In case you need more excuses to visit Paradiski this coming ski season, we want to share with you what’s new in the area to make your experience at the resort as fulfilling as possible.
Here’s what’s new in the Paradiski area this season:
Le Petit Hibou
Les Glieres, Pont Baudin, Peisey-Nancroix.
For the foodies craving a superb dining experience, make sure you visit this gorgeous boutique restaurant, Le Petit Hibou (which means little owl), based in a traditional alpine house surrounded by mountains.
This gem is open for brunch and dinner, serving beautiful food and beverages (as attested by all their 5 star reviews!).
Some mouth-watering examples of Le Petit Hibou’s menu are: Ricotta pancakes with berries and whipped lemon butter, Chermoula chicken with roasted veg and spelt salad, and to quench your thirst they serve refreshing cocktails such as the Hugo – made with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Prosecco and fresh mint.
The restaurant is located by the Nordic Ski Centre, which you can get to by bus from each of our chalets, and is within walking distance from Chalet Cairn.
We love this place and cannot recommend it enough for its top notch food and atmosphere!
Les Arcs, Bourg Saint Maurice
Mille8 leisure centre at Les Arcs ski resort now has even more family-friendly experiences for everyone.
Open day and night, Mille8 features lots of apres-ski activities: tobogganing, swimming, dining, spa, and some excellent new facilities: Le Lodge and Les Sapins.
Le Lodge rolls many needs into one. Firstly, it’s an elegant brasserie where you can savour a refined gastronomic experience featuring local gourmet produce. The two-storey establishment also encompasses leisure and exclusivity, with an area especially for young children with special kid-friendly furniture and games, as well as a golf simulator to practice your swing and private VIP lounges.
From Le Lodge you can take a walk in the new Mille8 forest, Les Sapins. This is the perfect area for getting some fresh air and tranquility as the track is dotted with meditation spots, and you can stop at Les Cabanes Belvedere Outlook to take in the majestic panoramic views of Mont Blanc.
Mille8 is located just above Arc 1800 and is accessible from anywhere in Paradiski. Read the map and more information about Mille8 here.
Direct trains to the Alps
Tickets are now on sale for trains to the French Alps from St Pancras or Ashford International stations. Travelling to the Alps on the Eurostar is by far the most favoured method of transport for skiers as you get the most value out of your ski holiday.
When you arrive at Bourg Saint Maurice station it’s then just a short 20-minute transfer to Whitebeam Chalets, so no need for 2-hour check-in times at airports or lengthy coach transfers to the resort.
For transfer options get in touch with one of our partner transfer companies.
Overnight services from London will run every Friday from 21st December 2018 to 29th March 2019, departing St Pancras at 7:42pm and Ashford International at 8:28pm, arriving in Bourg Saint Maurice at 6:17am the following day.
There are also day trains which will run every Saturday from 22nd December 2018 to 30th March 2019, departing St Pancras at 9:45am and Ashford International at 10:28am, arriving in Bourg Saint Maurice at 7:03pm the same day.
Returning trains from Bourg St Maurice will run every Saturday from 29th December 2018 to 6th April 2019.
Thank you to lesarcs.com for this image
50th Anniversary Celebrations
Les Arcs ski resort
The legend that is Les Arcs opened in 1968 and was France’s first purpose built ski resort.
Therefore, 2018 marks its 50th year of creating wonderful experiences for its visitors and celebratory events will continue through the season to acknowledge how far this well-loved ski resort has come!
You can learn about the interesting life history of Les Arcs here.
New Paradiski Ski Lifts
Comborcière lift at Les Arcs and Inversens lift at La Plagne
We love shiny new, faster chairlifts so we can’t wait to use the new ones this season at Les Arcs and La Plagne.
Comborcière lift is the latest upgrade to Les Arcs’ ski lift system which replaces the slow, two person lift, which used to sweep you up too fast and smack into the backs of your legs!
The brand spanking chairlift will now seat four people and it designed to gently lift you up and put you down.
Les Arcs’ neighbour La Plagne ski resort, linked by the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car, is upgrading Inversens lift to replace its 4 person chairs with 6 person chairs. Inversens lift provides access to several ski trails from its summit, Roche de Mio, so the upgrade is much needed for skiers to be able to more easily enjoy one of the most beautiful slopes of the Alps.
Not only will the new lift reduce queues, but it will also reduce the amount of time it takes to reach the top which was a common hindrance for many skiers.
Free Half-Day Ski Passes
Ski for free on the day you arrive
There are so many ski pass options at Paradiski resorts with the two main types being the all-access Paradiski Pass, encompassing Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne ski resorts, and the La Plagne Pass which allows access to La Plagne ski area only.
You can take advantage of getting a free half-day of skiing when you purchase a Paradiski Pass under the following conditions: Provided you purchase a Paradiski Pass of 6-15 days you can ski for free anytime from 12:30pm the day before your first full day of skiing!
You can read more information about the different ski pass options here, or to pre-order your ski passes contact Whitebeam Chalets and that way they’ll be ready for you to use as soon as you arrive at your chalet in Peisey-Vallandry.
Two New Ski Schools
Evolution 2 and Aurèo Ski
It’s always good to have options when it comes to getting professional guidance and coaching to improving your skiing and snowboarding skills.
That’s why we’re so glad to let you know there are two new ski schools in Peisey-Vallandry!
Evolution 2 ski school offers exclusive private lessons with a dedicated instructor who will focus on monitoring your technique and adapting the lesson to your level and chosen style, e.g. snowboarding, skiing, off-piste, etc.
The Evolution 2 team it always out on the mountain so the best way to make a booking with them is by phone or email.
Aurèo Ski is an independent snow sports instructor providing private or group lessons in skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing to suit your ability. Contact Aurèo Ski to make an enquiry for this ski season.
Whitebeams’ Chalet Mélèze Sud
Chalet with new outdoor hot tub
Our newest member of the Whitebeam Chalets family is Chalet Mélèze Sud which boasts a brand new outdoor hot tub and sleeps up to 14 guests.
The chalet is in Peisey Village, only a 5-10 minute walk or quick shuttle service to the famous “Lobster Pots” (Lonzagne ski lift) which is free and provides instant access to La Plagne – on the Vanoise Express – or to the higher slopes using the Peisey lift.
Chalet Mélèze Sud has a large south-facing terrace which gets all-day sun making the perfect viewing deck for guests to take in the mountain valley scenery, and for guests arriving by car there is plenty of parking at the chalet.
Other facilities of the chalet include full catering, underfloor heating, an open fireplace, entertainment system, ski and boot storage space, and free Wi-Fi. Find out more information about Chalet Mélèze Sud here for your accommodation requirements this season.
All the new developments in the Paradiski resort area will make the next ski season all the more rewarding. If you would like more information about Whitebeam Chalets and our services please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.
We look forward to hearing from you and hosting more passionate skiers and snowboarders at our chalets this season!