France Ski Resort Guide for Les Arcs

Les Arcs Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

The resort is made up of four modern resort units which are linked by road. They are all purpose built and apartment orientated offering doorstep access to the snow with no traffic hazards. The largest of the villages is Arc 1800. It has three sections. Arc 2000 is just a few hotels and apartment blocks but has immediate access to the highest and toughest skiing. Arc 1600 was the original and for rail travellers it is the most obvioius choice. It has a friendly small scale atmosphere.

About the Mountains near Les Arcs

The slopes are well laid out and varied. A high percentage of the slopes are above 6500 ft. There is some limited snow making on some runs. There are a good few black runs and a great deal of off piste potential. The wooded slopes above 1600 are another attractive possibility for fun skiing. It is a good area for mixed ability groups with plenty of challenges and the nursery slopes at 1800 are very good with the ones at 1600 being a bit too steep.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Les Arcs

The mountain restaurants tend to be a bit scattered and not of great quality. Arc 1800 is the liveliest centre but it is still a quiet resort . In 1600 there are livelier bars offering live music in the hotels. 2000 offers bars for the younger crowd as well as skating and bowling.

Les Arcs Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 56
Resort HeightResort Height 1600 m
2000 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1200-3225 m
3940-10580 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 5%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 54%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 28%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 13%

Local Tourist Office Information

Web address:


Telephone: 0479 071 257