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Villaroger Ski Resort
Villaroger is a little bit of mountain paradise. Despite being part of the fabulous Paradiski domain it has retained a farming village charm. With old stone buildings, snow covered chalets and narrow streets it is hard to believe that modern, purpose built resorts are a stone’s throw away.
Situated in the Tarentaise area of the Savoie department, Villaroger’s ski lift, in the Le Pre part of the village, links directly to Les Arcs and the infamous l’Aguille Rouge piste which is 7kms long and drops a cool 2000 metres! At the top of the piste the view of Mont Blanc is stunning. Paradiski offers 420kms of ski runs and 144 lifts.
Villaroger, the village, sits at 880metres. It faces north allowing it to keep a snow covering throughout the winter season and is partially covered in thick forest. In the summer there is wildlife in abundance, Chamois, marmottes and wild boar roam freely amongst the wild flower meadows and undercover of the trees . It’s a walking enthusiasts dream, many visitors come to the village to enjoy the beautiful “Reserve Naturel de Villaroger”.
Maintaining its traditions and conservation is very important to the 400 local residents, however that doesn’t mean that they are hiding in the past, far from it! Whilst maybe not having the buzzing nightlife you may find in larger resorts, there are still plenty of excellent restaurants and bars. The village has a boulangerie, a small supermarket and other necessary amenities, including a primary school, with only 12 children! Its lower altitude and easy access to the local town of Bourg Saint Maurice means it attracts an all year round population. It has a warm, friendly, family feel; you’re guaranteed to love it!
Paradiski Ski Area
Paradiski is the name of the joint La Plagne, Les Arcs, ski area linked together by the Vanoise Express cable car. Opened in December 2003,the Vanoise Express is currently the world’s largest single span cable car; in fact there are two of them both capable of ferrying 200 people across the Ponthurin valley that divides the two areas. The journey and the views make for a spectacular 4-minute ride.
In total Paradiski offers a HUGE 425 km of piste. Individually, La Plagne (225 km) and Les Arcs (200km) are significant ski areas in their own right and are both made up of different villages. In La Plagne the high altitude villages are Aime 2000,Plagne Centre, Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages and Plagne 1800. These are all situated between 1800m and 2100m and offer snowsure high altitude ski in ski out convenience.
Lower down the delightful villages of Montchavin, Les Coches, Montalbert and Champagny en Vanoise all offer the charm and cosy comfort of village life, with their own tree lined local slopes and easy access to the high altitude slopes of La Plagne.
In Les Arcs the high altitude villages are Arcs 1600, Arcs 1800, Arcs 2000 and, the latest development, Arcs 1950. Again these all offer a ski in ski out experience. Great cruising runs through the trees lead to the lower villages of Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Villaroger for a more traditional mountain experience.
Both La Plagne and Les Arcs offer something for everyone. Early intermediate blue and red run skiers can soon explore the area and travel around the mountain enjoying some of the good value mountain restaurants.
However with two glaciers at over 3,000m, a wealth of “between the piste” and off piste and long runs through the trees, there really is something for all levels of skier---and let’s not forget you boarders out there—both resorts offer a choice of snowparks with jumps, rails and the ,all important, music. La Plagne, Les Arcs, Paradiski—one of the world’s great ski areas.