-||-||£61||-|
|Child 3-5 yrs||Skis/poles/boots/helmet||6 day||£46||-||-||-|
- 4 day hire duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. Adult helmet approx. £22.
|Tuition||Ski all levels||Snowboard all levels|
|Ski 3 x 2.5 hrs AM||Ski 5 x 2.5 hrs AM||Snowboard 5 x 2.5 hrs PM|
|Adult price||£114||HS £210 LS £186||£210|
Low Season: 12 Dec, 7, 14, 21 and 28 Jan. High season: All over dates
Beginner lessons are always in the mornings.
Afternoon lessons from level 1 can be arranged locally.
Snowboard lessons are afternoons only.
Teen SMS Course (from 13-18 yrs). 5 x Half days: £232 - Available high season only
|6 Day Lift Pass||Discovery||Paradiski Area Pass|
|Low||High||2 Jan dept.
|Low||High||2 Jan dept.
|Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs)||£625||£734||£612||£704||£845||£845|
|Senior 65-74 yrs||£156||£170||£142||£197||£197||£164|
|Adult 13-64 yrs||£195||£215||£179||£250||£250||£208|
|Junior 5-12 yrs||£156||£170||£142||£197||£197||£164|
|Child under 5 yrs||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE|
- Discovery Pass includes 1 day in Les Arc.
- 4 day duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
- Paradiski Premium Pass/Unlimited covers La Plagne and Les Arcs.
- Low Season is week 12/12. High Season is all other dates.
- Seniors aged 75yrs+ should arrange passes locally.
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
|16 Dec - 29 Dec||12.40-13.55||1-2 people - £51|
|3-4 people - £65|
|30 Dec - 4 Feb||12.40-13.55||1-2 people - £47|
|3-4 people - £55|
|5 feb - 4 Mar||12.40-14.25||1-2 people - £82|
|3-4 people - £97|
|5 Mar - end of season||12.40-14.25||1-2 people - £66|
|3-4 people - £79|
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