• 2nd largest linked skiable domain In the world

    • 425km of pistes over 14390 hectares
    • 232 pistes for all levels
    • 263 hectares of man made snow, 818 snow machines
    • 2 equipped glaciers at more than 3000m high
    • 70% of the skiable domain is over 2000m
    • 3 resorts: Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and la Plagne
    • 20 destinations: Vallandry, Plan Peisey, Peisey-Nancroix, Landry, Bourg-Saint- Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Arc 2000, Villaroger, Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Plagne Aime 2000, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle Plagne, Montchavin-Les Coches, Plagne Montalbert, Champagny en Vanoise
    • 96211 beds
    • 1360 ski instructors
    • 40% are foreign skiers
    • 4.7 million ski days per winter
    • 975 employees working in the skiable domain for the reception, comfort and safety of the skiers
    • The largest and most modern of cable cars in the world with two cabins of two storeys at a cost of €15 million . Over 10 years, the Vanoise Express has transported more than 5 million skiers
    • €210 invested over 10 years for the improvement and modernisation of the skiable domain
  • The Vanoise Express cable car is at the heart of the Paradiski ski domain. It links the key resorts of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and la Plagne taking you from one station to the other in just four minutes at a speed of 45km/h; 12.5 metres per second; smoothly (there are no pylons) covering a distance of 1,824 metres in comfort and absolute silence. The crossing drops 380 metres between stations since Peisey sits at an altitude of 1612 metres whilst Coches is at a lower 1548m.

    The panoramic cabins have two floors suspended above the picturesque Ponthurin valley and offer the unique panorama of Mont Blanc, the Swiss and Italian Alps and the Beaufortain massif. Built by POMA, the Vanoise Express is an ultra modern cable car and is one of a kind in respect of its size, technology and in particular the fact that its comprises two, separate engines on two separate cables allowing the cable cars to operate independently of one another.

    Every cabin holds 200 people and there’s little risk of a long wait either: these cable cars can turnover 4000 people per hour.

    Vanoise Express in numbers

    • Length: 1824 m – Drop: 63 m
    • Cabin capacity: 200 passengers over 2 floors with 1 conductor (80 people on the top level and 120 people at ground level) Speed: 12 .5 m/s or 45 km/h
    • Height at the deepest part of the valley: 380 m
    • Two stations: Montchavin-Les Coches and Plan-Peisey construction company: POMA (www .poma .net)
    • Cost of construction works in 2003: €15 million
  • Paradiski is at the heart of the French Alps in the Tarentaise region, 660km from Paris, 200km from Lyon, Geneva (Switzerland) or Turin (Italy), 400km from Marseille, 760km from Munich (Germany).

  • TGV direct from Paris, Lille, Nantes
    Eurostar direct from London, and Thalys from Brussels and Amsterdam
    For les Arcs, direct link in 7 minutes by funicular from Bourg-Saint-Maurice SNCF station to Arc 1600 and free shuttle service between sites
    Links between resorts by taxi or car Information/Reservations Sncf: 08 36 35 35 35

    Thalys: www.thalys.com
    Eurostar: www.eurostar.com

  • From the following airports: Lyon Saint-Exupery, Chambery- Savoie, Grenoble-Isere and Geneva
    International (Switzerland): by car, by taxi and Rhone Express (Lyon only).

    Information and fares

    • Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport: +33 (0)826 800 826
    • Chambéry airport – Savoie: +33 (0)4 79 54 49 54
    • Grenoble airport – Isère: +33 (0)4 76 65 48 48
    • Geneva International Airport – Switzerland: +41 (0)22 798 20 00
    • alpski-bus.com


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