If you're looking to enjoy a top skiing holiday, look no further than Les Arcs. As one of the world's best ski resorts, it's no wonder that people flock to the French Alps each year to enjoy ski holidays in Les Arcs. Attracting people from all over the world, the resort has some thrilling slopes, a thriving après ski scene and some of the most incredible views of any ski resort.
Ready to dive straight in? Here's what you need to know about Les Arcs.
You'll find Les Arcs in the Savoie region of France, nestled in the Tarentaise Valley. It's a resort made up of five smaller villages, with each one serving as its own ski centre. From traditional villages like Peisey Vallandary to the incredible Arc 2000, there's something for everyone in Les Arcs.
Les Arcs is linked to La Plagne via the Vanoise Express - an impressive double-decker cable car. Together, the resorts make up the Paradiski, the third largest ski resort in France. With skiing suitable for all levels, Les Arcs is the perfect place to plan your next ski holiday.
There are plenty of great reasons to choose ski holidays in Les Arcs. Thanks to both the Rouge and Bellecote glaciers, snow is guaranteed during the winter months, with the season ending late April.
What's incredible about Les Arcs is the variety of skiing on offer. From open runs to beautiful tree-lined runs in Plan Peisey, skiers of all levels will find something to enjoy. Les Arcs' highest peak is the Aiguille Rouge standing at an impressive 3226m, where a 7km long piste descends 2026m to the village of Villaroger.
Skiers of all abilities can enjoy highly-rated skiing lessons in Les Arcs. Covering everything from beginners to Olympics speed skating, there's a course for everyone to help you get the most out of your trip.
As well as the skiing, it's worth taking a closer look at everything else Les Arcs has to offer. There's accommodation to suit all kinds of traveller, including catered ski chalets, ski hotels and ski apartments, as well as all inclusive hotels on offer, which are ideal for group ski trips.
From relaxed, cosy evenings to thriving night clubs, Les Arcs' après ski does not disappoint. From the Igloo Village to the new Folie Douce, Les Arcs has everything you need to have a good time.
Whatever you're looking for in your next ski holiday, Les Arcs has it all. Start planning your next trip by getting in touch today. Our friendly team are ready to take your call and help you plan your next skiing adventure.
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Les Arcs is linked to La Plagne by the Vanoise Express and forms part of the massive Paradiski Area. With 425 km of slopes it is the 3rd largest ski area in France, and with its high peaks and glaciers snow is guaranteed, there really is something for everyone.
There are nursery slopes in all the four ski areas in Les Arcs. Les Arcs 1800 offers the sunniest and widest ski runs, and Arc 2000 has snow sure gentle runs from the Col de la Chal. Arc 1600 and Peisey Vallandry offer plenty of tree lined skiing.
Due to the enormous size of the Paradiski area, there are plenty of intermediate skiing opportunities on offer. There are some great tree lined routes from Arc 2000 to Peisey Vallandry that are a must experience for any skier.
For expert skiers there are some fantastic black slopes from the Aiguille Rouge (3226 m), including the 7km long black that runs to Villaroger, perfect to get the adrenalin pumping.
Snowboarding was popularized in France by local ski instructor Regis Rolland with his Apocalypse snow series of films and Les Arcs is often regarded by some as the home of European snowboarding. There is a large terrain park perfect for learning new skills or practicing old ones. Les Arcs offers chalets and many apartments which are ideal for a snowboarding holiday.
There are plenty of off piste routes from the back of the Aiguille rouge down to Villaroger or down the back of the Bellecote glacier in La Plagne to the Nancroix Valley, just below Plan Peisey, although guides are recommended. There are also off piste routes from Tignes available and Heli-skiing can be arranged from Arc 2000 and Arc 1950.
There are 34 bars in Les Arcs but the village of Arc 1800 is the liveliest of all the villages. However, there is plenty of atmosphere and charm in all the other villages but Arc 1800 has the most restaurants and bars to choose from. Notably the Red Hot Saloon bar, known by the locals as “Red Bar”, has cheap drinks, is popular with locals and serves food all day. Up in Arc 2000 Whistlers is a popular choice for those who like a tipple after the slopes.
There are nightclubs in Arc 1950, 2000 and 1800 that are all open until 4am. The most popular clubs are the KL92 in Arc 2000 and the Apokalypse in Arc 1800.
Les Arcs wouldn’t be the resort it is today without some great après ski. Arc 1800 is definitely the liveliest village thanks to its excellent choice of bars and restaurants. The most popular bar is The Red Hot Saloon Bar known locally as “Red Bar”, and here there is often a live band or DJ on till late. Although it has a large dance floor get in early as it can get busy quickly.
Other popular bars include Jungle Café that has a jungle themed interior and is open till 1 am. Thanks to its late license and cheap drinks it’s popular with seasonaires and chalet girls. The Ambiente Bar has a more French feel, serving cocktails, beer and has a lively but equally great chilled out feel. For the night owls, Apokalypse club in 1800 is open till 4 am.
Arc 1950 has a sophisticated feel and has a good choice of bars popular choices include La Belle Pinte, which is a large Irish pub. There is also a nightclub known as Le Club 1950 that is the perfect place to go with friends after the bars have closed.
Arc 1950 is situated just below Arc 2000, and is linked by a late night cable car or it is possible to walk between the two resorts in about 10 minutes. Up in Arc 2000 there are more bars and nightclubs on offer.
The best après bar in Arc 2000 is Whistler’s which is always busy from 4pm onwards and has many drinks offers. The Crazy Fox is another popular drinking waterhole and has good happy hour offers and karaoke. Another popular hangout is the Red Rock Café. There is a nightclub "KL" that is open till 4am and is always full of chalet girls and holidaymakers.
Arc 2000 is just above Arc 1950. These are linked by a late night cable car or a short walk between the two resorts. There are a good selection of bars and restaurants available here too.