Peisey-Les Arcs - Jewel of the ‘Paradiski’ area
Plan-Peisey is a quiet little ski village, which has proved a huge hit with Esprit ski families ever since its introduction, due to its lovely chalets and superb location, right on the link between the Les Arcs and La Plagne ski areas. Plan-Peisey is ideal for family ski holidays, as initially the children’s lessons will be held in the ski garden just behind the base of the 6-man chairlift, just 50m from our chalets.
The numerous blue runs through the forest surrounding the village will also make a day out ‘en famille’ at the end of the week a delight. The combined ‘Paradiski’ area with the guaranteed snow of the glaciers du Varet, Bellecote and de la Chiaupe is one of the biggest and best in Europe, and Plan-Peisey lies right at the most perfect spot, directly at the Les Arcs side of the ‘Vanoise Express’ cable-car, which whisks skiers across the valley between La Plagne and Les Arcs.
The village is linked to the adjacent village of Vallandry just 5 minutes walk away, which extends the range of shops, bars and restaurants available, and there is a free resort shuttle service running all day between the centres throughout the season. The original old village of Peisey itself is also easily reached via the Télévillage lift.
Setting out from Plan-Peisey to ski each morning, you have the choice between the 6-person high-speed chairlift straight up into the Les Arcs area above Arc 1800, or the spectacular 4-minute cable-car ride across to the Montchavin slopes of La Plagne. Both lifts depart just 75m from our ski chalets.
With 425km of integrated lifts and pistes, 3 glaciers, 2 summits over 3,000m, and more off-piste than you ever dreamed of, it is no surprise that families return again and again once they discover this gem of a resort.
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Our Childcare In Peisey-Les Arcs
|Childcare/Ski lesson||Age group||Description||2016/17 price||2017/18 price|
|Nursery||17 weeks-40 months||All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days||£319||£325|
|Spritelets||3–4 years||Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons||£215||£229|
|Sprite Beginners||5–9 years||Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Sprite Improvers||6–10 years||Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Sprite Intermediates||7–11 years||For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Supervised Lunch||3–12 years||Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days||£89||£95|
|Snow Club||3–8 years||Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days||£199||£205|
|Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE|
|Mini Cocoa Club||3–5 years||7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
|Cocoa Club||6–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings||£59||£65|
|Saturday Family Guiding||Over 5 years||Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who
are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families. Available in selected resorts only
|Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child|
|(New) Ski Chaperone||All ages||One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings||£69||£75|
2016/17 Peak weeks: include departures on 23th & 30th December 2016, 12th &19th February & 2nd & 9th of April 2017. Gressoney dates are one day earlier with the exception of the December departures.
2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.For more information on our Childcare, click here.
Esprit Classic Childcare
For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!
Five mornings a week, children in Esprit Sprite classes and Spritelet Snow Clubbers are collected from their chalets by our staff (and/ or the ski school instructors) and taken to the appropriate slopes for their lessons or to the resort’s Snow Club for morning fun.
At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite sessions will be collected and returned to the Chalet Renard and Chalet Ourson for lunch. On busy weeks other chalets may also be used for lunch.
The Snow Club is based in a dedicated room in the Chalets des Deux Domaines with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before being returned to their ‘home’ chalet for high tea.
We ask that Nursery children are delivered to the Nursery by their parents. Nursery lunches are held in Chalet Renard. Nursery children must be collected by their parents at 5pm and accompanied at high tea, whilst all other children will be supervised by our staff through high tea until 6pm.
Mini Cocoa Club will run in the Nursery 6 nights a week from 7.30-9.30pm for children aged 3-5 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Cocoa Club runs in the Snow Club room from 7.30pm until 10pm on six nights a week and is available to all children aged 6-12 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Ski range from 1,250m – 3,250m
The local village slopes offer plenty of gentle blue runs for practising technique and the opportunities to venture higher on blue runs as you improve, into Les Arcs or across the valley to La Plagne, are limitless. You can even ski all the way to and from Arc 1800 without leaving blue runs.
The Les Arcs side offers you over 200km of wide open pistes to explore and the 4-minute cable-car link to La Plagne opens up another 220km. The high altitude slopes offer complete snow security, and the choice and variety of skiing is simply awesome. One week just won’t be long enough!
Skiers in search of a challenge will be spoilt for choice with the number of adrenaline-inducing black runs now accessible. On the home slopes down to Plan-Peisey from Les Arcs there is an enjoyably testing run, the Ecureuils, or try the exciting 7km long black from the Aiguille Rouge down to Villaroger. Across the valley on the La Plagne side, head up to the glacier to take on the challenging north face of Bellecôte, one of the most famous off-piste routes in the Alps (guide required).
With fresh snowfall, both sides of the link offer blissful playgrounds of powder. The tree-lined home slopes of Plan-Peisey will appeal to keen glade skiers, and the open bowls higher up offer endless acres for delightful days of waist-deep skiing.
There is a superb fun-park and half-pipe in Les Arcs and specialist snowboard schools who offer excellent tuition. The well-groomed pistes are ideal for perfecting technique and there are plenty of swooping runs back to the village. Across the link to La Plagne, you can enjoy another fun-park at Plagne Bellecôte.
Dog-sledding and snow-shoeing are popular, for those keen to explore the magical winter landscapes further after skiing. Nightlife is a little limited, but there is a choice of bars and restaurants in both Plan Peisey and especially in adjacent Vallandry, where there is the Mont Blanc bar, run by English owners, which has a range of evening entertainment on offer.Several local restaurants offer good, varied menus to enjoy on our chalet hosts’ night off.
- Horse-drawn sleighs
- 43 km of well-kept cross-country ski trails
- Cinema in Vallandry
- Small range of shops
- Cashpoint in Plan-Peisey and Vallandry
Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.
Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.
The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.
Free lift pass for children under 5
|Adult 13+ yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||£90||£104||£120|
|Child 6-12 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||-||£52||-|
|Child 3-5 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||£40||-||-||-|
1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. Adult helmet approx. £22.
|Tuition||Ski 5 days||*Snowboard 5 days|
|Times||2.5 hrs AM or PM||2.5 hrs PM or PM|
Times are 9.15-11.45 or 14.15-16.45 Dec & Jan and 9.00-11.30 or 14.30-17.00 from Feb onwards.
Please note that group lessons join the groups that started on Sunday.
*Snowboard tuition available from 10yrs+.
|6 Day Lift Pass||Discovery Pass
High / Low Season only
|Paradiski Area Pass
High / Low Season only
|Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs)||£697 / £524||£802 / £601|
|Senior 65-71 yrs||£162 / £131||£188 / £151|
|Adult 13-64 yrs||£205 / £163||£238 / £188|
|Junior 5-12 yrs||£162 / £131||£188 / £151|
|Child under 5 yrs||FREE||FREE|
8 days for the price of 6 with 30 Dec Departures
High season: 16th Dec - 9 Apr. Low season: 16 Apr.
Discovery pass includes 1 day in La Plagne.
Paradiski pass covers La Plagne and Les Arcs.
Seniors aged 72+ should arrange passes locally.
One FREE 6 day Paradiski lift pass for a child aged 5-12 with 2 adults pre-booking the same - for departures on 16 Dec.
FREE upgrade to Paradiski pass (adult only) from Discovery pass, weeks commencing 15 & 22 Jan and 19 Mar.
Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports
All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.
Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.More About Esprit Cuisine