Early summer sunshine
The Turquoise couldn't be more perfectly situated. It sits right on the gentle Belle Plagne slopes meaning skiing from and to the door is a breeze. There are two lifts all within a few minutes walk or ski/board too. The closest is a drag lift just 100m away, but the main Bellecôte gondola is only 150m from the hotel.
There's a fresh feel to this chalet hotel with contemporary yet comfortable furniture. The open-plan bar and dining area provide a great setting for re-telling your day's exploits with a well-earned drink. Alternatively, grab your glass and head to the terrace for some fresh mountain air and fantastic views.
Take a stroll up the slope to the heart of Belle Plagne (200m away) and you'll find a good choice of small restaurants and bars offering regional specialities. There's also the usual tourist shops where you can stock up on supplies and holiday memorabilia! Or for even more choice, hop on the cable car (also 200m away) to neighbouring Plagne Bellecôte. It runs right up until midnight.
Nearest slopes: On the slopes (Belle Plagne blue run)
Nearest lift: 100m to a drag lift, 150m to the Bellecôte gondola
Equipment hire shop: 200m
Tuition meeting point: 50m (Oxygene ski school)
Resort centre: 200m
La Plagne forms one half of the 425km playground which is the Paradiski area. It really is one of the best ski areas in the world, regularly playing host to speed skiing, freeriding, freestyle and world cup events.
The terrain is varied, high and seemingly endless. The La Plagne half of the area is over 200km in itself so unless you're a hardcore mile-muncher, the local lift pass is enough. That said, it's definitely worth a trip over to Les Arcs at least once during your stay just for the cable car ride; the double-decker Vallandry Express is not to be missed!
La Plagne is made up of 10 separate villages, all at varying heights and all with a slightly different style. Being a purpose built resort, it may not be the prettiest, but it's well thought out and mostly traffic-free.
The Turquoise is based in Belle Plagne up at 2050m where there's a nice choice of bars and restaurants and a few small supermarkets and touristy shops with the usual fare on offer. Belle Plagne is also linked to the larger and more lively Plagne Bellecôte by a cable car. This runs up until midnight giving you more options for evening entertainment.
Area size: 425km in the Paradiski area
Linked resorts: Les Arcs
Resort altitude: 2050m
Skiing altitude: 1800m to 3250m
Number of runs: 242
Range of runs: 32% green, 44% blue, 15% red and 9% black
Lifts: 94 drags, 62 chairs, 12 gondolas,2 cable cars and 1 funicular
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 91km
Snowmaking: 22% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
All 25 rooms are bright and airy thanks to large windows and a balcony that draws you to the pretty impressive piste and mountain views. Each room has a TV, mini-safe and an ensuite with a hairdryer.
There's a great selection of rooms to suit all party sizes. Families will love the mezzanine or interconnecting rooms for their storage and practical sleeping arrangements.
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults
Neilson rating: ***
Open plan bar area with satellite TV
South-facing sun terrace
Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
Ski storage with heated boot warmers
Lift servicing all floors
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Departure airports: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes