Les Arcs 1800 is considered the most popular of the Les Arcs villages because of the ski-in ski-out accommodation options. In addition, it has an excellent après scene with plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs to visit in the area. Part of the Paradiski ski area, you can ski an impressive 425km of slopes with links to nearby La Plagne. Les Arcs 1800 is the main hub of Les Arcs with brilliant access to the Arc 2000 bowl or the tree-lined red and blue runs down to the hamlet of Peisey Nancroix. You can also easily head to Arc 1600 and Arc 1950.
Resort Altitude: 1,800m
Resort Skiing: 3,225m
Total Ski Area: 435km
Blue Runs: 170km
Red Runs: 166km
Black Runs: 89km
Cross Country: 80km
Part of the Paradiski ski area, Les Arcs 1800 is well connected to neighbouring ski resort La Plagne. This opens up an amazing 425km of slopes to explore with a full lift pass. The Paradiski ski area also has a brilliant snow record because the lifts go as high as 3,225m. The skiing around Les Arcs 1800 is mainly suited to beginner and intermediate skiers. There’s also some challenging terrain for advanced skiers, with more options over in La Plagne.
From Les Arcs 1800 you can easily access the high altitude skiing of the Arc 2000 bowl or alternatively head down the easy tree-lined runs to Peisey Nancroix, Arc 1600 or Arc 1950. Beginners will enjoy the slopes in Carreley and Villars. You can then progress to the ski tranquille zone. Intermediates will enjoy the Mont Blanc and Foret areas. The Aiguille Rouge has a great challenge for experts with a 2,000m vertical drop.
The wide, well-maintained slopes are fantastic for snowboarders who are at a beginner level. There is also plenty for intermediate and advanced riders to enjoy too in the area. In addition, there are brilliant powder bowls in Arcs 2000. You can also enjoy the tree-lined off-piste in Peisey-Vallandry. If you’re a freestyler there’s a fantastic large snowpark with state-of-the-art rails, kickers and jumps.
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In Les Arcs 1800 there's the Les Skimômes Mini Club that takes children from 3 to 8 years old. The package includes lessons and meals at lunch for a full or half-day. Other services include the babysitting services of Ma Nounou Montagne or the Paradiski Nanny Service.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat there are some great restaurants in the Les Arcs 1800 village. Terrases du Miravidi Le Charvet and Charmettoger Arc 1800 have delicious menus with a range of cuisine. In addition, there are brilliant mountain views you can admire from the windows and balconies.
Les Arcs 1800 is considered the heartbeat of Les Arcs village nightlife. Start your party at the legendary La Folie Douce where there’s dancing, DJs and drinks flowing from the afternoon. Benji’s Pub Restaurant has a popular happy hour and a large sunny terrace. A great place to have a piste-side drink and a bite to eat. Le J.O. and Red Hot Saloon bars are where you can party until the early hours of the morning.
If you want a lovely winter walk there are some beautiful trails in the woods between Les Arcs 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry. There’s a bowling alley in Les Arcs 1800 town which is great for groups and families. You can also enjoy other activities such as paragliding, ice-climbing and dog sledging.