Born from a passion of skiing and a love of the mountains, Ski Hiver was established more than 20 years ago and has since witnessed the creation of Paradiski.
By joining Les Arcs with La Plagne via the Vanoise Express, Paradiski gives you over 420kms of slopes to enjoy. It is now one of two of the world’s leading ski resorts!
Every season we carefully select our teams (many of whom return to us) and menus with the same passion and excitement. Our chalets are super close to the ski lifts in both resorts meaning there is no need to wait for shuttles or taxis. You will also find ski hire shops, ski schools and direct access to the whole of Paradiski close by too!
A real village of Savoie, Peisey has plenty of stories to share year-round: a thriving international community; a silver mine protected by Napoleon; the front door to a stunning national park; a landmark Baroque church more than 1000 years old and of course its famous Beaufort cheese that achieved an AOC label for its quality. You can even visit the local farm and enjoy some cheese tasting!
Situated at an altitude of 1300m, Peisey has a genuine feel of a winter ski resort while still keeping its identity of a working year-round village so be prepared to mingle with the locals in the bars, restaurants and other shops. They will happily share tips about the best places to ski or snowboard and speak about their home-born Olympic ski champion, David Poisson and his ski school.
A traditional Alpage or summer village of the local farmers at 1440m altitude, Montchavin gained its status of a winter resort in 1970. Its then mayor was adamant: “No high rise, we are a village!” and to this day, the locals have kept to their word. With no high rise buildings in sight, our beautiful chalets are nestled at the top of this charming village offering uninterupted views of the valley and Mont Blanc. During the summer you will find farms producing Beaufort cheese and plenty of tracks and trails for cycling and trekking aficionados. In winter, the chalets switch on their sparkling lights and the village becomes an alpine postcard for snowboarders and skiers with shops, restaurants and ski schools at your doorstep. A perfect setting for apres-ski memories.
Just as important as the resorts themselves, these three towns are key to your ski holidays in the Tarentaise Valley: if you opt for the ski train from the UK direct to France, it is possible to alight at one of these stops before taking a short transfer to one of our chalets. If you opt to fly, you may be tempted to visit these places for shopping and discovering their charms.
Aime is an old Roman city with a beautiful basilic church dating from the 11th century. If you decide to visit, you will find some great bars, restaurants, specialities shops, markets, and even a gym.
Landry benefits from being the last pit stop before you ascend to the resorts of Montchavin or Peisey. With a rail station and plenty of shuttles going from resort to resort, you will also discover some great restaurants. For guests who want to do more than just ski or snowboard, you can enjoy other activities such as paragliding or river-rafting situated right beside the Ponturin River.
Bourg St Maurice has been the gateway of Savoie to Italy and France for centuries. Nowadays it is a great place to get tailor-made ski boots, enjoy some canoeing, to chat to specialists catering for all sports, take the funicular to Les Arcs or enjoy some retail and/or pampering therapy. Perfect if you decide to miss a ski day during your stay.
Our chalets are right in the middle of Paradiski near the Vanoise Express so you can easily enjoy 420km of slopes and challenge your skiing or snowboarding every day without covering the same area twice.
You will find plenty of blue and greens run so beginners can discover the beauty of the French Alps, pine forest, white peaks and blue skies at a good pace. In the South of Paradiski, Champagny en Vanoise offers open pistes and great views with the Roche de Mio (2700m) leading up to the La Plagne glacier.
You can take the double challenge of skiing the La Chiaupe glacier via the Rochu on Bellecote La Plagne. From Peisey, you can access Les Arcs’ Aiguille Rouge at 3226m and ski one of the best and longest runs in the world. Of course, if you’d rather ski at a normal pace, you can visit the grotto in La Chiaupe, discover the traditional village of Villaroger, admire the 360 degree panorama over France and Italy with the Monts Pourri and Turia and finish the day with some apres-ski moments by the snow park while and still be on time for dinner back at the chalets!
The Combe, Bosses, Ecureuils, Myrthilles, Morey, Aigle, Ourson, Barmont, Comborciere, Belvedere, Arolles, Bauches, Inversens, Crozats and Etroits are just some of the best runs in the region giving the most beautiful views and the best fun. But be aware...Paradiski offers many new challenges and fun every day so don’t forget to come back for dinner!
Ask our chalet team and they will advise and help you and your group prepare your daily program and share with you their best tips for the slopes.
There really is something for everyone in this resort for beginners up to the most advanced skier which is why so many of our guests return to us 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.
“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!” – Natives.co.uk
“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.