Les Arcs is part of the large ‘Paradiski’ ski area and is the 2nd largest connected skiing area in the world connecting Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry with La Plagne. It can be found in the Savoie region of France, in the Northern French Alps, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park.
Les Arcs ski area is made up of 4 ski resorts: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 - each a modern, purpose-built resort, developed with superb winter skiing and enjoyment in mind. The ski village of Peisey-Vallandry sits lower in the valley and has a more traditional feel, whilst Arc 2000 is the highest village, above the treeline. The actual height is over 2100m, so don't let the name fool you! Lifts start below the resort as well as above and its ski-in/ski-out. It sits beneath the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point on the slopes with a fantastic viewpoint at the top.
Each Les Arcs resort offers a different flavour, all designed for skiers, and all offering superb winter skiing as over 70% of the area is above 2000m providing ski-in/ski-out facilities within the Paradiski ski area.
From family-friendly Arc 1600, to lively Arc 1800 and the more challenging skiing above Arc 2000, you’ll be spoilt with both skiing and snowboarding options. Arrive by train and you can take the funicular up from Bourg St Maurice, where we also have accommodation options. The Paradiski ski area offers splendid views of the Mont Blanc Mountain range.
Check out what we thought of the Les Arcs ski area when we visited on our educational trip at the end of the 2022/23 season, on our blog!