Les Arcs, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: from 810m
ski area: Paradiski
height at summit: 3250m
marked runs: 425km - Paradiski
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2hrs
geneva 2½hrs
grenoble 3hrs
lyon 3hrs
rail: bourg st maurice

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Les Arcs Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Ski holidays in Les Arcs:

Find Les Arcs ski chalets and ski holidays.

Les Arcs actually comprises 5 resorts, ranging from the valley town of Bourg St Maurice, with it's fast funicular link, to the uppermost at Arc 2000. In between are Arc 1650, Arc 1800 and Arc 1950.

The ski area is huge and varied, good for all levels of skier and snowboarder. Slopes vary from wooded runs in the villages of Villaroger and Peisey-Vallandry to high altitude skiing on the Aiguille Rouge glacier. The double-decker Vanoise Express cable car also gives easy access to La Plagne ski area, and this massive skiing area is aptly named Paradiski and offers 425km of pistes!

Summer holidays in Les Arcs:

As part of the Vanoise National park, Les Arcs can offer fabulous scenery and loads of activities.

It is a surprising and explosive mix of tradition and modernity, under the summer sun. Discover the mysteries of a land filled with character, set off to find a past that offers a wealth of sights and history, delight in the sound and light shows put on by Mother Nature, step into an endless whirl of local and festive traditions alongside a carefully developed savoir-vivre.

Winter activities include:

parapenting, night skiing, ski jump, speed skiing stadium, winter walking trails, toboggan run, snow park

Summer activities include:

mountain biking, walking, tennis, golf, parapenting, rafting, Vanoise national park.

More info:

Eating out: good choice of eating places, depending which village you are staying you can find mexican, asian, italian, and of course traditional savoyard.
Apres ski: nightlife varies according to the village - but generally bars, some with live music.
Non skiers: fitness centres, again facilities vary according to the village.