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Resort Information - Les Arcs


Les Arcs is a purpose-built resort and part of the Paradiski area, linked to La Plagne with mostly apartment based accommodation in high rise blocks.  There are three main villages - Arcs 1800, Arcs 1600 and Arcs 2000 plus the recent addition of Arcs 1950 - all the villages are linked by road and Arcs 1600 connects with the valley town of Bourg St Maurice by funiculare railway.  Most accommodation is on or close to the pistes and Arcs 1800 is by far the most popular destination with the most facilities.

The skiing here is great for all standards of skiers and snowboarders and most areas have easy and difficult alternative pistes making it a good choice for mixed ability groups.  For experts, there are some good off piste areas and some challenging black runs from the Aiguille Rouge whilst for beginners there are a number of dedicated beginner areas in each of the villages.  Linked to La Plagne to create the Paradiski domain, it has more than 400km of pistes on offer.  A high percentage of the runs are above 2000m in height making it snow secure although many runs are west facing so not as great as they could be in times of poor snow cover.

For nightlife, the best choice is Arcs 1800 which has a large number of bars and restaurants including some open until the earl hours of the morning.  All the villages have a choice of alternatives varying from noisy to tranquil with many offering live music and late night opening but the liveliest place is Arcs 1800.

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Ski Amis in Les Arcs

We have been operating in Les Arcs for many years and offer a large selection of self catered apartments in the villages of Arcs 1800, Arcs 2000 and Arcs 1600.  Properties on offer vary from small studios for 2 people up to large apartments for groups.  We also offer a full resort pre-booking service for your ski passes, lessons and equipment rental.  We also have ski apartments available in Bourg St Maurice which is linked to Les Arcs by funiculaire railway.

For information on lift pass prices, ski schools, equipment rental and accommodation  options please see the links on the blue bar below  - we offer a full pre-booking service in this resort


Ski Passes 


Ski School 


Getting There

By Road

Les Arcs has easy access by road and is approximately 610 miles (975km) from Calais - all but the last 20kms is by motorway or dual carriageway.  We provide comprehensive directions to our self drive guests and can offer ferry or Eurotunnel crossings to supplement your holiday.

By Rail

The international railway station of Bourg St Maurice is approximately 30 minutes from the resort - the station is served by the Direct Eurostar Service from London as well as TGV services from Paris.  We are able to provide a number of rail options to supplement your holiday.

By Air

The nearest airports are Geneva of Chambery, both of which are served by a number of UK budget airlines, charter and scheduled services.  Other alternatives would include Grenoble or Lyon which are slightly further away.  Approximate transfer times are:

  • Geneva - 2.5 hours
  • Chambery - 1.5 hours
  • Lyon - 3 hours
  • Grenoble - 3 hours

We provide a fully licenced minibus transfer service from Geneva or Grenoble airports on a dedicated basis - see our travel pages for further information

Les Arcs Resort

Facts and Figures

Part of the Paradiski domain with 425km of pistes in total - linked to La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry

Piste Height: 1200m - 3226m
Village Height: 1600m - 2000m
Vertical Drop: 2400m



Length: 200km
Total Pistes: 106
Green/Beginner: 1
Blue/Intermediate: 53
Red/Advanced: 34
Black/Expert: 18

Total Lifts: 54
Gondolas: 4
Chairs: 26
Drags: 24

Fun Areas
Snowparks: 1
Pipes: 0
Night skiing: Yes

Price Examples
Local lift pass:  250 euros
Full area lift pass:  291 euros
Equipment rental: 89 euros
Group ski school:  182 euros (ESF)

[All prices based on six days skiing for an adult with intermediate level skis and boots - for full prices see the links above]

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