La Plagne is part of the Paradiski, one of the largest linked ski areas in the world, with more than 425km of pistes spread over two different resorts: Les Arcs and La Plagne. This ensures that buying a La Plagne lift pass is money well spent.
To start with, be aware there are two main types of skipass to choose from:
- La Plagne pass - the cheaper, local area pass, offering access to 225km of pistes; suitable for beginners.
- Paradiski pass - whole area pass, offering access to a whopping 425km of pistes in two different ski resorts: Les Arcs and La Plagne
In our experience, most people visiting La Plagne stay for a week, which means that six day passes are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.
|La Plagne 6-Day Ski Pass Prices Winter 2022/23|
|Cheapest Lift Pass||Biggest Lift Pass|
|La Plagne Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
|Paradiski Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
- How much are ski passes in La Plagne?
- Deals & discounted ski passes in La Plagne
- Free ski passes in La Plagne
- Paradiski ski pass price list
- La Plagne ski pass price list
- Pedestrian passes in La Plagne
- Cross-country ski passes in La Plagne
- Other passes in La Plagne
- Annual & season passes in La Plagne
- Ski season dates in La Plagne
- Where to buy ski passes in La Plagne
- How ski passes work in La Plagne
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How much are ski passes in La Plagne?
It depends. Ski pass prices in La Plagne change according to a number of variables:
- whether you choose the local or full-area pass
- your age
- the number of days you want to ski for
- whether you buy them online in advance or at the ticket offices in resort
- the time of year and the area you want to ski in.
How to buy your La Plagne ski passes
You can buy lift passes online and collect them in resort or have them delivered, as well as at one of the ski pass offices. If you don't already have a hands-free card, you'll need to pay €1 for one. La Plagne also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.
Deals & discounted ski passes in La Plagne
Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in La Plagne?
La Plagne offers discounted ski passes for groups of two and three people, families, online purchases, beginners, disabled skiers, those coming late in the ski season.
If you're looking to save money on your lift pass, make sure you check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, but it's worth reading our guide below for some insights, depending on your circumstances.
|What are the best ways to save money on La Plagne lift passes?|
|1||Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts|
|2||Buy Group or Family packs if eligible; that means buying all passes together|
|3||Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort|
|4||Buy 6-day passes, for a better per 'day rate' over shorter durations|
|5||Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer options|
Group ski passes
Both the Paradiski and La Plagne ski pass have discounts available for groups. If you're skiing in a group of two or three people (or more), you can buy a Duo or Tribu ski pass. These passes can save you between €10 and €15 per person. Duo and Tribu passes are available for six to 15 days duration. Your group can be made up of adults or children but in order to receive the discount all the passes must be bought online, all at the same time, for the same ski area and in one payment. Children and seniors will need to show proof of age.
Group discounts for larger parties of 20 or more are also available but you will need to write to the ski pass office to get a quote. Once you've received your quote, you pay for the passes on arrival in resort. For every 40 passes bought, you get one pass free.
Family rates are available for a minimum of two persons (13-74 yrs) and two children (aged 5-17 years), saving around €30 per person. To benefit from the discount, at least four ski passes must be bought at the same time for the same duration and ski area. You will need to order these passes at least two days in advance of your arrival in resort to allow time for the order to be processed. Family passes are available from six to 15 days duration. Children and seniors require proof of age either at the moment of sale or in resort. Ages on the first day of skiing are taken into account.
Early and late season discounts
Early and late season discounts are available on La Plagne ski passes. These are available from four hours duration. Family and group discounts can be applied for six-day passes and over.
Saturday and Sunday ski pass deals
The 'SamediJeSkie' offer is available when purchasing your one-day La Plagne ski pass online. Book before Friday at midnight and pay a discounted price for your Saturday ski pass. There is a similar offer available for Sunday skiing, the 'Dimanche Malin', available every Sunday of the season with the exception of Christmas, New Year and the main February school holidays. You must book these ski passes at least 10 days in advance if you want them to be delivered to your home address. However, if you have a hands-free card to recharge, you can order them up to the day before.
Beginner ski passes
Beginner ski passes in La Plagne can be bought in resort at one of the ski pass offices. Look out for "Cool Ski" one-day passes which cost €33 (from 5-74 years) and give you access to designated beginner-friendly areas on the pistes. If you're booking lessons with a ski school, check with them to see what passes they offer or which ones they recommend before buying.
Everyone aged 65-74 years old benefits from special rates on La Plagne ski passes, and those aged 75 years and over pay €10 for their pass and can then ski for free. Proof of age must be presented, taking into account the age on the first skiing day.
Disabled skiers and an accompanying person get around -50% off the price of their ski passes. Proof of the disability when purchasing two identical ski passes for the same dates, duration and ski area.
Free ski passes in La Plagne
Who can ski for free in La Plagne?
Children aged under five years old ski for free. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase.
Paradiski ski pass price list
Which lift passes give access to the whole Paradiski ski area?
With unlimited access to 425km of piste, 144 lifts and two glaciers, anyone of intermediate ski ability and upwards would undoubtedly get great enjoyment from the Paradiski pass. It allows you access to the resorts of La Plagne and neighbouring Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry. Passes are available for one to 15 days duration, as well as for the whole season, while there are also passes for five and 10 non-consecutive days.
Who should buy a Paradiski ski pass?
If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain, then the Paradiski Pass is the choice for you. Paradiski ski passes suit intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, as well as those staying in La Plagne for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the 425km of runs on offer.
What's included in your Paradiski ski pass?
With your Paradiski ski pass from six to 15 days, you get a half-day pass for free to use the day before your first day skiing from 12:30.
|Ski Pass Prices in Paradiski 2022/23|
|Child / Senior
5-12 yrs / 65-74 yrs
La Plagne ski pass price list
Where can you ski with a La Plagne lift pass?
The La Plagne lift pass gives you access to the La Plagne ski area with 225km of pistes, including Plagne Centre, Plagne 1800, Bellecôte, Belle Plagne, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Aime La Plagne, Plagne Montalbert, Les Côches, Montchavin and Champagny-en-Vanoise. La Plagne ski passes are available from four hours to 15 days, as well as for the whole season.
Who should buy a La Plagne ski pass?
La Plagne ski passes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers who will enjoy the gentle and wide green (9) and blue (74) runs. However, don't think this pass doesn't suit expert skiers – the ski area boasts 34 red and 19 challenging black pistes and access to some great off-piste. The La Plagne ski pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time, those who are quite happy skiing at their own pace or who perhaps need to stay closer to home to collect the kids from ski school.
|Ski Pass Prices in La Plagne 2022/23|
|Child / Senior
5-12 yrs / 65-74 yrs
|1-Day Paradiski Extension (only at ticket office)||22||18|
Can you upgrade your La Plagne ski pass to a Paradiski ski pass?
Yes, you can upgrade to a Paradiski lift pass as there is a one day Paradiski extension available. Please enquire at one of the ski pass offices.
Champagny, Montalbert and Montchavin ski passes
There are also one day ski passes for individual ski areas within La Plagne: Champagny en Vanoise, Montalbert or Montchavin. These are 47€ for an Adult pass and 38€ for a Child/Senior.
Pedestrian passes in La Plagne
How much are pedestrian passes in La Plagne?
Not everyone comes to La Plagne to ski and, when there are such beautiful panoramas to take in and mountain restaurants to enjoy, we can understand why. You'll be glad to hear that pedestrians can also enjoy the La Plagne ski area in the winter.
Which ski lifts can pedestrians use in La Plagne?
Pedestrian passes grant access to the following La Plagne lifts: Bellecote, Roche de Mio, Funiplagne, Champagny, Lac Noir, Montalbert and Coches télécabines, the La Roche, 1800, Montchavin and Pierres Blanches chairlifts and the Vanoise Express. Pedestrian rates are available for single or return journeys on these individual lifts, as well as for the whole week and season, should you want to ride the lifts more frequently. Pedestrian passes cost a flat rate for everyone aged five to 74 years, and can only be bought at one of the ski pass offices in resort.
|Pedestrian Pass Prices in La Plagne 2022/23 TBC|
|Ticket||€ per person|
excl. Vanoise Express
|Glacier de Bellecôte Access||15|
|Cable Car Single
Roche de Mio/Funiplagne/Champagny/Lac Noir/Montalbert
La Roche/1800/Montchavin/Pierres Blanches
|Télécabine des Coches Single||3|
|Vanoise Express Single||9|
|Vanoise Express Return||15|
Cross-country ski passes in La Plagne
La Plagne offers 20km of cross-country skiing tracks spread across the mountain. For most of them, you won't have to purchase a ski pass, you'll only need lift access if you want to use the trails that are further up the slopes.
How much are cross-country ski passes in La Plagne?
The seven day cross-country ski pass costs around €40.
Other passes in La Plagne
Are there any other passes available in La Plagne?
La Plagne offers special passes for the sledge runs or 'luge', as well as a subscription-based ski pass.
La Plagne has a fantastic toboggan run for the whole family to enjoy, the Colorado Luge, located at the bottom of the Colorado chairlift. You can descend on a sledge or a 'Snooc'. Tickets cost €10 per run or €40 for 5 runs (to be used on the same or separate days, valid until the end of the season). Children must be at least 1.40m to ride the Colorado Luge. Helmet and snooc or sledge provided.
Ski a la Carte
The "Ski à la carte" system is an annual subscription valid for the whole winter season. Pay only for what you use, all ski days are billed the next month and there is no need to go to the cash desk. Enjoy discounts of between -10% to -15% on the adult's day rate and up to -40% on Saturdays. In addition, you regularly benefit from promotional days of up to 50% discount. The more you ski the more you save, with the 9th, 14th, 19th and 24th day skied only billed at €1!
Ski in Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Grand Massif, Les 2 Alpes and Serre-Chevalier with the same card. Subscription costs €29 for adults aged 18 - 64 and children's cards are free with the purchase of an adult's or senior (€15) membership.
Annual & season passes in La Plagne
How much are season passes in La Plagne?
La Plagne season pass prices depend on your age, type of ski pass and when you purchase your lift pass, as there are deals and discounts to be enjoyed when buying it in advance. Season passes require photos. Discounts of -20% are available when you buy a season pass before 1st December online.
|Season Ski Pass Prices in La Plagne 2022/23 TBC|
|Child / Senior
5-12 yrs / 65-74 yrs
Ski season dates in La Plagne
When can you ski in La Plagne with your ski pass?
In winter, the La Plagne ski season runs from 10th December 2022 to 29th April 2023. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open. Therefore, there are three season bands that apply to lift-pass prices:
|La Plagne Season Dates Winter 2022/23|
|Early Season||Main Season||Late Season|
|10th-16th December 2022||17th December 2022 - 21st April 2023||22nd - 29th April 2023|
Where to buy ski passes in La Plagne
There are two main ways of purchasing your La Plagne ski pass: online and in resort.
A step-by-step guide to buying your La Plagne ski passes online –
To save time and money, you can pre-order your La Plagne ski passes online. The process is really simple:
- Click on the button below, which will take you to La Plagne's main lift pass website.
- Select the area you want to ski in (La Plagne or the full Paradiski area), how many days you want, the start date you require and how many people of each age group are in your party.
- Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
- Choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
- State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't (you'll have to pay €1).
- Create an account with your personal details.
- Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 10 days for delivery outside France and seven days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the cash desks.
- Pay for your ski passes.
That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!
How to buy your La Plagne ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff are great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are actually only available to buy at the lift pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.
There are also three locations where you can buy your ski pass through a “quick purchase” machine. Once you have initially chosen an understandable language, buying your pass is a simple matter of choosing from the relevant options displayed and paying with a credit or debit card. Two of these automatic machines are situated in Arc 1800, one near to the Transarc gondola and the other next to the Tourist Information Office in Le Charvet. The third is positioned next to the funicular station in Bourg St Maurice.
How ski passes work in La Plagne
Ski passes in La Plagne are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading. Hands-free cards cost €1 in La Plagne, and this fee is not refundable.
What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your La Plagne hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.
Worth knowing – About La Plagne & Paradiski ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, La Plagne and Paradiski ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:
- Photo is required for all passes over 10 days.
- Prices shown are for the main season.
- When buying ski insurance as part of your La Plagne or Paradiski ski pass purchase, either online or at the ski pass offices in resort, it will be provided by Carré Neige. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at €2.90 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
- Longer duration ski passes are available when you buy online and in resort.
Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further Terms and Conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.