With the ski season coming to an end in Europe skiers and snowboarders are already planning their winter holiday. La Plagne in France has announced that work will be getting underway shortly on €9.5m of investment this spring, summer and autumn in preparation for winter 2013-14
A sizable chunk of the work will go on major upgrades to three of the resort’s lifts in key positions. Amongst the works planned for summer 2013 are the renovation of the “Telémétro” lift between Plagne Centre and Aîme la Plagne.
La Plagne’s lift company, SAP, employs about 140 permanent staff and 60 seasonal workers.
“People were always asking us what we do after the winter season,” said Jérôme Grellet (Director General of the Société d’Aménagement de la Plagne (SAP), “We usually answered that we wake the marmots up at the beginning of the summer then send them back to sleep at the end of the autumn. However it’s not all as simple as that!”
The completion of the work will be to remodel the bottom of the slopes at Plagne Centre, which is already underway; increasing skier flow on La Roche chairlift from 1800 to 2800 people per hour.
Crystal Ski, the UK’s number one ski tour operator, offer holidays to La Plane, France, and the most economic way is through their Ski Plus packages which have again on sale for 2013. If customers are looking for their ski essentials to be booked in one go then this is the package to look for. Crystal Ski Plus includes flights, transfers and accommodation plus ski or snowboard hire and lift pass.
Holidaymakers can stay at the three star Constellations Apartments located in Bella Plagne from £543 per adult, for seven nights based on four sharing. The apartments are located within a two minute walk to the ski school and those travelling with children ages 2-15 years old can receive a discounted tailored price for their holiday. A three course evening meal can be obtained whilst staying at the accommodation using the seven dinner card, which can be bought in advance.
For those wanting to experience Plagne 1800, the Plagne Lauze Apartments are available from £535 per adult, for seven nights based on four sharing. These apartments have a central location in Plagne 1800 with a five minute walk to the ski lifts. Customers have access to swimming pool, sauna and WiFi. The village of Plagne 1800 is well suited to skiers and snowboarders who wish to have easy access to the ski lifts and links to the whole ski area.
All packages include flights, transfers and accommodation, departing from 17 UK airports. To find out more information or to book your ski holiday contact Crystal Ski