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Arêches – Beaufort

Arêches – Beaufort, a village with character

Located in the village ofArêchesThis Savoyard resort is located 25 km from Albertville, in the commune of Beaufort-sur-Doron. The beauty of the place is accentuated by its numerous cottages of alpine pastures realized in woodand its panorama breathtaking mountainous landscape.

Areches Beaufort also has several herds of Tarine cows, and is well known for its cheese, the Beaufort. The station has the following three labels: Famille Plus Montagne, Nordic resort and Village resort. The managers are also involved in the field ecoresponsible to meet the needs of theenvironment. The domain also has a «  free skibus « Operational throughout the winter.

For its part, the commune of Beaufort-sur-Doron The resort has obtained the labels « Qualité Tourisme » and « Villages fleuris ». It also has three hydroelectric dams: Gittaz, Roselend and Saint-Guérin.

A resort with two ski areas

Placed under the responsibility of SEMAB,Areches Beaufort is known for its 50 km of downhill ski slopes . This is combined with a ten or so lifts mechanical.

It usually houses two sub-domains starting with « Le Grand-Mont ». Located between 1,025 and 2,281 m, it offers 4 detachable seats that connect the village of Areches to Le Cuvy.

On the other hand, there is « Le Planay » whose altitude varies between 1 200 and 2 081 m with a detachable 4-seater chairlift. The summit of this sub-domain is at the bottom of the Col des Combettes with a height of 2 130 m.

A place suitable for sports competitions

The ski resort is accessible with its 3 green slopes for beginners, while welcoming competitions each year. For the latter, we can mention « Le Grand Parcours » which attracts many professionals and ski lovers. The other important competition offered in the resort is « Le Défi du CMSAB ».

But the most famous is the ski mountaineering competition « La PierraMenta ». This race (half hike, half descent) takes place on a monolithwith a height of 150 m and a highest point of 2,714 m. The amateurs and professionals of the discipline can only appreciate this wonderfulcompetition .

L’ locationis also very popular each summer, with its many paths of hikes A map will be provided to you at the local tourist office.

Note that there is a summer swimming pool,ideal for cooling off after a day of hiking .

The ski area of Arêches-Beaufort

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Arêches-Beaufort
Commune Beaufort-sur-Doron
Massif Beaufortain Massif
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 50
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 50
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Arêches-Beaufort
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 080
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 320
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 240
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 14
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 3
Number of blue runs 11
Number of red trails 12
Number of black runs 4
Total number of downhill ski trails 30
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 9
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 4
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 13
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 25
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes (summer)
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 2040
Slogan of the station Time for rejuvenation
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Albertville
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 611
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 30 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 127 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 650 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 104 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 544 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 800 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 900 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 228 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 390 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,1
? Ranking according to ? 110th position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Arèches Beaufort

areche beaufort ski slopes map
Trail map

Beaufort Arches in 19 Questions and Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Areches Beaufort ?

The resort of Areches Beaufort is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to discover the nature offered by the resort. This in safety thanks to the guides who will accompany you.

Ski touring It also offers you to ski at your own pace. This is to appreciate the nature that surrounds the resort and all the beauty of its landscape.

Freeride skiing Freeride skiing: it offers freeride skiing for lovers of strong sensation. Thanks to its geographical location, the resort of Areches Beaufort has an excellent snow cover and many slopes perfect for this activity.

Cross country skiing This resort offers no less than 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails. This is perfect for cross-country skiing enthusiasts, who can spend long hours skiing in total freedom.

  • What are the activities in summer in Areches Beaufort resort?

The resort of Areches Beaufort also offers many summer activities such as :

Trial This resort also offers trials, it has a whole area set up for this purpose. It has a number of picturesque trails with a wide range of technicalities that make for an excellent playground.

Hiking This activity will allow you to discover the nature of Areches Beaufort through its many trails. You will be able to enjoy a walk in full safety thanks to the marked out paths.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking in Areches Beaufort is already a reference for all enthusiasts of the genre, and offers a variety of landscapes. Between mountain courses and committed descents you will have what to do. Moreover all this course is maintained and protected.

ClimbingThis activity will allow you to discover the pleasures of climbing on the rock school of Beaufort. It also provides you with the great routes on the mythical pierra menta.

  • What to visit in Areches Beaufort and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Areches Beaufort, we can mention : The Lake of the Fairies, Dam of Saint Guerin, Cormet d’Arêches, Church of Saint John the Baptist.

  • Where to eat in Areches Beaufort ?

The resort of Aresches Beaufort offers more than 50 restaurants among which we can mention : La Table du Berger, Restaurant Le Grand Mont, L’Alpage Refuge Restaurant.

  • Where to sleep in Areches Beaufort ?

The resort Areches Beaufort offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Auberge de Poncellamont, Hotel Viallet, Hotel Restaurant le Christiania.

  • What is the size of the Areches Beaufort ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Aresches Beaufort has a size of 50 kilometers, divided into 30 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 5 kilometers. It has 25 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Areches Beaufort?

This area has an altitude between 1080 meters and 2320 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Areches Beaufort ski pass?

Their packages start from 30 euros per day, and 127 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Areches Beaufort?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 650 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 850 euros.

  • The resort of Areches Beaufort Does the resort have a bike park ?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Areches Beaufort by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Albertville train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Areches Beaufort ?

The zip code of Areches Beaufort is 73270.

  • In which department is located the station of Areches Beaufort ?

The Areches Beaufort ski resort is located in the Savoie department.

  • The resort of Areches Beaufort Does it have a tourist office ?

The resort of Areches Beaufort is part of the tourist office Arêches Beaufort. It is located at 120 Route du Grand Mont, 73270 Beaufort, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Areches Beaufort ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Areches Beaufort ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Areches Beaufort station at .

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Areches Beaufort ?

In Aresches Beaufort, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Areches Beaufort ?

Yes, it is at Place Capitaine Bulle, 73270 Beaufort.

What is’s opinion on Areches Beaufort?

On average, gives the resort of Areches Beaufort a rating of 7.14/10, which makes it the 100th best place in France. Its strong points are: the price of the stay, average snowfall,proposed activities.


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