Ski Resort Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne) in Savoy: Position on map

Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne)

Landry, Aime, Bourg Saint Maurice, Champagny en Vanoise, Montchavin les Coches

Trail Map Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne)
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The Ski Resort

Wintersports enthusiasts are conveyed with 130 lifts.
Wintersports enthusiasts are conveyed with 130 lifts. © La Plagne/Elina Sirparanta

The French ski area Paradiski is made up of the three resorts Les Arcs, La Plagne, and Peisey Vallandry. The 425 kilometres (264 miles) of slopes and 130 lifts at the Vanoise massive are all connected. Its terrain parks, off-piste areas, and runs for all skill levels make Pradiski a diverse wintersports region. Since the ski area boasts two glaciers, and 70 percent of its runs are above 2000 metres, snow is guaranteed until late April. The resorts are connected through the impressive double-deck Vanoise Express cable car. It takes wintersportsmen from Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry to La Plagne or back in only four minutes.

You can start your ski day here right from your bed, as the slopes are basically at your doorstep - long access routes are passé. Furthermore, a special focus lies on family-friendliness, as shown, for instance, by the numerous care facilities and ski schools available.


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Interesting facts

  • Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne) is among the 15 best rated Ski Resorts in France.
  • Elevated between 3937 ft and 10663 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in France. The vertical drop from summit to base is 6726 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2687 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 99 " at summit elevation and 22 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 126 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base. Therefore Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne) is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in France.
  • Paradiski (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallendry – La Plagne) features 55 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 65 sunny days. April is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

Restaurant Le 360 is located by Montalbert gondola.
Restaurant Le 360 is located by Montalbert gondola. © La Plagne/P. Augier

Restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite to eat or a few drinks are available all along the slopes. Take a break at the top station of the gondola on Bellecôte for example. Here at the highest point of the ski resort, all meals are served with a unique view. La Grande Rochette is another great opportunity to stop and recharge.

Must-Ski Runs

Paradiski ski area boasts 425 kilometres of slopes.
Paradiski ski area boasts 425 kilometres of slopes. © La Plagne/Tristan Shu

All of the valley towns can be reached on valley runs. The longest of them is the red run going from Les Verdons to Champagny en Vanoise. It is 6 km (3.7 miles) long and features a vertical drop of 1,250 metres (4,101 ft).

The most challenging run of La Plagne, however, is the black Les Étroits. It starts at Le Biolley at 2,350 metres (7,710 ft) above sea level and overcomes a vertical drop of 550 metres (1,804 ft) over the course of 2 km (1.2 miles).



Nightskiing possible
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Prepare for high-speed at the bobsleigh run.
Prepare for high-speed at the bobsleigh run. © La Plagne/P. Augier

The fun doesn't end when you leave the slopes. One of many highlights is a visit at the ice cave. Home to numerous ice sculptures, it can be visited from mid-December to late April, between 10:00 and 15:00.

Adrenaline junkies might prefer a swift run in a bobsleigh. A maximum of four people can race down together in one bob. Children need to be at least 14 years old and 1.30 metres tall in order to be allowed to ride accompanied by their parents.

Climbing the ice tower is not for the faint-hearted either. Beginners, intermediates, and experfs find climbs of different inclines. If you'd rather take it slow, the region has romantic winter hiking trails or guided show-shoe tours and dog-sledding in store for you.


Après-Ski and Nightlife

Le Code Bar is located right at the centre of Champagny en Vanoise. Enjoy a few drinks in good company or treat yourself to a yummy pizza.

If you're looking for excellent dinner and a nightcap, you should eat at Le Bouquetin in Champagny en Vanoise, and later check out their in-house bar.

Dining and Restaurants

In the ski towns you will find numerous restaurants that feature French-Alpine treats. Le Bouquetin in Champagny en Vanoise serves traditional Savoy cuisine made of local produce. Furthermore, the restaurant features a cosy terrace with an amazing panoramic view.

Another tip for friends of traditional cuisine: Les Rochers at the entrance to Champagny en Vanoise. Authentic Savoy specialities are served on a cosy terrace.


Infrastructure & Rental

Getting here

la Plagne is located at 2000 metres above sea level.
la Plagne is located at 2000 metres above sea level. © La Plagne/P. Augier

Paradiski is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) north-east of Grenoble. During the winter, it can only be accessed via Albertville-Moutiers, as all the other passes are closed at that season. The mountain roads down to the valley towns of the ski resort are well built and easy to drive on.


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