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Ski holidays in Les Arcs

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

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.

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Les Arcs, France | 5th March 2018 | Inghams Ski
Snow report by
Upper Slopes 410cm
Lower Slopes 150cm
Last Snow 29/03/18
Temperature 0°C
Fresh Snow 10cm
Pistes Excellent
Off Piste Best up high
Lifts Open 48/53

Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • 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!


Mountain Facts
  • Area 425 km
  • Ski Alt. From1200m
  • Ski Alt. To3250m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run7
  • Lifts Chairlifts 58 , Free Baby Lifts True , Baby drags 25 , Cable car 4 , Draglifts 43 , Gondolas 16 , Magic Carpets 1
  • Lift Times

    0915-1630 Dec/Jan & 0915-1715 Mar/Apr

  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts122
  • Night Skiing IncludedYes
  • Glaciers1
  • Cross Country Trails

    133km in the Paradiski area

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    No, but warning flags display avalanche risk

  • Slope Direction,N,W
  • Snowpark Info

    2 snowparks

  • Ski/Resort bus

    Free between Arc 1600/1800 and 1800/2000 running until early evening.


  • from£759pp
  • Sleeps: 14 guests
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The Edouard is located in the De l'Ours Résidence. Attractively furnished in traditional style, it offers comfort and convenience, with Inghams fully catered chalet service from your own Chalet Host.

  • from£794pp
  • Sleeps: 8 guests
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Ideally situated close to ski-lifts and the fantastic slopes of Arc 2000, The Hermine is located in the Altitude Résidence. Attractively furnished in traditional style, it offers comfort and convenience, with Inghams fully catered chalet service from your own Chalet Host.

  • from£849pp
  • Sleeps: 12 guests
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Ideally situated close to ski-lifts and the fantastic slopes of Arc 2000, The Julien is located in the Altitude Résidence. Attractively furnished in traditional style, it offers comfort and convenience, with Inghams fully catered chalet service from your own Chalet Host.

  • from£809pp
  • Sleeps: 10 guests
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Ideally situated close to ski-lifts and the fantastic slopes of Arc 2000, The Marcel is located in the Altitude Résidence. Attractively furnished in traditional style, it offers comfort and convenience, with Inghams fully catered chalet service from your own Chalet Host.

  • from£779pp
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
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Ideally situated close to ski-lifts and the fantastic slopes of Arc 2000, this chalet-apartment, with en suite facilities throughout, is located in the De l'Ours Résidence.

  • from£699pp
  • Sleeps: 10 guests
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Ideally situated close to ski-lifts and the fantastic slopes of Arc 2000, the Spitzberg is located in the Altitude Résidence. Attractively furnished in traditional style, it offers comfort and convenience, with Inghams fully catered chalet service from your own Chalet Host.

  • from£769pp
  • 142 rooms
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Recently renovated, centrally located, great value hotel with great Inghams Plus offers!

  • from£458pp
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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 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£478pp
  • 655 rooms
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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) and were renovated W16/17.

  • from£1049pp
  • 48 rooms
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Literally translated as 'Crown of the Moon' this first 5 star hotel in Les Arcs opened in December 2016 and exudes luxury. 

  • from£628pp
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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£458pp
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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£569pp
  • 43 rooms
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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£438pp
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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£399pp
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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. 

High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
Great selection of chalets in Arc 2000
Shorter transfers from Chambéry Airport