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 in our 22nd season with chalets in both Les Arcs and La Plagne.

Our chalets are ideally placed to access Les Arcs and La Plagne via the new cable car 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 425km of pistes across one lift pass and 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 can mean in the same house as the 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 skiing.

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

A Beautiful place to relax and stay

Peisey Nancroix and Paradiski 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.

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 skiers and that’s the reason why so many of guests return each year.

La Plagne 1800

Our chalet in La Plagne is also superbly located among the pine trees offering a more central base to access the La Plagne side of Paradiski but still easily possible to ski over to Les Arcs for the day. Plagne 1800 is a modern resort with all the facilities you need plus it has a couple of lifts directly out to access Montalbert, Plagne Centre and Bellecote as well as a beginner's area.  If you are looking for night life this is also easily accessible as there are lots of bars and live music in the resort or Plagne Centre.

Montchavin, La Plagne

Two 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 from the cable car to 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.

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 the pricing options and availability for all our chalets. If you have any questions or queries just email us directly.

  • Hi, I am sorry its taken so long, but I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff. We loved the chalet. We had a fab time and could not have wished for more. Two very new skiers now hooked and one with rekindled passion. Thank you again Martin, Lou and James
  • Can you please pass on your thanks to your team, especially Kate and Loreen, for a great time we had. What a wonderfully spacious chalet in the lovely village, perfect for families. The food was perfect and plentiful, and the hosting was really friendly and relaxed. Many thanks Dominic, Janice and Murray Pearson
  • Thanks for a great week – your organisation was faultless with ski passes and lessons available as promised on arrival, the ski hire was so convenient being run “in house” and the quality met everyones requirements. Transfers were the easiest I have experienced in 30 years of skiing
    Richard Abbott
  • Just wanted to say thank you very much on behalf of all our party for a brilliant week’s holiday. The chalet was lovely, the food superb and our chalet girls, Emily and Zoe, absolutely excellent. You even managed to organise amazing weather for us. I would definitely consider booking with you again.
    Jane Blake