Peisey-Vallandry (sometimes called Peisey Nancroix) is made up of five main villages of which three are currently lift served. The two purpose-built but attractive villages of Plan Peisey and Vallandry and the key mountain stations at 1600m where the Vanoise Express arrives on the 'Les Arcs side' of the new Paradiski area. Below them the traditional village of Peisey Nancroix at 1100m is linked by a gondola (it was also originally just Peisey, the original village of Nancroix is a few kilometres down the road and linked by a bus only so don't get confused!). The fifth village, Landry, is away down the foot of the valley and not lift linked to anywhere. On the other hand it is well placed based if you have a car to quickly reach both Paradiski and the Espace Killy of Val d'Isere - all on the Olympic Ski ticket. Located at the heart of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region, and at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. Skiing began above this group of small villages 20 years before its internationally better known neighbour, Les Arcs, was constructed. The lifts of each now inter-link and in the coming season fame and fortune should be secured as it is here that the incredible Vanoise Express, the Les Arcs - La Plagne link, actually lands. The Vanoise express lift carries up to 200 people in its double decker cabins, takes 4 minutes to reach La Plagne and travels up to 380 vertical metres above the valley floor. Peisey-Vallandry's skiing has a reputation of having the most sheltered and sunniest slopes on the Les Arcs circuit so it's a good idea to stay local when the weather closes in.
Located at the heart of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region, and at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. Skiing began above this group of three small resorts 20 years before its internationally better known neighbour, Les Arcs, was constructed. The lifts of each now inter-link and more recently Peisey finds itself on the Les Arcs side of the spectacular Vonise Express cable car link to La Plagne and thus at the heart of the combined giant Paradiski area.