Paradiski Ski Area, France, Les Arcs
These outstanding and highly sought-after luxury apartments constructed in traditional wood and stone are located in the heart of the superb car-free resort of Arc 1950, which offers excellent access to the pistes (you can even ski through the middle, weather permitting!) and a good choice of quality restaurants, shops, bars and leisure facilities.
The complex is built in Savoyard style and comprises eight residences all of which are located close to one another. The apartments are all beautifully designed in a spacious condo-style and finished to a very high standard.
There is a new ‘Cinq Mondes’ spa and wellness area with indoor swimming pool, offering massages and beauty treatments (pay locally for entry), as well as the original heated outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room, which are free to use.
Requests for a specific residence can be made, but are not guaranteed. To guarantee apartments with direct access to the wellness centre, visit our Prince des Cimes page. A half board option is also available at a supplement with meals taken in the complex at the Brasserie 1950 and Hemmingways.
Types of apartment: All apartments have fully equipped kitchen with hotplates, oven or microwave, fridge and dishwasher, bathroom, wc, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, safe and balcony or terrace.
2-room Apartment ‘Classic’ (A4) 36m2– sleeps 2-4: Large lounge with double sofa bed, separate double/ twin bedroom.
2-room Apartment ‘Superior’ (B4) 46m2– sleeps 2-4: Large lounge with double sofa bed, separate double/twin bedroom.
3-room Apartment ‘Classic’ (C6) 51m2– sleeps 4-6 Large lounge with double sofa bed, double bedroom with en suite, bathroom with wc, twin bedroom and separate shower room with wc
3-room Apartment ‘Superior’ (D6) 62m2– sleeps 4-6 Large lounge with double sofa bed, double bedroom with en suite, bathroom with wc, twin bedroom and separate shower room with wc.
4-room Apartment ‘Classic’ (E8) 65m2 – sleeps 4-8 Lounge with double sofa bed, double bedroom, 2 x twin bedroom, bathroom with wc & shower room with wc.
4-room Apartment ‘Superior’ (F8) 75m2– sleeps 4-8 Large lounge with double sofa bed, double bedroom, 2 x twin bedroom, bathroom with wc & shower room with wc. Some apartments are duplex.
5-room Apartment ‘Superior’ (G0) 88m2 – sleeps 5-10 Large lounge with double sofa bed, double bedroom, 3 x twin bedroom, bathroom with wc & 2 x shower room with wc.
Included: Towels and bed linen, mid-week and end of stay cleaning (except kitchen/bathrooms and wc); cot (up to 2 years only).
Fondue and raclette sets are also available to loan from reception on a first-come first-served basis.
On a hill with stone staircases in village. In winter, village is snow-covered & traffic free
Board basis options available
Les Arcs is a skiers and snowboarders paradise. There’s an astonishing variety of runs, from wide, long cruising reds and blues, to great off-piste. One of the longest and most challenging runs in the Alps, the Aiguille Rouge run, descends from the top of resort at 3226m to Villaroger at 1200m. Whatever you choose to do in Les Arc, it’s a thrilling ride!
The top of the Aiguille Rouge glacier also provides spectacular views across the Alps. On a good day you can see across to La Rosière and the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Much of the resort is easily accessible and there is doorstep skiing from many of the hotels.
Known for its kilometres of excellent cruising runs, Les Arcs is a magnificent resort for intermediate skiers. The off-piste opportunities are also exceptional. The vast ski reserve combines a great snow record with sumptuous north facing snow fields allowing visitors to explore even more of the mountain.
Beyond skiing and snowboarding this fun-filled resort offers a wealth of entertaining winter sports pursuits. There are numerous freestyle sections dotted around the mountain, including parks, a boardercross and, towards the end of the season, a waterslide.
A fantastic range of bars, restaurants and non-ski activities means Les Arcs continues to fascinate at the end of the ski day. Àpres destinations include the incredible Igloo ice bar, the on piste Arpette, and the bowling alley and cocktail bar, while activities include the luge and parapenting with skis on!
The state of the art Mille8 complex in Arcs 1800 comprises an outstanding aquatic centre and a decent selection of shops makes this resort a firm favourite with families.
Skiers and snowboarders alike will have fantastic fun in Les Arcs. The resort continually surprises for its variety – both on and off the mountain.
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!
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 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.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Les Arcs page
FREE Paradiski lift pass upgrade offer for adults- Dates TBC, check back soon
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LEARN TO SKI
6 days Les Arcs only lift pass, 6 days ski/boot hire, 6 days tuition
All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally
*Discovery pass includes 1 day in La Plagne. **Seniors ages 75yrs+ should arrange pass locally. High & Low Season prices shown as H (All other dates) L (15-21 Dec & 14 Apr - end of season).
|Skis & Boots||£121||£140||£158|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£140||£158|
|Child (6-11yrs)*||Skis & boots||-||£66||-|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£66||-|
Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.
*White category skis/boots available for children aged 3-5: £49.
|Tuition||Ski & Snowboard tuition available to pre-book - 6 half days from £175|
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