Set high in the Tarantaise region of the French Alps, the combined slopes of Les Arcs and La Plagne create one of the largest ski areas in the world. Totalling over 425km of pistes plus untold acres of off piste to explore, the Paradiski area is a real crowd pleaser. Intermediates will flourish here, enjoying long, wide open runs plus a fast and efficient lift system. Advanced skiers have their pick of off piste and nature runs plus one of the longest runs in the Alps, a 7km challenging black and red run from the top of the Aiguille Rouge at 3,226m Les Arcs to 1,200m in Villaroger. Beginners are also welcomed with purpose built beginner zones, great snow conditions and reputable ski schools. Whichever side you choose to stay on, the trip abroad the unique double decker Vanoise Express cable car between the areas is a spectacular ride and there are 17 villages to try and visit to tick off in a week's stay.