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Skiing around Paradiski

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Overview

Set within the beautiful Tarentaise Valley on the edge of the Vanoise National Park, the Paradiski ski area comprises Les Arcs, La Plagne and the hamlets in the Val Landry. Together, they provide 425km of linked pistes making the Paradiski area one of the largest lift-linked carousels in the world.

Les Arcs

Split over 4 areas of Les Arcs 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000, this hugely impressive ski resort offers state of the art facilities on and off the pistes. The apres-ski scene is lively with over 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

For the bad weather days or somethingthing to do with the children after ski lessons, the Aqualudique Centre Arc 1800 is the place to go with spa and wellness, swimming pool, slides and childrens play area.

Mountain Facts Piste Map
Pistes 425kms over 14,390 hectares
Slopes 236
Beginner areas 12
Blue 35
Red 66
Black 129
Snowparks 5
Lifts 82
Mountain Restautants 37
Glaciers 2

La Plagne

A collection of 6 mountain resorts and 4 quaint villages make up the hugely impressive La Plagne. Belle Plagne, Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Plagne Aime 2000, Plagne Soleil and Plagne Bellecote are all ski-in, ski-out resorts making them ideal for family ski holidays.

Peisey - Vallandry

Situated on the south-west of Les Arcs Massif and engulfed in spruce forests, Peisey-Vallandry is a collection of 9 traditional hamlets offering spectacular views of the Mont-Blanc massif, Beaufortain, Vanoise and Tarentaise’s valley. Much quieter than the international ski resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne, Peisey offers a more relaxed apres-ski scene and is a good base for exploring Paradiski.

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Skiing Around Paradiski

The ski area starts at 1200m and reaches up to 3250m on the glaciers meaning snow is pretty much guaranteed from mid-November to the end of April.

Les Arcs naturally links in to Peisey-Vallandry but it wasn't until 2004 when the Vanoise cablecar was completed that La Plagne was linked in. Being such an important link, the Vanoise cablecar is the largest in the world capable of carrying 2000 people an hour at speeds of 45 m/s!

Beginners

For the complete beginner, there are some excellent nursery slopes across the entire region with many of the green and blue pistes accessed directly from the villages. One of the highlights for newcomers to the sport is the 7km green piste in Peisey.

Intermediate

Long cruising blues and red pistes make Paradiski very popular with intermediate skiers and boarders. Starting early morning, its possible to ski around all 3 resorts in one day.

Advanced

For the advanced skier there are 129 blacks and more off-piste terrain than you could wish for. This is where you'll have most fun and hiring a local guide is a good investment if you want to get the most out of Paradiski. One of the best runs is the magical Aiguille Rouge 7km descent towards Villaroger with one of the steepest verticals in Europe from 3200m to 1200m!

Paradiski Accommodation

With a mixture of traditional chalets and new style apartments, the accommodation options around the Paradiski ski resorts cater for all budgets and tastes. Each of the 3 main resorts have various hamlets and villages which together, provide 20 different destinations all with their own charm and character.

The purpose built and lively resorts of Arcs 2000 and La Plagne 1800 have residence type accommodation with ski-in, ski-out apartments. Whereas in the quaint traditional villages of Les Coches and Peisey, you'll find some stunning chocolate box ski chalets with roaring log fires that have stood the test of time.

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Featured Ski Chalets & Apartments to Rent

Featured Ski Resorts

Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the 3 ski resorts within the Paradiski area are excellent value and provide nothing less than the highest quality in service with fantastic chalets, residences and apartments for you to enjoy your ski holidays. The skiing terrain is simply fantastic and ideal for all levels of skier or boarder.




Our view

Paradiski is probably one of the best ski carousels in the Alps. With 425km of uncrowded linked pistes, forest trails, glacial skiing and an excellent standard of accommodation with many ski-in, ski-out chalets, its hard to beat.

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