Les Arcs in France Resort Guide
Les Arcs is commonly associated with the cutting edge of snow sports - from the world famous Flying Kilometre - where everything from skiers to mountain bilkers hurl themselves down the specially prepared near vertical piste, and recreational skiers can do so too - although not from the top, so also it pioneered the ski evolutif learning method on short skis, but this purpose built resort is still simply a great place to ski, with a good record for snow holding and a vast range of pistes for all abilities. Purpose built over 30 years ago, it is set over three levels - Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 and each has its own local amenitites - from bars and restaurants, while lower down the valley, as well as the funicular link to the rail head of Bourg St Maurice itself (it takes only seven minutes), there are a number of attractive smaller villages and hamlets joining into the Les Arcs circuit such as Peisey- Nancroixn Vallandry and Le Pre Villaroger. The sheer choice and variety of skiing is excellent with lifts rising high on the Aiguille Rouge to give skiing on the Glacier du Varet to offer some challenging skiing up here. There are scenic tree lined runs, good off piste, and nursery slopes from the door -especially so up at Arc 2000. Snowscooting is another sport on offer.
Accomodation & Après Ski
The Les Arcs après scene focuses on the legendary L’Arpette Restaurant, which is packed as the lifts close – it has to have one of the finest sunset views anywhere in the Alps. Back in resort, 1800 is the liveliest of the villages and Red Hot Saloon or Chez Boubou are the places to head to if you’re staying there. Après in the other villages is much more laid back, but some decent bars and happy hours can still be found. Usually there is great live music in the Hotel du Golf.
|RESORT HEIGHT||1600||VERTICAL DESCENT||2025||OPENS||December-May|
|TOP STATION||3225||DRAG LIFTS||42||EXPERT RATING||7|
|BOTTOM STATION||1200||CHAIR LIFTS||33||INTERMEDIATE RATING||8|
|GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS||8||BEGINNER RATING||6|
Lift Pass Prices From
Adult One Day Pass : Les Arcs - €54, Paradiski - €61
Adult Six Day Pass : Les Arcs - €271, Paradiski - €310
Child One Day Pass : Les Arcs - €44, Paradiski - €49
Child Six Day Pass : Les Arcs - €217, Paradiski - €248
Senior Reductions available
Duo and Trio discounts available
Family and group discounts available
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