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Les Arcs ski resort

Savoie, France

Les Arcs ski resort is located on the edge of the Vanoise National Park in the Savoie region of France. It is recognized as hosting one of the most beautiful natural terraces in Europe! The village is located at 2,050m and the lifts lead you up to 3,250m providing skiers and boarders with a 1,200m vertical drop.

Les Arcs ski resort itself is actually made up of four modern, purpose built resorts; Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. It was local skier, Robert Blanc that first conceived the idea of building a series of resorts at different altitudes above his hometown of Bourg St Maurice.

To add to this already incredible terrain, in 2003 Les Arc and the neighbouring resorts of La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry formed the Paradiski's ski area.

Whichever resort you choose, you can be sure to experience some exhilarating skiing or boarding. This spectacular setting offers amazing panoramas of the surrounding landscapes and towering peaks, whether you prefer your mountains pristine and snow covered or lush, green and bursting with colour.

Les Arcs ski resort offers long descents, plenty of steep stuff, plenty to keep intermediates happy, plus woods to head to after a snowstorm. The terrain breakdown is approximately 57% beginner trails, 28% intermediate and 15% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Les Arcs ski resort is all about variety. When the clouds roll in, head over to Peisey-Vallandry for elegant tree-lined runs, as well as access to the Vanoise Express. This 200-person double-decker cable car crosses the 2km valley to La Plagne in just four minutes - an experience in itself. With over 425kms of piste (200km in Les Arcs alone) even an accomplished skier can be hard pushed to ski from one end to the other and back again in one day.

A number of freestyle and freeride ski competitions take place in Les Arcs ski resort in the winter months whilst the summer attracts a number of trail running and cycling competitions. There is freeskiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, sledging, skidooing and ice caves. In the summer there are lots of activities as well; swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding and golfing.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Les Arcs ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 435 km 270.3 mi

  • Easiest 248 km 154.1 mi | 57%
  • More Difficult 122 km 75.8 mi | 28%
  • Most Difficult 65 km 40.4 mi | 15%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3250 m 10662.7 ft
Base elevation:
1200 m 3937 ft
Vertical Drop:
2050 m 6725.7 ft
Total Trails:
435 km 270.3 mi
Longest Run:
10 km 6.2 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassEUR 59
  • Kids Day PassEUR 47.50
  • Season PassEUR 1003
  • Kids Season PassEUR 802.5
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 131

  • Funicular Railway1
  • Cable Car / Tram3
  • Gondolas12
  • Chairlifts65
  • T-Bars50

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %70 %
  • No of Snow guns470

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:19/03/2018
  • 24hrs Snow 2 cm 0.8 in
  • Base (natural):322 cm 126.8 in
-14 °C
-14 °C
N26 km/h N16 m/h


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