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.
LES ARCS/PEISEY VALLANDRY SKI AREA
Les Arcs is part of the large ‘Paradiski’ ski area and is the 2nd largest connected skiing area in the world. Paradiski has excellent facilities and with its huge variation in altitude (1200m-3250m) and with over 70% of the area being above 2000m, there is a multitude of different types of scenery and piste to explore. This impressive lift-linked ski area is formed of 18 ski resorts (the first 7 below in Les Arcs and the other 11 in La Plagne):
- Arc 1600
- Arc 1800
- Arc 1950
- Arc 2000
- Peisey Vallandry
- Bourg St Maurice
- Plagne Montalbert
- Plagne Bellecote
- Les Coches
- Champagny en Vanoise
- Belle Plagne
- Plagne 1800
- Plagne Soleil
- Aime la Plagne
- Plagne Centre
- Plagne Villages
Les Arcs offers experts some tough descents beneath the Aiguille Rouge. For intermediates, the greatest concentration of blue and red runs are above Arc 1800 and lead down to the villages of Peisey-Vallandry. There are nursery slopes close to all of the Les Arcs villages, but some of the best green runs can be found in La Plagne. La Plagne has a further 225km of pistes - access via the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car (world’s largest cable car) which is in the village of Peisey-Vallandry. This takes you across to Montchavin (La Plagne).
Peisey-Vallandry is split into 2 skiing villages (and linked by lift to Les Arcs). Plan Peisey is located next to the Vanoise Express cable car (200 person capacity) and Vallandry is located a little further along. It comprises several small alpine villages which are linked to the large Paradiski ski area so you really do get the best of both worlds. The Peisey-Vallandry pistes are tree-lined and uncrowded - and very well groomed. You can then venture onto the popular pistes in the wider Paradiski area.
From the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry ski area and the Paradiski area at large, there is skiing and snowboarding on offer to suit all abilities. In terms of returning to Peisey Vallandry from further afield, it's easy by either Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 “transverse” pistes or via the Arc 2000 Valley from the top of the Transarc, then the grand Renard piste towards the resort via the Derby chairlift.
Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page (21/22):
Les Arcs/Peisey local area
200km of pistes, 54 lifts, 123 slopes:
Green slopes: 10
Blue slopes: 55
Red slopes: 42
Black slopes: 18
LES ARCS SKIING
PEISEY VALLANDRY BEGINNERS
There are 10 green slopes in Les Arcs:
- Vezaille, Millerette, Piste des Animaux in Arc 1600
- Step by step progression zone 1-3 steps (first slides, turns and runs) at Les Cabnes in Mille 8 in Arc 1800
- Low KL, Marais in Arc 2000
- Flocon, Cabri in Peisey Vallandry
Peisey-Vallandry is the quieter side of the valley and is a perfect ski area for learners. Skiers can enjoy the whole Paradiski area using just blue pistes to get going (again) gently.
Both villages provide good nursery slopes which are accessed by a chairlift as they are higher up, around the tree-line. Cabri and Flocon are situated in the upper area of the resort. These are two protected ski areas with a small ski tow. Cabri is accessible from the Peisey chairlift at Plan Peisey and Flocon is accessible from the Vallandry chairlift. There is also a dedicated children's area located in Plan Peisey 'Pre Jeannot'.
There is one green run in the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry domain but it's 7km long and in the forest! The Forêt run which heads down to Vallandry is also gentle enough to be green, even though it is officially graded blue.
LES ARCS INTERMEDIATES
There are lots of options within the Paradiski ski area for intermediate skiers with many blue runs and plenty of red ones too. At slightly lower altitudes (1600-1800m) there are lots of options for mixed ability groups with a choice of routes through the trees.
LES ARCS EXPERTS
Les Arcs has over 30km of black runs for experts. The Olympic speed-skiing track can be tested by strong-hearted members of the public, starting at various heights according to experience.
Arc 2000 is perfect for experts. If you want to try the impressive and demanding longest run in the world, then head to the top of the Aiguille Rouge cable car in Arc 2000. Here you will find the Aiguille Rouge black run which is 16km long! Handy tip: about a third of the way down it does change from a black to a red run and it can get quite busy, so we recommend that you head here early on and make it your first run of the day.
For the mogul lovers out there head to the top of the Comboriciere and Ours black runs. They are steep and demanding and are accessible via the Arc 1800 lifts.
LES ARCS OFF-PISTE
Les Arcs deserves its very good reputation for fantastic off-piste skiing. The powder is excellent, due to the resort being spread over a large area, a lot of which is not touched by lift systems. Arc 2000 offers truly amazing off-piste possibilities.
The main off-piste area is of course the Aiguille Rouge glacier (in Arc 2000), where you have the longest run in the resort at 7km, with a 2100m vertical drop! The most popular runs can be found on the north face with an immense area of off-piste skiing in the direction of Villaroger.
A large part of this area is, in fact, a restricted nature reserve so this really is one of the last untouched areas of the Tarentaise. The most accessible and easiest run is the ‘Petit Face Nord’ and is easy to get to from the Traversee chairlift. The next step up involves a hike: the ‘Couloir Canadian’.
Parts are very steep and avalanches are common. The ‘Couloir en S’ is one of the hardest descents – a rope and ice axe are useful! An easier alternative s the ‘Col du Génépi’. The northeast slopes of the Aiguilles Rouge are classed as moderate. For any off-piste skiing on the glacier we would highly recommend a mountain guide.
The ‘Grand Col’ at 2835m to Villaroger, beneath the glacier, is a popular off-piste area. Alternatively, a longer climb from ‘Grand Col’ takes you to ‘Col des Roches’ on a west facing slope – however getting there does involve a scramble and a cable attached to the rocks would be helpful!
For novices, from the top of the Dos Rond there is a gentle off-piste slope that follows the Les Bauches blue. There is also an eay route from Col de la Chal down towards Nancroix.
LES ARCS CROSS-COUNTRY
The ski area of Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry has 55km of cross-country trails (131km in La Plagne also).
In Arc 1600 there is a loop starting at Courbaton, the top of the funicular.
In Arc 1800 a trail starts from the top of the Jardin Alpin chairlift.
In Arc 2000 the trail begins near the ESF 2000 ski school office.
Each trail is free to use and is approximately 5km in length.
However, for the best of the best cross-country skiing you need to be further down the valley in the Peisey-Nancroix Nordic area (Peisey-Vallandry), at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park – 44km of well kept and marked trails await you. There are also paths here for walkers, snowshoe trails and toboggan runs. You do have to purchase a pass to use these trails, but the good thing is that any profit they make purely goes into the daily upkeep of these beautiful trails.
LES ARCS SNOWBOADERS
Les Arcs is a hot spot and firm favourite with snowboarders, where many of the Pros choose to come. Les Arcs offers brilliant freeriding including steeps, trees, gullies, natural jobs and hits. Arc 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry offer the best wide-open rolling slopes for beginners and intermediates.
LES ARCS IN BAD WEATHER
If the weather turns bad, the clouds creep in and the snow falls heavy it can be hard to know where to ski. Avoid the high and open glaciers at all costs. The trick is to head for the tree-lined slopes as they provide definition when the slopes and the sky merge into one and everything seems white! Head to the lower resorts of Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry.
From the top of the Chantel and Les Villards chairlifts, you can take some long blue slopes through the trees from Arc 1800 to Arc 1600. La Plagne Montalbert is another safe beat with gentle blues that cut through the trees and as you will be lower here you may even completely miss the high cloud causing the bad weather. There are also plenty of trees to be found in Vallandry, Plan Peisey and Montchavin/Les Coches.
Peisey Vallandry Ski Hire
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Peisey Vallandry Lift Passes
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Lift pass delivered FREE to your home. Book your lift pass for Peisey at least 14 days prior departure and we can arrange hands-free lift passes delivered to your home, meaning you can ski straight through the gates, giving you more piste time - at no extra cost! Please note you will not be required to hand over a voucher at the kiosk in resort (non applicable for free passes as you will be asked for a photo and a proof of age on site). Conditions apply. Please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for more details.
Half day and day passes available to buy locally (in €):
These short duration passes are available to book in resort on your arrival, in euros.
Les Arcs has rebranded their lift passes for the 19/20 season so they have different names and different inclusions:
'Premium' (Paradiski) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
Day - €56 children, €69 adults
Pass includes unlimited access to Paradiski, priority queues, Aiguille Rouge queue cutter (1 turn per day), entry to Aquatic centre (1 entry), first tracks (1 time), unlimited luge at 2000 & 1800, ice cave (1 time), families torchlit descent (1 time)
'Essential' (Paradiski) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
Day - €49 children, €61 adults
Pass includes unlimited access to Paradiski, priority queues, Aiguille Rouge queue cutter (50% off), first tracks (50% off), luge at 2000 & 1800 (50% off), ice cave (1 time), families torchlit descent (1 time)
Other extras in the Essential and Premium passes only:
Bourg St Maurice - Entry to swimming pool at the childs rate
Peisey Vallandry - Entry to cinema at childs rate, free days cross country skiing and equipment loan, 15% discount on snowshoe outings (except Saturday)
Arc 1800 - Reductions on spa treatments/products, reductions to intro ski touring on Tuesdays, reductions on snowshoe outings (except Saturday), a bowling game at childs prices from Sat-Mon, reduction on intro to ski jouring on Mondays, reductions on 1800 pool, reductions on Nama Springs.
Arc 1950 - for 2 entries to the Deep Nature Spa, the 3rd is free plus reduction on treatments
Arc 2000 - free entry to ice cave, reduction on Yooner activity, bowling 1 game paid = 1 game free Sat-Mon, reduction on mini skidoo.
'Classic' (Les Arcs) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
1/2 day - €35 children, €43 adults
Day - €44 children, €54 adults
Pass covers Les Arcs ski area only
Extension to cover La Plagne is €20 per day
Peisey Vallandry Ski School
Ski school for children is available to book from 4 years to 12 years in Peisey Vallandry with Peak Retreats. Children can learn to snowboard from 8 years+.
For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.
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 the 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 (17/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)
Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Ski Collection cannot pre-book these.
From €90 for 2 hours for 1-2 pers
From €135 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
Nursery Le Chat Botte
Located in Plan Peisey, 'Puss in Boots' childrens club operates 7 days per week 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Booking: by post before the stay (advised) or on-spot.
Résidence les Mélèzes
Tel. +33 (0)4 79 07 91 64
Nursery Tom Pouce
Located at Vallandry snowfront, the Tom Pouce activity centre welcomes 35 children from 1 to 6 years of age (5 children between 1 and 2 years of age only).
Tom Pouce offers a wide range of activities to suit all age groups. Supervised by professionals, the children will discover the mountain. They offer many fun and sporting activities inside and outside.
Tel. +33 (0)4 79 07 97 72
A list of babysitters is available from the tourist office.
Children's Ski Lessons in Peisey
Children can ski in Peisey-Vallandry with ESF which is pre-bookable with Ski Collection.
In Peisey-Vallandry you can experience all manner of activities from paragliding to climbing natural frozen waterfalls, snowshoeing, dog sledding, horse drawn sledding and there is a public swimming pool in Les Arcs 1800 (3km away). See below for more information on the activities. Further details can be obtained from the tourist office.
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 excitement 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.
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Olympic Experience by Bruno Mingeon (Paradiski)
Dressed in professional race kit, you will embark in pairs on the 4-man bobsled driven by the Olympic medalist and World Champion, Bruno Mingeon. You will race down the 19-turn Olympic Track of La Plagne [Olympic Games 1992] at speeds of up to 130km/h. Minimum age: 18. Info at: www.la-plagne.com.
Air boarding (Paradiski)
A great activity for groups, the “Last Track Airboard” takes place in Montalbert on Thursday and Friday evenings with an ESF Ski Instructor – take the last chair lift of the day. Or try it on your own for free on a Wednesday from 5pm-7pm. Think inflatable body-board designed for the snow, lie on top of the Airboard, head first and whiz down at your leisure. Ages 16+. Info: www.esf-montchavinlescoches.com [with instructor] & www.la-plagne.com.
Speed Riding (Paradiski)
Ski and glide in Les Arcs. Using a small canopy, you will be coached with a view to ultimately descending the piste half skiing, half gliding. Suitable for confident skiers aged 16+ [comfortable on a black run]. Pupils will be given a briefing and managed descents will be co-ordinated via a two-way radio. Prices start from: €195 for one half-day lesson. Info at: www.speedriding-school.com.
Goats' Cheese Dairy Farm
Goats' cheese dairy near Vallandry. This new and modern dairy is open to the public every evening at milking time from 4pm-6.30pm. Specialities include tomme de chevre, frontine de chevre and saint agathe moelleux de chevre (the equivalent of Reblechon). Farm products sold on site. Accessible by car, 2km from the foot of Vallandry.
Situated at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park, there are plenty of walking and hiking opportunities from Peisey Vallandry. Pedestrian lift passes are available in resort and give you access to numerous walking tracks. Here are some suggested walks, more information can be obtained from the tourist office.
- Les Esserts: a walk on the valley’s shaded slopes, crossing a thick forest of spruces. Take in the panorama of the Mount-Pourri and the Mont Blanc.
- Plan Bois' forest: a route from Vallandry in a pleasant forest environment (including larches andspruces). Experience beautiful viewpoints of the Mont-Blanc.
- Les Montagnettes: a nice hike on a large path, winding across forests, clearings and "montagnettes" (alpine meadows' hamlets) and then returning by the Televillage's lift.
- Notre Dame des Vernettes' Chapel: an easy walk, in the heart of the mountain pastures, at 1800m altitude. The ease of the walk, beauty and serenity make it ideal for a picnic. View of the Aiguille Rousse's cliffs.
- Rosuel's scenic path: a pleasant course at the Vanoise National Park's gateway, with many beautiful panoramas to discover the landscapes and the vegetation, thanks to information boards along the walk. There are also benches along the path.
Peisey-Vallandry Nordic Ski area is reputed for the opportunities it offers for natural frozen waterfall climbing. Beginners classes through to the most challenging routes reserved for experienced climbers are on offer. Places must be booked in advance.
Bureau des Guides – +33 (0)6 10 09 49 00
Takes place once a week. Exactly as it sounds, learn the skills it takes to build an igloo including piling and compressing the snow - a great family activity.
Taking place once a week, let your skill and imagination run wild in this traditional snow sculpture contest.
Enjoy the pleasure of gliding along, snuggled down comfortably inside a large sleigh, or experience the thrills of the Great white north, by learning to drive a team of huskies.
- Contemplative ride: enjoy a ride in the heart of the nordic area. Confortably seated in a large sledge ( 2 adults & 1 child -11 yrs), you could experience running a team of dogs. Available all day and evening throughout the season.
- Driving the team: mushing session in the heart of the nordic area, drive your own 2 or 3 dog sledge. Age 12years+. Available during the mornings.
- Mix: combining both the comtemplative drive and driving the team. Great for groups who want to experience both of the above activities. Maximum of 4 people, available during the mornings.
- Prices on request - depending on choice of activity and number of people.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 87 52
Horse Drawn Sleds
Horse-carriage rides pulled by a donkey: The carriage accommodates 2 adults and 2 children. Length of ride is approximately 20 minutes.
Take part in a tandem paraglider flight with Darentasia, a school of the "Fédération Française de Vol Libre". Available throughout the winter season, places must be booked in advance. Takes in Vallandry at 1630m.
Tél.: +33 (0)4 79 06 09 71
Peisey Vallandry Farm Tours - FREE
Visit the farm 3 times a week for free throughout the winter season:
- The goats: goat milking and cheese tasting. Registration and information from the tourist office. Vehicle required, limited seating.
- The lamb's fold: come and see the young lambs...
- Building inspection: see the milking of the cows, the housing system and taste the Beaufort cheese.
Peisey-Vallandry and Les Arcs Resort News and Events
- A new comfortable 10-seat gondola open to both skiers and pedestrians has been installed in Peisey Vallandry for the 2021/22 season and will take skiers to 2138m in just 6 minutes. This new lift system has environmentally-friendly features from solar panels to help it generate year-round electricity to recycling the heat produced by the motors.
- At the top of the new gondola will be a new safe skiing progression zone for beginners of all ages, where they can progress from 'first rides' to 'first turns' and 'first runs' in dedicated areas. The gondola station will also have a new museum space to learn all about mountain animals.
- Les Arcs has a new zipline for thrill seekers opening in the 2021/22 season. Reach speeds of up to 130km/hour, 'flying' over the top of the old Flying Kilometre run, which held the world speed skiing record for years.
- Les Arcs now boasts a Folie Douce, the famous après ski venue that originated in Val d'Isère. The Les Arcs Folie Douce opened in Arc 1800 in December 2019 with a modern style. With three restaurants over 2000 m2 including, la Fruitière, developed by the Chef Franck Mischler for a delicious combination of local recipes without altering them in an original and authentic decor. La Petite Cuisine, relaxed, friendly, gourmet and chic self-service, and The Butcher, high quality snacking! La Folie Douce concept claims to be the highest Cabaret in the world, with an outdoor 360°-scene during 1 hour (from 13h30) and electronic music during the Clubbing session from 15h to 17h. Located at the top of the leisure zone Mille8, it is accessible with Les Villards télécabine or on foot from Arc 1800. Accessible on skis from anywhere else in the ski area. Open every day until 19h with a late opening on Thursday evening, la Folie Douce invites any generation to live intense moments. Concept adapted and accessible to any customers, family, young and not so young!
Major events in the wider Les Arcs resort:
- Les Arcs European Film Festival - 11-18/12/21
- Les Arcs Launchpad freestyle ski competition - 4-7/1/22
- Arc 1950 Freeride weeks - 15-30/1/22
- Mountain bike winter cup Les Arcs - January
- Electronic Peak festival - 14-18/3/22
- Les Arcs Festislack - celebrating slacklines and highlines - 14-17/4/22
Check out the Tourist Office website to find out more about what is going on in Les Arcs: www.lesarcs.com
Apres-Ski, Bars & Restaurants
Restaurants can be found in the villages of Vallandry, Plan-Peisey, Peisey and Nancroix. There are 2 mountain restaurants: La Poudreuse and Blanche Murée at Villandry. Peisey - Vallandry is recommended to those looking for genuine Savoyard friendliness.
Why not try the famous Folie Douce in Arc 1800 for a different kind of dance scene. This branch of the Folie Douce opened in 2019, introducing the chain’s trademark Austrian-style afternoon party scene. You will find 7 other Folie Douce in the French Alps - Val d'Isere opened in 1976, Val Thorens in 2009, Meribel in 2012, Alpe d'Huez in 2013, St Gervais/Megeve in 2014, Chamonix and Avoriaz in 2018. Ski and pedestrian access by the Villards gondola for Les Arcs FD (free for pedestrians), La Folie Douce is on the left at the finish line. Last descent at 7pm (8pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
Peisey-Vallandry has a mini-supermarket, farm produce shop, butcher, baker, post office, newsagents, tourist office, petrol station, chemist and cash point.
Getting to Peisey-Vallandry, France
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.
Chambery: 73 miles, approximately 1hr 30
Grenoble: 115 miles, approximately 2 hours
Geneva: 124 miles, approximately 2hrs 20
Lyon: 125 miles, approximately 2hrs 15
Private taxi transfers from airports to Peisey-Vallandry are pre-bookable via Ski Collection. See our airport & station transfers page for more information.
TGV Direct from Paris - Landry 7km
Taking the Eurostar from London couldn’t be easier. We offer 2 options: direct Ski Train (St Pancreas to Bourg-St-Maurice) or Eurostar Beyond (with a change at Paris). See our train services page for more information. Connection from Peisey-Vallandry train station (Landry) by fare-paying shuttle.
Bus transfers are available from Geneva airport. View our transfers page for more information.
Getting around Peisey-Vallandry:
Free parking facilities and a free shuttle around the resort running from 9am-11pm.
Paradiski Opening Dates
11/12/21 - 30/04/22