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Les Arcs Ski Resort, France

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Key Features

  • Families
  • Large ski area
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Groups
  • Good for ski-in / ski-out
  • Glacier

"Being part of the Paradiski ski area you can ski a massive 425km of pistes which is enough to give you thigh-burn for a year! Loads of activities on and off the slopes, apres and dining across four different villages and always amazing value."

Ryan, Ski Specialist - Marketing

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,800m/1,950m/2,000m
  • Highest lift: 3,416m
  • No. of lifts: 171
  • Guide lift pass price: £278
  • No. of slopes: 237
  • Total piste: 425km
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Grenoble: 2hrs 30mins

    Geneva: 2hrs 30mins


Overview of Les Arcs

Skiworld Team In-Resort- We have a Skiworld team based in this resort who are there from the moment you arrive until you depart to sure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly. As well as having their contact details should you need them, they will be in contact with you during your stay to help with anything you may need and to make sure that you get the most from your ski holiday with us.

Les Arcs forms part of the Paradiski ski area which also includes La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry. Lovers of Les Arcs ski resort may have many superlatives to describe it, but one that everyone will agree on is definitely “unique”. This applies to everything from the unique design of the four high-altitude villages, Arcs 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000, to the resort’s eco-credentials. These include a funicular linking Arc 1600 to the town of Bourg Saint Maurice at the bottom of the mountain.

Described as a “time-capsule of imaginative Modernist Seventies architecture,” Les Arcs accommodation includes sloping corridors, staggered balconies and buildings that curve in sympathy with the mountains. Arc 1950, built only a few years ago by American company Intrawest, has been described as an alpine Disneyland, offering a large choice of luxury residences and doorstep skiing. For Les Arcs we offer top ski apartments, as well as chalets and hotels. You can see suggestions split by accommodation type further below.

Les Arcs skiing too is pretty unique for its unusually well-proportioned mix of slopes and varied terrain, plus it's easy to reach off-piste, making it a perfect option for a mixed ability group ski holiday. Les Arcs chalets are modern apartments in most cases although there are a few beautiful old converted farmhouses to snap up as well. If you’re after nightlife, Arc 1800 bucks the trend with plenty of parties to choose from, but you will also find a good choice of bars in all the villages. All in all, a Les Arcs ski holiday makes a fantastic choice for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary, especially if you have a thing for Seventies architecture.

Learn more about Paradiski Ski area, or keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Les Arcs ski holiday.

3 Things We Love About Les Arcs

  1. One half of the vast Paradiski area, with 425km of piste linked by the fast Vanoise Express chairlift.
  2. Known for everything from wooded beginner runs to high-altitude skiing, variety is the key to the enduring popularity of Les Arcs.
  3. Good option for freeskiers and snowboarders with its large, with plenty of jumps and rails.

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    Ski hire in Les Arcs

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £107 £118 £134
    Ski | Poles | Boots £140 £153 £178
    Snowboard £107 £118 £134
    Snowboard | Boots £140 £153 £178
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £93
    Ski | Poles | Boots £124
    Snowboard £93
    Snowboard | Boots £124

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      To get the very best value for your money it's best to pre-book your equipment hire with Skiworld before your holiday as we have not only secured the best prices but selected specific shops close to your accommodation.

      1. Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.
      2. Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation within easy reach of ski hire shops for your convenience.
      3. Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have fully trained technicians on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.
      4. Exchange Service - Equipment changes are sometimes possible, depending on resort and ski hire supplier. In case of problems with your hire, you may be able to swap the model of your equipment or swap between skis or board during your ski holiday, often providing they are in the same quality level (e.g. advanced)
      5. Skiworld Support - We have staff in all resorts where there are Skiworld chalets, plus our team in London contactable via our 24-hour helpline, email or live chat should you need any help with your ski hire booking, when booked with us.
      6. Expert Advice - Before you travel, you can talk to one of our Ski Specialists about the amount of skiing you've done and the type of skiing you're looking to do, and they'll be happy to recommend your appropriate level of ski hire.
      7. Easy to Upgrade - Easy to Upgrade - If you wish to upgrade the level of your equipment and boot hire before you travel, just give us a call on 0330 102 8004

      Beginner Skis

      You don't have to be a skiing expert to enjoy the slopes. We offer a diverse range of skis designed for beginners, perfect for easy green and blue runs. These skis are ideal for exploring the slopes with gear that prioritises safety and user-friendliness.

      Beginner Snowboards

      For novices or inexperienced snowboarders is possible to select materials from our range of beginner-friendly snowboards tailored for easy green and blue runs. These boards are safe and easy to use, making them ideal for those just starting out on the mountainside.

      Intermediate Skis

      If you are looking to enhance your skills, you should explore our selection of intermediate skis. These skis provide a balanced compromise between forgiving beginner-level skiing and advanced downhill performance. Hit the slopes equipped with models that are both comfortable and enable you to maximise your enjoyment of varied ski terrain.

      Intermediate Snowboards

      Ready to take your snowboarding skills to the next level? Delve into our assortment of intermediate snowboards. Offering a balanced blend between forgiving beginner boards and advanced performance, these snowboards equip you with comfort and control to maximize your enjoyment of the terrain.

      Advanced Skis

      Choosing advanced skis is perfect if you are enthusiastic about mastering any slope. They can enhance and improve your technical skills, enabling you to fully enjoy your time on the snow. Embracing the slopes with advanced materials will ensure exhilarating and high-performance ski adventures.

      Advanced Snowboards

      If you're eager to conquer any slope, consider opting for advanced snowboards. Designed to enhance your technical prowess, these boards ensure you fully immerse yourself in the snowboarding experience. Discover the mountains with expert materials for an exhilarating and superior snowboarding experience.

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      Lift passes in Les Arcs

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Local Area Pass Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-74 yrs) £241 £269
      Adult   (13-64 yrs) £300 £336
      Child   (5-12 yrs) £241 £269
      Family   £265 £289

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Ski lessons in Les Arcs

        What level do you need?

        • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
        • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
        • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
        • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

        We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

        • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
        • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
        • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
        • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
        • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

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