Aime Travel Guide

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  • On the way to Roche de Mio (2700 m)
    On the way to Roche de Mio (2700 m)
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  • On top of Roche de Mio
    On top of Roche de Mio
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Aime Things to Do

  • Taking the sun

    If you've just had a few months long winter you desperatelly look for the sun and use every minute you have to take more from it.

  • Champagne drinking

    You always need to take a break while skiing the whole day. Why not finding some good reason for celebrating and having a champage on the slope. And if you don't feel like having champagne you can always have a beer.It's essencial to have a friend who will be very glad to buy champagne for everyone. The prices in these bars are extraorbitant. You...

  • Views

    There are beautiful views of the Alps all around. And you can see majestic Mont Blanc above the other ranges (weather permitting).

  • Hotel on the slope

    Having your hotel on the slope is a really great thing. You don't need to take any buses to go to the lifts, you don't waste time for getting to some station and you can go back to your room whenever you want, in case you get cold, too hot, hungry, tired... and so on. And after the whole day of skiing it's really nice to take off your skis and go...

  • Sun

    It's great to sit in one of many bars on the slope, have a coke or a beer and take some sun. Just be careful and put high factor sun block (even if it's cloudy)... otherwise you'll be red like a lobster.

  • Bellecote

    Bellecote glacier is the highest place for skiing in La Plagne. The lifts go up to 3250 meters and there are some great slopes going from the top... plus, there are the views to die for.

  • Weather

    It's unbelievable how the weather changes in the mountains. Being up on 3000 meters you never know what to expect. In one moment it's warm and sunny and in few minutes it starts snowing... So you better be ready for anything. I was here at the end of March being sure it will be 100% sunny days, well, I was wrong...

  • Slopes

    There are 225 km of slopes in La Plagne:132 pisted runs: - 9 blacks - 37 reds- 75 blues- 11 greensThe colors don't really mean the same as in Austria or Italy. I don't know exactly how it works but a blue piste doesn't necesarily need to be flat but it's usually well prepared. It looks like a red piste is prepared few times a week and a black one...

  • Off piste

    La Plagne is an absolute paradise for off piste lovers. You can go down almost in any place you want. It's a great fun.

  • Infra-structure

    La Plagne has quite good infra-stucture. There are 108 ski lifts : - 2 cable cars - 8 gondolas - 34 chairlifts- 45 button tows- 19 grab-on tows - 2 moving carpets Some chairlifts are bit old and very slow though and none of them have covers so it's not too nice if it's cold and snowing. There should be more moving carpets too I guess.

  • Belle Plagne

    Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre are the main resorts in the valley.All activities, services and shops are all brought together here. This is where all main cable cars and ski lifts start and it's usually quite crowded.

  • Aime La Plagne

    Aime, at 2100 metres is the highest of the 10 La Plagne resorts. It's situated almost at the end of the whole Paradiski area (La Plagne and Les Arcs) so you actually need quite a lot of time to get to the other side.


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Aime Restaurants

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    Any local restaurant: Cheesy business

    by bzh Written Feb 3, 2003

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    Noone should leave Savoie without having tried a "fondue savoyarde" at least once, unless you are allergic to cheese.

    The fondue is melted cheese cooked with white wine in a big pan type thing. You deep pieces of bread in the pan and eat them. Note that this not a dish suitable for people on a diet. But then again, who would come to France while on a diet?

    You are also meant to drink white wine with a fondue, rather than water. The main reason is the alcohol of the wine mixes much better with the cheese's fat than water does and makes the meal easier to digest.

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  • On the corridor

    As Aime 2000 is a huge hotel with many corridors, you can actually use them as a partying spot. The party usually starts when somebody sits in front of the room and smokes (not to smoke in the room). More people come and join and the party begins.

  • Apres Ski

    You can start partying just after finishing skiing. Just sit on the bank in front of your hotel room (just in case you get tired), bring some beer and the party goes on. Skiing clothes and ski/snowboard boots.

  • Hotel Room

    Hotel room is a good place for preparty. The rooms in French Alps are usually very small but this time it was even 30 people partying in one room. You need to organize it somehow if you go for a trip with 40 friends.


Aime Transportation

  • Telemetro

    To get to Aime 2000 from Plagne Centre you can take a cable car Telemetro. It works till 1 am so you can stay in Plagne Centre for the Apres Ski party and I bet you will find Telemetro very helpful then.It also comes in handy when you go down from your hotel on the sleigh at midnight. But you better not trust French people that they will keep it...

  • Direct flights from the UK and Sweden

    The closest airport is Chambery-Aix. In the winter, quite a few cheap airlines, including Buzz and Excel, fly direct to Chambery.Direct flights from the UK include London Stansted, Newcastle, East Midland, Leeds Bradford.Direct flights from Sweden include Malmo and Stockholm.Note however that getting from Chambery airport to anywhere is not...

  • High speed trains from Paris or London

    Aime has a small train station and the French high speed train, the TGV, stops there. This is definitely the quickest way to get to Aime from Paris or Lyon.Now, more interesting is the fact that, in winter, you have special Eurostar trains coming directly from London that stop at Aime as well.From the station, you can get on a coach to go up to La...


Aime Shopping

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    Any good butcher: Dry sausage and cured ham

    by bzh Updated Feb 3, 2003

    Any good butcher in Savoie will have a selection of local dry sausage and cured ham.

    What to buy: Everything. My personal favourite are the "grelots aux noix", small ball like dry sausages with walnuts inside.

    What to pay: It varies widely depending on where you go and what type of sausage you buy but you can expect prices to start around 5 euro.

    Grelots, noix de Savoie and pepper coated sausage

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Aime Sports & Outdoors

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    Winter sports for all levels and tastes

    by bzh Updated Apr 4, 2011

    La Plagne offers facilities for all types of winter sports, including snow blades, bobsleigh, telemark, etc.

    Equipment: If you have skiing equipment, bring it. Otherwise, you can rent everything there at places like Sport 2000.

    Late sun on snowy peaks

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  • History at the airport

    If you fly into Chambery airport to go to Aime, have a look at the strange airplane hanging from the ceiling. This aircraft is the Blériot XI. It is the plane that Louis Blériot flew accross the English Channel in 1909 thus demonstrating to the world that transport by air was actually not such a wild idea.

  • Snowy tracks

    I quite like Aime's train station. It is one of those typical small stations you find all over the place in France. But the one unusual thing it's got is its setting in the middle of the mountains.

  • Sunsets out of this world

    Mountain landscapes at the end of the day, when the sun starts disappearing behind the peaks, are absolutely fantastic. La Plagne on a good day will not disappoint you.


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