Ski holidays in Les Arcs

One of Europe's biggest and best lift-linked ski areas

Les Arcs' vast ski reserve combines a great snow record with sumptuous north facing snow fields. The impressive Vanoise Express cable car provides easy access to a further 225km of pistes in neighbouring La Plagne. Choose between three villages; Arc 1800 has an activity area comprising of aquatic centre, toboggan runs, fun trail, beginner's area and children's practice area, adding to its popularity with families and beginners. Arc 1950 is a pretty car free village with excellent restaurants, bars, shops and a spa, plus good access to the slopes. Intermediate and advanced skiers are attracted to Arc 2000 with its proximity to the Aiguille Rouge Glacier and fantastic doorstep skiing. 

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free upgrade from Classic to full area Essential lift passes (adult, child & seniors only) - weeks 7 Jan & 25 Mar 2023

Family lift passes available and free helmet hire for children with skis and boots

Free child lift pass (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book full area Essential passes - Departures 17 Dec 2022 & 8 Apr 2023

Save up to £13 on each adult lift pass - individual pre-booked prices based on 'TRIBU' offer - usually only applicable for groups

  • from£839pp
  • 41 apartments
Chalet Altitude Exterior

Chalet Altitude Apartments are in a well located residence in Arc 2000 with a food delivery service included. The offer doorstep skiing and a modern wellness area within the residence. The apartments have a warm feel with a traditional Savoyard style, making them the perfect choice for your ski holiday and many have amazing views of Mont Blanc and the valley.  

  • from£669pp
  • 160 rooms

These outstanding and highly sought-after luxury apartments constructed in traditional wood and stone are located in the heart of the superb traffic-free resort of Arc 1950, which offers excellent access to the pistes and a good choice of quality restaurants, shops, bars and leisure facilities. To guarantee apartments with direct access to the wellness centre, visit our Prince des Cimes page.

  • from£1089pp
  • 246 rooms
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The Hotel du Golf is located at the foot of the nursery slopes with ski-in/ski-out access and great value with full board and drinks included. 


  • 48 rooms

Literally translated as 'Crown of the Moon' this first 5 star hotel in Les Arcs opened in December 2016 and exudes luxury.

  • from£797pp
  • 218 rooms

With spectacular views of Mont Blanc and being at the foot of the slopes, this hotel is in a great location in Arc 2000. Also being ski-in, ski-out makes it even better. 

  • from£699pp
  • 36 apartments
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This high quality, stylish residence has a wonderful location on the piste above the village of Arc 1800 and is well located nearby to the new MILLE8 activity area.

  • from£989pp
  • 142 rooms

Recently renovated, centrally located, great value hotel in close proximity to the slopes!

  • from£1009pp
  • 80 rooms

Entirely renovated in 2019, this hotel offers skiing to the door and has indoor pool, fitness room, sauna and steam room. 

The comfortable bedrooms sleep up to 4 people and all have a balcony with a panoramic view over the resort or of the surrounding mountains.

  • from£702pp
  • 19 rooms
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Apart-Hotel Eden is sister to the Edenarc Apartments located just next door. Sitting on the side of the piste, just a short ski from the Chantel chairlift and ski school meeting point, this property is an exciting new addition for Arc 1800 and offers spacious accommodation with the added touch of hotel service.

  • from£699pp
  • 600 rooms

The Prince des Cimes Résidence is situated within the outstanding and highly sought-after Village 1950 complex. The apartments provide our guests with guaranteed direct access to the Wellness Centre (including indoor/outdoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room).

  • from£769pp
  • 43 rooms

The La Source des Arcs residence opened for the first time last winter and offers the opportunity to stay in modern self-catered apartments in the highest village of Les Arcs.

  • from£639pp

Built to a very high standard this exceptional residence offers superb accommodation in Arc 1800, wonderful facilities, panoramic views and skiing to the door.

  • from£909pp

The building adjacent to Chantel Apartments, they are ski to the door and have fantastic views over the mountains and village of Arc 1800. 

  • from£579pp
  • 101 rooms
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Located in the village of Arc 1800, on the side of the piste, the Le Belmont apartments have spectacular panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Les Arcs

The gentler slopes of Arc 1800, which offers a great choice of long, wide blues, are a superb place to head for beginner skiers and boarders. Beginners are also well served in Arcs 2000 and 1950. The wide nursery slope under the St Jacques chairlift is easily accessible and an ideal place to learn.

The St Jacques chairlift takes you to the top of a delightful blue run, the Bas KL. The wide, gentle slope is ideal for practicing your turns, whether you’re a skier or boarder. More confident beginners will enjoy the tree lined Vallée de L’Arc, and the blue pistes from the top of the Col de la Chal.

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Les Arcs

Les Arcs, and the Paradiski area as a whole is ideal for intermediate skiers. The resort is both diverse and accessible, providing a mixture of routes that are easily explored. There is no reason why an intermediate skier or boarder cannot, comfortably visit every part of the mountain.

Particularly fine is the tree lined skiing. We highly recommend heading to the top of the Grizzly 68 chair where a network of red and blue runs criss-cross the woods back to Vallandry and Peisey.

You can easily cruise to Villaroger through the woods along the Vallée de L’Arc blue. Alternatively, follow the Aiguille Rouge red from the top of the Lanchettes chairlift, along the ridge of the mountain before dropping into the trees. An easier section of one of the most challenging runs in resort.

Heading up above Arcs 2000 to the top of the Varet and the Arcabulle lifts opens a wealth of wide, cruising red runs and open blue pistes. Here, the snow remains in good condition until late into the ski season. If you start to tire of Les Arcs, your Discovery lift pass will provide you with a day’s access to La Plagne as well – an intermediate’s paradise!

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Les Arcs

Expert skiers and boarders will love Les Arcs. The mountain provides incredible challenges both on and off the piste, making it a first class destination for advanced skiers. Arc 2000 offers the most black runs: the Robert Blanc, the Génépi and the Refuge, to name a few.

The ungroomed Natur’ runs are an incredible draw. Three of these massive mogul fields descend from the top of the Varet lift. The pistes are wide, but incredibly steep and bumpy. Enjoy the spectacular views from the top – because you won’t have time on the way down!

The steep run from the top of the Aiguille Rogue all the way to Villaroger is infamous. The narrow and often crowded start to the run takes you along a lengthy and varied route covering different types of terrain and descending 2000m across 7km.

The Flying Kilometre offers a terrifying challenge to all but the most hardened speed freaks. A steep, icy descent, pro-riders have been known to travel the length of this chute at speeds of 200kmph. If you’re up for it, you too can challenge the pros on supervised time trials.

Freestyle and terrain parks in Les Arcs

Les Arcs is an excellent destination for freestyle enthusiasts. The excellent boardercross, which you can access from the top of the Col de la Chal, provides hours of entertainment, even if you are a freestyle novice. Why not challenge a friend to a one-on-one race down the mountain?

Mille8 in Arc 1800 has its very own boardercross too, Les Bosses. Use your lift pass to register at the top of the course and cameras will film your descent so you can share your amazing freestyle skills online. At night the atmosphere is extra special as multi-coloured LED lights provide illumination to the course.

Near the base of the Arpette’s chairlift are a couple of freestyle facilities including the Apocalypse snow park. This freestyle park is served by its own ski lift and offers a range of jumps and rails suitable for a mix of abilities.

The nearby Big Air Bag, is perfect for those that want to try their hand at big-style jumps and tricks with a guaranteed soft landing. And during the spring months the neighbouring waterslide provides hours of entertainment as ambitious skiers and boarders attempt to ski across a short pond. Prepare for a big splash!


There is a new themed area at the top of the Peisey-Vallandry area, called the Kids' Forest.nd your way through the trees to discover a series of 15 surprises and challenges along the way.

Mountain facts
Area 425 km
Resort Altitude 1800m
Ski Alt. From 1200m
Ski Alt. To 3250m
Longest run 7 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 59, Free Baby Lifts Yes, Baby drags 25, Cable car 4, Draglifts 53, Gondolas 15, Magic Carpets 1, Rack Railway 1
Lift Times

09.15am-16.30pm Dec/Jan & 09.15am-17,15pm Mar/Apr

Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Cross Country Trails

5km in Arc 1800 and 5km in Arc 2000.

Night Skiing

Night skiing every evening with the Les Villards Gondola in Arc 1800 until 17.30pm.

Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

No, but warning flags display avalanche risk

Slope DirectionN, NE, W, NW
Snowpark Info

2 snowparks

Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

Les Arcs is an excellent ski resort for eating out with a wide choice of restaurants both on and off the mountain. Up in Arc 2000, the rustic Chalet de L’Arc is one of our favourite mountain restaurants. The prices can be expensive but the traditional atmosphere is highly recommended – especially the strong smell of reblochon and other French cheeses.

The French flavours continue off the mountain. In the centre of Arc 1950 the popular Le Mazot restaurant specialises in traditional Savoyard cuisine, such as fondue and tartiflette. Tables book-up quickly and we suggest booking in advance for your evening meal.

Just around the corner from Le Mazot, Le Vache Rouge is also highly recommended. This quirky restaurant greets outside visitors with a large red cow and the cow theme continues inside, both with the funky interior and on the menu. Beef steaks and burgers abound, but again it is the fondue (with meat platter) that makes us want to go back!

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Arc 2000, the delightful Au Refuge Gourmand is as cozy as it is charming. A very small restaurant – what it lacks in size it makes up for in friendly service and delicious food and drink.

Finally, if you’re looking for a quick snack in Arc 2000, it’s hard to find many better restaurants than the Bois de L’Ours, which specialises in delicious sandwiches, burgers and cakes. The chicken kebab is easily our favourite sandwich, and we’re a fan of the BMD and Les Meillures burgers. We hear the Pulled Pork burger is a fine choice too!

Lower down the mountain, in Arc 1800, there are 3 new restaurants (opening winter 19 / 20) to welcome skiers including: La Fruitiere (delicious local and authentic food), La Petite Cuisine (serving friendly, relaxed gourmet meals) and the Butcher (high quality snacking).

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

There are plenty of bars dotted around Les Arcs. The main après scene is in Arc 1800 and revellers head to either the *new Folie Douce (opening winter 19 / 20) or the Bar King Mad (known as BKM) at the end of the ski day. We recommend first stopping off at the Igloo ice bar in Arc 2000 for a cheeky vin chaud blanc. The pounding dance music and neon clad ravers will certainly get you in the mood for a party!

Later in the evening partygoers head from BKM to Red Hot Saloon. Just a few doors down in the Arc 1800 village, this bar has a large terrace, which is an excellent place for chilling out on a bluebird day. Live music inspires crazy dancing until late into the evening.

At the top of resort, Arc 2000 has a great variety of après destinations. One of our favourites is the Bowling Arc 2000 – a fabulous mixture of bowling lanes, pool tables, arcade machines and, of course, a cocktail bar. The expert mixologists will even deliver your drinks to your bowling game – we love it!

Also in Arc 2000 is the popular Whistlers bar, a welcome retreat for many off-duty seasonaires. Whistlers has a charmingly grungy vibe and has a tendency to get very loud and lively in the evenings.

Clubbers are also welcomed in Arc 2000. Latino Loco is the go to destination for late night dance music and DJ sets.

Arc 1950 has a much quieter après scene, but we’ve had loads of fun at Les Belles Pintes Irish pub, dancing to cheesy eighties pop music until late into the evening. The piste side terrace of Chalet de Luigi Bar is frequently heaving at the end of the ski day and George’s Wine Bar is an excellent, friendly spot for a chilled après session.


Shoppers should head to Arc 1950. There is a strong variety of sports equipment shops – from upmarket boutiques to specialised children’s sports retailers like Les Petits Troubadours.

Amongst the many equipment shops there are also a several places to buy gifts. Cascade Sucre, as the name implies, sells anything sweet, and has an excellent range of chocolates. There is even a little stall where you can buy ice cream.

You can also buy traditional Savoyard products, from ornaments to fine cheeses and liquors, at regional produce shops in both Arc 1950 and 2000. They make an excellent gift for friends and family who sadly couldn’t join you on your holiday.

Supermarkets are easily found across the resort, with one of the largest located in Arc 1950.

Spas and relaxation

Les Arcs has a fabulous range of spas and leisure facilities. The Cinq Mondes spa in Arc 1950 is a luxurious swimming pool complex and wellness centre. The indoor swimming pool is particularly impressive with grand chandeliers and rock features.

In Arc 1800 both the Hotel Eden and the Hotel du Golf have their own spa and relaxation facilities. And the state of the art Mille 8 complex has a stunning aquatic centre, just off the slopes and overlooking Mont Blanc. The exciting slides and water features are perfect for children.

Visitors to Arc 2000 have a fine choice of spas too. The Paradiski’s first ever 5 star hotel, the luxury Taj I Mah has a large spa area and indoor pool complex. Guests have access to saunas, steam baths, sensory showers and a solarium. Massages and beauty treatments are also available to buy locally. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day spent skiing.

Arts, culture and events

The winter season begins in Les Arcs with the yearly Les Arcs European Film Festival. Ten feature films go head-to-head to try to win the coveted Crystal Arrow – awarded by a prestigious jury of filmmakers.

Festive celebrations run throughout mid-December into the New Year, including a torch lit descent, fireworks and dancing at the Place Olympique on New Years Eve. A few days into January, the ‘nocturnal ski touring race’ La Pierre Blanche departs from Arc 1950 and races to Arc 1600. This one’s for fans of gruelling physical exertion in the dark.

Freeride Week takes place in Arc 1950 towards the end of January and offers a week of competitions to freeriding skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. The event includes the Freeride World Qualifier and the Freeride Junior Tour as well as talks on skiing safely off-piste.

Finally, Les Arcs turns into a home-away-from-home on the last week of March when The Great British Celebration arrives in resort. The whole resort is decked in Union Jack bunting and a series of events are hosted to celebrate all things British.

Resort Activities

Paradiski is renowned amongst Alpine resorts for its outstanding skiing and it certainly deserves its reputation as a skier’s paradise! However, while you could ski from the crack of dawn until the last lift every day of your ski holiday, and will never tire of the incredible slopes here, Les Arcs has so much more to offer both on and off the piste.

First Tracks

Join the pisteurs to be the first skiers on the mountain where they will point out the main peaks and accompany you as you enjoy the freshly-pisted slopes before sharing breakfast as the sun comes up!

Trips take place on Thursdays at 7.45am from the TSD Bois de l’Ours and costs around €11 with an active local lift pass. You will need to reserve your place with the lift pass office by 12pm on the Wednesday before.

Igloo Village and Ice Grotto

The Les Arcs Ice Grotto is open from 10am-4pm and the standard entry fee is about €5 per person. Here you can admire the incredible ice sculpture exhibition which features all sorts of stunning, hand-carved figures. Your Inghams representative can help you to organise this fun activity.

You can also dine at the Igloo Village between 7pm-11pm with a reservation. Make time to enjoy a vin chaud and canapés in the famous Igloo Bar before sitting down to a traditional Savoyard fondue, pudding and wine in the spectacular ice restaurant. It’s a truly unforgettable evening! Dinner costs around €75 per person or around €35 for aperitif and canapés only.

The ‘Paradiski Warrior’ challenge

Complete the ‘Paradiski Warrior’ challenge on the Yuge app by travelling between the two highest peaks of the Paradiski Area in one day. Ski from the top of the Aiguille Rouge cable car in Les Arcs right over to the Chiaupe Glacier in La Plagne, at 3250m, the highest peak in the ski area.

By taking the Vanoise Express cable car across the valley you can experience the highlights of both Les Arcs and La Plagne. It’s an intense ski day where you’ll need to keep one eye on the clock to make sure you’re back in time for the last lift!

The experience is free with an active Paradiski lift pass and you can download the Yuge app free from the App Store.

The Rodeo Park Luge

Every Wednesday afternoon this adrenaline-packed, three-kilometre toboggan ride from the top of the Arcabulle lift in Arc 2000 stays open after the pistes close so you can sledge after sundown.

Sledges and helmets are provided, and a hot drink is included to warm you up after the thrilling descent! The nocturnal descent is bookable by reservation only but the run is also open every day from 10am-4pm. Minimum ages and heights apply and your Inghams representative can help you to book this activity locally.

Feast on the Piste

Every Wednesday, L’Arpette bar hosts Les Arcs’ biggest après-ski event with a live DJ on their outdoor terrace until late in the afternoon and lots of dancing on the tables! To make a night of it guests can head for dinner in the adjoining L’Arpette restaurant on the edge of the piste, just below the Apocalypse Snow Park, then join a torch-lit procession at 9pm led by pisteurs and a snowmobile down to Arc 1800.


Like hang-gliding, but with skis on! Strap a parachute on and join a guide in an adrenaline-filled jump off the edge of the mountain, where you will soar through the skies above the pistes before coming to a gentle landing above either Arc 1600 or 1800. Speak to your local representative for advice on how to book this adrenaline rush of an experience.

Night skiing in Arc 2000

Every Tuesday and Thursday the Marmottes lift stays open until 6.30pm, and the Marmottes piste is floodlit so you can keep skiing long past sundown! To round off the evening why not ski into Arc 1950 and enjoy live acoustic music and some warming happy hour drinks at Irish bar Les Belles Pintes?

Husky sledding

Come and experience the slopes at night as you have never experienced them before. Husky sledding in the moonlight is an incredible experience which also lets you admire the talents of these incredible animals!

Snuggle up under a blanket in a traditional artisanal sledge and take in the stunning surroundings under the stars. Your Inghams representative will help you to book this truly special excursion.

Dinner in a yurt  

Join local expert Yourtine for a Savoyard evening by the fire in an authentic Mongolian yurt!  After snowshoeing from Arc 1950 or riding there by snake gliss, you’ll walk to the yurts along a torch-lit pathway. The aperitifs will be served by the fireplace: mulled wine and canapés.

A traditional Savoyard meal of seasonal vegetable soup, tartiflette and other Alpine specialities is served by the wooden stove. Dinner is accompanied by organic Savoyard wines and the famous local Genepi! Speak to your Inghams representative for assistance booking this trip.

Ice climbing in Champagny-en-Vanoise

In the Champagny-en-Vanoise valley, natural waterfalls freeze over because of the intense cold, making it a favourite playground for climbers. Here you will find the famous Ice Tower, a completely unique man-made ice structure! 

At twenty-four metres high, it has multiple routes to the top with different angles and reliefs, meaning climbers of all levels can enjoy an amazing ascent. The experienced instructors will provide your equipment and give complete beginners an introduction to the world of ice climbing.


Fun and thrills are guaranteed with the new toboggan run! Launch into the air on a rubber ring and land safely on a big Airbag! Located next to the Snowpark in Arc 1600, this area is equipped with a video set up so you can download and share your experience on social media!

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

14th December 

All cinemas / Theatres in resort 

Resort Facilities
  • Ice skating
  • Bowling alley
  • Snow shoeing
  • Shops
  • Disco / nightclub
  • Local bus service
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

FREE upgrade to an Essential (Paradiski) lift pass for 6-day adult, child or senior passes - Departures 7 Jan & 25 Mar 2023.

FREE child lift pass offer (5-12yrs) when 2 adults pre-book Paradiski passes - Departures 17 Dec 2022 & 8 Apr 2023.

Learn to Ski Packs
6 days beginner Classic (Les Arcs) lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire/ 6 days tuition (2.5hrs per day)
Adult £452/£429  Child £417/£372 

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Adult 13-64 Child* 5-12 Senior* 65+ Family 
2 Ad & 2 Ch 5-17
Essential (Paradiski) 
6 £287 £240 £240 £976
Classic (Les Arcs) 6 L £251
H £280
L £201
H £236
L £201
H £236

L £784

H £942

Low season = 01 Nov - 16 Dec 22. High season = 17 Dec 22- 30 Apr 23.

The Vanoise Express lift and full Paradiski area opens on 18 Dec.

*0-4yrs Free (issued in resort, photo required) /*75+ arrange pass locally (free, ski card is €10).

The lift pass prices are based on the local 'Tribu' rate which is given for groups of three or more. This is a discounted price on the local 'Solo or 'Duo' passes sold locally to one or two people.  

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £84 £99 £114
Skis & Boots £114 £132 £149
Snowboard - £99 £114
Snowboard & boots - £132 £149
Child* 6-12  Skis & boots - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - £62 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs

Tuition (Arc 2000) Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12 
Ski/Snowboard 6 2½ hours per day £182 £182

All ski lessons are in the morning. Timings are: 9:15-11:45am, except weeks of 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb when the times are 9-11:30am. Snowboard lessons are in the afternoon 14:00-17:00.

Tuition (Arc 1800) Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 5-12
Ski/Snowboard 6 2½ hours per day £167 £167

All lessons are in the morning. Timings are in Arc 1800: 9:15-11:45am on weeks 12 Dec, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jan then weeks of 6, 13, 20 & 27 Feb when the times are 9-11:30am and 19 & 26 Dec and 6 Mar onwards when the times are 9:15-11:45am.

*Child snowboard lessons 10-12 yrs in Arc 2000 and 8-13 yrs in Arc 1800.

In Arc 1800 snowboard lessons run in the afternoons, mornings are only available during low season.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Les Arcs
Resort Code FRAR
Languages spoken French
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 43.4640503
Longitude 6.47912
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

From Gatwick








Leeds Bradford




Transfer 3hrs by coach

Flights depart Saturdays

To Chambery

From Gatwick
Transfer 2hrs 15mins by coach

Supplements apply on some flights.

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Most accommodation is ski in/ski out
  • Short transfers from Chambéry Airport
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