Les Arcs Ski Resort

Les Arcs ski resort has four main purpose-built centres, which are named according to their height. The original ski resort was Les Arcs 1600 however, the nearby Les Arcs 1800 is now the main hub and extremely popular with skiers due to its great après scene. Les Arcs 1800 has a great position with easy access to the Paradiski ski area, linked with La Plagne. Both are typical, purpose-built developments, but blend well into the tree-lined hillside which makes them easy on the eye.

The remaining two resort centres – Les Arcs 1950 and Les Arcs 2000 – are in a different valley but are also fantastic developments that consist of more traditional and luxury properties.

With a cleverly designed skiing area from 2,000m altitude down to the base camp at Bourg-St-Maurice, the ability level of skiing and snowboarding at Les Arcs descends from ‘intense’ high-altitude downhill skiing, through playful snowparks, beautiful alpine villages, and learner slopes. Les Arcs is an excellent ski resort for intermediate skiers wanting to improve or be pushed in their abilities.

To find out more about skiing Les Arcs, please call our ski experts today.

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Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Families
  • Glacier skiing
  • Sustainability

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,600m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,225m
  • Total Ski Area 425km
  • Lifts 160
  • Blue Runs 170km
  • Red Runs 166km
  • Black Runs 89km
  • Cross Country 80km

Ski Accommodation in Les Arcs, France

Our collection of Les Arcs ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Les Arcs

Ski Areas in Les Arcs

Les Arcs ski resort is part of the expansive Paradiski ski area, connected to its neighbouring ski resort La Plagne by one of the world’s largest cable cars. The Paradiski ski area is a snowsure region with lifts going as high as 3,225m. The skiing around Les Arcs provides a vast wealth of intermediate slopes but there are also plenty of places for beginners to learn and cruise down easy blues. Advanced skiers also have plenty to choose from and can ski over to La Plagne to get to even more challenging terrain.

Skiing in Les Arcs

Skiing in Les Arcs

The skiing in Les Arcs is blessed with amazingly well-groomed, wide pistes that are regularly maintained so that they don’t become mogul fields. Beginners won’t have a hard time finding their feet here, with the areas around Les Arcs 2000 being the best for novices. Intermediates and experts will also have an abundance of challenging terrain to tackle. The Mont Blanc piste is great for intermediates, whilst the Belette and Myrtilles slopes will challenge advanced skiers.

Best Ski Runs in Les Arcs
Snowboarding in Les Arcs

Snowboarding in Les Arcs

Les Arcs is a snowboarders’ paradise. Beginners can look forward to learning on wide, well-maintained beginner trails and areas. Intermediates and advanced boarders also have a huge expanse of slopes to get stuck into. Freeriders have everything from fantastic powder bowls in Arcs 2000 to weaving through tree-lined powder fields in Peisey-Vallandry. Freestylers have a large snowpark with plenty of rails, kickers and jumps.

Sustainable Choice

Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates – call for further details.

Ski Schools in Les Arcs

Ski Schools in Les Arcs

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all skiing ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Les Arcs

Crèches in Les Arcs

In Les Arcs 1950 there is the Cariboo Crèche, who look after children from nine months to three years old. Les Arcs 1600 also has multiple crèches providing childcare for those as young as three months old. The ESF ski school runs a Piou-Piou Club which teaches children from three years old the basics of skiing.

Restaurants in Les Arcs

Restaurants in Les Arcs

Restaurant Le Dream Spot is the go-to restaurant in the resort. It is set in a cosy rustic chalet and serves up great traditional Alpine dishes such as fondue and tartiflette. We also suggest stopping by Le 2134 Les Arcs to enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking the slopes.

Best Restaurants in Les Arcs
Après Ski in Les Arcs

Après Ski in Les Arcs

Après can be rather low-key in 1600, 1950 and 2000 but in Les Arcs 1800 there is a more lively scene. When you’re finished for the day we suggest stopping by L’Arpette restaurant for live music, DJ’s and a great terrace to enjoy stunning views across the valley. Later in the evening most of the action centres around Villards which is the main square in town. For night owls we recommend the popular Le J.O. and Red Hot Saloon bars where you can party until late.

Best Après Ski in Les Arcs
Non-Skiers in Les Arcs


For non-skiers, there are some walking trails that cut through the woods between Les Arcs 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry. Pedestrians are able to access a number of mountain restaurants making it easy to arrange a lunchtime rendezvous with skiers. For those a little more adventurous, there are alternative winter sports activities on offer such as paragliding, ice-climbing and dog sledding.

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