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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  • We loved this! You get one go down the bobsleigh track in a customised bobsleigh (padded for us non Olympic athletes). Although a very short experience, we all loved it! Very exciting and terrifying a...  more »
  • Unforgettable adventure. A great original gift for the 18 years of our daughter! Little stress at the beginning but afterwards we're ready to do it again even faster!
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  • Great experience was 80 km/h it shakes well! Sensations guaranteed safe! Note: super friendly staff easy to access with the bus 3 from plagne centre (predict wide it does that every 30 minutes)
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  • An incredible resort, which as a boarder I loved, especially the off piste and the amount of snow we had this year. The main slopes are varied and challenging but The best bit is the scenery as you carve up The Alps. My accommodation was good, main centre was really nice, the bars and shop are lovely if a little expensive. The staff are all cheery and the equipment hire is top quality. Totally recommend to a beginner or a novice, but even better if you are intermediate. Avoid Sunday as it is the busiest day.
  • Huge ski area (which is doubled if you get the area pass and go over to Les Arcs) with a modern lift system including a several gondolas for getting around the mountains. There are pistes for all abilities including some more challenging skiing up on the glacier. As it has so much skiing it can get busy especially around the school holiday periods, but I didn't find the queues too bad. You can do husky rides, snowmobile safari and even have a go on the Olympic bobsleigh run if you are brave enough!
  • A huge variety of intermediate terrain. Very few greens but a lot of great cruiser blues. Kids with a season or two of experience will have a blast. There are some challenges - signage is a bit lacking so it is not always clear which way is easiest down, or which direction to head to reach one of the variety of base villages. Plagne Centre is a pretty standard base village - all the basics are covered (grocery store, pharmacy, some ski shops, bakery, cheese and meat shop, and a few restaurants), and not too much of a price markup. A six day family pass also gives a free day in the rest of Paradiski, so it's possible to have a look at Les Arcs while keeping the cost a bit lower.
  • Easily the best skiing I have experienced. Huge resort and suitable for all abilities. Have skied all over Europe, Canada and the USA and this is by far the best so far. Highly recommend it.
  • Spent a week there in March 2018. Great facilities, awesome staff, and more than decent food. Games and animations every evenings,. There is a bar in hotel and snack and beverage offered after 4. Overall great experience.

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