Why Peisey Vallandry Ski Resort?
- It’s the best starting point for both Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas
- It’s a quiet alternative to bustling Les Arcs
Peisey Vallandry (Paradiski) Information
Peisey is an authentic, pretty mountain village with real farm buildings and a Baroque heritage. The Peisey Valley has been a tourist destination since the 1920s and there’s plenty of culture to immerse yourself in with its diversified heritage - agriculture, Baroque churches and village architecture.
Plan Peisey is a recently developed area that offers a small selection of bars and restaurants, a mini-market, local speciality take-away shop, nursery, chemist and a medical centre.
Peisey Vallandry is a peaceful haven in the giant Paradiski region which links the two major resorts of Les Arcs with La Plagne. The villages are inhabited throughout the year and have kept their souls and their authenticity. Guided visits to Peisey village by torchlight are organised to explore its narrow streets, traditional houses and its baroque church ... an opportunity to discover the authentic charm of a mountain village.
At 1650m, Plan Peisey (where the Arollaie apartments are located) has a panoramic view over the valley of Peisey-Nancroix and Haute Tarentaise. Peisey Vallandry is located at the foot of the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car linking the two massive ski areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs (called Paradiski). It’s the departure point for La Plagne.
Vallandry (where the Oree des Cimes and Oree des Neiges apartments are located) is on the edge of the forest with properties built into the landscape and independent chalets encircling a few old houses. All have beautiful views and an attractive exposure, some with remarkable views of Mont Blanc. None of the buildings are more than 550m from the pedestrianised centre, where you’ll find the local shops. Parking is free.
Peak Retreats offers a range of Peisey Vallandry accommodation options. All of Peisey Vallandry's ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Paradiski ski holiday.
Read our blog 5 reasons to ski in Peisey Vallandry.
PEISEY VALLANDRY SKI AREA
Paradiski is one of the largest lift-linked ski areas in the world. The Paradiski lift system is one of the fastest and most modern that exists. The massifs of Les Arcs/ Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne are linked by the Vanoise Express, the world’s largest cable car. This ultra-modern lift, which can carry 4000 people an hour, is a two-level panoramic cabin and crosses between the resort massifs in just four minutes. The double-decker cable car has, in addition to the 360° panorama, a 3-dimensional outlook courtesy of a transparent glass panel inserted into the floor of the lower level of the 2 cabins.
With 70% of the ski runs at heights of more than 2000m, and one of the world’s most modern artificial snow systems, Paradiski guarantees top-quality snow conditions from December to April. With the peaks of Mont Blanc and Pierra Menta forming a dramatic panoramic background, Paradiski is also the gateway to the Vanoise national park, a nature reserve of 53,000 hectares.
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.
Peisey-Vallandry is split into two skiing villages (and linked by lift to Les Arcs). Plan Peisey is located next to the spectacular Vanoise Express cable car (capacity 200). Vallandry is located a little further away. Peisey and Vallandry are small Alpine villages linked with the large Paradiski ski area so you really do get the best of both worlds – a vast ski area but intimate village life. Peisey-Vallandry has groomed, tree-lined slopes with a friendly feel. It’s uncrowded most of the time, allowing some great, fast cruising.
The Vanoise Express cable car is accessible to skiers and pedestrians. On the La Plagne side though, the cable car actually arrives on the slopes at Montchavin, which you can't reach on 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 isn’t so great - primarily above Peisey Vallandry, where the slopes are usually uncrowded.
Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page
Peisey/Les Arcs only - 200km of pistes, 69 lifts, 107 slopes:
Green slopes: 1 (7km long)
Blue slopes: 55
Red slopes: 33
Black slopes: 18
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 only - 9 lifts
Green slopes: 1 (7km long)
Blue slopes: 13
Red slopes: 9
Black slopes: 2
PEISEY VALLANDRY SKIING
PEISEY VALLANDRY BEGINNERS
Both resorts have good nursery slopes higher up on the tree-line accessed by a chairlift. Cabri or Flocon are two protected areas with a small ski tow in the upper area of Peisey-Vallandry. The Cabri area is accessible from the Peisey chairlift (61) at Plan Peisey, and the Flocon slopes can be reached via the Vallandry chairlift (74) at Vallandry. The Pre Jeannot dedicated children’s snow area is located at Plan Peisey. Complete beginners start at the bottom and then move up to a dedicated area at the top of the chairlift. Although it’s graded blue The Forêt run down to Vallandry is gentle enough to be a green! There’s is one green run in the Peisey/Les Arcs domain - but it’s 7km long, and in the forest!
Skiers can enjoy the whole Paradiski area using just blue pistes to get going (again) gently.
PEISEY VALLANDRY INTERMEDIATES
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’s plenty of blue cruising.
PEISEY VALLANDRY EXPERTS
For the more expert, the toughest descents are beneath the Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs. Indeed, Les Arcs has lots to offer experts with some genuinely challenging runs and lots of off-piste potential.
PEISEY VALLANDRY SNOWBOARDING
Les Arcs is a hotspot for snowboarders, offering excellent freeride slopes. For beginners and intermediates, there are plenty of wide-open pistes, especially at Vallandry and Arc 1800. Most lifts in the area are chairs and gondolas, and the terrain park has a snowboard-friendly draglift.
PEISEY VALLANDRY RESORT RUNS
Returning to Peisey Vallandry is easy, either on the transverse pistes from Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 or via the Arc 2000 Valley from the top of the Transarc gondola, then taking the Grand Renard piste towards Peisey Vallandry via the Derby chairlift.
THE “NATURE” RUNS
These are eight runs secured and marked by the ski patrol, but where no grooming has been done in order to ensure the runs’ natural qualities. These runs - Crêtes, Dou de l’Homme, Lanches, Robert Blanc, Génépi, Bois de l’Ours, Les 2 Têtes and Malgovert – have been specially adapted for good skiers. So you can learn to ski safely in “off-piste style”, but within the patrolled ski area.
Not to be missed when you visit Paradiski!
The 360-degree panorama of La Grande Rochette at La Plagne.
The Aiguille Rouge descent, an epic 7km non-stop run from the glacier at 3226m all the way to Villaroger at 1200m. It’s 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!
Peisey Vallandry Ski Hire
To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.
Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
Special offers: Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Superior Carver) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots.
Peisey Vallandry Ski Passes
Pre-book your Peisey Vallandry lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes
To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.
FREE EXTRA 1/2 DAY: Afternoon preceding your stay with every Paradiski pass valid for 6 to 15 consecutive days.
LIFT PASS XMAS / EASTER OFFER: 2 Adults passes bought (Peisey-les Arcs/Paradiski)= 1 CHILD (5-11yrs) PASS FREE (similar passes).
Valid weeks of 22-28/12/18 & 13-27/4/19
Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):
If you're learning to ski, there are a couple of lift pass offers where you can buy 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 trips on the lifts, so you don't have to spend money on a ski pass for the whole week. This applies to the Combettes chair lift in 1600, the Dahu chairlift in 1800, the Saint Jacques chairlift in 2000 and the Parchey lift in Peisey Vallandry.
In Peisey Vallandry you can buy a 1 day pass at the ticket offices, which gives you access to the Flocon and Cabri ski areas. From Vallandry you can get 2 journeys on the Vallandry chairlift and unlimited use of the Flocon J-bar lift. From Peisey you can get 2 journeys on the Peisey chairlift and unlimited use of the Cabri J-bar lift.
Paradiski ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2018/19:
Day - €48 children, €60 adults
Les Arcs ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2018/19:
1/2 day - €34 children, €43 adults
Day - €42 children, €52 adults
Peisey Vallandry Ski School
Pre-book your Peisey Vallandry ESF ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school
To book your ski school, download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page.
Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.
We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.
Peisey Vallandry Private Lessons (18/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable)
Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.
From €96 for 2 hours for 1-2 pers
From €144 for 2 hours for 3-5 pers
Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change
ESF Peisey Vallandry
Tel: 00 33 4 79 07 93 77
Peisey Vallandry 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.
Garderie Le Chat Bottee
Residence les Melezes
73210, Peisey Vallandry
Tel: 0033 4 79 07 91 64
Located at Vallandry snowfront, the Tom Pouce activity centre 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 to all age groups children. Supervised by professionals, the children will discover the mountain. They offer many fun and sporting activities inside and outside.
The hotline for the reservations will begin on November 4th only.
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In winter: Open 9am to 5pm daily. TOM POUCE offers a wide range of activities suitable for all age groups of children. Supervised by professionals, the children will discover the mountain. Offer many fun and sporting activities inside and outside.
Garderie Tom Pouce
73210, Peisey Vallandry
Tel: 0033 4 79 07 97 72
Children's Ski Lessons in Peisey
Children can ski in Peisey with ESF.
Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details.
Peisey Vallandry Resort Activities
Mille8: A new experience in the heart of Les Arcs 1800!
Big changes have happened in Arc 1800 with several new ski lifts plus activities including an aquatic centre, and snow sports areas such as a tubing run, a fun trail course for all abilities, a beginners' area, discovery trail and a children’s practice area.
All of Mille8's developments were completed early 2016, with the new Carreley 6-seater high-speed chair lift and lodge with slope side restaurant (Le Lodge), golf simulator and dance floor. With Mille8, Les Arcs has completely re-invented ‘apres-ski’. Mille8 is served by the brand new dedicated Villards gondola, and remains accessible every day until at least 7.30pm.
- LA LUGE- choose your toboggan, hop on the Villards gondola (accessible to pedestrians/skiers) and get ready for the adrenaline fuelled ride down 900m of twists and turns with a dash through the illuminated tunnel at the finish line. Open from 2pm-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LES CABANES - a beautiful ski run winding its way through the forest with wooden cabins, lights, and sound. Don't miss out on the Giant Xylophone. Open from 9am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LES BOSSES - a freestyle run with an abundance of fun modules and snow-sculptures for all levels. Scan your pass at top and your run will be filmed! Open from 11am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LE CUBE - a safe and protected area to help beginners for all ages gain confidence served by a covered and easy to use magic carpet lift. There are stunning views over Mont Blanc. Open from 9.30am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week. Hop on the Villards gondola for access (accessible to pedestrians/skiers).
- LES PINGOUINS - a dedicated environment for children to progress and play, featuring igloos, a sledging area and a magic carpet. FREE access. Open from 11am-5pm (5.30pm from February).
- LES SAPINS - starting at Le Lodge and winding through the forests, the Sapins footpath offers walkers a unique ambiance and areas to relax, rest, or take in the exploits on nearby ski and toboggan runs. Open from 9.30am-5pm daily.
- LA PISCINE - a stunning new 3800 square metre indoor aquatic centre directly on the piste with breath-taking views over Mont Blanc … A stunning indoor swimming with Jacuzzis, whirlpools, waterfalls, slide, water play area for children and grottos. A wellness and fitness centre with saunas, steam baths, and a gym. For easy access, a new covered walkway and elevator whisk clients directly from Arc 1800 to the LA PISCINE aquatic centre. Open from 11am-7.30pm daily (except Sats 2pm-7pm) with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LE LODGE - is right in the centre of Mille8 slopes and a great place to meet up. It’s a restaurant, snack bar, a dance floor and an events location. The restaurant creates chic brasserie food, elegant and refined French cuisine. A prestigious wine list and producers in the restaurant regularly to talk about French wines. Open from 9.30am-7pm daily with opening until 11pm 3 nights per week. Hop on the Villards gondola for access (accessible to pedestrians/skiers).
Access to Mille8 is included with the following ski and pedestrian lift passes of any duration: Les Arcs, Peisey- Vallandry, Paradiski Unlimited. The aquatic centre, restaurant and luge are available at a supplement.
Sledging at Rodeo Park
The Rodeo Park in Les Arcs offers fantastic sledging fun. At the top of the Col de Chal you can make your way down the new 3km long toboggan track with a 400m vertical drop, enjoying the thrills and excitment of every twist and turn!
Open Sunday – Thursday 1pm-4.30pm with extended opening hours every Wednesday for night time toboggan rides! Included in your entry to the Rodeo Park is helmet and toboggan hire. Free entry to all adults with a valid lift pass. Children must be 10 years or older and be over 125cm tall, must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 04 24 00. Prices and more information are available at the lift pass offices in resort.
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.
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 Vallandry 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.
Peisey Vallandry Igloo building
Build an igloo with your friends or family with a guide, a very pleasant wintry activity.
Peisey Vallandry Snow sculpture
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.
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.
Tel. 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.
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.
Please note: 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
Tel. +33 479 07 94 28 or +33 479 07 88 67
Peisey Vallandry Ski Activities
Mountain restaurants in Peisey Vallandry
2 in Peisey Vallandry, and there are lots more in Paradiski area.
Nordic Skiing in Paradiski
The Nordic ski centre (1475m-1650m) offers you 43km of packed tracks for classic or skate cross country skiing. Open daily during the winter season.
Tel: 33 (0)4 79 07 92 65
Discover for free, daytime 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 stadium of biathlon adapted for the competitions.
- 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.
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.)
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
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
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
- Supervision by a certified professional (ski instructor or mountain guide)
- "Impact Multisport" insurance covering off-piste skiing (offered)
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Les Arcs Resort News and Events 2018/19
- Les Arcs celebrates 50 years in 2018 - France's first purpose build ski resort opened in 1968 - Les Arcs is a world of possibilities and they will be celebrating our 50th birthday throughout the winter and summer with events and celebrations of everything that has made Les Arcs what it is today
- Aiguille Rouge - a great view from the summit of Les Arcs. This year, the Aiguille Rouge footbridge has been built so that everyone can admire the exceptional beauty. Accessible to pedestrians and children as well as skiers, the bridge is 35m long. People can come down in the Aiguille Rouge cable car or ski down one of Europe’s longest run (7 kilometres long with a 2,000-metre vertical descent).
- Lift improvements - after the upgrading of Pré Saint Esprit chair and the widening of the Vallée de l’Arc run last year, Comborcière chairlift is being replaced this winter to make it easier to get to Arc 1600 from the bottom of the Vallée de l’Arc. At the top, a connected picnic area
- New slope - A new run will allow skiers to discover an unknown side of the Arc 2000 sector
Events in main Les Arcs:
- Les Arcs European Film Festival - 15th-22nd December 2018 - Les Arcs welcome the 10th edition of the European Film Festival
- Celebrate a White Christmas in Les Arcs - 25th December 2018
- New Years Eve - parties in all the villages of Les Arcs to celebrate New Year's Eve - 29th December 2018 - In Arc 2000, gather at the Place Olympique from 17:30 to see a dance show, fire jugglers, a torchlit descent of the pistes and a firework display, including free mulled wine and hot chocolate. Arc 1950 will also be getting in on the act. The Place de l'Horloge will come alive with fireworks and a street party with a DJ and a saxophonist from 21:00 to 01:00. In Arc 1800 and Arc 1600, head to the Front de Neige from 18:00 for a torchlit descent and fireworks.
- Freeride week - 28th January-3rd February 2019 - Arc 1950 Le Village will be playing host to freeriders from all over the world to give them the chance to try out the best spots in the les Arcs ski area. There will be various levels of competition on the bill: 1 Junior FWQ event, 2 FWQ 2*races and 1 FWQ 4* event (the only French 4* event amongst the 12 world contests). The week will be an opportunity to discover freeride skiing in all its guises. On the programme will be: film screenings, awareness of and introduction to mountain rescue, freeride courses for children and adults, etc.
- The Great British Celebration - 30th March-6th April 2019 - During this week of festivities, the whole resort of Les Arcs will honored British citizens. Enjoy the special events provided on the slopes as skiing competition, sledding and after skiing time with concerts and others friendly moments to share
- Spring skiing - 30th March-27th April 2019 - Original gatherings and festivities for all to end the winter in style and to enjoy snow-riding in the radiant end-of-season sunshine … Welcome to les Arcs Spring Final! More than just skiing, there are entertainments in the resort and the ski area, fun and relaxation are waiting for you.
Check out the Tourist Office website to find out more about what is going on in Les Arcs: www.lesarcs.com
Peisey Vallandry Après-ski, Restaurants & Bars
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
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.
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, pedestrian 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. Choice of ice cream and wine to take away.
Open every lunchtime. On Thursdays and Fridays evening. Pre-booking required for other evenings. Panoramic view, 100m above the Vanoise Express cable-car.
Savoyard specialities. Traditional cooking. Closed on sundays except school holidays.
Open from 10:00 non-stop, coffee, lunch, dinner, snacks & crêpes. Homemade international and regional cuisine, sunny terrace, log fire, cosy atmosphere. Concerts.
Savoyard specialties - Menus - Traditional cuisine. Recommended booking . Closed on Sunday.
Les 3 Saveurs
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
Savoyard specialities and traditional cooking. Bar. Sunny terrace. Free Wifi.
Pizzeria, restaurant, take-away pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed on Tuesdays.
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)
Opposite the 68 (Grizzly) chairlift : live music, DJ's, sky sports, free WIFI.
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 holidays
Late night bars
Speciality 38 cocktails on the menu
Apres-ski from 3:30 pm until 2:00am. Themes parties, Saturdays open from 10am. DJ on Sat nights.
Peisey Vallandry Amenities
Peisey Vallandry is served by a range of amenities including: mini-supermarket, farm produce shop, butcher, baker, post office, newsagents, tourist office, petrol station, chemist and 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.
Getting to Peisey Vallandry, France
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
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)
Geneva Airport is 193km from Peisey (2 hours)
Public shuttle bus transfers from airport
Geneva Airport - Peisey via Bourg St Maurice (www.coach-station.com).
Getting around Peisey-Vallandry
Free parking facilities and a free shuttle around the resort running from 9am-11pm.
Peisey Vallandry Airport Transfer
For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here.