Paradiski information

Ski Hiver & Paradiski

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 combining of the 3 ski domains of Les Arcs, Peisey & La Plagne to form the 420kms of slopes of Paradiski. It is now one of two of the world’s leading ski resorts!

Every season we carefully select our chalets, teams and menus with the same passion and excitement. This year, our chalets are again right by the ski lifts to Les Arcs & La Plagne - no shuttles or extra transport is needed even if you have little ones to consider.

In fact, not only are all of our chalets next to the lifts, but you will find ski hire, ski schools, the resort (of course) and direct access to the whole of Paradiski via the Vanoise Express, one of the world best and largest cable cars. We care about your comfort and location for maximum skiing time!

Peisey - Nancroix

A real village of Savoie, (having never been Italian (though many swear it has) but French since only 1860), Peisey has plenty of stories to share year-round: a thriving international community; a silver mine protected by Napoleon; a 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 and AOC label for its quality - just ask and visit the local farm, to 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 village so be prepared to mingle with the locals in the bars, restaurants and other shops as 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.

Montchavin - Les Coches

A traditional Alpage or summer village of the local farmers at 1440m altitude, Montchavin gained its status of winter resort in 1970 with the continually repeated motto from its then mayor: “No high rise, we are a village!”

And to this day, the locals have kept to their word. With no high rise building in sight our beautiful chalets are nestled at the top of this charming village. During the summer you will find farms producing Beaufort while welcoming the 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 its shops, restaurants and ski schools at your doorstep. A perfect setting for apres-ski memories.

Aime, Landry & Bourg St Maurice

Just as important as the resorts themselves, these 3 towns are key to your ski holidays in the Tarentaise Valley: if you opt for the ski train from the UK direct to France, these are the 3 possible stops before a short transfer to our chalets.  If you opt to fly to us, 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 and even French markets.

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, to enjoy the canoeing Olympic venue, 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.

Skiing in Paradiski:

Our chalets are right in the middle of the 420km of pistes so you can enjoy and challenge your skiing every day without covering the same area twice: 

Blue & greens runs are plentiful with 140 to choose from so every beginner 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 to the La Plagne glacier.

For a very long back run with heaps of moguls, try the Five Fingers in Arc 2000.

You can take the double challenge of skiing La Chiaupe glacier via the Rochu on Bellecote La Plagne. From Peisey, you will be able to access Les Arcs’ Aiguille Rouge at 3226m and ski the one of the best and longest runs in the world - 7km and a descent of 4000m in a day.

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 still being on time for dinner at one of our 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 with the most beautiful views and giving the best fun.  But be aware! Paradiski offers many new choices 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.

About the Area:

  • Choice of Two Glaciers
  • Over 70% of the Skiing is above 2000m
  • A top altitude of 3226m
  • One of the longest runs in the World
  • Beautiful tree-lined runs
  • Vast off-piste for skiers and boarders
  • Snow Parks, geant Igloo and luge run at Arc 2000
  • High speed chair lifts accessing even the remote parts of the resort
  • Hundreds of snow cannons keep the snow topped up at all times
  • 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

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!” – 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.

  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)
  • I would like to say what a fantastic week we have had in Montchavin. The way we have been looked after by Cat & Clive has been nothing short of 1st class. Every meal has been excellent and nothing has been too much trouble. Cat & Clive are real asset to Ski Hiver, if you could pass our thanks on that would be much appreciated. (Mark Jenks, returning guest, Hermine, Dec 2019)