The Paradiski ski area is one of the largest in Europe, lying in the shadow of Mont Blanc, with skiable runs between 3250m and 1200m. The ski area is made up of Les Arcs and La Plagne, both outstanding resorts in their own right. The smaller Peisey Vallandry completes the set.
All three resorts have their own plus points, with a range of different places to stay, slopes to ski and things to do. La Plagne is made up of 7 high altitude villages and 4 smaller ones. It has skiing in every direction so whatever time of year you come you can find a slope with the conditions to suit you. Les Arcs is made up of predominantly north facing slopes ensuring that snow conditions are well preserved throughout the season. Most of the skiing in the area is above 2000m, meaning that even in the later months of the season there’s a good chance that you will still have great snow higher up.
In terms of accommodation, both resorts offer pretty much everything you could ever want, from high end chalets to cheap self-catered apartments and hotels.
Nightlife varies, depending on which village you choose. In La Plagne, Plange-Centre is the best place for shopping and head to Belleplagne for some great nightlife. In Les Arcs, Arc 1800 is the place to go if you want to party all night long!
Obviously, with such brilliant array of runs, the Paradiski is incredible for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, but if you aren’t massive on either, fear not, there’s plenty to do off the mountain as well, like Ski Joering in Les Arcs and the fantastic Olympic bobsleigh run in La Plagne.