Peisey-Vallandry is a collection of small satellite villages forming part of the larger Les Arcs ski domain. The villages have a small selection of bars, restaurants and shops, offering a relaxed atmosphere which is best suited to families and groups looking for a relaxed ski destination. The old village of Peisey has some quaint, traditional buildings with charming character. For exploring the whole Paradiski area, Peisey-Vallandry is an excellent and affordable option.
Resort Altitude: 1,600m
Resort Skiing: 3,250m
Total Ski Area: 425km
Blue Runs: 170km
Red Runs: 166km
Black Runs: 89km
Cross Country: 80km
The access to the Paradiski area allows you to explore a vast area of slopes of varying difficulties. An extensive lift system makes it easy to connect between the different areas. For beginners, there are plenty of learning slopes and easy runs to progress to. For the more experienced, the variety of runs across the Paradiski area presents almost endless opportunities. The skiing in Peisey itself is more occupied with trees than that of the other resorts but is equally varied with great terrain to explore.
The areas around Peisey-Vallandry are well suited to beginners and intermediates, with a good amount of blues to cruise around on. There aren’t a huge amount of challenging blacks in the area, but with the option to head over to La Plagne and Les Arcs your options for more difficult descents become vast. At the top of the Aiguille Rouge, there is a great run down to Villaroger that has a vertical drop of 2,000m.
Snowboarders can enjoy quiet, traffic-free slopes to cruise down; an area of terrain which is perfect for intermediates. Freeriders will find some great tree runs but will probably have to head over to La Plagne or Les Arcs for more challenging off-piste. The local terrain park is located in Les Arcs and is perfect for any level of park boarder.
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There are a few options for nurseries for children including the Garderie Tom Pouce Station de Peisey-Vallandry, who look after very young children. The ESF also have a snow garden where children as young as three years old can begin to learn to ski.
Peisey-Vallandry has plenty of rustic, traditional restaurants serving delectable food. Le Coeur de Vall's sophisticated yet rustic atmosphere is a great place to taste some of the delicious local cuisine. Chez Felix Rosuel is one of the restaurants most popular with locals and guarantees a great meal. For a hearty lunch on the mountain try L’Adress, who serve fantastic pizzas.
Après ski in Peisey-Vallandry is rather low key but there a couple of bars that tend to have a good atmosphere with live sport and music playing until the small hours of most evenings. Greg's Bar is a good venue that stays open until late and Mojo Bar serves great cocktails and tends to have music playing up until 2am. Night-owls may have to head to nearby Les Arcs to reach the busier late-night clubs.
Non-skiers who enjoy hiking and snowshoeing will be kept well entertained with great walks up and down the valley. Those looking for more leisurely activities will enjoy the shops, ice-skating rink and bowling alley; or can head to one of the local spas to indulge in some rest and relaxation.