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Ski Holidays in Les Arcs, France

Ski holidays in Les Arcs can be in one of four top resorts, which are also surrounded by some of the best skiing in the world, each of them is worthy of a week's skiing alone: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000

Les Arcs is linked to La Plagne by the Vanoise Express double decker cable car creating the Paradiski area. Close by resorts of the Trois Vallees and the Espace Killy ski area allow some nice day trips to be made to other areas on your ski holidays in Les Arcs. On your ski holidays in Les Arcs, there is plenty of choice for all standards and levels. Les Arcs is purpose built and is home to the ski evolutif method of teaching and has an Olympic speed skiing course. The satellite village Les Arc Peisey Nancroix is situated close to the ski area with good connections. They are traditional villages whose economies are as much based on skiing as farming. On your ski holidays in Les Arcs France, soak up the charming French atmosphere. Apres ski is limited to a small selection of bars and restaurants.

Resort Statistics

Les Arcs ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 57
Intermediates 33
Advanced 18
Total Runs 108
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Groups
Resort features Ice Rink Nightclub Indoor Pool Health Spa Gym Parapenting Snowshoeing Snow sure Glacier Resort High altitude skiing High altitude resort Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 1600m
Highest Lift 3250m
Total Piste 200km
Directions of Slopes N/W, N, N/E, S/W
Total Lifts 82
Gondolas/Cable cars 8
Chairlifts 33
Drag Lifts 41
Snow Parks 1

Skiing in Les Arcs

Beginners: Nursery slopes are conveniently situated above all three villages of Les Arcs. Arc 1800 is the best providing sunny and spacious runs. Easy greens are hard to find but there are some gentle blues like Mont Blanc above Arc 1600, and some snow sure easy runs down from Col de la Chal to Arc 2000.

Intermediates: One of the strengths of ski holidays in Les Arcs is the diversity of choice for intermediate skiers. Most main routes have an easy and a more difficult alternative ideal for mixed-ability groups. Plenty of challenges for the adventurous and less confident intermediates will rejoice that they can move around the area without to many suprises. Les Arc Peisey Vallandry is great for the speed hungry groomer fans, while both ends of the full domain contain some great wooded runs. Higher up the runs get steeper but are friendly due to good grooming.

Experts: There is much to offer experts on ski holidays in Les Arcs. The Aiguille Rouge peak offers some excellent blacks with nice steeps located above Arc 2000. A couple blacks are spread amongst the other areas as well. For some beautifull wooded runs head over to Les Arc Peisey Vallandry. One run stands out with a vertical drop of over 2000m you can go from the top of the Arguille Rouge ridge down to the village of Arc Villaroger Le Pre, with some great variations throughout. Off-piste opportunities for ski holidays in Les Arcs are numerous as is typical of great Alpine ski resorts.

Snowboarders: Self proclaimed 'home of the snowboard' Les Arcs holds a certain attraction for boarders. Les Arcs offers budget self-catering and ski chalet holidays with a great mix of terrain, boarder friendly lifts, a good sized park and half pipe.

Snow conditions in Les Arcs

There are plenty of snow making facilities covering the Les Arcs and the Paradiski ski area which makes for guaranteed snowfall throughout the entire season.

Family Skiing in Les Arcs

Les Arcs is a beautiful ski destination with a massive amount of ski terrain. As well as skiing and snowboarding you can do other activities such as swimming, tobogganing, bowling and more. Les Arcs is a great resort for a family ski holiday because it’s a large resort, slopes fit for all abilities and plenty of activities to discover once the slopes are closed.

Apres-Ski, restaurants and other activities in Les Arcs

In Les Arcs and surrounding villages there are many bars, restaurants and clubs for guests to enjoy. Some bars entertain skiers with live music from afternoon to late into the night whereas others have a more relaxed lounge bar vibe for quiet drinks by a open fire. In Les Arcs there is something for everyones whether your are a cocktail, wine or beer drinker. Restaurants serve up fine local mountain cuisine but many also serve international dishes.

Other activities in the Paradiski ski area include:

  • Tobogganing
  • Paragliding
  • Speed-riding
  • Dog Sledding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Walking Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Igloo Village
  • Ski Touring
  • Ice-Rink
  • Indoor Sports
  • Skidooing
  • and...Snakegliss

Transfer time in Les Arcs

The main airports surrounding Les Arcs include Chambery (CMF) which is the nearest, and Geneva (GVA). The transfer time from Chambery is about 2 hours and the transfer time from Geneva is about 3.5 hours.

Les Arcs Apartments

From luxury stops to great family spots, we have a huge range of fantastic Les Arcs apartments just waiting for your call. No matter what kind of ski holiday you're taking, we'll have just the accommodation you're looking for.

Speak to Iglu Ski's holiday experts to find out more about the wide range of Les Arcs skiing holidays or search through our Les Arcs ski deals to find the ideal ski holiday for you.