Peisey-Vallandry Ski Resort Guide

Although being well-known in the French skiing community, Pesiey-Vallandry is often overlooked by international visitors. That’s a shame though because this collection of five pretty villages at the heart of the Paradiski area provides a charming base to explore further afield from.

Peisey-Vallandry has historically been a quiet resort – and originally its connection to winter sports was predominantly through the Nordic sports of cross-country skiing and winter hiking. However, when the Vanoise Express double decker cable car was launched in 2003 to connect the resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne they used Peisey-Vallandry as the site of the lift station. The quiet villages suddenly became integral in the centre of the newly created Paradiski area – and their popularity subsequently rose.

In the years that followed, international companies began to develop the areas surrounding the lift station. Luckily the hotels and apartments have been built to respect the local area. Sitting on the edge of the Vanoise national park – it was important that any major development was sympathetic to the natural surroundings of Peisey-Vallandry. Unlike other French resorts which became too popular too soon, the buildings of the last decade manage to compliment what the villages represented beforehand.

Peisey-Vallandry is known as the peaceful heart of the Paradiski area, and as you would expect there is no raucous nightlife to speak of. There are some nice restaurants and more laidback bars scattered around the area though. The villages are well-suited to families and the high number of catered chalets here enhances the welcoming community feel. The local ski slopes are best suited for beginners and intermediates looking to build confidence, but the wider area pass will keep more experienced skiers & snowboarders occupied for much more than a week.

If you are part of a mixed age or mixed ability group that is looking for a peaceful alpine village setting for your next holiday – with quick & easy access to the huge Paradiski area and surrounding resorts – then Peisey-Vallandry is a hidden gem well worth considering.



Service Rating

Chantal Barette

Snowcompare was very easy to use, and made booking a transfer so we got the best deal fast and simple. We will definitely be using again in the future :)

More Reviews

Katie Gettins

Would not use anyone else. Dave is superb. Great company

Dave has handled all our company and personal ski transfers this year. The service provided is second to none. We have saved money this year using Snowcompare. Emails are replied to immediately and I have been kept updated regularly. I can recommend Dave and the team and would not use anyone else now I've found them.

More Reviews

Fiona Colegrave

Brilliantly efficient and friendly service.

Having spent hours searching for return transfers from Geneva to Meribel for the end of February 2020, up popped an option to search through Snowcompare. Literally within hours and only a couple of emails Dave had found me a super deal; I was so impressed with how quickly and efficiently he organised everything. Thank you Dave for all your help, and I will definitely recommend using Snowcompare to anyone who needs to arrange transfers.

More Reviews

Damaris Hitchcock

Organising transfers

Very prompt service - easy to deal with and given choices

More Reviews

Flora Gibbons

Dave was really helpful and managed to find me a great deal for our transfer! the quote he got me was about £300 cheaper than what I found myself in the Internet. He was great at communicating and kept me in the loop. Glad I stumbled across you guys!

More Reviews