Located at the heart of the 1992 Savoie Olympic Region, and at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park. Skiing began above this group of three small resorts 20 years before its internationally better known neighbour, Les Arcs, was constructed. The lifts of each now inter-link.The Peisey - Les Arcs area claims to be the home of snowboarding and certainly some people were sliding around on the slopes here on something very similar to a snowboard a few years before Jake Burton hit the headlines in the early '80s. Some of the famous 'Apocalypse Snow' movies that first popularised the sport were initiated here. The area is very 'boarder friendly with a combination of value accommodation, great terrain for all styles and abilities and as many chairs and gondolas as surface lifts (rare for a French resort). The terrain park Appacalypse above Arc 1600, which is also open to skiers, has a wide variety of features including diverse humps and mounds which making it an attractive and interesting site where everyone can find something to suit their taste and level. There are also tables, hips, a funbox, a pyramid, big and small gaps.ActivitiesSnowboarding: Snow park and halfpipe available at location.Cross Country Profile: 44km of cross country terrain available at location. Ski center, school, and rentals. LodgingSlopeside accomodations are available; a total of 8,500 beds. 6 additional hotels are located nearby. Chalets, apartments, and camping are available.Winter RecreationOther activites include: dog sledding, guided tours, gym, ice climbing, paragliding,parapente, parascending, sleigh rides, cross country, snowshoeing, and winter walks.