Les Arcs is located in the heart of Savoie in the French Alps, and at the edge of the Vanoise National Park, giving fantastic views of the surrounding landscape,including Mont Blanc. Forming part of the fantastic Paradiski area, Les Arcs is a popular ski destination for those seeking high altitude and extensive skiing.
The Skiing - Don't miss out on the fantastic Paradiski!
Les Arcs, along with La Plagne and Vallandry, forms the impressive Paradiski ski area, which offers 425 km of pistes, with plenty of slopes for all levels. The ski areas of the Les Arcs resorts and the La Plagne resorts are linked by the worlds largest cable car - the Vanoise Express.
The high altitude skiing available in the Paradiski resorts make it a popular choice - with 70 % of pistes above 2000m, and with glaciers in excess of 3000m in altitude, it is no surprise that this area is known for its good quality snow and long ski seasons.
There are options for all levels - keen skiers and boarders can, of course, explore this extensive area to their hearts content, but for the less confident skier who prefers to stay closer to home, sticking to the Les Arcs - Vallandry ski area, which offers 200km pistes may be less daunting!
Les Arcs - The Ski Villages
Les Arcs has four purpose built ski villages: Arc 1600, Arc 1850, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.
Arc 1600 - the original ski village with a direct rail link with Bourg St Maurice - where you can catch the snow train. Fantastic views of Mont Blanc - quieter night life that some of the other Les Arcs villages
Arc 1800 - the largest of the Les Arcs villages, and the village with the livliest night life - the party village!
Arc 1950 - the most modern of the villages - landscaped with modern residences.
Arc 2000 - Home to our Altitude apartments and our Ours Apartments- the highest of all the villages and in a bowl at the base of the Aiguille Rouge (3226m). The skiing is particularly good for those wanting easy access to advanced skiing, but also offers access to the blue and red runs. An excellent base to start your skiing, and link into the Paradiski area. There is a selection of restaurants and bars for your evening entertainment, a natural ice rink and even a bowling alley! Fancy something less conventional? Try a spot of Huskey sledding or ski joering (see photos)!
The tourist office provides an entertainment programme, which generally includes serving hot chocolate / vin chaud and various competitions etc.
Our Les Arcs Ski Accommodation:
We are delighted to offer the high quality Altitude Ski Apartmentsand Ours Ski Apartments in Arcs 2000, superbly situated between 100m and 150m from the ski slopes, and offering indoor heated swimming pool and sauna (shared between the two apartments)