Driving to La Plagne

Snow Chains

Roads are kept clear as soon as snow falls, but other factors affecting progress include: school holiday periods, time of day travelling, the amount of snow falling and the amount of traffic. Please make yourself aware of the road & weather conditions leading up to your departure.  If requested, we are happy to text you the day before with an update. If you do not have a 'snowpack' and the weather then demands chains, then they can be purchased (for most family cars) from supermarkets en-route or - if required on the return - in the village. These are usually about £50 which may be about the same as the supplement for a 'snowpack' on a Hire Car.

Hire Cars from the airport

If you hire cars on the Swiss side of Geneva airport, they are supplied with snow tyres by law - so no 'snowpack' supplement is required. If hired in a non-Swiss location, they are not supplied as standard, and if required, will be charged for separately.


There are 3 options for parking:

  1. Underground, by the accommodation (covered) - €70pw / €10pd; vehicles under 2.0m high. If you have a large vehicle with a topbox, then this can be emptied, taken off and re-mounted underground
  2. Outside – €42Eurospw, pay locally in resort at Tourist Information
  3. Bellecote (next village down) - only 10 mins return by Gondola - now €40pw

For 1. this can be booked in advance. On arrival we will meet you and show you to a parking place. For 2. & 3. you can drop of luggage by the accommodation, then park.


There are a number of options in terms of crossing the channel: