Ski on fantastic nursery slopes, great wooded runs or good cross-country trails; highlights are the gorgeous routes through the forest to Montchavin, Champagny and Montalbert. Or take the top chairlift from the Bellecôte glacier for excellent black runs and truly breathtaking views (if you don't want to ski down, it's still worth going up to visit the ice grotto with its ice sculptures). Lift passes include the La Plagne pass taking in the collection of villages, or Paradiski passes linking to neighbouring Les Arcs in the same ski area; children under five get free passes with proof of age.
Check out France's longest family fun run. For kids, there's also a good selection of crèches and supervised snow- and ski-clubs, plus several espaces luges for free-play. When it comes to ski lessons, it doesn't come much better for adults or kids than Oxygène.
Otherwise, don't miss the floodlit bobsleigh run (built for the 1992 Winter Olympics), offering different experiences for different age ranges, from bob rafts for those at least 1.3m in height with parental accompaniment to the Olympic Experience, taking adults hurtling along at speeds of up to 130km/h.
Other great things to do in La Plagne in winter are snow mountain-biking, ziplining (for various levels – one travelling at up to 90km/h), husky sleigh rides, ice-climbing, ice-diving, paragliding, ice-skating on an open-air rink, tobogganing, snowmobiling and even spending the night in a Black Sheep igloo or having dinner at La Grande Rochette restaurant before night-skiing back down. Then there are farm visits, bowling and cinemas, and swimming at various venues including the Magic Pool where you can splash around outdoors surrounded by snow, as well as enjoying the use of a Jacuzzi and sauna.
In summer, the choice is equally dizzying, whether you come with tots or teens. Choose from activities including archery, mountain-biking, via ferrata, glacier walking, outdoor swimming, canoe-rafting and hydro-speeding, canyoning, fishing, geocaching, horse-riding, treetop adventure, mini-golf, SUP paddleboarding, paintballing and paragliding.