The ski-in ski-out convenience, free kids' clubs and incredible panoramic views make the Mélèzes the only sensible choice for families in Les Arcs. It's a large hotel with plenty of areas for kids to release their endless supply of energy.
There's a huge range of free children’s clubs and even an entertainment team which provides shows throughout the week.
It's not all about the kids though as adults can enjoy the relaxing spa area with its hot tubs, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. There's a lovely relaxation area to help unwind and recharge your legs for another day on the slopes.
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 slopes: 70m
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
There are 142 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 or a set of bunks suitable for children up to 16 only.
They come equipped with satellite TV, a mini-safe and bathroom with bath or shower and wc.
Rest and relaxation
Get the most out the enormous ski area and head to the wellness area to relax in the hot tubs, sauna and steam room. There's also a good selection of massage and beauty treatments available at a local charge too, perfect for soothing aching legs.
Families and kids
This is just perfect for families. There's après entertainment for families, highchairs and cots for little ones and hotel-run kids' clubs for 18 months to 17 year olds. To check availability or book any of these clubs, please contact MMV directly on 0033 492 126 620.
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, free outside of French school holidays but chargeable during French school holidays.
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 all season.
Club Teens and Club Ads 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.
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.
Official rating: ***
Restaurant with incredible views of Mont Blanc
Bar with large lounge
Free use of hot tubs, sauna and steam room
Free hotel-run kids' clubs
A wide range of massage and beauty treatments available at a local charge
Departure airports: Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham or Manchester