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A benchmark ski resort in Savoie, France: Les Arcs offers holidaymakers five sites: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Arc 2000 and Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Les Arcs is part of the large ski area Paradiski. This area connects a number of different resorts including La Plagne, Les Coches and Montchavin. Combined they have over 400km of ski piste to explore.
When choosing a Les Arcs ski holiday there are four different villages to pick form: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. All four villages are car free. Arc 1800 and Arc 1950 are widely regarded as the liveliest of the four thanks to the many terraces, restaurants and shops.
This is the oldest and smallest village of the four. The village predominantly attracts families with small children because the village is compact, flat and car free. The mountain train from Bourg St. Maurice and Les Arcs stops here along the way as well.
This is the largest village of the four and there is plenty to keep you entertained here. In terms of après-ski, this is the village of preference for most young visitors. The village consists of buildings located close to the pistes as well as some smaller wooden buildings in between the trees.
Arc 1950 is a very atmospheric ski village and was built in 2003 in the Canadian Whistler construction style. Quality, service and luxury are the defining features of Arc 1950. The lively centre has excellent restaurants, a few bars, a supermarket, a baker and various shops. If you want to visit the highest village of Les Arcs you can use the Cabriolet lift. This will swiftly take you up to Arc 2000.
This is the highest village of Les Arcs, and is ideal for the ski and snowboard enthusiasts. It is a small village with a limited number of restaurants, bars and shops. Arc 2000 is renowned for speed skiing. Well trained skiers can try out the various black descents down the Aiguille Rouge.
In the heart of Les Arc 1800 is the new snow park Mille 8. This fantastic winter snow park is sure to give you an adrenaline rush! It features a toboggan run, a forest themed slope, a freestyle obstacle course and a special area for beginners and children. To relax after all this there is a large water paradise with a stunning view of Mont Blanc!
The villages of Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry together form a ski resort which is part of the great Paradiski area. Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry has a total of 106 pistes in a 200km area.
The side of Les Arcs is know for being quite busy with a lot going on, however the side of Peisey-Vallandry is know for being more peaceful and quiet for skiers/snowboarders. Usually there are little to no queues for the ski lifts in this area. For beginners the lower part of Arc 1600 and 1800 are great areas to practice and learn the basics. For the more advanced skiers the Aiguille Rouge slope on the mountain of the same name is a must do. It is perhaps the most difficult slope within the whole of the Paradiski area. As most of the slopes in the area are above 1800m, it is very snow sure.
In the heart of Les Arcs 1800, the snowpark Mille8 has opened its doors. The snowpark is nestled in a beautiful area in the Paradiski ski area. At the park you will find an exciting toboggan run, forest theme trail and a freestyle trail with various obstacles.
New for 2019/20
A new Folie Douce will open with 3 restaurants on the slopes. Enjoy the delicious food, unique shows, fine drinks and good après ski. Every day from 13.30 - 14.30 you can watch a cabaret show. After this it is time for a party and the best music is played by various famous DJs. Foil Douce is open until 19:00 and on Thursdays even longer.
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The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Les Arcs is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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The price includes a ski pass for Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry (Classic ski pass). A ski pass for Paradiski (Essential ski pass) can be booked at an additional cost.
You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .
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Paradiski Essential ski pass: With a 6- or 7-day ski pass for the extensive Paradiski area, you get a half-day ski pass for Paradiski for free. This is valid for the afternoon (12:30 - 17:00) on the day before the start of the ordered ski pass.
For example, you have a 6-day ski pass from Sunday to Friday. The free half-day ski pass is then valid on the Saturday afternoon before the ski pass officially takes effect.
With a 6-, 7- or 8-day ski pass for the extensive Paradiski area (Essentiel ski pass), you get a discount for certain activities. More information about these special offers can be found here .
The ski pass for children up to and including 4 years old is free. Seniors aged 75 and older pay only €10 once, when collecting the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry (Classique) or Paradiski ski pass (Essentiel) locally. If you are entitled to this ski pass, you should choose 'no ski pass' when booking. You can pick up this ski pass onsite by showing proof of identity.
The surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the ski pass on another day on site. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked extra; the price for this can be found further in the booking process. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.
- Staying at Chalet Deux Tetes I, you can pick up your ski pass in Les Arc 1600. This is 2.5 miles away.
- When you stay at Hotel Village Club du Soleil Les Arcs 1800, your ski pass for 6 days Paradiski is included. It is not possible to extend it to more days. Child and senior discounts do not apply.
If you are staying in Arc 1800, Arc 1950 or Arc 2000 and you want to book lessons, you can reserve them when making your booking in step 2 of the booking process. If you are staying in one of the other parts of Les Arcs, then you will have to organise the ski or snowboard lessons directly with the ski school on location.
The 5-day ski and snowboard lessons are held from Mondays to Fridays. The 6-day ski and snowboard lessons are held from Sundays to Fridays.
When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:
Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.
Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.
You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ for more information about equipment rental.
When you book ski equipment of the 'Gold' or 'Diamond' class, you can exchange this once a week for free snowboard equipment or freeride skis (not on weekends).
Staying in Chalet Deux Tetes I, you can pick up your ski equipment in Les Arc 1600. This is 2.5 miles away.
The following equipment can be booked:
This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly agile, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is agile, but also suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable equipment is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
- When you stay at Hotel Village Club du Soleil Les Arcs 1800, your ski equipment is included for 6 days. It is not possible to extend this. It is possible not to use the equipment rental, but no discount will be given.
- When you stay at Chalet Villaroger, it is not possible to book ski equipment.
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