Plagne Bellecote is a popular ski resort known for its family-friendly amenities. It is located near Aime in the Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes.
Like most of the resorts in this region, the high season for holiday rental homes in Plagne Bellecote is the winter ski season. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and other winter sports can all be enjoyed from your holiday apartment in Plagne Bellecote centre. There is both on and off-piste skiing nearby along with ski hire shops and a ski school. For snowboarders there is a half-pipe and five snow parks while the more intrepid visitor can try riding the Olympic bobsleigh run or taking an evening skidoo ride along the trails. For non-skiers the resort has a spa and hammam, paragliding, helicopter rides and a cinema. In summer the area is ideal for hikers with many hiking trails through this scenic area.
Visitors staying in a holiday chalet in Plagne Bellecote will find it is well located for enjoying all the amenities in the area. The Vanoise National Park offers 500km of marked trails for walkers. Chambery is the capital of the area and has a historic Chateau of the Dukes of Savoie and the famous Elephants’ Fountain. The Aiguille du Midi is a popular attraction about 44km from Plagne Bellecote. This “Needle of the South” is a rocky outcrop rising to 3842m in the Blanc Massif. The summit has a panoramic viewing platform, café and gift shop. The cable car which runs from Chamonix gives fabulous views of the area, including the impressive Mont Blanc.
Holiday rentals in Plagne Bellecote enjoy warm summers and cold winters with plenty of snow. Summer temperatures reach an average 25°C (77°F) in July during the day, dropping to 15°C (59°F) overnight. Winter months are cold with daytime highs around 4-6°C (39-43°F). Overnight freezing and snow is likely from December to March. The area has precipitation all year round, although slightly less in summer.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Plagne Bellecote is Chambery (CMF) Airport which is about 106 km away. It has seasonal flights from major UK cities with Flybe, Jet2 and Titan Airways as well as British Airways City Flyer flights from London-City Airport. Another option, particularly for the summer, is Geneva International (GVA) Airport in Switzerland which has regular international flights from all over Europe. It is 123km from Plagne Bellecote, an easy two hour drive along the N90 and D1212. The nearest TGF railway station is at Aime, 14km away.