The Paradiski area, know

Some of the largest ski areas in the world and among the most prestigious in France, Paradiski aptly. For here it is a skier's paradise with kilometers and kilometers of slopes, Green to take his first steps on snow as well black black for maximum sensation ... there is something for all levels, but also for everyone: skiing, cross country skiing, freeride, snowboarding, luge, bobsled, etc, etc ...

sporty and ultra modern property, Paradiski must correspond to the ski area. At the latter are attached three main stations giving easy access to the slopes. Let's explore this giant field that turned some heads ...

The Paradiski area

First mark: we are in the Tarentaise Valley, in the heart of the Alps in the Savoie department to be precise. Savoy, birthplace of skiing in France, and No. 1 destination for fans of the genre, with its many alpine areas ... including Paradiski, second in size behind the 3 Valleys.

Established in 2003, Paradiski is born of the combination of two ski areas, those of La Plagne and Les Arcs. This required the construction of the largest cable car in the world, the Vanoise Express: result, it takes about 5 minutes to rally the areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs .

The result would almost giddy: 14390 hectares, 425 kilometers of slopes in total! And this does not take into account additional 153 kilometers dedicated to cross country skiing, as well as many facilities for all kinds of snow recreation.

established between 1250 meters and 3250 meters, Paradiski has nearly 70% of its area beyond the 2000 meters, providing excellent snow cover. The area is equipped with snow cannons if needed: it is possible to ski in the month of December until late April. A long and beautiful season!

Ski and attractions in Paradiski

Of course, skiing is king Paradiski. And everyone is benefiting through the variety of tracks, both in the difficulty in the beauty of the landscapes. A quick count: 12 green runs for beginners, 124 blue slopes for skiing and leisurely taste of first sensations, 66 red runs to complicate matters and 35 black runs for insured skiers. Add to that two glaciers equipped for skiing and 3 peaks over 3000 meters, and you take the full measure of the possibilities of the field!

Do not miss: the descent of the Aiguille Rouge, accessible by cable car, 7 kilometers downhill to an elevation of nearly 2,000 meters, not to mention the view from the top, unforgettable !

For the children and wants to learn to ski with an instructor, several French Ski Schools are present in the stations of the field for a box learning.

In addition to skiing, many other winter sports are available to Paradiski:

-153 kilometers from varied levels of trails dedicated to cross country skiing and Nordic skiing.

-Two snow parks, several boardercross boardergliss, halfpipe, for riders, it gives a lot of possibilities.

-Four toboggan runs, not only reserved for children, feelings of day or night, and Mille8 with its experimental track embellished with videos and music!

-In side of La Plagne, we find the only lympic bobsleigh: reserved for those who love the thrill !

-For lovers of extreme sports, test the Speed ​​Riding (mini-sailing and paragliding on skis), climb the icefall Champigny en Vanoise, accompanied by a mountain guide.

A week's stay is a great minimum to see the possibilities of Paradiski.

The resorts of Paradiski

There is skiing, but also the moments before and after skiing: it is the station that it happens. Three stations share the Paradiski area:

- La Plagne large resort founded in the 60s, La Plagne has since never ceased to grow. It consists of 4 village resorts (Champagny, Belle Plagne, Montchavin and Les Coches) and 6 altitude resorts (Plagne Center, Plagne Soleil, Plagne 1800, etc ...), each with direct access to the slopes . A shuttle bus for free, no need to travel by car.

- Les Arcs the other popular resort area of ​​Les Arcs, in the plural, consists of several stations. Bourg-Saint-Maurice, in the authentic setting of a Savoyard village, Arc 1600, modern and friendly, Arc 1800, which beats the nightlife of the resort Arc 1950 and its chic residences Arc sportiest 2000. Here one can spend an unusual night in the igloo village!

- Peisey-Vallandry : the most discreet of the three stations Paradiski Peisey-Vallandry has a family charm thanks to its quiet atmosphere and its many activities. Attached to start in Les Arcs, the station now opens directly to Paradiski.