Open: 16 Dec 2017 – 20 April 2018
The valley of Peisey-Vallandry has 2 chief towns with many hamlets:
LANDRY and its hamlets between 700 and 1000 m altitude
PEISEY and its hamlets, between 1300 and 1600 m altitude : Villaret, Moulin, Nancroix, La Chenarie, Pont-Baudin (Nordic area), Les Arches, the Old Plan-Peisey.
Where to stay in Peisey-Vallandry
Peisey-Vallandry : the authenticity in the heart of Paradiski!
Located on the western south hillside of Les Arcs Massif, you will ski among the spruces, under the sun and protected from the winds. You will discover a magnificent lanscape, with a panoramic sight on the high Mont-Blanc massif, Beaufortain, Vanoise and Tarentaise’s valley.
For « easy skiing » amateur, the sector of Peisey-Vallandry is the perfect place to be, varied and renowned for its snow and its slopes maintenance’s quality.
Well supplied with artificial snow makers, on a site naturally well covered with snow, Peisey-Vallandry offers the best quality of snow. High performance, confortable ski lifts help improving the quality of resort.
Peisey-Vallandry links together two ski areas “Les Arcs” et “La Plagne”, with a cable car without pylon, the “Vanoise Express”.
Les Arcs is a car-free resort
While you’re on your winter sports holiday, you can forget about your car! The various villages in the resort of les Arcs will bring you safety and well-being.
With no vehicles on the road and no roads to cross, you’ll be a free spirit – skis on your feet in winter and hiking boots in summer – when you roam with your family and friends!
During the winter season you can use the funicular and the free shuttle buses to get around, allowing you to leave your car in the valley at the car park near to the Bourg Saint Maurice bus and train station, and use public transport to get to your resort.
Peisey-Vallandry ski packages
7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
7 NIGHTS + 6 DAY LIFT PASS + 6 DAY SKI HIRE
Paradiski is a ski-area in the Tarentaise Valley offering uninterrupted skiing in between the areas of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne. The area is linked, since December 2003, by the Vanoise Express. In total over the three resorts there are 160 lifts with 152 green/blue (beginner) runs, 79 red (intermediate), runs and 22 black (expert) runs.
2nd largest linked skiable domain In the world
- 425km of pistes over 14390 hectares
- 232 pistes for all levels
- 263 hectares of man made snow, 818 snow machines
- 2 equipped glaciers at more than 3000m high
- 70% of the skiable domain is over 2000m
- 3 resorts: Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne
Vallandry, Plan Peisey, Peisey-Nancroix, Landry, Bourg-Saint- Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Arc 2000, Villaroger, Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Plagne Aime 2000, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle Plagne, Montchavin-Les Coches, Plagne Montalbert, Champagny en Vanoise
The Vanoise Express cable car is at the heart of the Paradiski ski domain. It links the key resorts of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and la Plagne taking you from one station to the other in just four minutes at a speed of 45km/h; 12.5 metres per second; smoothly (there are no pylons) covering a distance of 1,824 metres in comfort and absolute silence.
The crossing drops 380 metres between stations since Peisey sits at an altitude of 1612 metres whilst Coches is at a lower 1548m.
The panoramic cabins have two floors suspended above the picturesque Ponthurin valley and offer the unique panorama of Mont Blanc, the Swiss and Italian Alps and the Beaufortain massif.
Built by POMA, the Vanoise Express is an ultra modern cable car and is one of a kind in respect of its size, technology and in particular the fact that its comprises two, separate engines on two separate cables allowing the cable cars to operate independently of one another.
Every cabin holds 200 people and there’s little risk of a long wait either: these cable cars can turnover 4000 people per hour.
VANOISE EXPRESS IN NUMBERS
Length: 1824 m – Drop: 63 m
Cabin capacity: 200 passengers over 2 floors with 1 conductor (80 people on the top level and 120 people at ground level) Speed: 12 .5 m/s or 45 km/h
Height at the deepest part of the valley: 380 m
The biggest concentration of world-class ski resorts in the world is in the Tarentaise Valley. The best known neighbour systems are Espace Killy (Val d’Isère and Tignes) and Les 3 Vallées (Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens and more).
A weekly lift ticket in Paradiski gives skiers a choice to ski one day in each of the other two systems mentioned. There were once plans to interlink all systems and resorts to create the—by far—largest ski area in the world. However that vision was ended with the creation of the Vanoise National Park.
Info & Stats
- Paris by TGV to Bourg St Maurice: 4.5 hours
- Bourg st Maurice Train Station to Peisey-Vallandry: 20 minutes by taxi
- Chambery Airport: 1.5 hour
- Lyon, Grenoble & Geneva Airports: 2.5 hours
|3,250 m (10,660 ft) (3 above 3,000 m (9,800 ft))
||1,250 m (4,100 ft)
||425 km (264 mi) of runs
||237 (easy: 136; intermediate: 66; difficult: 35) + “Nature” runs
||10 km (6.2 mi) (2,100 m (6,890 ft) vertical drop)
||171 (1 funicular, 15 cable cars/gondolas, 62 chair lifts, 93 surface lifts)
Les Arcs & Peisey Vallandry trail map
Paradiski trail map
Peisey-Vallandry ski resort images