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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Peisey-Vallandry a ski resort in Paradiski, French Alps with 32km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1300m to 2300m. This resort is part of the Paradiski area with access to 425km of downhill skiing, with 475 individual pistes, served by 141 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Peisey-Vallandry itself (32km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Paradiski ski resorts of La Plagne, Les Arcs and Montchavin-Les Coches. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
The name of Peisey village that gave birth to Peisey-Vallandry resort would come from "pesetum" where spruce trees are abounded. Its inhabitants are called Peiserotes and Peiserotshe. The ski resort is situated in the Tarentaise area of the Savoie department in the Northern Alps region. It is ideally placed at the centre of the Paradiski ski domain with easy access to both les Arcs and la Plagne ski areas and a lift served area that extends from 1600 metres to 3200 metres. There are 425 km of lift runs and 43 km of cross country trails.
Peisey-Vallandry is actually better placed than most of the Les Arcs stations to make the most of the whole Les Arcs (and La Plagne) ski areas with their 420km (260 miles) of runs. Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 are just over the back of the mountain from the two area, La Plagne across the valley and Arcs 1600 and 1800 along side - so Peisey-Vallandry is now, in fact, the hub of the whole Paradiski area. Most of the local runs are blues and reds, including the lovely long cruiser Aigle from the top of L'Ours chair all the way back to resort. Experts may have to go a little further to keep them happy but the legendary 7km (4.5) mile long black from the top of the Aiguille Rouge down to Villaroger is worth the effort, one of the world's longest blacks it covers the world's biggest vertical for a run of this grading, a full 2000 metres. There are plenty of other challenges including mogul runs like the Dou d'Homme.
There are two Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Peisey-Vallandry are perfectly feasible. The nearest airports are
Chambèry (100km), Geneva (150km), Grenoble(150km) and Lyon St Exupery (195km).
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. The resort can be reached by road from Autoroute Lyon / Albertville : A43 et A430 - from Geneva : N201 (Cruseilles) then A41 to Chambéry, then A43 and A430 to Albertville, then N90 to Moutiers/Tarentaise.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.