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Ski area: Paradiski, France
Resort height: 1650m
Resort top height: 3250m

(La Plagne, Les Arcs inc. Montchavin, Les Coches, Peisey Vallandry)
Km piste: 425
Lifts: 182
Snow cannons: 626
Snow parks: Various

No. of slopes: 236

Green slopes 11 Blue slopes 123
Red slopes 65 Black slopes 37

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Driving distance from Calais: 605 miles (8hrs 55)

resort info

The small traditional villages of Peisey and Vallandry are situated halfway between the main resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne. At the foot of the pistes, these 2 twin ski resorts border a forest with the same altitude, the same South-West exposure, the same services and 2 snow fronts to access to the ski pistes.


Peisey is an authentic pretty mountain village with real farm buildings and Baroque heritage. Peisey Valley has been a tourist destination since the 1920's and there is plenty of culture to emmerse yourself in with its diversified hertitage - agriculture, Baroque churches and the architecture of the villages.


Peisey-Vallandry is split into five villages on the sunny side of the massif of Les Arcs: Landry, Peisey, Nancroix, Vallandry and Plan-Peisey. Plan Peisey is its recently developed area that offers a small selection of bars & restaurants, mini-market, local speciality take-away shop, nursery, chemist and medical centre.


Peisey-Vallandry is a peaceful haven in the heart of the giant Paradiski. The villages inhabited throughout the year have kept their souls and their authenticity. Guided visits of Peisey village by torchlight are organized to explore its narrow streets, traditional houses, its baroque church ... the opportunity to discover the authentic charm of a mountain village.


Plan Peisey (where Arollaie is located) is at 1650m and has a panoramic view over the valley of Peisey-Nancroix and Haute Tarentaise. It is home to the departure of the Vanoise Express link to the area of La Plagne.


Vallandry (where Oree des CimesOree des Neiges are located) is on the edge of the forest with properties built into the landscape and independent chalets around a few old houses. All have beautiful views and a favourable exposure. The northwest have a remarkable view of the Mont Blanc. The buildings form a central around a pedestrian place where there are all the shops. No building is over 550m from the centre. The parking is free throughout the route.


To download a guide on the Peisey ski area which you can download to your ipod or mobile phone to listen to view here


Why Peisey?

·          The best starting point to both Les Arcs & La Plagne ski areas

·          A quiet alternative to bustling Les Arcs


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates


Peisey-Vallandry/Les Arcs open on 13/12/14 and close on 25/04/15 (link to La Plagne open from 20/12/14) 


Child Care


Garderie Chat Botte (Plan Peisey – where our residence Arollaie is located).

The "Chat Botté" (Puss in boots) Children's club located in the Mélèzes building at Plan-Peisey opposite the télévillage, near the ESF (French Ski School) and the ski lift ticket office.
The "Halte-garderie" welcomes an average of 25 children from 1 to 4 years old. Places are limited for children from 12 to 20 months old. "Club des grands" welcomes an average of 30 children from 4 to 11 years old with or without ESF ski lessons.

Welcoming: day or half-day, with or without lunch, with or without ESF accompaniment.

Tél: 0033 4 79 07 91 64
Tél: 0033 4 79 07 92 33

From Sunday 14 December 2014 to Friday 24 April 2015
Every day except Saturday 09:00 to 17:00


14/15 prices:

Morning (09:00-12:00) 1 day: 19,50 € - 6 days: 105,30 € - 5 days: 89,70 €
Morning + meal (09:00-13:00): 1 day : 29,25 € - 6 days: 157,95€ - 5 days: 134,55 €
Afternoon (13:30-17:00) : 1 day: 22,75 € - 6 days: 122,85 € - 5 days: 104,65 €
Afternoon + meal ( (12:00-17:00): 1 day : 32,50 € - 6 days: 175,50 € - 5 days: 149,50 €
Day without meal (09:00-12:00 / 13:30-17:00): 1 day: 42,25 € - 6 days: 215,48 € - 5 days: 185,90 €
Day with meal (09:00-17:00): 1 day : 52 € - 6 days: 265,20 € - 5 days: 228,80 €


Garderie Tom Pouce (Vallandry – where our residences Oree des Cimes & Oree des Neiges are located).

Located at Vallandry snowfront, the Tom Pouce activity center welcoming 35 children from 1 to 6 years of age, which 5 children between 1 and 2 years of age only. .

Tom Pouce offers a wide range of activities suited all age groups children. Supervised by professionals, the children will discover the mountain. They offer many fun and sporting activities inside and outside.

From Sunday 14 December 2014 to Friday 24 April 2015
Every day 09:00 to 17:00

The hotline for the reservations will begin on November 4th only.
However, you can leave an e-mail at

In winter: Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. TOM POUCE offers a wide range of activities suitan all age groups children. Supervised by professionals, the children will discover the mountain. Offer many fun and sporting activities inside and outside.


14/15 prices:

1/2 day without meal: €25
1/2 day with meal: €40
Day without meal: €49
Day with meal: €58
6x1/2 day without meal: €135
6x1/2 day with meal: €225
6 days without meal: €265
6 days with: €315


Tél: 0033 4 79 07 97 72
Fax: 0033 4 79 07 98 90


A list of babysitters is available from the tourist office.


Childrens Ski Lessons in Peisey

Children can ski in Peisey with ESF.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details.




Goats' cheese dairy near Vallandry

Open to the public every evening at milking time from 4pm-6.30pm. Speciality: tomme de chevre, frontine de chevre, saint agathe moelleux de chevre (the equivalent of Reblechon). Farm products sold on site. Accessible by car, 2km from the foot of Vallandry.


Peisey Vallandry Walking/Hiking

Lovers of nature, come and relax at the gateway of the Vanoise National Park. A walk to discover a site where the tranquility is only disturbed  by the flight of an eagle or an ibex track.

Pedestrian lift passes available in resort.

Some suggestions:

Les Esserts: Nice walk on the valley’s shaded slopes, crossing a thick forest of spruces. Panorama of the Mount-Pourri and the Mont Blanc.

Plan Bois' forest: Route from Vallandry in a pleasant forest environment (larches, spruces). Beautiful viewpoints of the Mont-Blanc. Coolness under the trees.

Les Montagnettes: nice hike on a large path, winding across forests, clearings and "montagnettes" (alpine meadows' hamlets). Returning by the Televillage's lift.

Notre Dame des Vernettes' Chapel: easy walk, in the heart of the mountain pastures, at 1800 m of altitude. Ideal for a picnic. View of the Aiguille Rousse's cliffs. Beauty and serenity.

Rosuel's scenic path: Pleasant course at the Vanoise National Park's gateway, with many beautiful panoramas to discover the landscapes and the vegetation, thanks to 4 information boards. Benches along the path.


Peisey Vallandy Ice Climbing

Peisey-Vallandry Nordic Ski area is reputed for the opportunities it offers for natural frozen waterfalls climbing.

From initiation classes for the general public to the most challenging routes reserved for experimented climbers. 

Winter, Booking only
Close to the cross-country ski area
Bureau des Guides – 0033 610 09 49 00


Peisey Vallandry Biathlon

In the Peisey valley, discover one of the most beautiful areas of France dedicated to this sport. On an officially approved shooting range, come and test your skill and concentration in total security. Now accessible to amateurs after being for long reserved to the elite in this sport. This activity is now accessible to beginners, thanks to initiation sessions.

From Sunday 14 December 2014 to Friday 24 April 2015
Every day
Adult: 85 € (Lesson for 1 to 2 persons.).


Peisey Vallandry Igloo building

Igloo building from Saturday 21 December 2013 to Saturday 26 April 2014

Once a week, Escape at the bottom of the valley, warmly equipped to practise a very pleasant wintry activity in family or with friends. You will pile, will compress the snow...


Peisey Vallandry Snow sculpture 

Snow sculpture from Saturday 21 December 2013 to Saturday 26 April 2014

Come and join once a week, on the snow front for a traditional Snow Sculpture Contest! Use your knives and imagination to create a sculpture worthy of the greatest artists.  

Peisey Vallandry Dog Sledding

Comfortably installed in a dog sled, in the edge of the Vanoise national park.

With Emmanuel the musher, come for a great escape in the heart of the Nordic ski area, comfortably installed in a big dog sled for 3 persons (2 adults and 1 child). The dogs will take you to the edge of the Vanoise national park and if the weather is fine, you will observe with binoculars: Chamois, mountains goats and the bearded vulture.


From 125€ for 2 persons (adults or children). About 45 minutes.
Possibility to take an additional child ( 25€ ).


Peisey Vallandry Horse Drawn Sleds

Horse-carriage rides pulled by a donkey: The carriage 2 adults, 2 children is available.  Length of walk: 20 minutes.


Peisey Vallandry Paragliding

Paragliding discovery flight accessible from 7 to 77 years old. This flight allows you to discover the domain of Peisey-Vallandry by air.
From Saturday 13 December 2014 to Saturday 25 April 2015
From €75 per person

Mob: 0033 6 18 40 31 51


Peisey Vallandry Farm tours

Visit the farm 3 times a week (FREE).

 - Visit goat: goat milking, cheese tasting. Registration and information from the tourist office. Vehicle required, limited seating.

- Visit fold: Come see the young lambs ...

- building inspections: milking cows on a farm pioneering, discovery of housing system and tasting of Beaufort.

Wednesday 18 December 2013 to Thursday 17 April 2014


Guided tour of Peisey Village

Every Monday at 18h with a guide-lecturer FACIM Foundation (Foundation for International Cultural Action in the Mountains), you will walk the streets of the village of Peisey to explore the architecture of ancient houses of Savoy, to the beautiful baroque church of the Holy Trinity.

You will end your visit in a very friendly, with a tasting of local products. Registration required at the Tourist Office, 3 € per person, free for children under 12.


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.


Peisey Tourist Office

Chalet de Peisey-Vallandry                              

73210 Peisey-Vallandry                                    

Tel : +33 479 07 94 28                                       

Tel : +33 479 07 88 67

Open from 9am-6pm

Apres Ski/Eating

2 mountain restaurants La Poudreuse and Blanche Murée at Villandry. Restaurants in villages of Vallandry, Plan-Peisey, Peisey and Nancroix.


Gourmet Altitude Restaurants

Le Bulle Cafe (for 360 degree view and their famous oysters)

Situated in the middle of Arc 2000 slopes, the igloo shaped cafe has huge pizzas or a basket of oysters accompanied by some good wines.


Belliou la Fumee

Located in an old bear hunting lodge, offers traditional classic gastronomic cooking. Large terrace and Jacuzzi!


Le Chalet de l'Arcelle (bottom of the Arcs 1600 slopes)

An assortment of antique furniture and an old fireplace with stones where beef ribs are grilled.


Aux Enfants Terribles (accessible for non-skiers  and beginners via the Vallandry chairlift)

New concept at 2150m. Panoramic terrace with views across over Tarentaise and Mont Blanc. From a la carte to take away. Innovative quality cuisine.


Restaurants in Plan Peisey

La Ferme 
Typical restaurant. Panoramic terrace. Dinner by the fire. On booking.

Restaurant la Vanoise 

Traditional specialities, a la carte menu or bar food. Sunny terrace, friendly atmosphere. Relaxation space (pool,jacuzzi,fitness) open to outside clients. Information by phone.

Restaurant Au Planté du bâton 

New in Plan Peisey ! Breakfast, soups, pies, burgers & daily special. Hot wine, beers, cocktails & tapas. Free WIFI. Open 7.30 AM to 02.00 AM

Crêperie Chez Félix 

Restaurant, Tearoom, Bar, Bar Restaurant  
Restaurant Le Solan 

Brasserie in noon, specialities and cooking refined in the evening. Sport and music TV broadcasts. Wifi access. Musical evenings, karaoke, seminaries. Delivery Pizzas. Open 7/7.

By the ski slopes, pesdestrian access, In the resort
La Pat'à Pizz 

Large selection of pizzas to eat in the room upstairs or on the terrace. Salads Pizzas to take away. Home delivery on the resort from 6:30pm to 9:45pm. Choice of ice cream and wine to take away or...

La Cordée 

Open every lunchtime. On Thursdays and Fridays evening. Pre-booking required for other evenings. Panoramic view, 100m above the Vanoise Express cable-car.


Restaurant l'Armoise 

Savoyard specialities. Traditional cooking. Closed on sundays except school holidays.

La Vache 

Open  from 10:00 non stop, coffee, lunch, diner, snacks & crêpes. Homemade international and regional cuisine, sunny terrace, log fire, cosy atmosphere. Concerts.  
Restaurant L'Armoise 

Savoyard specialties - Menus - Traditional cuisine. Recommended booking . Closed on Sunday.

Les 3 Saveurs 

Altitude restaurant
Snack on the pistes with terrace, tables and chairs outside. At 50 m upstream of the Peisey's chairlift. Accessible to pedestrians. Very nice panoramic view near the forest.  
Restaurants in Vallandry

Le Fontana 

Savoyard specialities and traditional cooking. Bar. Sunny terrace. Free Wifi.

Le Refuge 

Pizzeria, restaurant, take-away pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed on Tuesdays.  

Hotel Emeraude 

Family atmosphere ; traditional cooking & savoyard specialities.   By ski slopes.

Restaurant La Bergerie de Raphaël 

In our warmly decorated and authentic chalet "la table de vos vacances" is ready. Just let Raphaël guide you along the path of Savoy gastronomy. By ski slopes.

Restaurant La Calèche 

Closed this summer, you can find us at le Bistrot Savoyard (ex-Maxima).

Le Mont-Blanc 

Opposite the 68 (Grizzly) chairlift : live music, DJ's, sky sports, free WIFI.


Le Dahu 

Traditional and savoyard cooking. Open daily. Free wi-fi.

Restaurant Le Rilax 

 Specialities: pancakes, "galettes", homemade beefburgers. Foot of slopes.

Restaurant Le Rilax 

At the foot of the Vallandry chairlift, The Rilax welcomes you every lunchtime and every Tuesdays,  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays evening with its specialities of pancakes as well as a wide...

Restaurant La Bergerie de Raphaël 

Member of the Savoyard taste and tradition Academy, Raphaël leads you along the path of Savoy gastronomy. Crayfish specialities.

Bar restaurant Jimmy's Bar 

Apres-ski from 3:30 pm until 2:00am. Themes parties, Saturdays open from 10 am. DJ on Sat nights.


Opposite the Vallandry chairlift (ex-Maxima). Sunny terrace, cold drink, ice-creams. Burgers and local cuisine, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Restaurant La Calèche 


Restaurant Le Refuge 

Pizzeria, restaurant, take-away. Sunny terrace. Closed on thuesdays except during school holydays


Late night bars

Gregs Bar

10.30pm-2am, everyday

Speciality 38 cocktails on the menu


Jimmy's Bar 

Apres-ski from 3:30 pm until 2:00am. Themes parties, Saturdays open from 10 am. DJ on Sat nights.




By road: Driving distance from Calais to Peisey 615 miles 8hrs 50.

From Calais take the A26 motorway via Reims, Dijon and Maçon to Lyon A43/A430 to Albertville and then N90 via Moutiers in the direction of Les Arcs, following signs for Landry and Peisey              


By Rail: TGV Direct from Paris - Landry 7km - Shuttlebus +33 479 55 64 76 – Taxi +33 614 82 46 34. Eurostar from London – Bourg St Maurice.

Or Eurostar to Landry. Connection from Peisey-Vallandry train station (Landry) by fare paying shuttle or by taxi: Voyages Loyet: 0033 479 55 64 76.



Chambery Airport is 114km from Peisey (1 ¼ hours)

Grenoble is 183km from Peisey (2 hours)

Lyon Airport is 190km from Peisey (2 hours)

Shuttle bus +33 437 25 52 55

Geneva Airport is 193km from Peisey (2 hours)


Public shuttle bus transfers from airport:


Geneva Airport - Peisey via Bourg St Maurice ( From 06/12/14-11/04/15 (up to 8 per day). Adult return €144.


Getting around Peisey-Vallandry

Free parking facilities and a free shuttle around the resort running from 9am-11pm.


Peisey Vallandry Transfer

Pre-book your Peisey Vallandry airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to Peisey Vallandry – from £125 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva airports too plus Bourg St Maurice train station - from £29pp based on 4 sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please view here 


Resort News



Events in Peisey Vallandry and La Plagne







Les Arcs European Film Festival

Les Arcs Film Festival will hold it’s 6th edition and Ireland carries the top honours this year.

13th to 20th December 2014

Christmas Market in Vallandry
Seasonal item, local and foreign arts and crafts, Xmas trees, from open-air stalls, roastchesnuts, mulled wine and hot chocolat offered bu the Tourism Office

Sunday 21 December 2014
14:00 to 19:00

Father Christmas

Come to welcome him at Vallandry before leaving for his universal tour.
Candies and hot chocolate for the children who were wise and mulled wine for the parents!

Wednesday 24 December 2014

at 17:00

Thursday 25 December 2014

at 14:00

Yooner testing days
Come on the snowfront and try for free a Yooner (special sled). Only during the Yooner Testing Day.

Tuesday 06 January 2015

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Ice Sculptures
Created by Nicolas Gombert, France champion of sculpture with a chainsaw, at the snowfront of Plan Peisey, next to the chairlift. 2 sculptures will be conducted in 2 blocks of ice of 280 pounds each. Following the show, the sculptures will be moved to the buffet at the Russian Christmas between "Le Petit Savoyard" and "Chez Félix" in Plan Peisey.

Wednesday 07 January 2015
15:00 to 17:00

Red Bull Linecatcher

7th edition of the planet’s biggest backcountry competition. Part freeride, part freestyle skiing, skiers hike up to the starting gate, then take it in turns to make it back down in the most epic manner possible.

17th to 24th January 2015

Nordic Festival

Come and discover all sorts of winter activities in a festive setting, and for free: cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ski-joring (equipment and instruction is included). Free breakfast. Sign up the same day at the
Centre Nordique, Pont Baudin from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

In January 2015 in Peisey-Vallandry

The Sky Diner

A gastronomic dinner at 380 metres above the ground in the largest aerial tram in the world. Dinner will begin at 7.30 p.m., and the cabins will remain
suspended at 1,750 metres in altitude and 380 metres from the ground for the two-hour meal in the middle of the Ponthurin Valley between the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne mountain ranges.


The two aerial trams will be glamorously decorated and furnished with tables, chairs, candles and lights to create a chic and elegant atmosphere for the occasion.
Hosting 40 guests for a unique gastronomic dinner surrounded by snowcapped summits on 12th February 2015. A top chef will prepare a special "New Twist to Traditional Mountain Cuisine" menu created exceptionally for the dinner.

12th February 2015

Historical ski show

Organized by the French Ski School instructors.
In the 20s in Peisey-Nancroix, the tourism began growing in the Ponthurin’s valley, and the people made their tracks quite naturally by skiing, in order to move and not sink in the snow. Instructive show, rich in local anecdotes, presented by the ski instructors, some of them will wear on their grandparents or great grandparents’ costumes. Mulled wine and accordion music ambiance.


Wednesday 18 February 2015
at 18:00 Plan Peisey snowfront

Wednesday 25 February 2015
at 18:00 Vallandry snowfront

Wednesday 04 March 2015
at 18:00 Plan Peisey snowfront

Subli'Cimes (in La Plagne)

Six of the summits towering above 2,000 metres will be equipped with off-the-wall equipment. Not to be missed are:

- the private beach at the top of the lift with sand,

- lounge chairs and beach huts;

- performers and DJs;

- a Zen Attitude space at L’Arpette with on-the-summit Tai Chi classes, hot tub, sauna
- massages bathed by classical music;

- a cabin stuffed full of sweets and legendary heroes from fairy tales;

and the original bounce houses at La Rossa. To be discovered on skis...

5th to 16th April 2015

Spring skiing in Peisey-Les Arcs

From Fifteen days of out-of-this-world activities, challenges and shows...on the slopes of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry, including: a demonstration and introduction to slack-lining and Ride ‘n Golf; a beach party with a water slide for skiing
or snowboarding across the pool; and the highest European concert at 3,226 metres at the top of the Aiguille Rouge summit.

11th to 24th April 2015



Events courtesy of tourist office





A welcome drink is on offer every Sunday where you can find out about the resort, its activities, and the cultural and sporting events of the week


Re-working the ski area to improve skier flow
 - “Arnica” blue run is being adapted for beginners
 - For environmental reasons and with the aim of reducing the number of pylons, “Les Coqs” 4 seater chairlift is being moved to replace the Les Bauches 2 person chairlift which is used by more people now that the Dérochoir has been opened. “La Roche” chairlift flow will be increased from 1800 to 2800 pers/hr.
 - Complete renovation of the Télémetro in Plagne Centre
 - Steep, high altitude black runs “Rochu” and “Bellecôte” are being reworked.

Projects to come:
 - 2014: construction of a gondola in Plagne-Montalbert
 - 2015: replacement of “Les Colosses” chairlift in Plagne-Bellecôte
 - 2017: replacement of the Glacier gondola



Les Arcs Announce Slopes To Open 11 Hours a Day
Les Arcs is announcing a major change in its operations for the coming winter 2015 with plans to open the core of its ski area above Arc 1800 from 9am to 8pm every day.
The “brand new space for sharing and entertainment” will be about much more than just skiing and snowboarding.
It will feature a new toboggan run, a new terrain park, a new 'discovery slope' and beginners area and an area for children. A new gondola with eight-seat cabins will access all facilities.  It is scheduled to open in 2015.

The area will also include off-slope attractions including the resort's new 3800m water park including leisure pool and chutes with daytime views through a glass wall out towards Mont Blanc. The new area is scheduled to open at the start of the season from December 13th, 2014 and will remain open through summer operations in 2015 when snow sports will switch to hiking, biking and golf.

Other Amenities

Mini-supermarket, farm produce shop, butcher, baker, post office, newsagents, tourist office, petrol station, chemist, cash point


Several points offer free Wi-Fi access to skiers throughout the PARADISKI ski area and its resorts. Ask more about this service at the ski pass sales counters.


ski info

Paradiski is the second largest ski area in the world and one of the very large interconnected areas. With the massifs of Les Arcs/ Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne linked by the Vanoise Express, the world’s largest cable car, the ultra-modern machine is a two-level panoramic cabin and crosses between the massifs of the 3 resorts in just 4 minutes. It can carry 4000 people per hour. The Paradiski lift system is one of the fastest and most modern that exists.


With 70% of the ski runs at over 2000 metres and one of the world’s most modern artificial snow systems, Paradiski guarantees top-quality snow conditions from December to April. With the best-known peaks, such as Mont Blanc and the Pierra Menta forming a panoramic background, Paradiski is also the gateway to the Vanoise national park, a nature reserve of 53,000 hectares.


Peisey Vallandry is located at foot of the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car linking the two massive ski areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs (called Paradiski). For those who love relaxing skiing, the greatest concentration of blue and red runs is above Arc 1800 down to the villages of Peisey and Vallandry. Situated at 1600m, the resort is on the edge of a forest sheltered from the prevailing winds, on the sunny western slopes of the Massif of Les Arcs. The imposing view of Mont Blanc is its focal point.


New for 14/15 in Paradiski:

PARADISKI has gone all out in investing in this winter’s activities. For the 2014/2015 winter season, the ski lift operators in Paradiski have invested more than € 38.6 million to build and replace lifts, and create new infrastructures for the activities—including an all new, entirely unique space known as MILLE 8.

Set within the centre of the Arc 1800 ski resort, MILLE 8 is a stateof- the-art space dedicated to snow sports and high-altitude recreation offering full-day activities and evening entertainment until 7.30 p.m. every day. Don’t miss the ultimate music video sledge tunnel and run, the light show in a forest trail, or the amazing freestyle course and the snow sculptures. The enclosed beginner and children’s area is a fun and safe way to learn to ski and play in the snow. It includes an area for sledging, igloos and even a baby snow park.

The new, 3,800 m2 MILLE 8 water park faces the gorgeous summit of the Mont Blanc and has outside and inside pools, bubbling massage beds, hot tubs, waterfalls, caves, a kids’ play space, a wellness centre (steam baths and saunas), and a gym. Pedestrians can directly access the water park from the Arc 1800 area using the covered walkway. The new, 6-passenger Villards gondola lift provides quick access to MILLE 8 for skiers and pedestrians in only 2 minutes and 40 seconds.


Additional ski fact info, main info in panel above

Peisey/Les Arcs








No. of slopes 107

















4 boarder ride, 1 snowpark with Big Air Bag, 1 toboggan run for adults
For kids - 1 babytow + 2 rolling carpets at ESF, 3 secure kindergartens, 2 toboggan areas in Vallandry and Parchey.


PEISEY-VALLANDRY – 1 green (7km long!), 13 blue, 9 red, & 2 black (9 lifts)



Peisey-Vallandry is split into 2 skiing villages (and linking by lift to Les Arcs). Plan Peisey is located next to the spectacular Vanoise Express cable car (200 person capacity). Vallandry is located a little further along.


Peisey-Vallandry are little alpine villages which are linked to the large Paradiski ski area so you get the best of both worlds. Peisey-Vallandry has groomed, tree-lined slopes with a friendly feel and uncrowned most of the time allowing great fast cruising.


The Vanoise Express cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians. On Montchavin side though, the cable car arrives on a ski slope. You can't reach Montchavin by foot.


In terms of snow reliability, a high percentage of the runs in Les Arcs are above 2000m. There are also wooded areas in the Les Arcs domain to head to when the weather isnt so great, primarily above Peisey Vallandry, which are uncrowded usually.



Both resorts have good nursery slopes higher up on the tree-line accessed by a chairlift. Cabri or Flocon: two protected areas with a small ski tow, in the upper area of Peisey-Vallandry. The Cabri is accessible from the Peisey chairlift (61) at Plan Peisey and Flocon accessible from the Vallandry chairlift (74) at Vallandry.


The dedicated children’s snow area “Pre Jeannot” is located at Plan Peisey. All complete beginners start at the bottom and then move up to a dedicated area at the top of the chair lift.


The Foret run down to Vallandry, although graded blue is gentle enough to be a green.


There is one green run in the Peisey/Les Arcs domain, but it’s 7km long in the forest!



Paradiski has extensive intermediate slopes with big lift networks. The lower half of the mountainside (1600m-1800m) is great for mixed ability groups with a choice of routes through the trees. For the more cautious intermediate there are plenty of blue cruising.



For the more expert, the toughest descents are beneath Aiguille Rouge. Les Arcs has lots to offer for experts with genuinely challenging skiing on offer. There is a great deal of off-piste potential too.



Les Arcs is a hot spot for snowboarders, offering excellent freeride. For beginners/intermediates there are plenty of wide open pistes, especially at Vallandry and 1800.

Most lifts in the area are chairs and gondolas and the terrain park has a snowboarder friendly draglift.



Returning to Peisey Vallandry is easy either on the transverse pistes Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 or by the Arc 2000 Valley from the top of the Transarc, then the grand Ranard piste towards Peisey Vallandry via the Derby chairlift.


Eight natural runs secured and marked by the ski patrol, where no grooming has been done in order to ensure the authenticity of the site. Adapted for very good skiers: Crêtes, Dou de l’Homme, Lanches, Robert Blanc, Génépi, Bois de l’Ours, Les 2 Têtes and Malgovert. This means you can learn to ski in an off-piste style safety, but within the ski area and patrolled by ski patrol.


Not to be missed when you visit Paradiski!

360 degree panorama of La Grande Rochette at La Plagne. The Aiguille Rouge descent, a mythical 7km non-stop, from the glacier at 3226m all the way to Villaroger at 1200m. One of the steepest drops in Europe! Once at the top, climb up the observation point and see the views towards the Swiss, Italian and French Alps right to the Jura mountain range. A view like none other!


To download a guide on the Peisey ski area which you can put on your ipod or mobile phone view here.



  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
  • Historical Snow
Ski Hire


Peisey ski hire prices start from £35-37 for children (skis and boots) & £48-68 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Peisey ski hire prices.


Ski Passes


2 adults passes bought (Peisey-Les Arcs/Paradiski/Paradiski Decouverte) = 1 CHILD

(6-13yrs) PASS FREE (similar passes) - valid 28/03/15-11/04/15


Peisey/Les Arcs1


Paradiski2 20/12-17/4/15

Paradiski Decouverte3

1 Peisey/Les Arcs: 200km of pistes 2 Paradiski: 425km (Peisey/Les Arcs/La Plagne/Champagny/Les Coches) 3 Paradiski Decouverte: Peisey/Les Arcs + 1 day access to Paradiski

Adult (14-64yrs)

6 days




7 days




Child (6-13yrs) & Senior (65-71yrs)*

6 days




7 days




Family pass**:

6 days




**Family pass: offer applies to people with same name, living at the same address

2 adults + 2 children (6-17 yrs)*

7 days




Family pass**:

6 days




Extra child (6-17 yrs)*

7 days




Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

* Proof of age is compulsory - Free passes for under 6yrs - Senior +72yrs: to buy locally - NO PHOTO NECESSARY (Except for Free passes)



























Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


For beginners:

Peisey/Vallandry (2 x protected zones) – Flocon and Cabri

From Vallandry: 2 trips on chairlift Vallandry + unlimited trips on drag Flocon
From Peisey: 2 trips on chairlift Peisey + unlimited trips on drag Cabri.
1 day: 17 €


Paradiski ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

Day - €43.50 children, €55.50 adults

1/2 day -€35 children, €44.50 adults


Les Arcs/Peisey ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14:

Day - €39 children, €49.50 adults

1/2 - €34.50 children, €44 adults


Peisey ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

Day - €28 children, €37 adults

1/2 day - €25 children, €33 adults 

Ski School


SKI SCHOOL ESF Peisey 14/15 (lift pass not included)

SKI Group Lessons


Children (4-13)

6 half-days (mornings or afternoons)



6 half-days 'Smart' (midday)*



SNOWBOARD Group Lessons (10yrs+)

All Season

6 Afternoons only (all periods) - 8 per group max


Lesson times SKI (ALL TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED): 14/12-2/1: Sun or Mon-Fri. 9.15-11.45 or 14.15-16.45 - 4/1-6/2: Sun or Mon-Fri 9.15-11.45 or 14.30-17.00; 8/2-6/3: Sun. or Mon.-Fri. 9.15-11.45 or 14.30-17.15; 8/3-24/4: Sun.-Fri. 9.15-11.45 or 14.30-17.00

SNOWBOARD: Sun or Mon to Fri Mornings before 6/2, Afternoons after 8/3

* Smart lessons: max 6 people, only available 21/12-2/1 (12.00-14.00), 8/2-6/3 + 5/4-18/4 (12.15-14.15)

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.


Peisey Individual Tuitions

(14/15 prices, NOT pre-bookable)


On your own, with your family or with friends (from 1 to 5 people) and all of the same level: one instructor, just for you, to help you progress at your own rythm.

The ski school recommends it is better not to mix children and adults in private lesson groups as the teaching methods used can be very different, as is the rate of progression.

Christmas 12h00 - 14h00
Fenruary 12h15 - 14h15
Outside these 12h15 - 14h15

1-2 persons 1h - 41,00€ 3-5 persons - 53,00€  
1-2 persons 2h - 82,00€ 3-5 persons - 107,00€ 


Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change


Ecole du Ski Français Peisey private lesson contact  +33 479 07 93 77

Ecole du Ski Français Vallandry private lesson contact +33 479 07 95 84



Mountain restaurants in Peisey Vallandry

2, lots more in Paradiski area as a whole.


Nordic Skiing in Paradiski

The Nordic ski centre (1475m-1650m) offers you 43km of packed tracks for classic or skate cross country skiing. NORDIC SKI CENTRE: daily during the winter season from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (5.30 p.m. from February onwards)

Tél: 33 (0)4 79 07 92 65


Discover for free, day time Nordic family activities (cross country skiing, biathlon, dog sledding, horse sledding, snow shoes, toboganning).


Cross-country in Peisey Vallandry

The cross country site of Peisey-Vallandry, space of discoveries, offers you of real extraordinary sensations, without limit, at the heart of an authentic, and wild nature. Situated near the door of the National park of Vanoise, 43 km of cross-country ski runs equipped for alternative skiing and skating, you can also find a Ski Cross and a a stadium of biathlon adapted for the competitions.


Alternative skiing:

- 9 km of green
 - 8 km of blue
 - 11 km of red
 - 13 km of black



- 8 km of green
 - 8 km of blue
 - 11 km of red
 - 12 km of black

The nordic site of Peisey-Vallandry also proposes numerous activities such as strolls in snowshoes, walks,  dog and horse sled, waterfalls ice climbing, place for sledging. You can follow the main torrent on 3 km and admire the glacial cirque of le Mont Pourri and les Platières, the mythical North face of Bellecôte, the wood of larches where ibexes and chamoises spend the winter.


Nordic skipass rates winter 2014-2015
In order to contribute to the ski trails maintenance (daily grooming, security), the ski pass is obligatoty for the nordic ski pratice.
One day: adult: 7,50 € - Children: 5,00 €
1/2 day*: Adult: 6,00 € - Children: 3,50 €
2 days: 12,50 €
3 days: 19,50 € 

Water Slide in Les Arcs
A good laugh for spectators and a wealth of unforgettable memories for anyone brave enough to throw themselves down the run and across the 15 metre-long pool (50cm deep) without taking a tumble! Clair Blanc piste in front of the Altiport snack bar.


Boarder Cross Plan Vert in Les Arcs
A series of “oops” and banked turns on a totally dedicated route; 2 courses at different levels of difficulty for you to experience at your own pace!  Piste du Plan Vert – Vallée d’Arc 2000.

Boarder Gliss and Rey Park in Les Arcs
At the top of the Peisey chair lift, you’ll find 2 courses for you to have fun on. Accessible to all levels.

Nature Runs in Les Arcs
Natural runs made safe and signposted by ski patrollers, but without any grooming to spoil the authentic atmosphere of the area. Designed for very good skiers: Varet, Crêtes, Dou de l’Homme, Lanches, Robert Blanc, Génépi, Bois de l’Ours, les Bosses, les 2 Têtes and Malgovert. Skiing in its natural state!


Piste Milka in Les Arcs
Located in Arc 1800, this little route tells you all about the mountain flora and fauna. A fun way to arrive in Arc 1800, with information panels and animal silhouettes.

Speed test - in Arc 2000
A special area for you to test your speed, located near the start of the Plagnettes chair lift, where you can test how fast you ski: timing bays with speed displayed at the finishing line (this speed test is one of the initiatives for making people aware of what constitutes dangerous behaviour on the slopes.)

Avalanche Parc
An area totally dedicated to raising awareness of avalanche research and the dangers of off-piste skiing. Located at the Col de la Chal on a major busy crossing point in the ski area, the park is easy to access and there is no charge.


Snowpark in Les Arcs
Whether you're a total beginner, an experienced skier or boarder, a pro-rider or simply a spectator, head to the Apocalypse Parc in the middle of the ski area between Arc 1600 and Arc 1800. It is served by a snowboarder-friendly J-bar lift.


Snowshoe in Paradiski

The Vernettes Chapel and the Combe forest.

The Plateau of Rosuel secrets, a discovery of the alpine fauna.

Enjoy an aperitif after a nocturnal and magical walk in forest by moonlight.

Les Esserts by the cable car "Vanoise Express".

Observation of the fauna.

Snowshoe walk with the ESF for 3 or more people, 1/2 day €22.


Nighttime snowshoe trek in Peisey Vallandry - new for 13/14!

Once a week during the school holidays. Departs from the "front de neige" at Plan Peisey and arrives at the Nordic ski aream via the village of Pracompuet, to the Vernettes chapel. Hot soup, stories and musical entertainment on arrival. FREE return shuttle bus.


Full moon in Peisey Vallandry

An evening in a mountain restaurant, under a full moon, then ski descent by moonlight. Safeguarded and fully supervised by professionals. Reservation only.


A ski day between Les Arcs and Sainte Foy

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Starting from Paradiski, you ski all the way down to Villaroger and cross the other side of the valley at Ste Foy Tarentaise. You ski Ste Foy runs the rest of the day with an amazing view on Mont Pourri and Aiguille Rouge... Ste Foy will also be a very special taste of Tarentaise authenticity, skiing down nice runs between trees. 

You will put your skis on in Les Arcs or Peisey-Vallandry to enjoy the first runs of the day. Then you will ski down all the way from top of the Aiguille Rouge to Villaroger where a shuttle will wait for you. Couples minutes after, you reach Ste Foy Tarentaise on the sunny side where you will ski the rest of the day. After great turns from the top of the resort it will be time for a lunch break with a great panorama on Vanoise massif. You will go back to Les Arcs by skiing too.


Required level: habituated to the red slopes.


- Skipass one day - Sainte Foy Tarentaise
- Supervivion by a certified professional (ski instructor or mountain guide)
- Lunch
- "Impact Multisport" insurance covering off-piste skiing (offered)
Price does not include:

 - Drinks or lunch supplements
 - Personal expenses


Historical Snow


Peisey Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)


Here is the snow record data for Chatel. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface.


10 year ski season average:












































Upper Slopes (cm)





















Lower Slopes (cm)






















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Oree des Cimes
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