La Plagne and Les Arcs Cut Christmas Lift Ticket Prices with 40% Of Terrain Open
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 19-Dec-2014
J2SkiNews posted Dec-2014
La Plagne has just issued this statement regarding its Christmas opening:
After the opening of the altitude sites of the ski area on December 13th, this Saturday, December 20th, is the official opening of La Plagne. For Christmas week, the occupancy rate in resort is 54% on average with a total of nearly 200 000 night stays. With the current snow conditions, about 40% of the ski area will be open. The Paradiski ski link between La Plagne and Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry will not be opening yet. The local tourist offices and service providers are ready to offer alternative activities and entertainment.
The ski area
What will be open
It snowed 16cm on Wednesday, December 17th. The warm temperatures have meant that it has not been possible to make a lot of artificial snow this week. Subject to favourable weather conditions, the Société d'Aménagement de la Plagne can now offer about thirty runs and fifty lifts between 1250 metres and 3250 metres, on Bellecôte glacier.
The ski link with Plagne-Montalbert is not open for the time being.
The Vanoise Express is open but the Paradiski link between the ski areas of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne is not yet accessible to skiers. Pedestrians (without any ski/snowboard gear) can take the Vanoise Express to see the new graphics by artist Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
The SAP teams are continuing to work to offer the best conditions possible with the changing weather conditions.
- "First snow" rates applicable exceptionally 20 - 26 December.
Special early season rates for every type of pass from 4 hours to 21 days.
1 day La Plagne: Adult: 37€ instead of 49€ - child/senior: 29€ instead of 38.50€
6 day La Plagne Adult: 181€ instead of 241€ - child/senior: 141€ instead of 188€
- Snow Bulletin updated in real time: http://www.la-plagne.com/fr/hiver/actus/bulletin-neige.html
- Season pass holders are asked not to go skiing to avoid too many skiers on a limited area.
- For the safety of all, it is strongly recommended that you only ski on the groomed runs.
Walks on the Dou du Praz, hikes with the ski school guides, descents on the Olympic Bobsleigh track (preferential rates early in the day), adventure park, giant zipwire, ice grotto, extra films at the cinema, additional opening hours at the swimming pool, discovering the local heritage, additional events with the events team. In Champagny en Vanoise: cross-country skiing, zipwires, sled dogs with kart, paragliding…
Les Arcs issued a similar statement:
Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry ski area opened on Saturday December 13th. On the ground, our teams are doing everything possible to welcome holidaymakers:
Saturday 20th December: 16 ski lifts/10 slopes will be open at the unique rate of 25€ per day.
From Sunday 21st December, all sites (except Villaroger) will be connected with guaranteed ski-in, ski-out to the resorts.
Furthermore, at altitude – the Aiguille Rouge peak reaches 3226m - allows for quality skiing.
Pricing has been adjusted to fit the current situation. Up to 25% discount will be applied to all our ski products [details on available offers at lift pass offices].
Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry 6-Day Pass: 185.50€ per adult (instead of 245€)
Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry 1-Day Pass: 38€ per adult (instead of 49.50€)
The Vanoise Express cable car, connecting Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry to La Plagne is open but not accessible to skiers yet. Holidaymakers will be able to board the Vanoise Express (pedestrians only) providing the unique opportunity to discover a preview of the new covering by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac [which will be officially unveiled 20th December 2014].
Please pass on this statement as widely as possible. Our reception and sales points remain at your disposal if you should require any further information on this matter.