With its commanding, ramp shaped roof and unrivalled panoramic views, the Altitudes is made for families thanks to a huge range of free children’s clubs and an entertainment team which provides shows throughout the week. There's also an indoor pool (and wellness area for the adults), free Wi-Fi throughout and full board meals so you don’t even have to buy lunch on the mountain.
Because of its location at the heart of Arc 2000, the spectacular views extend right out over the Alpes to Mont Blanc. You're good and close to the lifts too, so there's minimal carrying of the kids' skis!
From the hotel to…
Nearest lift: 200m
Tuition meeting point: 200m
Resort centre: 200m
About the resort
Les Arcs is linked to La Plagne, forming the 425km Paradiski area, this is high altitude skiing and snowboarding with guaranteed snow. There's so much terrain here that all levels of ability will be kept happy. Many of the runs around the resorts are tree-lined. Intermediates and advanced will love darting through the tress on the runs down to Vallandry.
There are plenty of beginner areas near to the 4 separate resorts at Les Arcs. The runs are wide-open with many beginner runs all around the area so you're not stuck on the same runs all week. The lifts are excellent and high-speed so you spend more time on the slopes than waiting to get on them!
Area size: 425km in the Paradiski area
Linked resorts: La Plagne
Resort altitude: 2000m
Skiing altitude: 1250m to 3226m
Number of runs: 242
Range of runs: 9% green, 44% blue, 32% red and 15% black
Kids will love burning off any extra energy in the heated pool while you relax in the hot tub, sauna and steam room. There's also a good selection of massage and beauty treatments available at a local charge, perfect for soothing aching legs.
Food and drink
The full board option here is made for families. There's a buffet breakfast, a hot buffet lunch (or packed lunch to have on the mountain) and a four-course buffet evening meal with wine and fruit juices included.
You'll also have one optional local speciality dinner per week in the Savoyard restaurant (wine not included). Your Christmas and New Year meals are included though.
Families and kids
The hotel runs its own kids' clubs either all season or just during French school holidays. To check availability or book any of these clubs, please call MMV directly on 0033 171 096 371
Baby Club for 18 months to 3 years: Available on five half days per week where little ones are welcomed and supervised in a cosy, colourful and inviting setting. Available all season.
Mini Club for 4 to 6 years: Children will be able to participate in a range of musical and artistic activities and can get involved in educational leisure activities and games, as well as snowball or tobogganing competitions. Available all season.
Junior Club for 7 to 10 years: A whole programme of mountain-themed activities that are both educational and fun, supervised by competent and friendly entertainment teams. Available during French school holidays only.
Club Teens for 11 to 17 years: A fun and thrilling environment for teenagers to create bonds and unforgettable moments, with numerous supervised activities on offer. Available during French school holidays only.
There are 195 rooms here and all are comfortable with amazing views out across the mountains. Each room has twin or double beds, some of which can take a third bed suitable for a child up to 16 only.
They come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-safe and bathroom with bath or shower and wc. Family rooms of two interconnecting twin rooms suitable for two adults and two children are also available.
Official rating: ***
Restaurant with incredible views of Mont Blanc
Bar with large lounge & stage area
Free use of indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room
Free hotel-run kids' clubs
South-facing sun terrace
A wide range of massage and beauty treatments available at a local charge
Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham