Paradiski is a relatively young ski resort. He began his work in 2003, but during this time he managed to become the second largest in France after the “Three Valleys”. The resort has a total of 236 pistes with a length of 425 km, among which there are “green” and “blue” ones for athletes who are still unsure of themselves, “red” ones of medium difficulty and several “black” ones for extreme and advanced skiers. The ski season here lasts from November to May, and you can ski on the Bellecote and Varet glaciers, including in summer.
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Hotels on the territory are mostly budget, but solid. There are several four-star, but most of all democratic hotels. The same can be said about restaurants and cafes. For an elite holiday, it is better to go to neighboring resorts. There are many pretty villages in the area where you can take a ride as a break from skiing and snowboarding. There are very beautiful old churches, museums, craft workshops, as well as lakes and the Vanoise nature reserve.
How to get to Paradiski
The nearest airports are Geneva (149 km, travel time 2 hours), Chambéry (120 km, travel time approx. 2 hours), Lyon (314 km, travel time 5 hours) and Grenoble. Regular buses run from airports to Paradiski resorts: from Geneva and Chambéry – Altibus buses, from Lyon – Satobus, from Grenoble – Ben’s bus. You can book tickets and check the schedule on the website of Altibus and Ben’s bus companies.
The nearest railway stations to Paradiski are located in Landry and Bourg Saint Maurice at a distance of 6-15 km (depending on the resort). Trains arrive at Landry from Paris, and at Bourg Saint Maurice from Amsterdam, Brussels and London. Shuttles run from Pezey-Vallandrido station in the Pezey-Vallandry resort (fare – 9-15 EUR, travel time 45 min.
Traveling by car from Chambery or Grenoble, you should take the A43 motorway to Albertville, then take the RN 90 to Moutiers and continue towards Bourg Saint Maurice.
Traveling from Geneva, take the A41 motorway through Annecy.
Paradiski offers tourists 425 km of ski slopes of varying difficulty (11 green, 123 blue, 65 red, 37 black), located at altitudes from 1200 to 3250 meters and equipped with 160 lifts. In Paradiski there are 3 peaks over 3 thousand meters high and 2 glaciers. The cost of a single ski pass for 1 day is 61 / 49 EUR per adult / child, for 6 days – 310 / 248 EUR per adult / child.
The resort of La Plagne lies at an altitude of 1250-3250 meters, and the ski area covers the territory of 4 Alpine villages: Aime, Bellentre, Champagne-en-Vanoise and Maco-la-Plagne. La Plagne has 225 km of pistes of varying difficulty: 18 black, 33 red, 69 blue and 10 green. The cost of a ski pass to the La Plagne ski area is 61 / 49 EUR per adult / child, for 6 days – 310 / 268 EUR per adult / child.
The Pezey-Vallandry resort is located on the territory of 5 alpine villages: Landry, Pezet, Nancroix, Vallandry and Plan Pezet, and Les Arcs is located on the territory of 4: Arc-1600, Arc-1800, Arc-1950 and Arc-2000.
The Peisey-Vallandry resort has 25 pistes of varying difficulty: 1 green, 13 blue, 9 red, 2 black, in Les Arcs – 82 pistes: 42 blue, 23 red, 17 black. Both resorts are combined into one ski area. The cost of a one-day ski pass to Les Arcs-Pesey-Vallandry ski area is 61/49 EUR per adult/child, for 6 days – 310/248 EUR per adult/child.
Entertainment and attractions in Paradiski
In Arc-1800, in addition to stunning views of the top of Mont Blanc, the Nature Esthétique wellness center offers guests beauty and physiotherapy treatments.
There are also SPA centers in La Plagne – these are SPA Bellecote and Center Forme. SPA Bellecote offers visitors a sauna, a Turkish steam room “hammam”, a jacuzzi, a solarium, massage, a set of procedures for weight loss, cosmetologist services and much more. The cost of 1 visit to the sauna, steam room or jacuzzi is 15-25 EUR, a subscription for 6 visits – from 90 EUR. Massage will cost 50 EUR for half an hour.
In Center Forme, a sauna, a hammam, an equipped room for fitness and strength training are open for guests, guests can enjoy beauty treatments, massages and more.
Of the nearby attractions, the Baroque church of Saint-Michel, restored in 1687, is of interest. The church is located in the village of Landry and, due to its location on a hill, is visible from anywhere in the village.