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La Plagne - ski hire shops

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We haven't been to La Plagne before so looking for a bit of help on which hire shop to use.

As i couldn't find any reasonable half term flights (I was up on Easyjet release day), we have decided to drive and therefore take the motorhome for our half term ski trip this year.

I have booked into the Motorhome Parking Aire in Plagne Villages which i think is under the La Bergerie lift and on the edge of a blue slope but it's difficult to tell if the parking spot is also 'handy' for the shops.

Does anyone know if there is a ski hire shop walkable/close by? If not, will we pass a hire shop on the route up the mountain where we could pull up/in with the motorhome on the Saturday morning before heading to the aire?

Any other info / tips on appreciated. We have four days of private lessons already booked with Oxygene (following good reviews on here), I believe we have to meet at their office in Plagne Centre, but I'm guessing it will be easy enough to get to/from the meeting location from where we will be parked.

I'm planning on just getting lift passes from the ticket office when we arrive on the Saturday.

Thanks
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@Bianchigray, The MotorHome parking lot you refer to is probably 250m from the centre of Plagne Villages - it's not exactly flat but perfectly walkable (mostly road) for a fit and healthy person.

However, there is also the regular free bus (every 20 mins I believe) which stops right outside the MotorHome paring lot if you really can't face the walk!

You'll have a great time, the MotorHome parking is very much ski-in-ski-out.
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@Bianchigray, Having just double checked my memory, I'm not sure there actually is a ski hire shop in Plagne Villages.

In which case it's probably easiest to take the afore mentioned bus across to Plagne Soleil (5 minute journey) where there definitely is one as I have used a few times myself.

In fairness it's still possible to walk to Plagne Soleil from the MotorHome parking but it is across a piste and up a short hill so probably easiest to use the bus for door to door connection!
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Bianchigray, map of Plagne Soleil and Plagne Village snowHead
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I'm sure there is a ski hire shop in Plagne Village. Just next to Le Grizzli restaurant if my memory serves me correctly but I may be wrong (I was quite....tipsy most evenings). We stayed in Plagne Village in January in the chalets just off the piste. If not, then again I'm sure Plagne Soleil does which is literally just across the piste! May be easier than dragging stuff up from Centre.

We had lessons all week with Oxygene. Their meeting point is in the Centre just outside La Vache Rouge. We just jumped on the piste and skied down in the morning. Nice and simple.

We also hired our kit from them. They were very good (as well as reasonably priced). They actually brought all the gear up in their van to our Chalet and fitted boots/skis there and also collected on our last day. If we had an issue, they drove up to meet us at the Chalet if someone wanted to change boots for example. They may be able to do similar up to your parking spot.


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Thanks, I didn't know about the bus picking up right outside I think this could be an option to use somewhere in Plagne Soleil for hire. I did see that service by oxygene but as we are only a family of four I didn't think they'd do this for such a small number of people, I will check though.

If I'm reading the map right it looks like there could be two sports shops in Plagne Villages approx equal distances but opposite ways from the motorhome bit. We don't mind walking we are fairly fit but the kids do struggle with their gear if too far.

It looks like a good ski area and perfect for families. Very Happy
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Bianchigray wrote:
Thanks, I didn't know about the bus picking up right outside I think this could be an option to use somewhere in Plagne Soleil for hire. I did see that service by oxygene but as we are only a family of four I didn't think they'd do this for such a small number of people, I will check though.

If I'm reading the map right it looks like there could be two sports shops in Plagne Villages approx equal distances but opposite ways from the motorhome bit. We don't mind walking we are fairly fit but the kids do struggle with their gear if too far.

It looks like a good ski area and perfect for families. Very Happy


You will have an amazing time. It's a fab ski area.
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Cant advise on ski hire shops near where you are staying, ts a good few years since Ive been but the ski area is great, lots of cruising blues and reds, with some nice black runs if you want them. An easy resort to get around. Ive never used the link to Les Arc.
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If you end up going to Plagne Centre Intersport in Les Ecrines has fonevus proud the last few years. If you look on their a Facebook page they often have cracking offers. We got 40% off last year on Black Friday weekend and the skis were top notch.
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I've booked with Oxygene and their 'chalet service' but to our motorhome Laughing

This service sounds great, delivered to your door with reasonable prices. I wish I could get that service in every resort.

The quality of ski schools seem very good too.

Looking forward to it from everything I've read, it may become my favourite place to ski.
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We’ve loved it, been four years on the trot! Time for a change this year but I’m almost certain we’ll go back!
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