"Skispots Paradiski" is the definitive guide to this popular expanse of French winter sport heaven, boasting a grand total of 17 alpine villages. Comprising the domains of Les Arcs and La Plagne, linked by the longest cable car of its type (double-decker) ever made and sharing 425km of piste, there's enough terrain to keep all abilities, ski or boarder, busy for weeks. It is a guidebook for first and return visits. Paradiski highlights include: Les Arcs consists of five separate villages, with a fifth instalment (Arc 1950) to be added to its already massive ski domain; Les Arc is also the self proclaimed 'home of the snowboard'; Arc 1800 is the main village with over 30 bars and 4 nightclubs; La Plagne is the collective name given to a ski area which connects 10 different villages in one of France's largest ski areas - Belle Plagne being the prettiest of the high altitude, purpose-built resorts; La Plagne is renowned for its reliable snow conditions, well-maintained pistes and glacier skiing; and The Olympic Bobsleigh run is a must for the brave. This innovative range of travel guidebooks to the world's top ski regions has been created by ski enthusiasts for ski enthusiasts.
Each book is full of inspirational content with a depth of technical expertise. It also includes: on-the mountain information on resort layout, lift access and route-finding; graphical route planners, lift journey timings and piste-by-piste critiques; historical snowfall charts and analysis to guide to dates for optimum snow conditions; base station and resort layout plans; and full-colour maps and photographs.