Les Arcs is a wonderful, modern resort filled with an astonishing variety of skiing. Les Arcs comprises 4 self-contained villages at different heights: Arc 1800 is the largest village, with a lively atmosphere, good selection of shops and restaurants plus excellent access to the skiing. Arc 1600 is the lowest and has a proper village atmosphere. Arc 1950 is the new stunning village built in a traditional style with many luxury accommodations and Arc 2000 is popular with experienced skiers, with skiing to and from the doorstep, near the magnificent Aiguille Rouge glacier. Nearby Peisey-Vallandry is closest to la Plagne so has quick access to the whole ski area. Now linked to La Plagne, the "Paradiski" area offers a massive 425 kms of pistes and has a good snow record. There are great runs through the forests, providing wonderful skiing at all levels, which is superb for all grades of skier or boarder.


Parapenting, floodlit skiing (1600,1800 and 2000), ice rink (1800 and 2000), ski biking, spa facilities at 1950, bowling at 1800.

Eating out

Arc 1800 has the best choice with around 15 restaurants and a guide is available locally. 1600 also has some excellent establishents. 1950 has a reasonable choice for a small place but they tend to get busy. 2000 has the usual top nosh place plus the stan

Other amenities

Shops, cinema, supermarkets, banks (1800), 25kms of prepared walking paths, shopping in Bourg St Maurice.

  • Transfer time: Geneva 2hrs 45mins, Chambery 2hrs
  • Currency: Euro


  • Beginners: 5
  • Intermediates: 5
  • Advanced: 4
  • Snowboarding: 5

Resort statistics

  • Resort height: Various 1600-2000m
  • Ski range: 1200-3250m
  • Total kilometres of piste: 200km Les Arcs and 425km Paradiski
  • Number of runs: Blue 195, Red 103, Black 53
  • Number of lifts: Draglift 84, Chairlift 65, Cablecar 3,Gondolas 11 (Area stats)

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