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Ski in Paradiski

A wide range of winter sports for an unforgettable holiday!

Winter season 2023/2024

This season, the slopes in Paradiski are open from December 16th to Saturday April 21st.

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The Paradiski Ski Resort

Paradiski is the second largest interconnected ski area in the world. With 3 resorts, 425km of pistes, a host of other sporting activities and the legendary "Vanoise Express", it's guaranteed to be a holiday full of surprises!

Gondolas and skiers on a snow covered mountain.

Why ski at Paradiski?

One of Paradiski's main assets is its unlimited and unique playground, with 425 km of pistes for all levels of skier, from beginner to expert. What's more, the Paradiski area boasts fast, modern and efficient lifts.

The latest ski lifts carry large numbers of passengers every hour, and with the Paradiski Yuge app you can track peak times in real time on your mobile phone.

The most impressive lift of all is the Vanoise Express. With a speed of 45 km/h, it crosses the 1,824-metre massif linking the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry in just 4 minutes! Its double-decker cabins can accommodate 188 passengers and have a glass floor. This means you can enjoy a bird's eye view 380 metres above the valley and take in the incredible panorama of the legendary Alpine peaks.

Another of the resort's strengths is its excellent snow cover! With 70% of the pistes at an altitude of over 2000 metres, you're guaranteed a beautiful white coat for most of the season. The rest of the time, the snow cannons that cover 323 hectares of the resort are there to help.

In a few figures, Paradiski is

  • 1 ski area

  • 3 resorts

  • 3226 metres of altitude at the highest point of the resort

  • 362 hectares of pistes equipped with 958 snow cannons

  • 425 km of skiable terrain

  • 130 ski lifts, including the Vanoise Express, one of the largest in the world

  • 260 runs, including

    • 19 green runs

    • 129 blue runs

    • 77 red runs

    • 35 black runs

  • 17 facilities for other snow sports: snowparks, boardercross, airbags, water slides, airtubing, etc.

  • 153 km of Nordic runs

Where to ski in Paradiski?

The world's second largest interconnected ski area has everything you need to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, whatever your level. Paradiski offers 425 km of slopes and 260 varied runs for maximum thrills!

Throughout the resort, beginners and families alike can have fun and improve their skills on the many blue runs. More experienced skiers can take on the challenge of Paradiski's 112 red and black runs! And for an experience as close to the top as you can get, you can climb to over 3,000m to discover two glaciers!

Here are some of the slopes not to be missed during your stay at Paradiski:

  • The Mont-Blanc blue run: with 6.5 km of slopes, this is the longest run in La Plagne and offers beginners and advanced skiers an uninterrupted view of the mountains and a natural setting in the heart of the forest.

  • The Levasset blue run: 5.2 km long, it is ideal for gentle learning, perfecting your technique and enjoying a pleasant descent.

  • The Inversens red run: this former off-piste run is the second longest run in La Plagne.

  • The Mont de la Guerre red run: for almost 5 km you can enjoy one of the most incredible views in the resort! Be careful though, as some parts are quite steep.

  • The Arandelieres red run: this run offers exceptional views from the top of the Aiguille Rouge.

  • L'Aiguille Rouge: with a 2,000 metre descent from the Varet glacier and a 7 km descent, this is the longest run in the resort. Alternating black and red runs, it starts at 3,226 metres and finishes at 1,200 metres in the village of Villaroger.

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With children

Paradiski is a domain with a large number of areas dedicated to the youngest skiers, both in terms of pistes, with easy and safe green and blue runs, and zones, with themed fun runs dedicated to learning.

La Plagne, Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry, the 3 resorts that make up the resort, are all very family oriented. That's why they've thought of everything to welcome your children and let them enjoy their first runs in peace.

In La Plagne, you'll find the Cool Ski zones, marked in pink, especially for beginners. Your children can also put on their skis and discover the Wild West in Colorado thanks to the Buffalo Park.

In Peisey-Vallandry, a new beginners' area welcomes all first-time skiers to a series of 15 fun modules where they can try their hand at skiing in complete safety. The instructors of the French Ski School (ESF) offer modern lessons with adapted activities: Yeti orienteering race, igloo building, freestyle or slalom, trapper course, Piou-Piou club...

Finally, the resorts in Les Arcs all have facilities suitable for all ages:

  • The Caribou's Club offers ski lessons + childcare.

  • The Progression Courses teach the youngest skiers their first turns and runs.

  • The Cabanes and Pitchouns forest areas offer fun modules for gentle learning.

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Other sports

There's no shortage of alternative snow sports in the Paradiski area!

For more intensity and creativity, riders from all over the world, whether beginners or experts, can head to the resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne, the two 100% freestyle destinations!

In Les Arcs, you can take advantage of a range of facilities, from the simplest, such as the Apocalypse Park snow park, to the most unusual, such as the Water Slide, where you have to cross a swimming pool on a snowboard or skis, or the Toboggan, where you land on a giant airbag.

In La Plagne, a large snow park awaits you, divided into four zones with different levels of difficulty. For the more adventurous, Europe's longest FunSlope offers 1.6 km of banked turns, bridges and tunnels. Looking for something really fun? Take a ride down the bobsleigh run in a bob raft or speed sled!

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Freeride version

La Plagne's "natural" slopes will delight even the most experienced skiers.

You'll be able to experience the joys of off-piste skiing on untouched but well marked runs, so you can enjoy the powder in complete safety. For a thrilling experience, try the black runs of La Grande Pente and Rochette or the red Esselet run.

Les Arcs, which has hosted several stages of the Freeride World Tours, is also a well-known area for freeriders. For those who want to try their hand at off-piste skiing, there is a choice of itineraries to suit all levels:

  • For freeriders looking to improve their skills: At Arc 1950, the Fond Blanc Cirque offers a range of itineraries from intermediate to expert level.

  • For exceptional views: In Arc 2000, between Mont Pourri and Aiguille Rouge, head for the Grand Col for a descent along the Glacier du Turi.

  • For the more experienced freeriders, there is a wide choice of runs, but the most famous are the Couloir en S, the Couloir de la pointe du Four, the Aiguille Grive and the Combe des Lanchettes.


As for Peisey-Vallandry, although it may seem like a small resort within the wider Paradiski area, its off-piste skiing is incredibly vast! Powder lovers will find as many itineraries as possible on the Aiguille Grive side. The easiest is the Carroz Blanc, the Aiguille Grive route is more challenging and offers several options, and the Bellecôte North Face is for the more experienced, with several highly technical options.

In any case, whichever spot you choose for your freeride session, it's highly recommended that you hire a guide and bring the necessary safety equipment.

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Nordic version

Most of the Nordic skiing in the Paradiski area is concentrated in two major resorts: La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry.

At Peisey-Vallandry, the Nordic skiing area offers 43 km of cross-country and skating trails. Whatever your level, you'll find something to suit you, as the resort has 13 runs, including:

  • 1 free trail

  • 1 green track, "l'Eau salee", 1.1 km long

  • 4 blue runs:

    • le Tumelet, 0.4 km long

    • le Vignerand, 1,5 km long

    • Les Dzirpes, 1.6 km long

    • La Gouille, 6.9 km long

  • 4 red runs:

    • the Beaupraz and Pre Envers runs, 0.7 km long

    • Le Cassinet, 2 km long

    • The Mône, 4.1 km long

  • 3 black runs:

    • La Culaz, 0.7 km long

    • l'Epinerie, 1.6 km long

    • The Pont Romane, 3.2 km long


Even larger, the resort of La Plagne brings together two areas for cross-country skiers: the Versant du Soleil Nordic area and the Champagny Nordic area. This second area has been awarded the "3 nordiques" label and has 23 km of tracks specially designed for cross-country skiing and skating. Beginners and advanced cross-country skiers will love this area, as 11 of the 14 trails are green or blue.

Children have their own playground with the Nordic Park, where they can develop their balance and cross-country skiing skills on fun trails. All in all, if you want to enjoy this winter sport while enjoying the richness of the Alpine landscape, Paradiski has 153 km of slopes waiting for you.

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