Peisey-Vallandry Ski Resort
The small collection of villages including Peisey and Vallandry offer direct access to the Paradiski.
With one terminus of the Vanoise Express in the village of Vallandry, if you're looking to ski both the Les Arcs and La Plagne side of the Paradiski, you're perfectly placed to do so. That being said, the variety of tree-lined slopes directly above the villages is often enough to keep many skiers happy – the three fast chairs in the sector serve a great network of long, wooded slopes. However, more adventurous skiers will want to head right out across to ski the iconic Aiguille Rouge and take on the long decent to Villaroger, or take the cable car across to La Plagne and head to the lofty Bellecôte Glacier.
The villages are both pretty, in stark contrast to the mega resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs further up the hill. Although there are some small hotels, much of the accommodation comes in the form of catered or self-catered chalets, many of which are traditionally wood-clad and are run by British tour operators. Getting here is simple via the valley and Aime or Bourg-Saint-Maurice – catch the Snow Train or drive around 2.5 hours from Geneva.
Resort website: www.peisey-vallandry.com