Paradiski Ski Area
Located in France’s Tarentaise Valley, Paradiski offers uninterrupted skiing between the mega-resorts of Les Arcs 1800, 1950, 2000 La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry, which have been linked by the super-efficient Vanoise Express life since 2003.
Here you’ll find high-altitude slopes in an amazing area that benefits from its own snow-sure microclimate, blessed by some ski passes that give you access to plenty of brilliant blue and red runs for intermediate skiers, black runs and off-piste areas to challenge more advanced enthusiasts and snowparks and freeriding areas for snowboarders. Across Paradiski you can also enjoy child-friendly, car-free resorts, comfortable and stylish accommodation with ski-in/ski-out convenience, ample off-slope entertainment for kids, fab food choices that range from healthy snacks to haute cuisine, and après-ski that includes busy pubs, chic wine bars and bouncing clubs. And don’t forget the scenery ̶ there’s something truly magical about waking up every morning and enjoying sublime winter wonderland views as you breathe in a blast of fresh Alpine air!
The highest of the villages in Les Arcs, Arc 2000 is a popular choice for free-riders, there are plenty of expansive, cruisy blue runs here that inspire intermediate skiers and the snow-reliable season lasts from mid-December right through to late April. You can find child-friendly accommodation in this pristine pedestrian resort, and many residences are pet-friendly and include onsite spa and pool facilities.
Over at the La Plagne section of Paradiski, the jewel in the crown is arguably Belle Plagne, a high altitude resort set at an impressive 2050m which was created by architect Michael Bezancon in 1981 and is characterized by traditional Savoyard chalet-style dwellings set out like an authentic Alpine village with a south-facing aspect. You’ll find spectacular pistes here for all aptitudes and some challenging off-piste powder runs at the Bellecote Glacier. The accommodation suits all types of visitors, there’s après-ski aplenty and the hospitality is legendary.
Meanwhile, Peisey-Vallandry is another prime Paradiski pick, nestled 1600m high and bang in the middle of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. As you might expect from a resort near an officially recognised area of natural beauty, the area around the village features fabulous waterfalls, charming hamlets and historical buildings, while there are plenty of off-slope activities for all ages and tastes.