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Les Arcs

FRANCE

Les Arcs is composed of five districts, all situated from 815 - 2,000m. The lift pass "Les Arcs" allows you to access the 181 km of pistes (107 pistes) and 51 lift systems of the Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry ski areas.

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Displayed here are all the facts and figures relating to Les Arcs in winter. The toolbar on the right of the page will also provide you with useful additional information to help you decide on this resort's suitability to your holiday plans.

Resort facts

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  • 1800 m
  • 1200-3226 m
  • 51 
  • 107 km
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  • Distance from Calais:
  • Chambery (2h)
  • Lyon (2h 30m)
  • Geneva (2h 30m)
  • Bourg st Maurice (9 miles)
  • 585 miles (approx)

Good points

  • Funicular to Bour St Maurice for train access 
  • Cable car link to La Plagne opens up the Paradiski
  • Mainly traffic free resorts

Not so good

  • Apartment jungle 
  • Slow old chairlifts in need of upgrading
  • Some villages lack character

Description

The oldest village, Arc 1600, is especially popular with families and beginners. Arc 1800, is the snowboarder and freerider's stronghold and offers a 360° panorama including Mont Blanc. Numerous bars and clubs can be found here, where guests can party until the morning hours. The relatively young village Arc 1950, thanks to the typical Savoyard wood and stone buildings, is also the loveliest of them all. Here, traditional and modern comforts are combined. True pros and thrill-seekers gather mainly in Arc 2000, as the most demanding pistes can be found there; providing a fantastic panorama view into the whole valley as well! Also part of this group is Bourg Saint Maurice, which lies in the valley. It is connected to close to Arc 1600 with a cable car and invites guests to spend time browsing in its many shops. The individual parts of the resort are connected by free shuttle buses or the via the cable car. Les Arcs also bears the "Famille Plus Montagne" certificate. Parents who want to spend a day for themselves can find child-care facilities here for children from 4 months.
The ski resort is very snow-sure, as most of the pistes lie above 1,800 m. Les Arcs offers many different runs to suit every taste! Impressive deep snow areas can be found especially at the Grand Col, freestylers and snowboard fans will find what they are looking for in the "Apocalypse" snow park in Arc 1800. Beginners prefer to stick to the lower parts of Arc 1600 and 1800.

A must for all who have a strong stamina, is the world famous "Aiguille Rouge" piste on the mountain of the same name: with an altitude difference of 2,026 m, it takes you from the peak (3,226 m) over 7 km, along steep precipices, right down to Villaroger! Boarders will feel like they are in heaven: fantastic powder slopes, a half-pipe, as well as two fun parks promise paradisal fun!

With the upgrade to the "Paradiski" lift pass, you can also use the pistes in La Plagne, totalling 425 km of pistes and 132 lifts! For easily changing the ski area you can use the double-decker Vanoise Express cable car, which connects the Les Arc and La Plagne perfectly.
Les Arcs' apres ski is to be found mainly in Arc 1800. Here you can party through the night! Numerous discos, cafés, bars and pubs ensure perfect entertainment. Those who are looking to dance the night away can do so in the "Apokalypse" or in the "Le J.O." amongst others with the same intentions.

A large offer of recreational activities entices you to spend a day away from the slopes. From dog and horse-drawn sleigh rides, snow tubing, heli-skiing, snow hiking, ice climbing or bowling, to paragliding; there is something for everybody here! If you would like to experience something special, you shouldn't miss an exploration tour to the Col de la Chal ice cave, which can be done on foot or also on skis.
Cross-country skiers will find some lovely trails available in the region. In Les Arcs there is a total of 15 km of cross-country trails: 5 km each in Arc 1600, 1800 and 2000. However, the 44 km of trails in Plan Peisey and Nancroix aren't too far away, which offer you a lot of variation.

If that isn't enough, just go over to La Plagne, where a total of 65 km of cross-country trails are waiting for to be explored!