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La Plagne, Macot-la-Plagne

(4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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 our Macot-la-Plagne trip itinerary planner to add La Plagne and other attractions to your Macot-la-Plagne vacation plans.
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  • Very well received, at the time, no bcp visibility when you're small! 1 minute 36 downhill, we took the first prize because it is a budget that takes!
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  • Myself and 7 family members visited here last week. We booked two bobsleigh rides with our Crystal Rep. Pros: Super fun and fast! You really get to appreciate the skill involved when you watch the oly...  more »
  • We had bob raft, so maximum downhill at 80 km/h, without driver. I was before and I was able to take full advantage of the descent and turns, including some taken practically vertical and it's great! No worries of physical tension, the feeling is top even if in the end and 1 min 40' after, I got the impression that it was a little "cushy" :) Next time, I do downhill with pilot at 120 mph, bob racing even though it may be much more taxing physically. The escalation by the shuttle and the discussion with the driver was very friendly! Thanks for this great idea to make profitable the Olympics!
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  • Can be very busy - especially at lower lifts. Once you are through this it is fine though. The glacier is well worth the wait. Great little bars all over the place too.
  • Part of a massive linked ski area, Paradiski. Beware La Plagne's own area is massive so you may not need access across to the whole area. In school holidays the queues at lifts can become massive so perhaps better to choose to be in Plagne Soleil or Belle Plagne. There's a lot of investment being made in La Plagne (as 1 of the original purpose built ski resorts) to improve facilities & access.
  • What a great place to ski and have a summer holiday. Loads of things to do in fabulous scenery.
  • Great resort plenty of exploring and also a app to track the skiing
  • First ski trip and loved the place. Excellent teachers, schools and facilities