Les Arcs is a purpose-built resort and part of the Paradiski area, linked to La Plagne with mostly apartment based accommodation in high rise blocks. There are three main villages - Arcs 1800, Arcs 1600 and Arcs 2000 plus the recent addition of Arcs 1950 - all the villages are linked by road and Arcs 1600 connects with the valley town of Bourg St Maurice by funiculare railway.
Les Arcs ski area
The skiing here is great for all standards of skiers and snowboarders and most areas have easy and difficult alternative pistes making it a good choice for mixed ability groups. For experts, there are some good off piste areas and some challenging black runs from the Aiguille Rouge whilst for beginners there are a number of dedicated beginner areas in each of the villages. Linked to La Plagne to create the Paradiski domain, it has more than 400km of pistes on offer. A high percentage of the runs are above 2000m in height making it snow secure although many runs are west facing so not as great as they could be in times of poor snow cover.
Les Arcs snowpark
Whether you’re an expert, intermediate or a beginner, there is something for all tastes: woops, a jump and a mini-pipe for beginners. Contests and other events are regularly held in the park to the great delight of those watching.
The Big Air Bag to try out your tricks and enjoy a soft landing.
The water Slide: a 30-metre run up and a fifteen-metre pool to cross on skis or a snowboard. The aim of the game is to cross the swimming pool without getting wet, but the most entertaining part is watching the best falls! Opening scheduled for March depending on weather conditions.