A Brief Introduction to a Les Arcs Ski Holiday

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When you’re planning on a Les Arcs ski holiday, the one thing you’re guaranteed to get is a comprehensive skiing experience – whatever type of person you are or whatever abilities you have. It’s home to a large number of diverse slopes, accommodations and a range of extra activities catering for all types of visitors. It is also close by to La Plagne, making it part of the huge Paradiski area, which is easily accessible by the Vanoise Express.

Here is a broad look into this hugely popular resort.


The first thing you’ll notice about the area is the truly massive amount skiing space there is, catering to a wide range of needs and preferences. The four purpose-built resorts that make up Les Arcs are smack bang in the middle of 200km of pistes at differing altitudes. For beginners, there are plenty of options at the higher altitudes to test out burgeoning abilities close to the accommodation. For more experienced skiers, however, there are some exceptional pistes lower down.


While the range of Les Arcs’ ski focussed options are not in question, perhaps the real jewel in the crown of the area is the extensive options available for both high-class and budget accommodation. The villages are set on the mountain above Bourg St Maurice and are named after their various altitudes. These include:

• 1600: the lowest of the resorts, 1600 is known for being family friendly, and features cosy apartment-like accommodation such as Cascade 541.
• 1800: This is the biggest of the four resorts and is the hub of clubbing and nightlife.
• 1950: the newest resort in the area featuring Savoyard architecture and a huge range of amenities.
• 2000: this resort, the highest of the four, is quieter and more peaceful and has a great range of shops and restaurants.

These resorts feature a great selection of affordable catered and self-catered apartments and chalets, as close to the action as you care to be.


All over Les Arcs ski area there are a very decent number of bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, supermarkets and many more amenities, which make it a truly comprehensive and welcoming region for all kinds of holidaymakers. It is also within very easy distance of other resorts, such as Sainte-Foy and La Rosiere, which are highly accessible and perfect for fun-filled days out when you need to change things up a bit. La Rosiere has the novelty factor of being on the border of France and Italy, meaning you can literally ski with the freedom of not even knowing which country you are in at times!

A Les Arcs ski holiday has pretty much everything you could think of to guarantee a brilliant time with friends and family, with the comfort of all sorts of facilities and opportunities that cater to all types of people. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to whip out the skis and hit the slopes!
About author: Desiree Michels

Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for a Les Arcs ski holiday, or anywhere else in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the ski break of a lifetime.


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