Resort Information : Les Arcs, Paradiski, France
Les Arcs, Paradiski, France
Les Arcs - A bustling ski area within the Paradiski terrain.
Les Arcs really does have it all! Extensive and varied pistes that will suit every level and ability but with a particularly good number of blue, red and black runs for intermediate and advanced skiers.
About Les Arcs
History of Les Arcs
Les Arcs is part of the Paradiski area and consists of four resorts at varying levels. Les Arcs 1600 is a relaxed, family friendly resort that can offer a great range of skiing opportunities. Many of the slopes are tree lined with some mellow green runs for beginners to enjoy. Les Arcs 1800 has more of a party atmosphere, and Les Arcs 2000 has the most amazing skiing terrain on offer that will ensure that no two days skiing are the same. The newest part of the resort is Les Arcs 1950 which has well groomed, wide open pistes and boasts a 60m water fall which is quite spectacular. The villages have varied architectual styles and are largely free from cars making them both pleasant and safe environments for visitors. Les Arcs is well known for leading the way and it was here that the Ski Evolutif method was born. Les Arcs also played a big part in developing the now popular slope side accommodation, speed skiing and other new winter sports initiatives.
Accommodation in Les Arcs
Each resort had it's own unique style of architecture built to suit the altitude and the surrounding area. Les Arcs 1600 has a good range of self catered and catered chalet accommodation on offer that provides excellent ski in and ski out opportunities from the doorstep. Much of the chalet accommodation is in the traditional French style with all the luxuries and comforts needed to ensure that visitors enjoy a comfortable and relaxing ski holiday. The higher villages such as Les Arcs 1950 and Les Arcs 2000 have a more cosmopolitan feel with well appointed slope side apartments making up the majority of accommodation on offer. The vast area of well groomed and wide open pistes mean that Les Arcs never feels crowded inspite of its increasing popularity. Much of the skiing is on long descents with some steep slopes giving that extra challenge for the more advanced skiers. Beginners will enjoy the skiing on offer at Les Arcs 1600 whereas intermediates and advanced skiers in search of thrills should head for Belette and Myrtille which sit just above Les ARc 2000. It is extremely easy to get around Les Arcs as it is very well connected by trails and lifts.
Activities in Les Arcs
Aside from some of the best skiing in the area, Les Arcs can offer a huge range of activities for all the family. Other popular sporting activites available in Les Arcs include cross-country skiing, paragliding, snowmobiling, night riding, snow scooters, speed riding and speed skiing. There is also an ice rink and, if you wish to explore the surrounding mountains on foot, why not try snow shoeing - it really is a breathtaking experience. Off the slopes, there are museums to visit which are rich in local heritage and culture, a swimming pool and spa for calm relaxation, a cinema or bowling for the family. Great fun for all ages! There are an increasing number of bars and restaurants in Les Arcs, each with a unique atmosphere and ambience. The livliest bars can be found at Les Arcs 1800 where there is also a nightclub for those looking to party through the night. Alternatively there are many quieter, family orientated bars and restaurants that serve excellent food in relaxed and comfortable settings. Here you can enjoy some delightful cuisine whilst chatting to friends and family in truly snug surroundings.
Les Arcs Resort Facts
- resort altitude - 1600 - 2000 metres
- highest lift - 3230 metres
- total pistes - 200km
- green runs - 1%
- blue runs - 51%
- red runs - 30%
- black runs - 18%
- snowmaking - Yes
Linked Resorts in Les Arcs - resorts linked by lift system or buses
- La Plagne
- Le Pre