Paradiski
Ski Resort Review

Paradiski Ski Resort

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Les Arcs & La Plagne In Brief

Getting There:
Geneva and Chambéry airport both 150km (95miles).
La Plagne to Aime: 17km (10km).
Les Arcs to Bourg St Maurice: 15km (9 miles). Bus, coach and taxi services from Chambéry airport; train/bus from Aime and Bourg.


Height:
La Plagne: 1,250 - 3,250m (4,100-10,660ft).
Les Arcs: 1,600 - 2,450m (5,250 - 8,040ft).


Marked Pistes:
La Plagne: 225km.
Les Arcs: 200km.


No of Lifts:
La Plagne: 109.
Les Arcs: 76.


Types of Pistes:
La Plagne: 9% beginner, 86% intermediate, 5% advanced.
Les Arcs: 9% beginner, 86% intermediate, 5% advanced.


Main Advantages:
Two major resorts linked as Paradiski; snow-sure resorts, fast lift systems.


Drawbacks:
La Plagne: limited apès-ski; purpose-built central villages.
Les Arcs: purpose-built; little hotel accommodation.


Paradiski Ski Resort Review

Paradiski is one of the biggest and most varied ski resorts in the world, with three glaciers, two peaks above 3000m, 425 km of pistes and a huge range of off-piste skiing.

La Plagne and Les Arcs are connect by the huge, 200 person, double decker 'Vanoise Express' cable car, which takes 4 minutes to cover the 2km which separates La Plagne from Les Arcs

Les Arcs

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Serious skiers are often attracted to Arc 2000 with its proximity to the Aiguille Rouge glacier and fantastic doorstep skiing.

The latest addition Arc 1950 is a new village resort built in a Disney style.

Les Arc is connected to La Plagne by the double decker Vanoise Express cable car.

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La Plagne

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La Plagne comprises some ten villages, each with its own character and infrastructure. All share the same vast ski area and are linked to at least one other by a bus or cable car service until 1am.

The aptly named Belle Plagne is built in chalet style and is the most scenic. Plagne Soleil, Centre and Village are situated in a sunny bowl and offer great piste access. Aime la Plagne is the highest of the ten resorts and its impressive position is particularly appreciated by keen skiers.

La Plagne is connected to Les Arcs by the double decker Vanoise Express cable car.

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Peisey-Vallandry

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Peisey-Vallandry is situated on the south hillside of Les Arcs Massif, it is a collection of 5 Savoyard villages:

  • Landry
  • Peisey
  • Nancroix
  • Vallandry
  • Plan-Peisey

The Vanoise Express Cable Car

The largest cable car in Europe links Les Arcs to La Plagne. Created to cross the Peisey-Nancroix valley, it spans 1824m without an intermediate pylon.