Peisey Ski Resort
The Peisey Ski resort is situated on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and is made up of five small settlements, which were often overlooked for their larger neighbour Les Arcs. Just over a decade ago saw the installation of the Vanoise Express double decker cable car at Peisey Vallandry which enabled the link between the two resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne, and in doing so creating one of the largest ski areas in the world – Paradiski. Peisey Vallandry and its surrounding hamlets were by now firmly on the map for skiers and even more appealing to those wishing to be away from the hustle and bustle of the larger neighbouring resorts.
The Peisey-Vallandry resort consists of five small villages, namely Peisey, Vallandry, Nancroix, Plan Peisey and Landry situated between 700 to 1600m in altitude. Of these five villages, Peisey and Vallandry are the main ski villages as they are linked directly with the Paradiski area.
Your ski and snowboarding choices are endless. Head for the Les Arcs ski area and you will find some 200kms of mixed open and wooded runs, particularly good for intermediate and advanced skiers with a total of 106 runs and 54 lifts. In addition to the skiing, there are great hiking and winter walking trails. Over in La Plagne, the ski area has plenty of wide open and undemanding slopes, making this ideal beginner and intermediate skiing territory, and for those looking for a bit more of a challenge seek out the Bellecote mountain from where there are a number of challenging long off piste descents from its summit at 3417m.
Peisey Winter Activities
There are plentiful restaurants and bars to be enjoyed in all of the villages of Peisey-Vallandry, but if you are looking for livelier aprés ski and nightlife, then head up to Les Arcs 1800 where you will find a number of bars open till late with live music and DJ’s.
Our catered chalet Peisey is located in the heart of the village of Peisey at 1350m, and just a short walk to the nearest lift which transports you to Plan Peisey at 1600m and from where you can take the Vanoise cable car into La Plagne or cable car to Les Arcs. There is a free shuttle bus that runs from the village of Peisey to the Vanoise cable car in Plan Peisey throughout the day.
If you are holidaying with children and would like to arrange childcare during your stay, we recommend the following two private companies: www.alpine-child-care.co.uk & www.safehandsfrance.com