Peisey-Vallandry resort guide
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.
What we like about Peisey-Vallandry
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
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.
Mountain Rescue is an airport transfer company, offering Peisey-Vallandry transfers.
Useful Peisey-Vallandry links
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.
Location of Peisey-Vallandry
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.
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
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.
Hotels in Peisey-Vallandry
Self-catered accommodation (gîtes)
Go Alpine - Self catered apartments.
PVR - Self catered chalets and apartments in Peisey-Vallandry.
Find self catered accommodation is Air BnB.
Or use the website Gîtes de Savoie.
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.
Childcare in Peisey-Vallandry
Summer in Peisey-Vallandry
During the summer months, mountain biking and hiking are extremely popular, particularly around Vanoise National Park. The park is packed full of stunning wildlife and offers hundreds of trails for hikers and bikers of all abilities.
Peisey-Vallandry airport transfers
Mountain Rescue offer Peisey-Vallandry transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambéry airports. As well as to/from the surrounding villages including Plan-Peisey, Vallandry, Peisey village, Moulin and Nancroix.
Transfer time from Lyon, Grenoble and Geneva to Peisey-Vallandry is around two and a half hours.
Transfers from Chambéry airport are approximately one and a half hours.
Book a private, shared or business transfer using our quick quote form. Our office will swiftly reply to your request with an overview of the travel plans and a link for a secure on line card payment.
Private transfers to Peisey-Vallandry include:
- Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelles.
- Smart, friendly, uniformed drivers.
- Child and booster seats (on request).
- 90 minutes of free waiting time.
- 24/7 help line to our Alps office.
- A fully licensed and insured French transport company.
Book an airport transfer to Peisey Vallandry.