Information on Paradiski

Paradiski Area

Ski Hiver was the first Tour Operator to operate out of Peisey Nancroix and we are thrilled that Paradiski is now firmly established as our base. We are now coming into our 23rd season with chalets now in both Les Arcs and La Plagne.

Our chalets are ideally placed to access Les Arcs and La Plagne via the Vanoise Express so the choice is yours to decide where you want to ski as they are both on your doorstep! Paradiski is the largest ‘linked’ ski area in the world comprising 144 lifts and 420km of pistes accessed with just one lift pass. No wonder it is one of two of the world’s leading ski resorts.

Peisey - Nancroix

Peisey in the summer is renowned for the famous Beaufort cheese and has achieved the AOC label for its quality. In the winter the cows and sheep are put into their winter homes. In the village this means the cows live next to their owner in the barn! Even in the winter you can visit the cheese farm and see how this delicious cheese is made.

The village has a genuine feel of a winter ski resort but has not lost its identity as a working village. The landmark Baroque Church sits high up in the village and is a 1000 years old. The lift system up to Plan Peisey is fondly known as the 'lobster pots'. The beauty of staying in this wonderful village is the quick and easy access to the slopes.

About the Area:

  • Choice of Two Glaciers
  • Over 70% of the Skiing is above 2000m
  • Hundreds of Snow Cannons keep the snow topped up at all times
  • One of the longest runs in the World
  • Beautiful tree-lined runs
  • A top altitude of 3226m
  • High speed chair lifts accessing even the remote parts of the resort
  • Vast off-piste for skiers and boarders
  • Snow Parks and a new luge run at Arc 2000
  • The biggest cable car in the world – The Vanoise Express!
  • French and English Ski schools

There really is something for everyone in this resort from beginner to the most advanced skier and that’s the reason why so many of guests return each year.

Come and see why we live here and stay with Ski Hiver in a beautiful chalet in this little gem of a resort.

Peisey Nancroix and Paradiski Ski area

Montchavin, La Plagne

Four modern chalets in Montchavin situated right next to the ski lift, accessing this huge ski area fast and efficiently on a series of high speed chairs or one lift away to the Vanoise Express to access Les Arcs. Like Peisey, the local ski area is tree lined and a great place to be when there is a white out!  Further up, the space opens out and you can access the higher slopes of Belle Plagne, Bellecote Glacier and Roche de Mio - with runs to suit all levels.  The village itself is a cross between old and new, old stone buildings centred around a pedestrianised area with shops, bars and restaurants.  The local ski lift can take you to Les Coches on foot - as well as with skis and is open until early evening so you can access more shops etc and the ice skating rink.  Montchavin is small enough that nothing is far from the chalet but has the beauty of access to a huge ski area.

There are a number of different lift passes you can buy, see our discounted lift pass section. We can arrange these passes for you and have them waiting for you on arrival in your chalet.

See what the papers say !

“still one of the best places for novices but experienced skiiers won’t be bored” – The Daily Telegraph

“Peisey-Vallandry in Les Arcs is now regarded as a world-class destination for discerning skiers?” – The Independent

“For intermediate skiers and boarders who want high-mileage cruising each day, Peisey-Vallandry provides a welcome fresh alternative to Meribel and the Trois Vallees” – The Guardian

“skiing right through to the end of their season in late April” – The Independent

“sufficient steep terrain to satisfy more advanced skiers and riders” – The Daily Telegraph

“there is massive variety of off piste – from easy tree skiing all round Vallandry and 1600, to cliff hopping in the ‘rock garden’ around the Deux Tetes in 1600, to big, steep and scary from the top of the Aiguille Rouge. Plus if it’s flat light or snowing, the trees mean you can still see where you’re going, and with lots of families, there’s less competition for first tracks!” –

“both (Les Arcs and La Plagne) resorts have extensive beginners slopes, sweeping groomed pistes ideally suited to intermediates and some challenging advanced terrain on and off piste, on the Bellecote Glacier in La Plagne and the magnificent Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs.” – The Independent

“Part of the giant Paradiski area linking the resorts Les Arcs and La Plagne and providing snowsure, high-altitude skiing. Good terrain for all standards and abundant off-piste opportunities. What Peisey-Vallandry offers that larger resorts cannot is a true village ambiance?The delightful village, with its wide and well-groomed pistes, is situated just below the cable-car station. Your biggest decision each day is whether to ski the slopes of Les Arcs or to take the link and explore La Plagne. The incredible Vanoise Express which links La Plagne and Les Arcs is a double-decker cable-car which travels at 45kph and at up to 380m above the valley, carrying up to 200 people a time (hourly capacity 2,000 sph) on a thrilling four minute journey.” – The Ski Club of Great Britain

“Peisey-Vallandry – A small collection of restaurants, bars and shops offer prices far lower than those in the surrounding big-name resorts. The Tom Pouce day nursery has a secure outdoor play area. Sleigh rides and a cinema add to the attraction for families” – The Independent

Does this sound like a place where you could easily spend your holiday next year? Then take a closer look at our pricing options and availability for all our chalets. If you have any questions or queries just email us directly.

  • Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay last week in Chalet Barthelemy. We both had an excellent Christmas. The chalet was as great as we remembered and the food was excellent in both taste and presentation and could not be faulted. Please pass on our feedback and thanks to Mike and Keisha. (Richard Dunstan, Jan 19)
  • Everything was perfect, the chalet, location, and communication. Pete and Pat were absolutely fantastic hosts and the food was amazing. (Jeanette Panayi, Jan 2019)
  • We have just returned from a stay in Chalet Hermine our hosts were Cat and Clive. It was our first experience of staying in a catered chalet and it was truly fabulous we had such an amazing time. We had welcome drinks with our hosts on the first evening and Cat asked us all our names, the following morning she greeted us all individually at breakfast considering there was 11 of us I was really impressed!! The food was amazing and perfect after a full day of skiing, especially the lamb tagine this was awesome! Cat and Clive could not do enough to help and made us feel so welcome. I would definitely use this chalet again and would recommend your chalets, the location could not have been better and having such great hosts just made the experience really special. (Jo Martin, 24 Jan 2019)
  • We would like to say our stay with you last week was excellent. The hosts were lovely and really great cooks, they made us feel relaxed and at home. We transferred from Genève with Mountain Rescue who also gave a brilliant service. I would definitely recommend both you and them to friends travelling in the area in the future. In fact, I met an old colleague at Geneva airport and gave her your company name as they ski every year in that area. We wish you all the best with your company for the future and sure it will go well. (Sue Collinge, 4th Feb 2019)
  • We cannot praise your Chalet Chanterelle highly enough. Booking our stay and the changes we requested were made very smoothly. Your staff were welcoming and friendly as was the chalet atmosphere. Warm cosy, clean and comfortable, we were very impressed. The food was great and much appreciated after a long drive. The Chalet location is ideal and free parking too. Having enjoyed our stay so much we will most definitely be back. We can hand on heart highly recommend Chalet Chanterelle. Thanks Guys, in particular thanks to Chris who is a star. (Beverley Johns, 15 March 2019)