as snow sure as you'll find
anywhere in the alps
Paradiski is made up of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, 3 world class resorts in their own right and together the 2nd largest linked ski area on the planet. With 435km of designated ski runs the terrain is endlessly varied and with more then 70% above 2000 metres in altitude it’s as snow sure as you’ll find anywhere in the Alps.
A super fast, ultra modern lift system will quickly take you to all corners of the area with minimal queuing even in the busy school holidays. The Vanoise Express cable car takes you from Peisey-Vallandry to La Plagne in just 4 minutes.
//435km of designated ski runs
//Altitude 1230-3250 metres
//70% of terrain above 2000 metres
Green runs (beginner) 12
Blue runs (easy) 128
Red runs (intermediate) 79
Black runs (advanced) 37
Freestyle parks 4
half pipe 1
free airbags 2
Boarder cross 3
Snow cannons 958
free water slide 1
toboggan runs 4
our favourite spot
Peisey-Vallandry is our favourite resort in Paradiski and that’s not just because we’re based there! It’s beautifully picturesque and where we spend the majority of our mountain time on the least busy and most fun pistes in the whole area. The wide and spacious blue and red runs are interspersed with fantastic pockets of off-piste with lots of natural features.
les arcs & Peisey-vallandry
Les Arcs is the ski resort that really does have something for everyone. The incredibly varied terrain suits all ability levels from beginners making their first turns to the more experienced snow addicts looking for challenging off-piste and everything else in between. Being experienced seasonaires in Les Arcs ourselves we’ve learnt all of the resorts secrets, so if you’re looking for the quiet cruisey blue runs that never get busy or those hidden powder stashes that are the last to get tracked out we’ll know exactly where they are and we’re more than happy to tell you.
//Altitude 1230-3226 metres
//progression freestyle parks & free airbags
//longest ski run over 7km
//The freestyle Park Arc 1800
The freestyle park situated between Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 is one of the best throughout all of the French Alps, it is serviced by a drag lift so getting lots of laps in is very easy. There are features for all ability levels, blue kickers and boxes for those of you who are first timers in the park, an intermediate red line which is ideal for progression and increasing your repertoire and if you’re an advanced freestyler the black line includes large jumps and rails that will keep you entertained all day long. If you’re brave (or crazy) enough to play with the pros there are even XL features for getting some big air.
//airbag Arc 1800
A free to use airbag located close to the freestyle park is where you can try new tricks with a guaranteed soft landing.
//The Waterslide Arc 1800
If you like a challenge you can try gliding over a 15m long swimming pool without getting wet whilst being cheered by the crowd watching from the nearby terraced bar. The loudest cheers are always for those who don’t make it across! You’ll find this next to the airbag and it’s also free.
//The Avalanche Park Arc 2000
Using this free area in Arc 2000 is a fun introduction to the serious subject of learning how to use an avalanche transceiver. If you like to spend time off-piste we highly recommend a visit here first.
//La luge & rodeo luge ARC 1800 & Arc 2000
Swap your skis and boards for sledges on either of the 2 super fast luge tracks where you'll race your way around banked turns and over rollers. The Rodeo Luge at Arc 2000 is 3km in length and suitable for those aged 12+ whilst La Luge at Mille8 (Arc 1800) is better suited to those under the age of 12.
//ringo airbag Arc 1800
If you’d like the adrenalin buzz of getting some air but don’t feel ready to try it on your skis or board there’s a kicker and airbag in Arc 1800 just for using ringos. It’s free to use and lots of fun for kids and adults.
//Children's Areas Arc 1800 & Arc 2000
The designated safe play areas in Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 are free and are great places to spend some fun time with your little ones. They can enjoy skiing through mini courses and around obstacles that will help improve their technique. Magic carpets make it easy for you to take them back up for more laps if they’re not quite ready to use chairlifts.
//snow shoeing peisey-vallandry
ESF offer half day and full day snow shoeing experiences. There are 4 themed walks each are a really great way to find out more about the Vanoise National Park and surrounding area.
Download the free YUGE app which covers the full Paradiski area and has some fantastic features that will enhance your stay.
//weather reports and snow conditions
//Updates you on the lift status
//Suggests routes for your ability level and preferences
//Tracks you around the resort in real time
//Records your data each day, including top speed and distance covered
//Informs you about fun events and activities
//Connects you with friends in resort
//Requests help from ski patrol to your exact location
//apres, local bars peisey-vallandry
Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry have a huge number of bars and restaurants, both on the mountain and in the various villages. As we have tried many of them ourselves during previous seasons in Les Arcs we would love to share our favourite places to eat and drink with you. If you tell us where you are heading each day we’ll let you know where we think you’ll enjoy, including those money saving spots that only the locals know about.
For mountain side aprés we recommend Bar du Mont Blanc, located in Vallandry at the bottom of the Grizzly chairlift. They serve pub food and pizzas, show all the big sports events and host live music and DJs nights. For sunny days they have a large terrace with fantastic views.
In Plan Peisy we like the open air bar, Le Solan, which is next to the Vanoise Express and close to the top of the Lonzagne lift. They play great music, serve local beers and wine with mountain views all around. It’s the ideal place for you to have a last drink on the mountain before heading back to the village.
In Peisey village, approximately a 10 minute walk from Moulin, there are several bars and restaurants. Greg’s Bar at the centre of the village which is open until late has a laid-back atmosphere and a pool table. Happy hour is Monday and Friday 5-7pm offering half price on all drinks.
In the chalet we have a mini bar fully stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks all at very low prices. If you would like any spirits or sparkling wines we can source these for you.
A selection of teas and coffees are available at all times on a self service basis.
Wednesdays are chalet staff night off, we can recommend and make reservations at local restaurants to suit your taste and budget.
Wednesdays are chalet staff night off, we recommend and can make reservations at the following local restaurants.
La Bachal is a family (and budget) friendly option offering local Savoyard cuisine and a great selection of pizzas. Only a 10 minute walk from the chalet this is a very convenient option.
Le Petit Hibou serves a delicious menu of modern fine-dining cuisine alongside a fantastic selection of wines and craft beers. They offer a pick up and drop off service at a small charge. www.lepetithibou.fr
L'Adress, based slope side in Vallandry, have a traditional French menu using high quality local ingredients. They are a short bus ride away and is a great place to start if you would like a night out. www.ladress-vallandry.fr
//massage chalet algonquin
At the end of an exciting yet tiring day on the slopes there’s nothing better than being rejuvenated with a massage. We have teamed up with Alpine Hands alpinehands.com who offer a fantastic range of relaxation and recovery treatments all in the comfort of your own room. Simply tell us which treatment you have chosen and what time you would like it and we’ll arrange the booking for you.
//swimming pool & spa
La Piscine at Mille8 (Arc 1800) Aquatic & Fitness Centre is a great way to spend an afternoon off the snow if you feel like a change from skiing or if your legs are telling you to take some down time. There is an indoor swimming pool, water jets, bubble beds, a massage pool and several sun loungers for you to recline on poolside. Our favourite area is the spa with 2 hammams, 2 saunas and a relaxation room with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
There's a designated area specifically for children with a river splash slide, games area, as well as waterfalls and a cave for your kids to safely enjoy.
If you’re feeling more active then you can try the fitness room with resistance and cardio equipment.
For opening hours and prices click here
Hotel La Vanoise is easily accessible for both skiers and non-skiers. They have a swimming pool, spa, sauna, hammam, gym and massage chairs. Massages and beauty treatments are also on offer in the private treatment room.
For opening hours and prices click here
If you like to explore the mountains at a slower pace there is a designated walking map for the area. The map will guide you to all parts of the resort, even to places that are inaccessible by the lifts, and tells you how long each route will take. You can find yourself on tranquil tree lined trails and serene settings where there is nothing in view but mountains. We have maps for you in the chalet.