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Les Arcs, France

Forming one half of the world-famous 425km Paradiski area in France, a ski holiday to Les Arcs means you'll be greeted with 242 wide-open, snowsure runs and super-convenient access to the lifts and slopes.

 

Complete beginners can get to grips on the many green runs whilst intermediates and advanced skiers and boarders can push themselves to new heights with black and red runs. 

At a glance...
  • 425km ski area
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Fantastic tree-skiing
  • Great for families
  • Saturday flying from Gatwick, Heathrow or Manchester
  • 3 hour 20 minute transfer

Our chosen accommodation is in the two higher Arcs resorts, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. Both cater for all tastes and pockets and each has easy access to the slopes. Arc 1950 is the most recently built but looks the most traditional. It's a pedestrianised hamlet with a good choice of bars and an almost eternal Christmas feel.

 

In Arc 2000, all properties are within a few minutes walk of the lifts and resort centre. This is probably the best choice for families as the Hotel Club MMV Altitude is really family orientated. 

 

On the mountain

This is a big mountain with altitude, an amazing variety of pistes and guaranteed snow thanks to a glacier. Beginners will love the wide green runs close to the villages while intermediates can enjoy some of the best tree skiing around with runs of up to 7km through the woods to Vallandry.

 

The fast link over La Plagne really opens this area up for the mile-munchers. You'd be hard pushed to ski the whole area in a season, let alone a week. The area is really accessible too so there's lots of off-piste to be had without the need for a transceiver.

Les Arcs resort stats

Resort altitude: 1950m to 2000m

Skiing altitude: 1250m to 3250m

Glacier: Yes

Ski area size: 425km in the Paradiski area

Number of runs: 242

Range of runs: 32% green, 44% blue, 15% red and 9% black

Lifts: 94 drags, 62 chairlifts, 12 gondola, 2 cable cars and 1 funicular

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 91km

Snowmaking: 22% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Les Arcs travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 20 minutes

Off the mountain

The Mille8 is a new après-ski centre directly on the piste just above Arc 1800 with unbelievable views over Mont Blanc. Slide, swim, relax, savour delicious food and have fun in a unique alpine playground. It's open day and night so there's no excuse to miss it.

 

La Piscine is a 3800m2 indoor aquatic centre and part of the Mille8. Spend time swimming, in chilling the jacuzzi, hot tubs, waterfalls and grottos or enjoy complete relaxation and rest tired ski-legs in the wellness and fitness centre.

Les Arcs offers

Save some money for après with our ski & board offers...

 

Everyone pays child pass rate when you pre-book two adult and two child lift passes (6-17)

 

Free lift passes for under 6s available in resort

Don't miss...

The Vanoise Express double-decker cable car is one of the largest cable cars in the world and is definitely worth a ride. It links Les Arcs to La Plagne and stretches over a mile across the valley floor carrying over 200 passengers. Impressive!

 

Head over to the dedicated speed skiing course to see people hitting some crazy speeds. They often have practice sessions and races where they reach speeds over 100mph (the record is currently 156.8mph)! You can even have a go yourself if you're good enough and brave enough.

Le Village (Arc 1950)

Le Village (Arc 1950)

Les Arcs , France

From £575pp
Hotel Club MMV Altitudes (Arc 2000)

Hotel Club MMV Altitudes (Arc 2000)

Les Arcs , France

From £560pp