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Les Arcs

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 Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted
  • 3 hour 30 minute transfer

We have six catered ski chalets in the tree-lined, picturesque area of Les Arcs called Plan Peisey. This calm and quiet village is like a balcony overlooking the Peisey-Nancroix valley. It's convenient too as you'll be right next to the impressive Vanoise Express cable car which links directly into neighbouring La Plagne. 

 

Plan Peisey is full of old world charm with many traditional chalets sitting alongside recently renovated farm buildings and the odd 60s and 70s architecture too. Nightlife is low key but there's a nice choice of restaurants and bars for some relaxed evenings out. 

On the mountain

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 piste map

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

Les Arcs travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester or Stansted

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Grenoble

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes

Mille8

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

Les Arcs offers

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

 

Free unlimited lift pass upgrade Valid for pre-booked lift passes on 6, 13 January or 17 March arrivals.

 

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...

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 158.4mph)! You can even have a go yourself if you're good enough and brave enough.