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Open
Season Start/End: 15/12/2018 - 27/04/2019
Altitude
:
1200m - 3226m
Pistes
:
2%|46%| 37%| 15%
Lifts
:
52
Lift Tickets
:
from €34.00 to €52.00
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Overview

Les Arcs

Best for: Intermediates, experts, freestylers

Highlights: Car-free villages, beautiful views of Mont Blanc, snowsure slopes, varied skiing with lots of long descents, wooded runs, plenty of challenging steeps, a huge amount of off-piste and a leading terrain park with snowboarder-friendly draglift. 

Non-skiers: Leisure pool at Mille 8, spa facilities at Sources de Marie, bowling, skating and cinemas with English films.

Nearest airports: Chambery (127km/2hrs), Geneva (156km/3hrs), Lyon (200km/3hrs)

Nearest station: Les Arcs is very easy to access by rail from the UK as it's located just above Bourg-St-Maurice, which is a direct stop on the Eurostar service.

Six-day ski pass: €265

One of the leading resorts in the Alps and indeed the world, Les Arcs was created at an all new location above the town of Bourg St Maurice in the late 1960s and was immediately a huge success, building a reputation as one of the cooler resorts in the new wave of Alpine development of the time – a reputation it maintains to this day.

Following the successful French model of maximum convenience in ski resort design, and affordable apartments, Les Arcs was an immediate hit with French and international tourists and again retains its pan-European appeal to this day. There are three original resort bases, which have been given different names over the years but approximately equate to their altitudes – 1600 (the quieter, family-oriented one), 1800 (the main resort for all) and 2000 (the sporty one).

All share one of the world’s biggest ski areas with hundreds of pistes opening up one of the world’s biggest lift-served verticals at more than 2000m and served by an efficient network of high speed lifts – there’s something for all ability levels.

Three events in the past decade or so have helped keep Les Arcs at the forefront of ski area development in France and Europe. First of all the great North American resort building success story of the 1990s, Intrawest, chose to build their first resort in the Alps at Les Arcs – Arc 1950 – Le Village. Although no longer Intrawest run it maintains the high design standards and other upmarket assets including spa access from every apartment complex. Secondly the remarkable Vanoise Express double decker cable car completed a 30 year dream to connect the resort across the Tarentaise Valley to its neighbour, La Plagne, creating ‘Paradiski’ one of the world’s three largest ski areas.  Third and finally, high speed rail improvements to the north mean that Les Arcs is the only ski resort which pedestrians can directly access from London. Board the Eurostar at Pancras or at Ashford to the south and direct services take you to Bourg St Maurice from where a funicular railway takes you up to the resort.

Altitude

  • 3226m
    Summit
  • 2026m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1200m
    Base

Lifts

  • 6
  • 0
  • 3
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
  • 25
  • 52
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    2%

  • Intermediate Runs

    46%

  • Advanced Runs

    37%

  • Expert Runs

    15%

  • Runs

    128

  • KM Pistes

    200 km

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Night Skiing

    5 ha

  • KM Night Skiing

    2 km

  • Longest Run

    7 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    518 ha

  • Snow Making

    130 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    43 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season15/12/201827/04/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    130
  • Projected Days Open
    130
  • Years Open
    51

Best Les Arcs Hotels

5
Piscine Manoir Savoie
Le Village BOURG ST MAURICE, 73700
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
Pierre & Vacances Premium Résidence Les Alpages de Chantel
Zac du Chantel BOURG ST MAURICE, 73700
Specialty accommodation
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
4
BOURG ST MAURICE, 73700
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Les Arcs Reviews

A Anon
4th March 20193
We have skied here for many years and this will be the last. For the first week of March there is plenty...Full review
Geoff's iPad
25th February 20194
This is the first time I have skied here with the family and found it very user friendly. Plenty of things to...Full review
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  • Les Arcs

    105, place de la Gare

    73700 BOURG ST MAURICE

    France


    Phone: +33 (0)4 79 07 12 57

    contact@lesarcs.com

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