Belle Plagne / Plagne Centre ... ??

Hello helpful people ...

We are a group of 6 adults and 2 children (4 and 7) looking to go to La Plagne early next January 2014.

I have been before, many years ago, and cant remember where we stayed and I'm now a bit confused.

We are looking into Chalet accomodation or apartments ( 4 bedrooms) and because the whole party does not ski we really want to be close to other non ski activities such as swimming etc.

Could anyone tell me if you can easily access Plagne Centre from Belle Plagne in the day and evenings ?

Could anyone recomend the best area to stay in for non skiers who need other things to keep them occupied.

I remember taking a little gondola down to a restaurant one evening by an ice rink ? does this ring any bells. I also remember a small pedestrianised area with shops, bars etc

Sorry to be vague just want to get this right for our group ski holiday.

Thank you in advance for any comments left.