Peisey-Vallandry ski school
Peisey-Vallandry ski lessons
Peisey-Vallandry offers superb teaching terrain for beginners up to the most elite of skiers. The tree-lined pistes are not only beautiful but offer a superb progression of confidence inspiring slopes. Click here for our suggested lesson meeting points.
Peisey-Vallandry beginner ski lessons start initially at the foot of the slopes. After mastering the basics of sliding and stopping you ascend to the beginner button lift at the top of the chairlift. Rest assured, your instructor will also descend on the chairlift with you after your first lesson. The long and winding forest run is achievable for beginners skiers before moving on to parallel skiing.
Peisey-Vallandry has a wonderful progression of flowing tree-lined runs which are perfect for learning to ski steeper slopes. The forests offer wonderful harbour during snowstorms and bad visibility days and attract the rest of Les Arcs at these time particularly.
Advanced skiers will enjoy the playful and fun forested terrain of Peisey-Vallandry, with a multitude of lines through the forests for all ages and abilities. Steeper and more challenging black runs are also on offer and fantastic off-piste adventures not too far from the piste. Backcountry adventurers have more options available as well with famous descents off-pistes all around.
Peisey-Vallandry is a charming resort combining the older villages of Peisey, Nancroix, Moulin with the snow side resorts of Vallandry and Plan Peisey.
The villages are very popular venues for catered chalet holidays with smaller operators and chalet owner operators.
Peisey-Vallandry combines some superb pistes for every level along with some incredible off-piste and tree skiing.
Peisey-Vallandry is found at the furthest end of the Les Arcs skiing area, next to the Vanoise express lift across to La Plagne. This offers the greatest access to both areas possible and the incredible off-piste descents from both the Aiguille Grive and the Face Nord de Bellecote.
Peisey-Vallandry is a more traditional style alpine resort compared with the modern architecture found in other parts of Les Arcs. It is a popular choice with British clients and families particularly during peak periods.
Peisey-Vallandry Frequently Asked Questions
Our Peisey-Vallandry ski school meeting point map can be found here. The meeting point is in the Vallandry at the Bistro Savoyard restaurant which is opposite the entrance to the ski school lift entrance.
If you are able to use a chairlift and like to ski the gentlest of runs to warm up, then take either the Vallandry or Peisey chairlifts, depending our where you are staying and then take the 'La Foret' blue run.
The 'Derby' chairlift also has a gentle blue named 'Renard' which is great for all levels of skier on the first morning.
Totally beginners can purchase a pass which allows them to use the main chairlift twice at a cost of around 10 euros. This gives them access to the beginner areas from Vallandry and Plan-Peisey. It is not necessary to purchase a full pass until they require access to other chairlifts.
There are a good selection of restaurants to choose from in Peisey-Vallandry. Your AIM Snowsports instructors will be able to advise you accordingly. Here are a few of our favourites in ascending budget
The "3 Saveurs" snack hut above Peisey beginners area offers snack meals and is popular with the local and mountain workers. They recently extended to provide indoor seating to compliment the incredible view from their terrace.
Bistro Savoyard offer a good selection of Savoyard style dishes and is ideal for families or those eating lunch out every day. The dish of the day offers excellent value for money and we've never had bad meal there. It's also next to the AIM Snowsports meeting point so pretty handy too!
Pub Mont-Blanc offer typical British pub dishes including English breakfast in the morning and excellent Burgers, Pizza and Thai dishes.
La Vache is a well known restaurant to the locals and returning holiday makers. Their menu is varied, not typical Savoyard cuisine and is always served fresh. The view from the balcony terrace is incredible.
The pub Mont-Blanc is the most popular Apres ski bar with live music and sports show on TV. Mojo's is another popular bar in the evenings.
What is there to do for non-skiers or on a bad weather day in Peisey-Vallandry?
Peisey and Nancroix are original farming Villages and very pretty to explore. The tourist office which is specific to Peisey-Vallandry offers lots of excursions including dog-sledding, snow-shoe walks and visits to the Nordic centre in the beautiful Nancroix valley.