Paradiski Skiing La Plagne Les Arcs - Snowspirit Mountain Holidays
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Paradiski is one of the largest and most varied ski areas in the world combining the resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs. The range of skiing is superb with 239 runs ranging from beautiful tree-lined slopes to breathtaking glacier skiing. La Plagne is often described as an intermediate resort but alongside the gentler blue and green slopes there are plenty of challenging reds and blacks and the area is renowned for some of the best off-piste in Europe.

The local slopes wind down through pine and birch woods with rustic mountain huts –some of which have been turned into cosy restaurants. Take a couple of fast lifts and you are into the main part of La Plagne which has a wealth of pistes for all abilities. Montchavin is also ideally positioned for fast access to Les Arcs; the chalet is just one lift from the Vanoise Express cable car, which crosses over the valley to Peisey in 4 minutes, to access the slopes in Les Arcs.

With wide, sunny runs through the trees the Peisey-Vallandry sector of Les Arcs is great for beginners and intermediates. For advanced skiers the views from the top of the Aiguille Rouge glacier are not to be missed and the 7 km descent from the top of the glacier to the lowest lying village through 2,000 vertical metres is one of the longest and most varied pistes in Europe.

The slopes are fabulous but if you love the exhilaration, beauty and the technical challenge of powder skiing then prepare to fall in love with the outstanding off-piste of the Paradiski. The area has tree runs, powder bowls, big faces, narrow gullies and richly deserves its reputation as one of the best off-piste locations in the Alps.

Telemark, cross country and non-skiers

For those of you looking for a new challenge on the slopes telemark skiing is very popular and Montchavin regularly hosts a stage of the telemark world championship. There are great telemark instructors in Montchavin should you want to try something different during your stay. Cross country skiing is also well represented with many marked trails through the forests and local shops have a good range of equipment for hire. For non-skiers the local ski schools organise snow shoe walking expeditions ranging from gentle strolls to more challenging itineraries through some of the most beautiful winter landscapes. The tourist office also plans excursions to local sites of interest and has a programme of events for non-skiers. Certain lifts allow pedestrian access so you can reach the sunny terraces of the local restaurants for lunch with skiing friends.



Resort height 3,250m – 1,250m
70% of ski area above 2000m
236 runs (34 black, 61 red, 130 blue and 12 green)
425km of piste
2 glaciers
3 peaks above 3,000m
Overall vertical drop 53,290m
182 ski lifts
170 hectares of artificial snow coverage provided by 470 snow cannons
2 snowparks, 5 boardercross and 2 halfpipes and a selection of secured but un-pisted runs
1 bobsleigh run, 1 ice-climbing tower and 1 speed skiing run

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