The Grande Plagne resort is situated in the heart of a mountain range bordered in the North by the famous North Face of Bellecôte. It has a wide range of long snow-covered slopes (which can be as long as 1900m).
On the south side, after a 15 minute climb, you can reach magnificent descents of The Cul du Nant Glacier. It open doors to the Vanoise National Park and takes you to the Champagny Valley. During this magnificent descent, (over 1800m long), we often meet ibexes and mountain goats.
On the West side, it is more than worth while climbing the 1h30 approach to the Mont Jovet and the Dou de Moutiers. The views from here are breath taking and the routes down to Notre Dame du Pré or the Bozel valley spectacular. There are often spring snow conditions on these peaceful slopes, far from the lift systems.
Towards the Tarentaise there are many itineraries in the forests. When the snow conditions permit, it is possible to ski down to the Villages of Montalbert, Macot, La Roche and also Montchavin. Never ending slopes are out there, waiting for you to choose your own route through the trees.
We have not mentioned the wide range of slopes, couloirs, ridge, and faces which are well described in the Didier Givois 's book Les Clés de Paradiski. All of this offers you a huge domain which should be discovered with prudence but not in moderation...