Les Arcs is a vast, high altitude ski area made up of four distinct, purpose built villages. After being linked with La Plagne via an impressive double decker gondola - the Vanoise Express - in 2003, Les Arcs now makes up one half of Paradiski – the 4th largest ski area in France.
At the entrance to the area is Arc 1600, a mostly ski-in ski-out village linked to the large town of Bourg St Maurice by the funicular, which whisks you up the mountain in just 7 minutes. As Bourg St Maurice train station is serviced by the Eurostar, UK skiers can arrive in 1600 directly by train from London St Pancras. As the lowest of the villages, many of the pistes down to 1600 are tree lined and hold the snow very well.
A couple of kilometres up the road is Arc 1800, positioned at the very centre of the ski area. 1800 is the most developed of the 4 villages and offers great access to the ski area, a lively après scene and wonderful views of Mont Blanc. The pedestrian only centre of Les Arcs 1800 offers and abundance of shops, restaurants and bars that are easily accessible from each corner of the village, allowing for much choice and convenience.
Arc 1950 is very different to the other areas of Les Arcs. The mini-village was built from scratch by Intrawest, who are known for their construction of the famous Canadian resort of Whistler. The village offers over 800 residential apartments spread over 8 chalet-style buildings, each of which are ski-in ski-out. Erna Low Property are the exclusive agent for properties in Arc 1950 and we have an office under the central clock tower in the village. Please click here to visit our Arc 1950 page for more information.
Finally, Arc 2000 is perched (interesting at an altitude of 2100m) at the very top of the ski area. Although smaller than the other three areas, it offers a number of restaurants, bars, a 10 pin bowling alley as well as direct ‘on your skis’ access to the ski area.
The skiing is vast and varied, from long steep descents, powder-hound playgrounds, intermediate-friendly reds and mellow, tree-lined blues. 80% of the ski area is above 1800m and, as the Aiguille Rouge reaches 3226m, Les Arcs is a great choice for snow-sure skiing and a long season.
In the summer, Les Arcs 1800 has an excellent 18-hole golf course with a brand new clubhouse and restaurant, there is an abundance of excellent hiking trails across the entire area and Arc 1950 keeps its community atmosphere with many activities and sports for all to enjoy.
Altitude: 1200m - 3226m
Ski area: 425km
Nearest airport: Chambery (1hr 35m), Geneva (2hrs 20m), Grenoble (2hrs 20m)
Nearest train station: Bourg St Maurice (15km), serviced by TGV and the Eurostar from London St Pancras.
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