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Les Arcs ski resort, Aiguille Grive.
Les Arcs ski resort, Aiguille Grive.
Ski Les Arcs.
Ski Les Arcs.
Les Arcs ski resort.
Les Arcs ski resort.
Les Arcs ski terrain toward the 3226m Aiguille Rouge.
Les Arcs ski terrain toward the 3226m Aiguille Rouge.
Les Arcs villages are purpose built for views & ski in ski out convenience.
Les Arcs villages are purpose built for views & ski in ski out convenience.
Les Arcs is lift linked to vast La Plagne ski resort to form 'Paradiski'.
Les Arcs is lift linked to vast La Plagne ski resort to form 'Paradiski'.
Funicular access to Les Arcs is directly from Bourg St Maurice train station.
Funicular access to Les Arcs is directly from Bourg St Maurice train station.
Serious Les Arcs freeride terrain on the western flanks the Aiguille Rouge.
Serious Les Arcs freeride terrain on the western flanks the Aiguille Rouge.
A sense of the number of Les Arcs villages is gleaned from resort signage!
A sense of the number of Les Arcs villages is gleaned from resort signage!
Les Arcs mountain restaurant L'Altiport is glorious once the sun is on it!
Les Arcs mountain restaurant L'Altiport is glorious once the sun is on it!
A few Les arcs piste trails are busy all day, like this into Arc1800 village.
A few Les arcs piste trails are busy all day, like this into Arc1800 village.
The Les Arcs snow park is fun, even for old Powderhounds.
The Les Arcs snow park is fun, even for old Powderhounds.
The trees of Peisey Vallandry provide diversity & shelter at Les Arcs.
The trees of Peisey Vallandry provide diversity & shelter at Les Arcs.
Contemplating fresh lines at Les Arcs ski resort.
Contemplating fresh lines at Les Arcs ski resort.
Arc 2000 is one of the most recognisable resort villages in the world.
Arc 2000 is one of the most recognisable resort villages in the world.
Arc 1800 village has a large number of bars, restaurants & services.
Arc 1800 village has a large number of bars, restaurants & services.
Arc 1950 is the prettiest of Les Arcs villages.
Arc 1950 is the prettiest of Les Arcs villages.
Arc 1600 is the best value of Les Arcs ski resort villages.
Arc 1600 is the best value of Les Arcs ski resort villages.
Villaroger is the most traditional & quiet Les Arcs village.
Villaroger is the most traditional & quiet Les Arcs village.
Ski Les Arcs.
Ski Les Arcs.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs Ski Resort France

Les Arcs ski resort in the Tarentaise valley is a sensational French mega ski area. Les Arcs provides a total ski holiday destination with huge & diverse terrain, quirky accommodations, superb snow and wonderful ease of access from the transport hub of Bourg St Maurice.

The Powderhounds reviewed Les Arcs in January 2018 and were pleasantly surprised that this oft maligned ski area truly has something for everyone & provides evidence that sometimes bigger can be better. Stay tuned for more of our photos and insights.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Les Arcs Ski Resort

Pros

  • Massive interlinked ski area;
  • Diverse off piste with bowls, trees, steeps;
  • Amazing variety of piste trails for all levels;
  • Loads of beginner ski terrain and facilities;
  • Huge range of ski in ski out apartment and hotel accommodation;
  • Possible to ski entire 2000m vertical;
  • Quality and consistent snow record;
  • Lift connected to La Plagne;
  • Wonderful valley and mountain views;
  • Excellent après ski options;
  • Easy access via train and funicular from Bourg St Maurice;
  • Value for money lift pass (not Paradiski pass!).

Cons

  • Some piste trails and lifts can get overcrowded;
  • Off-piste will get busy on a powder day;
  • Accommodation can be expensive.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Arc 1600, 1800 & 2000 villages are visually challenging;
  • 7 different villages (2 valley, 5 alpine), so no real centre;
  • Majority of accommodation is apartments;
  • Limited nightlife due to nature of villages;
  • A French mega resort that you will either love or hate!

Les Arcs Skiing & Snowboarding

Les Arcs is actually two resorts, but that information is in someways purely academic. In practical terms, we consider the ski area of Peisey Vallandry, to be part of Les Arcs. That said Peisey Vallandry does have the option of a cheaper lift pass for its sheltered tree lined  lifts & runs, but in reality one will rarely utilise the option.

More to come.

Tours in or near Les Arcs

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Tarentaise Powder Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 7.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 1,944
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
2 - 5 Days | 2 - 5 Nights | 2 - 5 Skiing Days | 3+ Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 4.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 701
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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     Les Arcs Ski Trail Map
  • Les Arcs Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    Les Arcs
    1200m – 3226m (2026m)

    Paradiski
    1200m – 3250m (2250m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8 - 10m
  • Lifts (52)
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    27 Chairs

    Paradiski – 121 lifts
  • Ski Season
    Mid December to late April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 200km
    Longest run – 7+ km
    Advanced - 14%
    Intermediate - 35%
    Beginner - 51%

    Paradiski– 425km
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Les Arcs (incl. Peisey Vallandry)
    Adult - €52
    Child - €42
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Peisey Vallandry only
    Adult - €39
    Child - €31
    Child u/5yr - Free

    Paradiski (incl. La Plagne)
    Adult - €60
    Child - €48
    Child u/5yr - Free

     Paradiski Ski Trail Map
  • Paradiski Ski Trail Map

    La Plagne Ski Trail Map
  • La Plagne Ski Trail Map