Peisey-Vallandry resort guide
Peisey-Vallandry is one of the villages in the Les Arcs ski area. Les Arcs and La Plagne together combine to make one of the largest ski areas in Europe with at total of 425 kilometres of piste.
Access to the pistes
The Peisey lift station located at 1650 metres in Plan-Peisey, or from the Vallandry lift in Vallandry. From the lower village of Peisey, locals and visitors can use the famous 'Lobster Pots' (or Lonzagne lift) for free transportation to the lift.
Plan-Peisey is connected to La Plagne via the Vanoise Express, a cable car that spans the divide between the Peisey-Vallandry/Les Arcs ski area and La Plagne. The 180 person cable car, which was built in 2003, stretches 1.8 kilometres and is elevated 380 metres above the valley floor.
Skiing in Peisey-Vallandry/Les Arcs
Peisey-Vallandry is nestled comfortably into the tree line and enjoys skiing for all levels.
There is an excellent beginners area with easy lifts that are separated from the advanced skiers. There's a selection of very wide open pistes and easy runs winding through the trees.
The pistes of Peisey-Vallandry are varied and have an abundance of intermediate runs. Over 50% could be considered intermediate level - a fun place for families to enjoy.
Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find the Peisey-Vallandry area a brilliant place to hone skills. There are wide open blues and not-too-tricky reds that will keep you entertained for months.
An abundance of skiing for the more advanced is available, with lots of relatively easily accessible off piste such as La Grive (local knowledge and stable conditions required) as well as masses of tree runs from the Derby chairlift.
Accommodation in Peisey-Vallandry
Whether you are looking for a luxurious chalet or would prefer more basic self-catering accommodation, you will have plenty of choice in Peisey-Vallandry and the surrounding villages of Peisey, Nancroix and Moulin.
Catered chalet companies in Peisey-Vallandry
Whitebeam Chalets - Three family run catered ski chalets in Peisey-Vallandry, Les Arcs. In the traditional, snow-sure French villages of Peisey and Nancroix.
White Stripe Mountain Lodge - An independent ski chalet company in the Peisey-Vallandry area, near Les Arcs. We operate three lovely ski chalets during the winter.
Go Alpine - Catered chalet experience in the heart of Peisey Nanacroix.
Le Petit Hibou - Boutique chalet and restaurant offering a truly unique location and experience. Situated in the beautiful Vanoise national park with access to the slopes of Peisey Vallandry as well as stunning walks and cross country trails.
The Goat Shed - Great value catered chalet with a cosy and comfortable feel
The Deer Lodge - Beautifully renovated 5 bedroom chalet in the heart of Peisey Nanacroix
Hotels in Peisey-Vallandry
Hotel de la Vanoise - Situated close to the ski lifts of Peisey Vallandry this 3 star hotels highlights include, a Savoyard restaurant, bar lounge with fire, ski storage and spa facilities.
Hotel La Tarine - A family run hotel with a friendly atmosphere and great resultant serving local Savoyard dishes. Close to the Peisey Nancroix ski lift.
Self-catered accommodation (gîtes)
Go Alpine - Self catered apartments.
PVR - Self catered chalets and apartments in Peisey-Vallandry.
Chalets Paradiski - 4 farmhouse chalets perfectly placed in the village. Offering modern feel and facilities. Can be booked catered or self catered.
Find self catered accommodation is Air BnB.
CGH Residence Vallandry
Or use the website Gîtes de Savoie.
Chalet catering services:
Chloe's Cuisine - Book your own chalet catering as you want it, gourmet food cooked in the chalet or delivered to your door.
What we like about Peisey-Vallandry
- Tree lined runs
- Great beginners area
- Bar Mont Blanc
- Access to Les Arcs and La Plagne
- Access to fun off-piste
- Le Derby chair lift
- Le Petit Hibou restaurant
Offical website of Peisey Vallandry
Peisey-Vallandry Piste Map
Ski schools in Peisey-Vallandry
ESF Peisey-Vallandry: ESF instructors are trained at the Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme and specialise in all snowsports, including: alpine skiing, carving, slalom, snowboard, snowblade, télémark, skicross, freeride, off piste, ski touring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon and handiski.
Ski Aim: AIM Snowsports ski school provides safe, fun and enjoyable ski lessons across Les Arcs, including Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Arc 2000 and Peisey-Vallandry, as well as snowboard lessons and off-piste guiding.
New Generation: The Peisey-Vallandry ski school is one of the longest standing New Gen teams, headed up by the ever experienced John Thomas.
Ski hire in Peisey-Vallandry
Intersport - There are 5 Intersport stores in Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Peisey Village. Reserve online and collect in store.
Skimium - Located on the main road of Plan Peisey, at the junction of the road that goes to Bar Mont Blanc.
Rental Repulic - Delivered to your door and fitted in the comfort of your chalet!
Sport 2000 - Located on the main road of Plan Peisey, reserve online and collect in store.
Airports close to Peisey Vallandry
Chambery airport is the closest airport with travel time around 1 hour 45 minutes to cover the 106.KM.
Geneva airport is our most popular airport for transfers to Peisey Vallandry due to the amount of flight options into here. Its also a very reliable airport. Travel time is around 2 hours 40 minutes to cover the 145 KM. We offer private and shared transfers from Geneva, for our shared option please go to our shared transfer page.
Lyon St Exupery is located 191 KM west of Peisey Vallandry and will take around 2 hours 20 mins travel time. Transfers from Lyon are priced a bit higher due to parking fees, the motorway time and tolls.
Grenoble Alpes-Isére is again around the 190 KM mark to Peisey and will take around 2 hours 20 mins. Transfers from Grenoble are priced a bit higher due to the parking fees, motorway time and tolls.
Transfers types to Peisey-Vallandry
Private Airport Transfers in the French AlpsPrivate airport transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Chambéry and Lyon airports direct to your ski resort. Sole occupancy in one or more of our comfortable 8 seat Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses. No waiting for other groups, direct to your chalet and highly rated.
Business Class Transfers in the French AlpsChoose space, comfort and the little extras by traveling Business Class this winter. Our premium vehicles come with leather seating, permanent 4-wheel drive, privacy glass, on-board WI-FI, iPads with a selection of films and USB charging ports.
Things to do in Peisey-Vallandry
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, visitors to Peisey-Vallandry can take part in a range of fantastic mountain sports. With a broad selection of shops and a cinema, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied when they’re not on the slopes.
Action and sport
Cross country skiing (nordic), snowshoeing, ice climbing and paragliding. We highly recommend paragliding (parapente in French) for an amazing birds-eye view of the valley.
Activities with animals are available beyong Nancroix, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. These include husky sledding, horse-drawn sleigh riding and a walk with reindeers.
Relaxation and well being
For those in the group that would like a day to relax, there is a large spa in Plan-Peisey called L'Orée des Cimes offering treatments and packages. The Vanoise Hotel offers treatments, and a swimming pool, small sauna and a hot tub over looking the piste.
Yoga lessons with Bec Black are regularly available in the school in Peisey village. Check the website for times.
For those who culture, architecture or religion, Sainte Trinité church in Peisey-Nancroix is well worth a visit.
Vallandry boasts its own cinema, where two films are screened each day in the winter. An extra film will be shown if the weather is very bad.
Events in Peisey-Vallandry
Summer or winter, there is always a vibrant atmosphere in Peisey-Vallandry and across the Paradiski ski area; however, certain times of the year offer particularly special activities and events.
Christmas and New Year are always celebrated in a big way with festive markets, visits from santa claus, parties and fireworks. Easter is another important occasion at the resort.
Other seasonal events in Peisey-Vallandry:
- Marche Gourmande (September)
A 10km walk with food and wine tasting stops every 2km.
- Brame du Cerf ( September)
Squall of the deer - a family-friendly deer spotting event that takes place in Vanoise National Park.
- Festi’Nordic (January)
A free festival that gives participants the opportunity to try a range of Nordic activities including cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
- Mardi Gras (5th March)
Crepe & Fancy Dress Party, Peisey-Vallandry
- Fête du Costume (August)
A festival that celebrates the traditions and fashion of the Savoie region.
Bars and restaurants in Peisey-Vallandry
There are bars and restaurants dotted all over the villages that make up the Peisey-Vallandry ski area.
- Le Solan
- La Vache
- Refuge Pizz
- Chez Félix
- Le Coeur de Vall’
- Bistro Savoyard
- Le 56
- La Petit Hibou
- Hotel de la Vanoise
Bar Mont Blanc
Situated at the bottom of the Grizzly lift, Bar Mont Blanc is the busiest place for Après ski in the area. They offer live music once a week, a comedy night and DJ’s often frequent the terrace. Food is available at lunch and dinner, such as pizzas, nachos, sausage and mash.
Paolo’s Snack Bar
Paolo’s sits at the top of the Peisey lift, and is a wonderful place to soak up the sun, the views and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Do also visit if you are feeling hungry – the word snack does not do the large portions justice.