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Getting to Peisey Vallandry
There are many ways to travel to Peisey-Vallandry, each with its own benefits. Take a closer look at your travel options, to find out more.
Your options are:
- - Fly direct to one of the local airports and take a transfer or hire a car from there
- - Drive here in the comfort of your own car
- - Take a train direct to Bourg St Maurice or Laundry. If coming from UK can take the overnight snowtrain so go to sleep in London, wake up in Bourg Saint Maurice!
Self DriveCalais to Peisey-Vallandry - 972km, 9h approx.
Directions – at Calais take the A26 motorway (toll charge applies) via Reims, Troyes and Dijon and to Lyon A43/A430 to Albertville and then N90 via Moutiers in the direction of Les Arcs. Turn right following signs for Landry and Peisey-Vallandry.
Bruxelles to Peisey-Vallandry - 942km, 8h45 approx.
Directions – A4 to Luxembourg, A3 to Thionville, A31 to Metz, Nancy, Dijon and to Lyon A43/A430 to Albertville and then N90 via Moutiers in the direction of Les Arcs. Turn right following signs for Landry and Peisey-Vallandry.
Amsterdam to Peisey-Vallandry – 1152km, 10h40 approx.
Directions – N201 to Utrecht, A2 via Maastricht to Liege, A26 to Neufchateau, A4 to Luxembourg, A3 to Thionville, A31 to Metz, Nancy, Dijon and to Lyon A43/A430 to Albertville and then N90 via Moutiers in the direction of Les Arcs. Turn right following signs for Landry and Peisey-Vallandry.
RailTGV Direct from Paris – Bourg Saint Maurice
Eurostar from London – Bourg St Maurice
Eurostar offer 3 services from London St Pancras International:
- Night service leaving Friday night – direct
- Night service leaving Friday night – via Paris
- Day service leaving Saturday morning – direct
Connection from Bourg Saint Maurice to Peisey-Vallandry by fare paying shuttle or by taxi – please contact PVR if you would like us to arrange taxi transfers. Bourg St Maurice is 17km from the resort and the journey usually takes around 20minutes.
Alternatively Europcar have a desk at Bourg St Maurice railway station if you would prefer to hire a car.
FlyFlying is often the quickest and easiest way of getting to your PVR chalet. We can organise a transfer from any of the below airports direct to the front door of your chalet. Geneva is the most popular option with most major airlines offering good scheduled services. Chambery is the nearest, but flights can be harder to come by and often more expensive.
Geneva-Cointrin International airport (197km from resort)
Transfer from Geneva-Cointrin airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Grenoble-St Geoirs airport (198km from resort)
Transfer from Grenoble-St Geoirs airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours 20 minutes.
Lyon St Exupéry airport (193km from resort)
Transfer from Lyon St Exupéry airport to the Resort takes around 2 hours 20 minutes.
Chambéry-Voglans airport (100km from resort)
Transfer from Chambéry-Voglans airport to the Resort takes around 1 hour 45 minutes.
You may find the following sites useful in finding the best deals on flights to the above-mentioned airports:
Getting around Peisey-VallandryFree parking facilities and a free shuttle around the resort running from 9am-11pm.
First Time Skiing?For those of you heading to the mountains for the first time we have put together information you might find handy along with a checklist of some of the things you will need to consider before you embark on your first fantastic ski/snowboard holiday.
Before you leave home:
- Insurance – travel and personal injury
- Valid passport
- Visa (if required)
- E111 for European Health Care cover
- Any medications
- Money/credit cards
- Driving licence if hiring a car (for UK residents you will need both the card and paper sections)
- Your travel information documentation
- If flying then make sure you book in your ski equipment if bringing it as extra luggage since you can be charged a lot of money if having to pay at the airport.
What is included in your chalet/apartment:- On arrival each chalet will have a welcome pack consisting of a sponge, cloth, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, 1 toilet roll per toilet and a bin bag in each bin.
- Linen is included in most chalets in winter but please be sure to check the exact details of the chalet/apartment you are booking. Linen is not included in the summer but can be hired from reception or provided by yourself.
- The same applies to cleaning in winter so please be sure to check whether this is included in the price of your chalet/apartment. Again in summer you can choose to clean yourselves or pay PVR to clean the chalet.
- Most chalets/apartments have a television but it depends on the chalet/apartment whether it is French, Dutch or English TV so please check the chalet description.
- Most chalets have a DVD player so if you want to bring your own DVD’s then please do so.
- Most chalets/apartments have Wi-Fi connection but please check the chalet details to confirm.
Things you will need to provide in the chalet/apartment:- If you are having a self catered chalet these are the things we suggest you will need to provide:
- Linen (if not provided, see chalet description) – can be hired from PVR
- Towels – can be hired from PVR
- Tea towels – can be hired from PVR
- Baby beds/chairs – can be hired from PVR
- Wood for fire – can be bought from PVR
- Toilet rolls
- Bin bags
- Cleaning products
- Some chalets will have some supplies of spices, tea, coffee etc from previous guests but this is not guaranteed and you will need to provide your own.
- Please remember that if you are arriving after 19hrs on a Sat the local supermarket will be closed so please make sure you have considered how you will get your supplies for the first night in resort.
Skiing KitGood clothing can make the world of difference. Temperatures in the mountains can drop to below -25 degrees Celsius so you need to be prepared so you can enjoy the mountains without turning blue! Good layering of clothing is a good trick to know to keep you warm and PVR suggests the following:
- Base layer – thermals (invest in some technical thermals if you feel the cold) or long leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt or polo neck will do.
- Mid layer – fleece or something similar.
- Outer layer – Ski trousers and Ski jacket. Look for waterproofness and breathability are important here.
- The most important part of your body to keep warm is your hands and feet so its worth finding suitable gloves and socks as cold hands and feet is not much fun.
- When buying jackets and sellopetes, check the waterproof levels as some jackets may look good but will not keep you warm, so ask the shop to ensure its level of suitability.
- Helmets – Children have to wear them on the slopes but we also recommend adults wear them whatever your level. You wont see many seasonnaires without them and apart from anything they keep your head warm!
- Thermals – if you are a particularly cold individual then invest in some thermals to go under your clothes and jacket. Good layering of clothes is another trick to keep warm.
- Hiring kit from local providers is great as the equipment is normally new that season so it’s in good condition.
- You can hire, skis, boots, snowboards, poles, and helmets. They will ask for your level of experience to ensure the right equipment is suitable but we can advise you on this to ensure you get the right kit. - If you have never put a pair of skis or a snowboard on, or have only nhad a go at the local snow dome, we insist you have at least one lesson as the snow in the mountains can feel different and if nothing else, the lessons teach you the mountain rules so you respect the area and others around you. That is for your safety as well as other skiers and boarders as it can get very busy during high season. As well as this we can guarantee you will have more fun after!
- The childrens club is at the top of the short lift from the village.
- The nursey slopes are up one chair lift but the chair has the faciltities to bring skiers back down if they do not have the capability to ski down the mountain, so even if you go up a chair lift, you don’t have to ski back down and the lift people are very friendly and will slow the lift down for you.
If you have any questions please let us know and we will be happy to advise you and pass on our knowledge from years of living and working in the mountains.