Aime La Plagne or Aime 2000 is dominated by a gigantic pointy-topped building, which, built to emulate the surrounding mountain peaks, is for better or worse one of La Plagne’s most recognisable landmarks. It is packed with self-catering apartments whilst the ground floor consists of shops, conveniences, bars and restaurants. There is a Spar, tabac, souvenir and clothing shops, speciality cheese and meat stalls as well as plenty of ski hire, service shops and ski schools.
There is an easy blue run down the hill to Plagne Centre, a choice of long blues and reds down to Montalbert and in the centre of the village there are two beginner ski areas complete with beginner draglifts. The newly upgraded Bécoin lift running straight up from Plagne Centre discharges skiers a short blue run away and also affords easy access to the collection of black runs dropping off the back of the mountain, whilst from 1800 it’s a two lift connection back to Aime 2000.
The best thing about Aime La Plagne – aside from its piste-side location, is its elevation. The accommodation has epic views out over the valley, its surrounding mountains and Mont Blanc, and this altitude also gives it the advantage of sunshine! Not being in the shadow of the mountains means you keep the sun substantially longer than nearby Plagne Centre, perfect for après ski drinks on your balcony.
A quick warning – don’t confuse Aime La Plagne (2000) with the town of Aime, situated at the base of the mountains, it is not part of the resort and is one heck of a walk from the chair lifts!