Les Arcs Ski Resort
With seven different resort bases to choose from, 200km of local slopes and double that when the rest of the Paradiski is included, it is clear why Les Arcs is a perennial favourite amongst British skiers and snowboarders.
There’s a huge range of runs, from long cruising reds and blues, to steep blacks and some fine tree-lined runs – a bit of a rarity in this part of the French Alps. A lot of money has been invested in the lift system and it is now pretty slick, with few slow chairs remaining. Keen intermediates upwards should purchase the Paradiski lift pass upgrade to access a further 225km of slopes at neighbouring La Plagne, linked via the double-decker Vanoise Express cable car.
Each of the village bases offers something different. The traditional villages of Peisey, Vallandry and Villaroger bookend the four purpose-built resort bases – roughly named after the height at which they are located – 1600, 1800, 1950 (the newest) and 2000, all of which offer a huge number of good value apartments and are traffic-free.
Ski Club Freshtracks have two peak experience instruction holidays heading out to the resort this season and once again the Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service is set to return between 22nd December and 13th April.
Why not also join the Ski Club’s Les Arcs Facebook Group, a community for more than 100 like-minded skiers and snowboarders – they’ll be more than happy to help with any questions you may have!
What's New for 2019/20?
This winter there will be a brand new après-ski hub in Les Arcs as the famous La Folie Douce opens on Saturday 14th December. Located at the top of the Villards gondola, in Arc 1800, it will be accessible by both skiers and pedestrians and will be a fantastic addition to the already vibrant Les Arcs 1800 après-ski scene.
On the infrastructure front, the funicular which takes skiers from the foot of the valley in Bourg Saint Maurice to the Les Arcs ski area has had major renovations for the new season. A new metal structure will cover the station in Bourg Saint Maurice offering a waiting area for passengers and new screens and information desks will provide information for passengers.
Our Les Arcs Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆