About Les Arcs Resort.
The French ski resort Les Arcs is the gateway to the luxurious Paradiski skiing area. Excellent slopes await on the slopes for skiers of all skill levels.
Perfectly equipped trails, modernist architecture, the possibility of night skiing, reasonable prices make Les Arcs popular with many tourists. He is ideal for family holidays, and for young people.
The resort is part of the integrated skiing area Paradiski and is located in the center of Tarentaise Valley. This is more than 400 kilometers of groomed trails with excellent infrastructure. Season starts in December and ends in late April.
The skiing takes place on guaranteed snow cover, as the main part of the tracks are located at an altitude of over 2,000 m. The altitude difference at the resort is 1,200 to 3,250 meters, with a total length of 232 kilometers. Of these:
- 12 км – green;
- 125 км – of blue;
- 64 км – red;
- 31 км – black.
The most attractive skiing area is located in the vicinity of Les Arcs 1,800, but more convenient access to the most interesting pistes is in the area of Les Arcs 2,000.
The slopes of the ski resort are suitable for skiers of all skiing levels.
The 7-kilometer descent from the peak of the Aiguille Rouge is designed for professionals. The height difference on the slope is 2,126 m. The long and unique Combossiere route is suitable only for extreme skiers with a lot of experience.
On the back side of the slope for the extreme skiers are prepared attractive routes with the length of 3,000 m. From all the peaks it is possible to do off-piste skiing in virgin areas.
For the intermediate level
For amateurs, the resort area is especially good because the difficult sections can be bypassed. Sufficiently interesting route is located in Peisey. In addition, a few uncomplicated slopes are prepared in Les Arcs 1 800 and Les Arcs 2 000.
The best slopes for beginners are located in Les Arcs 1,800. The areas of Les Arcs 1 600 are quite steep, and Les Arcs 2 000 sometimes sees a lot of skiers.
All pistes are connected by 84 elevators, of which:
- Wagons and cabins – 17 pcs;
- Chairlifts – 53 pcs;
- Trolley – 14 pieces.
Due to well-developed network of funiculars there is never a queue.
After arriving at the resort area you have to buy a skipass. The cost of the ski pass depends on the number of days of skiing, as well as on the age of the tourist. Discounts are available for children.
As in any resort a variety of recreational programs are available to holidaymakers:
- Movie theaters;
- 2 outdoor skating rinks in Arcs 1 800 and Les Arcs 2 000;
- Bourg St Maurice (1,000 m) has an indoor pool and sauna complex;
- Visiting the spa complex
The resort area has created all conditions for a comfortable holiday with children. For them are open:
- Nursery for babies 1-3 years;
- Kindergarten for kids 3-6 years old.
For lovers of outdoor activities
Les Arcs is rich in exciting entertainment. In addition to skiing you can enjoy a variety of programs for outdoor activities:
- Dog sledding;
- Visit to the village Igloo;
- A trip on a snowmobile;
- Snowboarding and freestyle skiing on virgin off-piste terrain.
During their free time, tourists can indulge themselves and their loved ones with an unforgettable shopping experience. In Les Arcs 1 950 on the main street is a large variety of boutiques and stores offering brand clothing, souvenirs and sports equipment.
The numerous local restaurants, bars and cafes offer French, Italian and Savoyard cuisine. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the fiery discotheques and clubs at Les Arcs 2,000.
Where to stay
Les Arcs offers a variety of options for accommodation. Each tourist can choose an accommodation according to personal preferences and financial capabilities. In all settlements are open.
- Hotels 3* to 5*;
- Chalets and hostels;
- Guest houses.
How to get there
Les Arcs is 405 kilometers from Aeroporto di Milano-Malpensa. It is better to pre-book a transfer from Elite Royal Cars. The travel time is 4.5 hours.