Although the Peisey-Vallandry resort is officially a pair of villages, Plan Peisey and Vallandry, they are completely joined up, with the only major indication of a schism being the existence of two separate snow fronts.
Vallandry is closest to Arc 1800, whilst the valley-crossing, double-decker super-gondola, the Vanoise Express, links Plan Peisey with the slopes of La Plagne. There is also a ‘lobster pot’ lift which joins Plan Peisey with the ‘original’, and very quaint, Peisey village below. The entire resort is very picturesque, consisting of a good mix of apartments, hotels and lots of excellent stand-alone chalets.
Peisey-Vallandry is accessed via a different road to the Les Arcs resorts and, whilst it is easy to ski between the villages, it is more isolated than the others. That said, it is the perfect place to stay if you plan to explore the entire Paradiski domain, as La Plagne is reached in mere minutes.
During the winter it is possible to walk from Vallandry to Arc 1800 (approximately 30 minutes) and there are a handful of free navettes (shuttle buses) in the evening. The resort has its own regular bus service running from one end to the other, even though it is by no means a great distance. If you take the free Lonzagne ‘lobster pot’ down to Peisey, there is another (also free) shuttle to the Peisey-Nancroix ‘Nordic area’ with its full gamut of cross-country skiing trails. The resort has everything you need and is just a lovely place to be.
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