Les Arcs

Ski Les Arcs for over 200km of piste close to home and a further 225km of piste in the Paradiski ski area. With a top station at 3,226 metres and a glacier to hand, snow is guaranteed for your skiing and snowboarding holidays. Read our guide for all you need to know.

Where?

If you are going to ski Les Arcs Bourg-Saint-Maurice, you now benefit from a brand new connection to La Plagne - ski holidays just got a lot more interesting alongside the 5 resorts that make up this ski paradise. Part of the Paradiski area, there is over 200kms of terrain to ski, including the 7kms Aiguille Rouge. Access is easiest via the airports at Chambéry or Grenoble but you can also get here in under 3 hours from Geneva, Sion or Turin.

resort ESSENTIALS

3226 m

2026 m

1200 m

RESORT ALTITUDE : 1600 m
TOTAL PISTE : 200 km
LONGEST RUN : 7.0 km
SEASON : December - May

SLOPES

Beginner
1
Easy
55
Intermediate
33
Advanced/Expert
18

WE LIKE

  • A wide variety of pistes on offer and access to a further 225km in nearby La Plagne. Lots of well priced self catering apartments.
  • Resort favours intermediates and experts.Intermediates will love the cruisy runs and experts will love the Aiguille Rouge.
  • Lots of tree lined pistes, great for bad weather days.

WE DON'T LIKE

  • Resort is comprised of 7 purpose built villages, a little short on charm.
  • Crowds in the high season and corresponding lift queues are pretty horrendous.
  • Very quiet in the evenings and limited choice of bars/restaurants.

SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5

SKIING
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BOARDING
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BEGINNERS
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INTERMEDIATE
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ADVANCED
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FAMILIES
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On the Slopes

Ski Les Arcs and you can be assured of something for all skiers - as it's one of the world's largest ski areas and has an amazing vertical to boot! The lift system is superb, with few queues except at rush hour. Over 50% of the pistes are graded blue or red, so beginners and intermediates will be in heaven, while expert skiers will find challenging black runs and plenty of off-piste to enjoy.

Amongst the tree-lined runs and bowls are some amazing off piste terrain and trails - there really is something for almost anyone here. Les Arcs was one of the first European ski resorts to pick up boarding, and offers a snow park, with a half-pipe, jumps and boardercross course.

Ski Area

If you Ski Les Arcs you are also in the ski region of Paradiski.

Off the Slopes

Completed in 2008, the village at Arc 1950 is  fully self-contained with its own shops, restaurants, bars, shops, spa, and underground parking. Of the towns, 1800 has the greatest choice of eateries - over 15 restaurants offer everything from Tex-Mex through to haute cuisine. It also has the most shops and clubs. Les Arcs 1600, and 1800 have just a handful of restaurants, although the big hotels do have restaurants. Alternative activities include hang-gliding, paragliding, husky dog and sleigh rides.

Who's it Best For?

It's usually said that Les Arcs is best for intermediates but with such a lot of piste on offer (including La Plagne and the Paradiski ski area) there really is something for every level of skier here. The tree lined pistes also mean that it's great on bad weather days.

 

 

TOURIST OFFICE

105, place de la Gare

Phone: 33 479 71257
Fax: 33 479 74596
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