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.
We have six wonderful 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.
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...
- Neilson Mountain Collection available
- 425km ski area
- Snowsure with a glacier
- Great off-the-slopes activities
- Fantastic tree-skiing
- Sunday flying from Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Stansted
- 3 hour 30 minute transfer
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
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: Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Stansted
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flying time: approx. 2 hours
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 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.
La Folie Douce après bar is coming to Les Arcs in 2019/20. It'll be above Les Arc 1800 in the Mille8 leisure zone with the blue Foret piste taking you back down to Peisey Vallandry. There's even a bus back to Peisey from the Folie on Thursday evenings if you fancy some dancing in your boots!
Les Arcs offers
Save some money for après with our ski & board offers...
Free ski guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts when you stay in any Mountain Collection catered ski chalet in Les Arcs
Free Paradiski lift pass upgrade Valid for pre-booked local lift passes on 4 and 11 January or 28 March arrivals
Free child lift pass for 5-12s when you pre-book two adult lift passes on 21 December or 11 April
Free lift passes for under 5s available in resort
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.