Chalet L’Ours Blanc, Les Arcs

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4.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
Booked this as a last minute holiday. The chalet was very good and I really enjoyed the holiday here, the 2 guys that ran it were great and the whole set up was good. The food was perfect for what we paid for the holiday. It was very central in a good spot, high up with access all over the area. From the chalet... + more
Marc Bilkus, Southend-on-Sea
5 out of 5
The L’Ours Blanc was ok, the facilities like the heated lockers were good, and it wasn’t too far from the lifts (about 150m to the tow). The rooms were a wee bit small but that’s France for you – it’s a usual problem in France that you have nowhere to hang clothes and hardly enough room to swing a cat. We ... + more
The Cairngorms Two
4 out of 5
The chalet was very good value, but we did have some issues (e.g. some bits unclean and heating didn’t work). The hosts were lovely though, and we found the food very good. It’s not a ski in, ski out chalet – you had to walk a bit. + more
ANON
4 out of 5
Chalet L'ours Blanc is a big building split into multiple apartments which seem to be mostly shared between UK ski holiday operators. Overall, fairly functional, very tired and a bit grubby and definitely not what you would imagine a chalet to be like. We were looked after by our ski hosts well but were plagued... + more
Rory Gage
2 out of 5
This being one of the bigger chalets as part of Chalets De l’ours, its located on the second floor with several rooms having a balcony to enjoy the views. It's ideally situated in Les Arc 2000 so this is a really popular place to stay with top catered service and friendly atmosphere in a great location. The bu... + more
Jimmy, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet L’Ours Blanc description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

Situated on the second floor of the de l’Ours résidence, this 16 bed chalet apartment is a popular chalet in our range.

It offers comfortable accommodation on one level with 8 en suite bedrooms, several of which also have a balcony. In line with our other chalet apartments here, the chalet apartment has free Wifi,a satellite TV and a fireplace. Guests will appreciate the wide long balcony off the lounge and dining area, and the added bonus of its very own sauna.
In addition guests have free access to the indoor pool in the adjacent Altitude building and will benefit from the ideal location with the slopes and lifts less than 3 minutes’ walk away.


Facilities - Chalet L’Ours Blanc features

  • First class apartment Chalet L'Ours Blanc
  • Convenient location in Les Arc 2000
  • Free use of indoor swimming-pool
  • Ski-lifts and slopes less than 3 minutes' walk (250m)
  • Private sauna
  • Fireplace & satellite TV
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Second Floor

  • Lounge/Dining room with balcony. Sauna
  • Room 1
    Twin with bath/wc
  • Room 2
    Double with bath/wc/balcony
  • Room 3
    Twin with shower/wc/balcony
  • Room 4
    Twin with bath/wc/balcony
  • Room 5
    Twin with bath/wc/balcony
  • Room 6
    Double with bath/wc/balcony
  • Room 7
    Twin with bath/wc/balcony
  • Room 8
    Twin with bath/wc

Additional Information

  • Supplements per person per night: Shower/wc/balcony £3; Bath/wc/balcony £4
    • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Meals - food and drink in Chalet L’Ours Blanc

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Dinner

2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet L’Ours Blanc's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet L’Ours Blanc dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£718
Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
£908
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
£1268
Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
Sold Out 
Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
£778
Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
£828
Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
£898
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
£908
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
£1478
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
£908
Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
£838
Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
£808
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
£1168
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
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This package holiday to Chalet L’Ours Blanc in Les Arcs, France departs Sunday 14th January 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Les Arcs - about holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs France

Paradiski ski area Ski in, ski out High altitude skiing

One half of the magnificent Paradiski and the self-professed 'home of snowboarding', Les Arcs has well earned its reputation as one of the best and biggest ski destinations in France (and if you ask us, the whole wide world).

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Snowboarding Off-piste Families Groups

Les Arcs webcam

Snow Report: Top 370cm, Bottom 80cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 74.33cm

Les Arcs trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)134km, 2 hours
Geneva (GVA)215km, 2 hours 40
Lyon (LYS)212km, 2 hours 40
Grenoble (GNB)207km, 2 hours 40
Region:France, Alps
First opened:1968

Les Arcs lift pass price last reported as

299€ (adult 6 day Paradise Unlimited pass)

265€ (adult 6 day Domaine Les Arcs Peisey-Vallandry pass)

. Ask for a quote when booking Chalet L’Ours Blanc.
Night skiing: Yes
Les Arcs has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1600m - 2100m
Top of slopes: 3226m
Bottom of piste: 1200m
Vertical drop:
Total length of trails:435km
Longest piste:7km
Les Arcs came to be in 1968 after a group of ski instructors and architects dreamt up a resort with all the perks of a village but a mountainside location. It grew into one of the largest, most incredible ski areas in the Alps. The closest airport is Chambery with a transfer time of a couple of hours and there are various transport links from Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble too. Present day Les Arcs consists of four main purpose built villages. The original resort, Arc 1600, was created for doorstep skiing and is di...
As you'd expect from one of the biggest ski areas on the planet, there's everything from gorgeous tree-lined runs to wild, white-knuckle off-piste. For beginners, each of the 3 main Arcs has “ski tranquille” zones and the wide beginner runs leading to the resort have gentle gradients that are perfect for practicing. Local instructors are on hand to show you the ropes, with ski schools based in each of the main villages (1800 has the most). There are magic carpet lifts at 1800 and 2000 - an easy way for newbies...
If you’re looking for a party, Arc 1800 is hands down the place to be. It's hosted events like the legendary Snowbombing festival over the years and has oodles of watering holes like the Red Hot Saloon (or the 'Red Bar' to use local lingo). If you’re looking for more of a French style après spot, Ambiente has a really cool atmosphere and lots of nice cocktails (happy hour usually starts at 4!) while Le club 1950 your venue if you’re looking to party into the wee hours. Arc 1600's a little quieter but for goo...

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"Ideal for what we paid"

Marc Bilkus, Southend-on-Sea
5/ out of 5
Booked this as a last minute holiday. The chalet was very good and I really enjoyed the holiday here, the 2 guys that ran it were great and the whole set up was good. The food was perfect for what we paid for the holiday. It was very central in a good spot, high up with access all over the area. From the chalet it was a little walk to the lifts, more or less 2 minutes to the rope lift which drags you up the hill to Les Arcs 2000. From there you could go left or right or ski down to Les Arcs 1950. Liked the sauna, room was a bit tiny but this wasn’t a huge problem as we only used it to sleep in. Stayed in a twin room which had a balcony and shower but no bath, it was clean though and nice and warm - half of the other rooms were probably bigger than ours. This would be a good place for families, we shared the chalet with a couple who had 2 young kids and another family with older children, it’s not in a loud area and not near any clubs or bars so very quiet at night.

"Good facilities and location - have had better food in other chalets"

The Cairngorms Two
4/ out of 5
The L’Ours Blanc was ok, the facilities like the heated lockers were good, and it wasn’t too far from the lifts (about 150m to the tow). The rooms were a wee bit small but that’s France for you – it’s a usual problem in France that you have nowhere to hang clothes and hardly enough room to swing a cat. We paid extra for a balcony but probably wouldn’t bother next time, it’s not much of a balcony. It’s not as good as some we’ve stayed in from the point of view of the food menu, which was a bit Spartan. Don’t get me wrong we know what chalet food’s like, we’ve just had better experiences elsewhere.

"L'Ours Blanc"

ANON
4/ out of 5
The chalet was very good value, but we did have some issues (e.g. some bits unclean and heating didn’t work). The hosts were lovely though, and we found the food very good. It’s not a ski in, ski out chalet – you had to walk a bit.

"Early January family holiday"

Rory Gage
2/ out of 5
Chalet L'ours Blanc is a big building split into multiple apartments which seem to be mostly shared between UK ski holiday operators. Overall, fairly functional, very tired and a bit grubby and definitely not what you would imagine a chalet to be like. We were looked after by our ski hosts well but were plagued by maintenance problems such as the heating in the main room not working for 5 of our seven days, no light in the sauna, showers not working and dishwashers churning out dirty plates and cutlery. The relationship between the ski companies and the maintenance team of the chalet owners seems poor and the ski companies have little leverage to get repairs done. This is not a ski in ski out chalet as it requires a 100 yard walk to the nearest lift along a road. There is a good ski hire shop at ground level in the chalet.

"Great for big groups or couples keen to socialise"

Jimmy, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
This being one of the bigger chalets as part of Chalets De l’ours, its located on the second floor with several rooms having a balcony to enjoy the views. It's ideally situated in Les Arc 2000 so this is a really popular place to stay with top catered service and friendly atmosphere in a great location. The button lift is 250m away, so you have easy access to slopes heading out and heading back home.
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Marc Bilkus
The Cairngorms Two
ANON
Rory Gage
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