Peisey-Vallandry | SeeLesArcs.com

Although the Peisey-Vallandry resort is officially a pair of villages, Plan Peisey and Vallandry, they are completely linked, the only major clue of a schism being the existence of two distinct snow fronts.

Vallandry is the closest to Arc 1800, while the two-story valley-crossing super-gondola, the Vanoise Express, connects Plan Peisey to the slopes of La Plagne. There is also a ‘lobster pot’ lift which connects Plan Peisey with the ‘quirky’ and very picturesque village of Peisey below. The whole complex is very picturesque with a good mix of apartments, hotels and many excellent self-catering chalets.

Peisey-Vallandry is accessible by a different road from the Les Arcs resorts and, while it is easy to ski between the villages, it is more isolated than the others. Having said that, it is the perfect place to stay if you plan to explore the entire Paradiski area, as La Plagne can be reached in a few minutes.

In winter it is possible to walk from Vallandry to Arc 1800 (around 30 minutes) and there are a handful of free shuttles in the evening. The station has its own regular bus service running from one end to the other, although it is not a great distance. If you take the free “lobster trap” from Lonzagne to Peisey, there is another shuttle (also free) to the “Nordic area” Peisey-Nancroix with its full range of cross-country ski trails. The resort has everything you need and is just a lovely place.

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