paradiski areaThe Paradiski area comprises a large modern ski area nestled high in the French Alps. The fabulous purpose built multi-levelled resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne, plus their smaller neighbours, link together to offer 425km of exciting endless pistes with over 238 slopes, 4 snowparks and 2 half pipes.
Skiing is possible up to an altitude of 3250m, ensuring good snow conditions throughout the season. Equally some of the more charming interesting pistes run through the snow spangled trees, down at the lower levels of resorts like Montalbert and Villaroger giving you a fabulous range of skiing whether up in the lunar landscapes or down in the wooded areas.
The whole ski area attracts all levels of ability with fantastic convenient ski-in ski-out opportunities from many of the properties. Despite being purpose built, the Paradiski plays host to many traditional Savoyard looking properties, offering all of the most modern comforts.
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Ski resorts in the Paradiski area
The ski centres in the Paradiski area are virtually all self -contained with a superb array of shops, bars and restaurants in each centre. The ski schools are positioned within easy reach of the slopes, making your stay as convenient as possible. Each village is well connected by road and by piste.
Les Arcs is made up of a number of villages. 4 purpose built resorts and 1 traditional village of Peisey Vallandry. Arc 1600 was the original village built for convenient skiing with the ability to ski from the doorstep. The resorts are roughly named after the altitude at which they are situated, grouping together to form 200km of local slopes and linked by efficient lift systems. The resort offers something for everyone, but is renowned as a family friendly resort due to the range of activities Les Arcs and also La Plagne has to offer.
Spread over 225km and home to Europe's longest bordercorss, La Plagne consists of 11 separate villages. There are 7 purpose built resorts including the main hubs of Belle Plagne and Plagne Centre and 4 lower traditional villages including Montchavin and Les Coches. It is best suited to intermediates and families and for those looking for extensive terrain.
For a closer look at the 2 main resorts in the area, click on the links below.
- Plagne Centre
- Plagne 1800
- Aime la Plagne
- Plagne Soleil
- Belle Plagne
- Plagne Bellecote
- Les Coches
Skiing in Paradiski
With 70% of the ski domain over 2000m in altitude, Paradiski is the perfect destination for snowsure resorts, especially the resorts of Arc 2000, Arc 1950 and Aime La Plagne at 2100.
The link between La Plagne and Les Arcs is by the 200 person double decker cable car, the Vanoise Express, accessible from the edge of Les Arcs (Plan Peisey) to the edge of La Plagne area, just about 300m above Montchavin. For advanced skiers, it means they can stay in either resort without worrying about how long it will take to get across. Advanced skiers will also love the off-piste skiing possibilities as well as Europe's longest run at 7km, the Aiguille Rouge which goes all the way down into Villaroger. Walkers as well as skiers can also view the peak's panoramic views at 3226m from the new Aiguille Rouge panoramic footbridge. Intermediates will also love exploring the area with a large number of wide, long runs to cruise down. For beginners, there are purpose built beginner areas and reputable ski schools available to ensure you get the most out of your ski holiday.
Ski holidays in the Paradiski
Packed full of exciting activities over and above the day’s skiing and snowboarding, this area must be high on your list if you are planning a group holiday this season. The properties are big enough to accommodate larger parties of friends or families and the resorts themselves are full of fun pubs and clubs offering lots of vibrant nightlife to keep you all going well into the early hours. The restaurants and bars offer a fantastic choice of food and drink from more gastronomic platters through to simpler fast food options.
Families are also very well placed in the Paradiski area with a range of excellent children’s clubs run by well qualified and experienced staff ensuring maximum enjoyment for your children, allowing you to make the most of a little time off before rejoining your darlings and enjoying some time either on or off the slopes with them. Many of the operators offer free and reduced children’s places with many superb deals extending to day and evening care. You can not fail to be impressed by this magnificent area, where all your needs are taken care of.
Best of Paradiski from the Iglu Ski Experts
Best bars -
- Bar Mont Blanc, Peisey-Vallandry
- Red Hot Saloon, Arc 1800
- L'Arpette, Arc 1800
- Jungle Cafe, Arc 1800
- Le Saloon, Belle Plagne
- Igloo Igloo, Plagne Centre
- Scotty's Bar, Plagne Centre
- La Rhumene, Aime La Plagne
Best restaurants -
- La Vache, Peisey Vallandry
- Le Savoy Restaurant, Arc 2000
- Le Chalet de L’Arcelle Restaurant, Arc 1600
- Chalet des Verdons Sud Restaurant, Champagny
- Roc des Blanchets Restaurant, Champagny
- Le Choucas Restaurant, Arc 1800
- Au Bon Vieux Temps Restaurant, Aime La Plagne
- Mountain Cafe Restaurant, Arc 1800
- Le Plein Soleil Restaurant, Montchavin Les Coches
- Belliou La Fumée Restaurant, Les Arcs 2000
- Le Plan Bois “Chez Laurette” Restaurant, Montchavin
- Les Pierres Blanches Restaurant, Les Coches
- Chez Clarisse Restaurant, Arc 1800
- Laisonnay Refuge, Champagny-en-Vanoise
- La Bergerie Restaurant, Plagne Village
- Le Joli Bois Restaurant, Les Coches
Best ski runs -
- La Forêt, La Plagne
- Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs
- Mont de la Guerre, Belle Plagne
- Mont Saint Sauveur, La Plagne
- Arandelières, Arc 2000
Paradiski Piste Map
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