Thinking of skiing in Peisey Vallandry? Situated halfway between the main resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne, Peisey Vallandry is becoming more popular as a quieter base from which to explore the two.
Why Peisey-Vallandry Ski Resort?
- Great base from which to explore both Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas (which form the massive Paradiski)
- A quiet alternative to the larger nearby resorts
- Authentic village charm
Peisey Vallandry Information
The up and coming resort of Peisey-Vallandry is becoming more popular as the ideal starting point to explore both Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas and is a quiet alternative to bustling Les Arcs.
Peisey Vallandry can be found in the Savoie region of France, in the Northern French Alps, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. It forms part of the massive Paradiski ski area which as well as Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry includes La Plagne. La Plagne and its ski areas can be accessed via the Vanoise Express cable car which whisks skiers across the valley in 4 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.
Peisey, perched at 1600m, is an authentic and pretty mountain village with real farm buildings and Baroque heritage. Plan Peisey is much more recently developed area that offers a small selection of bars and restaurants, a mini supermarket, local specialty take-away shop, nursery, chemist and medical centre.
Plan-Peisey enjoys amazing panoramic views across the valley of Peisey Nancroix and the High Tarentaise. A mixture of old and traditional houses that have been restored and some small groupings of builds from the 60s and 70s as well as some new builds – it is a pleasant mélange of Alpine architecture. The Vanoise express, a double decker cable car that runs across the valley to La Plagne starts its journey here. The resort has two small shopping centres: one in the “Quartier du Soleil” the other in the “Quartier des Aiguilles”.
A stone's throw from Peisey, visitors will appreciate the peace and quiet of the village of Vallandry, which has been around for over 20 years now. Bordering the forest, the village is a harmonious mixture of buildings that blend into the environment; private chalets stand side by side with traditional houses along the small and scenic road that winds through the village. L'Oree des Cimes and L’Orée des Neiges, featured in the Ski Collection programme, are both located in the Vallandry area of the resort. Free parking spaces are available along the roadside and to the north-west there are excellent views of Mont Blanc. At the centre of the village, a small conglomeration of buildings is located around open squares where one will find the local shops.
Peisey-Vallandry has maintained its mountain soul and its authentic appeal in spite of being at the centre of the giant Paradiski ski area. Torchlight walks are organised to explore the small narrow streets of the individual villages with their traditional houses and the Baroque church.
It is made up of five Savoyard style villages. Each of them shows the “art de vivre“ of the Alps at its best with the snowy slopes of Les Arcs beckoning you to jump on your skis. The five villages are Landry, Peisey, Nancroix, Vallandry and Plan-Peisey. Plan Peisey is a recently developed area that offers a small selection of bars and restaurants, mini-market, local speciality take-away shop, nursery, chemist and medical centre.
As well as ample skiing there is also nature at its best here. The famous Vanoise National Park with its calm and idyllic landscape is a must see for nature lovers. Here one can enjoy various activities such as horse drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, natural frozen waterfalls, Nordic skiing, ski Raquettes outings and local walks.
There is a local shuttle from Peisey Vallandry (change at Landry) to the Funicular station at Bourg-Saint-Maurice. It runs 5 times daily 7 days a week during the winter period.
The friendly and helpful Peisey-Vallandry Tourist Office is open every day during the winter season, 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:30 except Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:30 pm and then open continuously from 09:00 until 18:30 during the school holidays. Their comprehensive website is full of useful information, tips and suggestions.
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Peisey-Vallandry ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 261
- Green slopes: 12
- Blue slopes: 135
- Red slopes: 77