Situated in the heart of the Alps, facing Mont-Blanc, Les Arcs ski resort is a collection of 4 purpose-built villages constructed in the 1960s and 70s at different altitudes: Arc 2000, Arc 1950, Arc 1800, Arc 1600, all connected to the valley village of Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
The original Arc resort village is 1600, built at the top of the funicular train which brings visitors up the mountain from Bourg St Maurice.
Then came Arc 1800 a few kms across the mountain (now the biggest village) and Arc 2000, 12km and 20 minutes away from 1600 by shuttle bus.
December 12, 2020 – April 25, 2021
Les Arcs’ slopes are remarkably varied, from beginner to expert, including some seriously steep ungroomed black runs and plenty of easy cruising.
Its ski area is linked to that of neighbouring La Plagne to form the huge Paradiski area with its 425kms of runs.
Les Arcs itself has 200 kilometres of ski runs, including the eight-kilometre Aiguille Rouge (Red Needle), which takes you from the highest peak in the resort at 3,226 metres to the hamlet of Villaroger at 1,200 metres.
It has 54 lifts, with 3 green runs, 64 blue, 44 red and 17 black, as well as a terrain park.
Stay near bars and restaurants at Arc 1800, or choose the village atmosphere of Arc 1600.
Arc 2000 allows you to ski to and from your door, while Arc 1950 has modern apartment hotels built in a traditional-style.
Non-ski activities and experiences
Les Arcs has an igloo village, indoor and outdoor pools, an ice-skating rink and offers snowmobiling, snowshoeing, paragliding and dog sledding.
|Resort altitude||1,600 – 2,000m|
|Linked ski area||Paradiski = Les Arcs + Peisey-Vallandry + la Plagne|
The link between the 2 massifs is via the Vanoise Express,
the world’s largest cable car.
|Skiable area||425 km of runs|
260 runs (12 greens, 135 blues, 77 reds, 36 blacks)
|Number of lifts||130|