Welcome to

Les Arcs

Four traffic-free villages make up the resort of Les Arcs which, along with La Plagne, constitute the ski area known as Paradiski. On the whole, Les Arcs is suited to intermediate skiers and works really well for family groups with most main routes having easy and more difficult alternatives. The resort, however, also offers a lot of vertical all the way down to Villaroger and a range of ungroomed "Natur" runs – so if you like your moguls…!

The Ski Company offers accommodation in Arcs 1800, Arcs 1950 and Arcs 2000, and weirdly, Arcs 2000 is actually at 2100m and so is as snow-sure as they come!

Arc 1800 - The largest of the Les Arcs resorts. It has a pedestrianised centre, offers easy access to the slopes and is undoubtedly 'the capital' of the Les Arcs resorts when it comes to apres ski.

Arc 1950 - The prettiest of the Les Arcs villages, and perhaps the most exclusive. The whole resort is completely pedestrianised and car free and all the accommodation allows ski-in/ski-out access. There is a real village feel with great restaurants and shops too.

Arc 2000 - Quite obviously its the village that enjoys the highest altitude and so most snow-sure! Its got great access to the piste and there is plenty to do in the village as well as options a plenty for dining.


Skier's Guide

The Vanoise Express – France's first ever double-decker cable car – provides the link from Montchavin (La Plagne) to Peisey Nacroix (Les Arcs) which created the ski area known as Paradiski. The area is made up of 17 villages and 425km of linked pistes between 1250m and 3417m. As such, it is fair to say that Paradiski can cater for all abilities! Whether it be the long, tree-lined blue runs into Les Arcs 1600, the family friendly ski-in ski-out village of Les Arc 1950 or the adrenaline fuelled off-piste Mecca that is the Bellecôte glacier, there are hundreds of features within this ski area that keeps its many visitors returning year on year.

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Getting to

Les Arcs

Flying is the best way to cover off the largest part of your journey to Les Arcs. There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; which are considered below:

  • Chambery: 134km, 1h 50m
  • Grenoble: 207km, 2h 30m
  • Lyon: 211km, 2h 30m
  • Geneva (recommended): 213km, 3h 00m

Geneva is the recommended option because there is a greater volume and a great flexibility of ground transportation options onto Les Arcs from Geneva Airport.

Taking the train is another option, the Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice in a little over eight hours and, from there, it’s 25km on to Les Arcs.

Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! With passage through the Eurotunnel + petrol + tolls, you should expect the journey to cost around £175 each way. Total journey time from London is about eleven-and-a-half hours…90 minutes to Dover, 30 minutes in the tunnel and nine-and-a-half hours from Calais to Les Arcs.

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Food and Drink at

Les Arcs

If you are driving, it is recommended that you stop at the supermarket in Moutiers or Albertville as they are significantly larger and cheaper than those in resort. But if, in your desire to breathe the fresh air at 2100m, you feel the purse strings slips into holiday mode, there are two main shops in Arcs 2000 – a supermarket with butcher’s counter and a lovely quality grocers selling a wide variety of local produce and including a deli counter – that will happily exchange metal and paper for a variety of members of the major food groups. We can also organise for your daily bread (and pastries) to be delivered to your front door!

500 year old smoke-house Belliou is arguably the best in the area although Le Savoy would be the provider of the arguments, backed-up manfully by Les Chalets de l’Arc. The latter’s pleasant setting in the middle of the Piste des Marmottes doesn’t do it any disservice either. You are unlikely to walk out of any of these restaurants unhappy.

There are also a handful of good brasseries in 2000 – the best of which is Le 2134, named after its altitude.

And lower down the gastronomy scale, there is Pizza Lolita, Au Schuss whose menu has no discernible target market and Energie 3000 – a snack bar on the piste.

The real boozers may want to head down to Arcs 1800 where the liveliest nightlife in the area takes place. Our guests, sophisticated types that they are, tend to stay in Arcs 2000 where there is a good selection of drinking holes. The Belles Pintes Irish pub or the Crazy Fox at Chalet Altitude in Arc 2000 are two popular spots and El Latino Loco nightclub will take you on through until the wee hours

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Non-Ski Activities at

Les Arcs

If there is any part of you that is worried that dog-sledding, ski-dooing, paragliding, snow-shoeing and horse-drawn sleigh rides are not available in Les Arcs…don’t be, because…of course…they are.

Is there anything in Les Arcs, however, that is not available in every other ski resort in the world? The answer is no unfortunately. So we hope you like skiing, snowboarding, eating and drinking!

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Les Arcs Statistics

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Min Average
Winter Temp

-2C (28.4F)

Max Average
Winter Temp

3C (37.4F)

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