La Plagne, Macot-la-Plagne

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La Plagne was constructed in 1992 for the Winter Olympics bobsled competition, and the track still hosts events and training sessions. View this technical marvel from a distance and imagine a bobsled rushing down at 112 kph (70 mph) towards the finish line. The track is 6,500 cubic m (8,500 cubic yards) of concrete cooled to -15 C (5 F) by 80 km (50 mi) of ammonia refrigerator piping. Fifteen ice workers manually apply water to generate ice up to 4 cm (1.6 inch) thick and 40 km (25 mi) of electrical conduit is wired in the track from start to finish, including timing, television cables, computers, and sensors. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Macot-la-Plagne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Super cool experience! Made friends, we really had a great time. Speed and thrills fans do not hesitate a second. We did the bob raft a €45 and it was already top! However, prices remain a little excessive for a short moment of pleasure but well worth it to be done
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  • This was so much fun! 1.38 minutes of pure adrenaline. Expensive but a once in a lifetime experience so why not! Top tip: the number 3 bus to return to Bellecôte runs once every hour at 10 past the ho...  more »
  • Excellent experience with good feelings for the raft bob. Very nice animation team. A remake...
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  • Amazing place with or without snow. If you like mountain biking go in the summer with your bike 😉
  • La Plagne is excellent for novice/intermediate skiers. My children have learnt so much from skiing here. Ignore the 1970's buildings in centre and get up to the top for an amazing view. Also use Reflex Ski for private lessons, they are amazing
  • Excellent resort with an extensive and varied selection of pistes suitable for all abilities. Accomadation is spread over several sub resorts which helps to distribute the crowds at peak times. However the lift queues can get long in the school holidays... but you expect that at most resorts. I have to agree with another reviewer though that there are better resorts in Austria (and Switzerland) which is why I am only awarding 4 stars.
  • Great ski area for all abilities, whichever way you choose to slide down mountains. Plenty of ski schools, and a good selection of eateries and shops (ranging from souvenirs and outdoor goods, to essentials and local specialities). Mountain hiking trails are open during the ski season too.
  • Limited runs but good enough for a first day outing!

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