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Les Arcs Ski Resort.

Country France Region Savoie
Mountain Range Alps Resort Height 16002000
Season Start 12 Vertical Drop 2026
Season End 4
Total Runs 105 Total Length Runs 200
Very Easy Runs 1 Off Piste Alllowed Y
Easy Runs 54 Board Parks 1
Medium Runs 32 Halfpipes 0
Difficult Runs 19
Easy Runs 54 Medium Runs 32
Lifts 62 Drag Lifts 26
Chair Lifts 30 High Capacity Lifts 6
Average Annual Snowfall 500 Snowmaking (%) 11
Resort Web www.lesarcs.com Operating Company Web www.lesarcs.com
Nearest Int. Airport Geneva Distance 150
Transfer time 180
Rail Station Bourg-St-Maurice Distance 15
Shops 100 Purpose built Y
Bars 30 Currency Euro
Restaurants 40 Service Tills 10
Off peak lift pass price 209 On peak lift pass price 209
Ski Pass Region Name Paradiski Ski Pass Region Web www.paradiski.com
Ski Pass Region Total Runs 236 Ski Pass Region Total Runs Length 425
Ski Pass Region Off Peak Lift Price 249 Ski Pass Region On Peak Lift Price 249
Reader Ski Resort Reviews of Les Arcs
Les Arcs
Written by Peter Skis on 03/25

Yes, it’s a purpose built resort, but Les Arcs is probably my favourite resort in the world. I should caveat by saying I have never skiied outside of Europe, but I have visited many resorts over the years.

In terms of the skiing - the area is vast, and that’s before you take into account the ilnk, via horizontal cable car over to La Plagne. Les Arcvs is more than capable of keeping a family occupied for an entire week without havign to upgrade to explore the other side of the valley.

I prefer Arc 1800, it seems to have more character compared to Arc 2000 and the new and adjoining Arc 1950, despite the fact the latter has been built for luxury complete with traditional architecture, at least on the outside.

Easily accessible from Bourg-St-Maurice, via the funicular up from the Eurostar serving station direct to Arc 1600. A short free bus ride and you are in 1800. 1800 spreads long and thin, with defined areas along the way. Your have supermarkets either end, plenty of ski shops, fromageries, boucheries, a cinema, bowling and an arcade to keep the little ones happy, along with Apokalypse nightclub for the more mature guests. Best thign other than the skiing? “Le Kebab” where you can get a Kebab to rival those on the UK highstreet. The key difference is you can eat these sober! I don’t want to portray Arc 1800 as something that is characterised as by having a Kebab shop. It’s nice it’s there but it doesn’t spoil what is otherwise a great resort.

Arc 1800 has a snow front, and a wide one at that meaning accessing anything in resort is easy and there is plenty of ski in, ski out opportunities. The area above Arc 1800 and the slightly lower Peisey/Vallandry area (you access the La Plagne link from Peisey) is vast. High, snow sure slopes above, and great tree line runs down below. Drop over into the valley where Arc 2000 (and 1950) is situated, and your skiing playground doubles. You also get a speed skiing run, which is great fun to watch people on if you happen to be lucky and come across an event taking place.

Plenty of off piste too.

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