If you haven't heard of Peisey-Vallandry, this is a resort worth knowing about. Sitting between its famous neighbours, Les Arcs and La Plagne, the resort is well positioned at the heart of the huge Paradiski area.
Given its prime position, it's surprising that the resort of Peisey-Vallandry isn't better known.
The local slopes have excellent wooded runs and access to the slopes of Les Arcs and La Plagne is simple.
The villages, meanwhile, have a friendly, laid-back vibe and welcoming ambiance.
The resort of Peisey-Vallandry is actually made up of several villages. Plan Peisey and Vallandry are two separate villages located at an altitude of 1,600m and less than a kilometre apart.
The location at the heart of the Paradiski means that you have a tantalising array of choices for where to ski.
Peisey-Vallandry is a favourite with in-the-know families, and from many points of view it makes sense. There are excellent high-altitude nursery slopes at the top of the Peisey chairlift, and a local snow garden for children.
You can try dog sledding, ice climbing and snow shoeing. Over in Peisey Nancroix there is a long cross-country ski circuit too.
If you are looking for gourmet dining on the mountain, try the first-floor restaurant of Enfants Terrible, near the top of the Vallandry chairlift.
Peisey-Vallandry isn't famous for nightlife, so if you want to party hard, this isn't the best choice of resort. However, there are some good bars.
Families particularly will appreciate the range of high-quality apartments available here, such as L'Orée des Cimes and L'Orée des Neiges as well as a Club Med, always good for kids.
Bourg-St-Maurice is the nearest Eurostar station to Peisey-Vallandry
By taxi: around 15 - 25 minutes; about 55 - 65€ for an 8-seater taxi
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