Guidebook

Powder-Packed Descents in La Plagne

7 fierce freeride adventures in one of the Savoie’s best ski areas.

Description

The ski possibilities in La Plagne seem endless: its got a 225km of skiable area on its own, which doubles in size when you join it with neighbouring resort Les Arcs to form the gigantic Paradiski area. Its highest lift sits at 3,250m, on the snow-sure de la Chiaupe glacier, with fantastically long pistes running all the way down to 1,250m. The scenery is also beautiful -the area is located in the pretty Savoie region with the mighty Mont Blanc looming large.

Although the resort is mainly geared towards intermediates, there’s plenty of steep couloirs, 1,000m plus descents and tonnes of fresh powder off-piste to find. We’ve compiled 7 of the most serious freeride lines for you to try. For a steep line on a wild north face, go for the Cairn Couloir.

For even more adventures in the Paradiski area, check out our Les Arcs freeriding guidebook.

https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/6847/fast-and-fresh-freeriding-in-les-arcs

Sources
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/france/la-plagne/
https://en.la-plagne.com/

Cairn Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Cairn Couloir

La Plagne
1,561 m
43 °
NE
12 m
4.4 km
Fantastic but serious big mountain line on a majestic, wild north face
Severe
Private
Creux Bozon
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Creux Bozon

La Plagne
758 m
42 °
NW
0 m
2.2 km
An equally fine companion route to the Couloir de Pramain
Difficult
Private
Les Rossets
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Les Rossets

La Plagne
434 m
41 °
NE
3 m
1.0 km
A fairly short, but enjoyable series of bowls and funnels leading through the steep ground on the east face of the Roche de Mio
Difficult
Private
Petit Face Nord
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Petit Face Nord

La Plagne
1,255 m
38 °
N
2 m
3.6 km
A classic route down the north face, one of the less risky routes
Moderate
Private
Couloir de Pramain
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Couloir de Pramain

La Plagne
983 m
46 °
NW
14 m
3.1 km
A beautiful, varied line down wild open slopes
Difficult
Private
Canadian Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Canadian Couloir

La Plagne
539 m
43 °
NE
0 m
1.1 km
The easiest of the classics on the true north face.
Severe
Private