An important consideration when booking a skiing holiday in Paradiski is deciding which lift passes you are going to get.
The following different lift passes are available:
- Paradiski – the most expensive lift pass, but you get full access to the entire Paradiski area, covering Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne.
- Les Arcs – slightly cheaper than the full Paradiski pass, the Les Arcs pass covers you for the Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry areas.
- Peisey-Vallandry – this lift pass is rather cheaper but limits you to the Peisey-Vallandry area. You cannot access Les Arcs or La Plagne with this pass, but it is suitable for beginners who only need access to the nursery slopes in Peisey-Vallandry.
Lift pass prices for Peisey-Vallandry, Les Arcs & Paradiski
Here are the lift pass prices for Winter 2013/14. These prices are for six day lift passes, which is the most common duration.
Paradiski Unlimited Pass
|Unrestricted access to the entire Paradiski domain|
|Kids & Seniors||208.00 € (under 14, over 64)|
|Family||824.00 € (2 adults & 2 kids – additional kids at a reduced rate)|
|Access to the Les Arcs & Peisey-Vallandry area with 1 day of your choice in La Plagne|
|Kids & Seniors||193.00 € (under 14 and over 64)|
|Family||784.00 € (2 adults & 2 kids – additional kids at a reduced rate)|
Les Arcs & Peisey-Vallandry only
|Unlimited access to Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry but without the option to ski in La Plagne|
|Kids & Seniors||176.50 € (under 14, over 64)|
|Family||744.00 € (2 adults & 2 kids – additional kids at a reduced rate)|
Peisey-Vallandry & Les Arcs lift passes for children
Lift passes for children under six years of age are free in Les Arcs and La Plagne. This significantly reduces the cost of a family ski holiday in Les Arcs and Paradiski. Proof of age such as a passport is required when booking a free lift pass for under 6′s.
Paradiski / Les Arcs lift pass durations
For most guests, a six day lift pass is the best option. If you are coming on holiday by air then you will usually arrive later in the day, and then start skiing the following morning.
However, if you travel by train, it is very possible that you will arrive pretty early in the morning, so if you are a keen skier or snowboarder you may well want to get out on the slopes that day. If this is the case you will want seven day lift passes. This is slightly more cost effective, but of course the main thing is you get an extra day on the slopes.
Savvy skiers and snowboarders will take out winter sports insurance policies to cover themselves against any unfortunate accident or injury.
Guests are also advised to bring their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) with them to permit free hospital treatment in France.
However, what many people do not realize is that the winter sports cover will only retrospectively pay any medical bills, and especially recovery from the mountain in the event of a serious injury. You will be expected to pay up front for skidoo or helicopter recovery, and ambulance journeys to hospital.
SnowHQ strongly recommends you take out the insurance offered alongside your lift pass. The cost for this is 2.80€ per person per day, and this covers you for all mountain recovery, ambulance journeys, hospital treatment and even repatriation back to the UK.