LES ARCS

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Les Arcs is a popular ski resort in the French Alps, located in the Savoie region of France. It is part of the Paradiski ski area and is renowned for its long ski season, which runs from December to April. This ski resort offers a variety of skiing for all levels of skiers, from beginners to experts. Les Arcs is divided into four separate ski areas, each with its own unique characteristics. The resort is known for its wide variety of terrain, from groomed runs and beginner slopes to challenging off-piste. The resort also features a wide variety of ski lifts, including chair lifts, gondolas, and cable cars. 

Les Arcs is also known for its great après-ski activities. The resort features many restaurants and bars, as well as shops and galleries. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Les Arcs is also well known for its nightlife, with many pubs and clubs offering live music and entertainment. Les Arcs is an ideal destination for a ski holiday, as it offers something for everyone. With its wide variety of slopes, lifts, and après-ski activities, it has something to suit all levels of skiing ability. 

The lift system in Les Arcs is one of the best, with few queues except at rush hour. Beginners and intermediates taking a ski holiday in Les Arcs are spoilt for choice, with well over 50% of the 120 pistes graded as blue or red. Advanced skiers don’t miss out either, with lots of off-piste and challenging black runs. Boarders also have much to thank Les Arcs for, as it was one of the first European resorts to pick up on the sport in the ’80s. They have a specialist park, with a half-pipe, jumps and a boardercross.

The resort also offers a range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to more affordable guesthouses and apartments. Les Arcs is a great choice for a ski holiday, offering a wide selection of slopes and activities to suit all levels of skiers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, Les Arcs has something to offer everyone.

Overall, a skiing holiday in Les Arcs is ideal for those not fussed about hectic nightlife and excessive Alpine charm, but that want great skiing and facilities for families.

Mountain Terrain:

Beginner

5%

Intermediate

52%

Advanced

   43%   

Skiing Hours:

8.30 am – 4.30 pm

Summit Elevation:

3250 m

Vertical Drop:

2,050 m

Skiable Area:

425 km

Average Snowfall:

5 m

Snowboarders:

Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 5 Cable cars
  • 1 Funicular
  • 16 Gondolas
  • 58 Chairlifts
  • 51 surface lifts

Trails: 

264 runs. Longest run: 16 km

Notes:

2 terrain parks. Apocalypse Park includes features and lines for all ability levels, tables, hips, a funbox, a pyramid, and jumps of various sizes. Rey Park includes areas for both novices and advanced riders.

Photo credit: Tomas Yates, Alex Lange, and Juliette G