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Les Arcs

Les Arcs, a huge ski resort, in 4 distinct villages

With its 425 km of slopes dominated by the glaciers of the Aiguille Rouge and Bellecôte Les Arcs is a real paradise for ski lovers, culminating at 3 250 m. Second largest ski resort in the world, it links the resorts of Les Arcs Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne via the Vanoise Express.

The resort is the ideal playground for experiment as well as for beginners. Among other things, the resort has long runs, a number of forests protected forests, ungroomed nature trails, playgrounds, snowpa, rks, boardercross tracks and first trails. With 70% of its slopes above 2000 m altitude, skiers are guaranteed good conditions for snow conditions.

More than 200klm of ski runs

The ski area of the resort extends over 200 km with 123 runs. Capital of the Haute-Tarentaise, Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a small historic town known for hosting major events throughout the year. Less than seven minutes away, a funicular connects the train station and Arc 1600, a pioneer and lively family resort.

Formed by four villages on the edge of forestArc 1800 is a sporty and lively resort, very much appreciated by ski lovers and vacationers. Unique and enchanting, the Arc 1950 village offers top of the range services and skiing at the foot and facing the Mont Blanc. High place of freeride, and ideally located in the center of Paradiski, Arc 2000 and its varied playground have developed in the wake of new snow sports.

Many activities in summer or winter

With accommodations Les Arcs is the perfect destination to spend some quality time in the resort. vacations unforgettable.

The resort offers activities exciting activities suitable for everyone such as children’s activities, sledging, the enchanted trail, but there are also the courses freestyle and the beginners’ area. Not to mention the water park with its 3,800 m – dedicated to well-being.

The ski area of Les Arcs in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Arcs
Commune Les Arcs
Massif Massif de la Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 200
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 425
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 14
Name of the ski area Paradiski
Connected resort(s) La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey Vallandry, Montchavin, Champagny en Vanoise
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 3 226
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 213
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 2 026
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 130
? Difficulty of the ski runs ?
Number of green runs 10
Number of blue trails 55
Number of red trails 42
Number of black runs 16
Total number of downhill ski runs 123
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 25
Children’s treadmill 2
Fixed grip chairlifts 10
Detachable Chairlifts 9
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 5
Cable cars 1
Total number of lifts 52
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 5
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 68
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 7300
Slogan of the station Paradiski
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Bourg Saint Maurice
Shuttle bus to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 697
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 54 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 271 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 650 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 392 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 2 010 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 400 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 900 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 204 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 390 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 10
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9,5
Rating of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 10
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 10
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 6
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 8,7
? Ranking according to ? 7th position on 232 stations in France

Les Arcs in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Arcs?

The resort of Les Arcs is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Fat Bike This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the relief and the snow of the resort. You can enjoy all the sensations of mountain biking in winter.

Paragliding : Thanks to this activity, you will have the opportunity to take the height which will allow you to make the full of strong sensations. In addition you can enjoy a unique view of the entire resort.

Snowboard Snowboarding : this activity will allow you to take advantage of the exceptional snow coverage of the resort. You can discover new sensations from your snowboard.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to discover the resort and its surroundings. You will be able to admire its snowy landscapes as well as its fauna and flora in winter.

  • What are the activities in summer in Les Arcs resort?

The resort of Les Arcs also offers many summer activities such as :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This activity will allow you to take advantage of the exceptional relief of the resort. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes and enjoy the thrills.

Trial : This activity provides you with trial trails of varying difficulty so you can enjoy different sensations every time.

Canoe Kayak Canoeing : you will be able to enjoy all the pleasures offered by the waterways of the resort thanks to this activity. In addition, every year this resort hosts many competitions.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore and discover the resort at your own pace. You will be able to admire its landscapes, its fauna, its flora in summer.

  • What to visit in Les Arcs and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Arcs, we can mention : The Museum of Minerals, The Tower of Rochefort, The Chapel of the Trinity, The Clos des Capucins.

  • Where to eat in Les Arcs ?

The resort offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention L’effet Bœuf, Chez Clarisse, The 2134 Les Arcs.

Les Arcs offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Jolie Chambre Au Calme, B&B Kosy, the Delicious Mountain – Chalet La Chouette.

  • How big is the ski area of Les Arcs?

The ski area of the resort of Les Arcs has a size of 425 kilometers, divided into 123 runs. Among these runs, the longest is 7 kilometers. It also has 68 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Arcs?

This domain has an altitude between 1200 meters and 3226 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Les Arcs ski pass?

Their packages start at 54 euros for the day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Les Arcs?

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.

  • Does the resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park that measures 92 kilometers and has 15 trails, the longest of which measures 23 kilometers.

  • How to get to Les Arcs by train ?

You can easily get there from the Bourg Saint Maurice train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Les Arcs ?

The zip code of Les Arcs is 83460.

  • In which department is located the resort of Les Arcs ?

The resort of Les Arcs is located in the department of Var.

  • Does the resort of Les Arcs have a tourist office?

The resort of Les Arcs is part of the tourist office of Les Arcs. It is located at La Pagode Arc 1800 73700 Les Arcs.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Arcs ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Les Arcs ?

You can find the latest weather report for Les Arcs resort at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Arcs ?

In Les Arcs, 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 Les Arcs ?

Yes, it is at Arc 1800, 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France.

What is’s opinion about Les Arcs?

In the end, gives the average score of 8.7 to the resort of Les Arcs, which places it in the 7 French ranks. Its strong points are: the average snow coverage, the ski area, the proposed activities.

Map of the ski slopes of Les Arcs

Les Arcs - Ski slopes map
Les Arcs – Ski slopes map
Paradiski - Les Arcs & La Plagne - Ski slopes map
Paradiski – Les Arcs & La Plagne – Ski slopes map
Les Arcs - map of the hiking and biking trails
Les Arcs – map of mountain bike rides and descents


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