Nestled between 730m and 2300m, Arêches-Beaufort is a typical Beaufortain village resort in the heart of the Savoie, just 20km from the town of Albertville and is definitely a 'hidden gem'.
Arêches is an authentic, traditional village with plenty of car parking which is just a short walk from the Grand Mont chairlift serving Le Cuvy. Further along the valley road is Le Planay, a modest ski village with a friendly atmosphere and a secure dedicated children’s area which makes it a good base for young families. The ski area has Mont Blanc as a backdrop!
Arêches is a year-round working village and has independent local businesses which include ski-hire shops and a few restaurants in the main street – everything you’re likely to need during your stay. However, if you are looking for more then the nearby town of Beaufort has a lovely historic centre plus a larger choice of shops and restaurants.
Areches-Beaufort is known for its cheese (Beaufort!), but also has reliable powder and access to great ski areas (including nearby Les Contamines and Les Saisies if you want to travel about a bit) without the queues, crowds or high prices of resorts nearby which makes it ideal for the budget conscious skier.
Located in the Haute-Savoie, Areches-Beaufort has a long heritage; a village-resort with 3000 inhabitants year round, whose history has stood up to time and change while remaining typical and artisanal. This is an ideal destination for spending time with family and friends and for sampling, of course, the regional speciality - Beaufort cheese, which is matured for over 6 months in a carefully guarded tradition.
There are mountain restaurants for enjoying the countryside and culinary specialities at the foot of the slopes.
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Areches-Beaufort ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 29
- Green slopes: 2
- Blue slopes: 11
- Red slopes: 11