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Les Arcs Ski Holidays

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





At a glance: • Paradiski ski area • Ski-in ski-out • High altitude skiing

Great for: • Snowboarding • Off-piste • Families • Groups

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

Les Arcs Resort

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, plus transport links from Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble.

Present-day Les Arcs consists of four main purpose built villages. The original resort, Arc 1600, was created for doorstep skiing and is linked by a funicular from Bourg St Maurice which only takes 7 minutes!

Arc 1800 lies to the east as you look up the mountain and is quite the contrast to 1600, with a far livelier atmosphere. It has a terrific mix of runs, making it ideal for mixed ability groups. The village is also home to the Mille 8 area with fun runs, an aquatic centre and luge.

Continuing in height order, Arc 1950's the newest of the lot. It was built by the Canadian company Intrawest (the brains behind Whistler's architecture) and contains luxurious apartments fashioned in North American style (so not your typical French resort - some liken it to Disneyland!).

Arc 2000 is the highest village, sitting at the bottom of the mammoth Aiguille Rouge peak. It's not the prettiest or the liveliest of its resort siblings, but the altitude makes sure you're best placed to get the freshest snow.

Outside the main options, Villaroger lies at 1200m to the west and is a quiet little alternative. There are also 5 smaller resorts in Peisey-Vallandry to the east.

The Vanoise Express cable car's introduction in 2003 has revolutionised the region by opening up the whole Paradiski area. If Les Arcs is enough for you, get the Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry lift pass covering the local slopes, but if you want to venture far and wide, the Paradiski Unlimited pass grants access to a socking great 425km of piste shared with La Plagne. This is the second biggest linked ski area in the world, and you'd be hard-pressed to find another that suits such a massive mix of skiing and snowboarding levels.

Stats & FAQ

Location: France, Alps

Established: 1968

Open: December - April

Downhill: 200km

View our detailed Les Arcs snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Les Arcs snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Chambéry (CMF)134km, 2 hrs
Geneva (GVA)215km, 3 hrs
Lyon (LYS)212km, 2 hrs 30
Grenoble (GNB)207km, 2 hrs 30
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 67 runs 52%

  • 44 runs 34%

  • 17 runs 14%

Top Altitude:3226m
Bottom Altitude:1200m
Resort Altitude:1600m - 2100m
Longest run:7km
Slope Orientation:N S E W
Vertical Drop:
Skiable Vertical:2,026m
Night Skiing:Yes

Snow Report

  • Top
  • 43cm
  • Base
  • N/Acm
  • Forecast
  • 374cm

Web Cam

Les Arcs web cams
Downhill Runs:200km
Beginner slopes:52%
Advanced slopes:14%
Lift Pass Price: €315 (adult 6 day Paradiski area pass)
€276 (adult 6 day Les Arcs local pass)
Nearby resorts: La Plagne, La Rosiere, Tignes, Val d'Isere

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Les Arcs

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' zone, and the wide beginner runs leading to the resort have gentle gradients perfect for practising. 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 to get up the slopes without tackling button lifts. A number of the easiest runs are served by free beginner lifts, including a short one at the bottom of Arc 1800 - so you might be able to save some pennies and hold off buying a ski pass until your instructor deems you ready.

The Peisey Vallandry areas are better suited for intermediates. It has gorgeously groomed pistes, tree-lined skiing, and generally quiet so you can really work up a rhythm and let your skis/board do the work for you. The run to Villaroger is brilliant for slightly more confident intermediates, and Plan des Eaux and Plagnettes are old-school, wide, cruisey runs to get carving on.

For confident SNO lovers, the lower part of the Aiguille Rouge-Villaroger is a super run to start on with remarkably varying terrain. There's some really nice out-of-the-way piste on the backside, towards Villaroger. Try out the Dou d'Homme if you want to practice your mogul handling. The off-piste options are fabulously extensive on the back of the Bellecote glacier down to the Nancroix valley. If you're a speed freak, Les Arcs is also home to the Trail KL, a famous piste for speed skiing. If you want to follow a local guide's lead, there are all kinds of on and off-piste tours.

The snowpark near 1600 has bundles of brilliant features for skiers and snowboarders, including kickers, rails, boxes and a mini pipe - more than enough to keep all levels of freestylers, and spectators, entertained.

Ski tourers can enjoy the 2.5km La Trace Des Arcs track from Arcs 1600 and cross country skiers have 44km of tracks in Peisey-Vallandry.

Les Arcs Apres Ski

If you're looking for a party, Arc 1800 is the place to be. With heaps of watering holes like the Red Hot Saloon (or the 'Red Bar' to use local lingo), Benji's and La Folie Douce. If you're looking for more of a French-style après spot, Ambiente Cafe 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 good music and a scenic terrace check out Les 2 Têtes.

In terms of places to eat, Arc 1800 again comes up trumps. Le Laurus is loved for its delicious range of mountain classics (try their tartiflette). When it comes to fine dining, the master behind L'Atelier d'Eric is Eric Samson who already has 2 Michelin stars. In Arc 1600, Chalet de L'Arcelle has an indulgent a la carte menu and Le 1934 rooftop restaurant in 2000 whips up a cracking champagne fondue. Up the mountain, Le Bulle Cafe in 2000 serves large, cheap pizzas.

Les Arcs has some exciting activities such as snow golf and ski-joering, the art of being pulled behind a horse on skis and dog sledding. Sightseeing helicopter tours and heliskiing/heliboarding trips to La Rosiere or La Thuile are available, showing off the peaks' best views. Arc 1800 has over half the shops in the resort, and 1950 has several boutiques and gift shops to pick up a souvenir or two. 1800 is also where you'll find bowling at the Station Lounge and the Aquatic Centre with its fun pool, waterfall, caves and wellness centre - spot on for a bad weather day or just an afternoon without skis. If your ideal apres-ski is simply more skiing, you'll be glad to hear there is floodlit skiing with the Cabanes piste every evening.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Les Arcs

Best time to visit & ski Les Arcs

The ski season here runs between December and April and sees some of the best snow conditions in the Alps. 70% of the ski area sits between 2000m and 3250m, and the snowmaking system is far-reaching and state of the art. Most of the local slopes are north-facing, meaning they escape the heat of the springtime sunshine. You've also got runs streaming in every other direction across the mighty Paradiski. We always recommend Les Arcs for travellers heading out at the very beginning or end of the ski season, as it tends to get good early coverage and holds onto the snow well into the spring. If you're looking for the most amazing snow, January and February generally get the best - just make sure that you wrap up warm as temperatures can be very nippy!

Event-wise, early December has seen the Les Arcs European Film Festival in recent years. Christmas and New Year's Eve are always fantastic fun with plenty of amazing activities to get stuck into. March and April usually see some weird and wonderful happenings as the season nears its end. The Great British Celebration, usually held for a week at the end of March, is to remind its British guests that in or out of the EU, they're still a big part of Les Arcs life. The Star Trail is an 11km running race on snow at night, usually held in March. The ski season ends with a range of entertainment in April including snow golf competition and ski waterslides.

Peak Dates

Christmas in Les Arcs is brilliant and there’s plenty going on to keep the whole family happy. The torch-lit descent by some of the local ski instructors is not be missed - make sure you keep warm by sampling some of the gorgeous mulled wine! On recent years, the tourist office has been able to arrange for Santa to visit your chalet. Les Arcs Christmas ski holidays ‣

New Year in Les Arcs is a really fun affair. Partygoers should head to 1800 and party the night away. For families, there’s usually a bouncy castle and kids entertainment that children will love. Les Arcs New Year ski holidays ‣

There’s plenty to offer in Les Arcs at half term. You’ll find loads of activities like ski-Joering and ice skating to keep everyone entertained and the snow is usually at its peak around this time of year, perfect! Les Arcs Half Term ski holidays ‣

The North facing slopes ensure that Easter in Les Arcs comes with some of the best snow conditions in the Alps. There’s a load to do, from Easter egg-hunting to husky sledding and tobogganing to make sure you have a really terrific Easter. Les Arcs Easter ski holidays ‣

Les Arcs Ratings & Customer Feedback
Average Rating 4.3 out of 5
I had skied through Les Arcs before but not stayed there. I liked it, especially the little village down at the bottom. It’s quite well set out in the resort part and is a nice place to stay. There is a beginner area but I didn’t think it felt open enough for beginners, so I would recommend the resort for int... + more
2016 Visitor,
5 out of 5
We really liked the big ski area and went over to La Plagne which was good. One of the best things is how close Les Arcs is to Bourg St Maurice station, we got the Eurostar and it made everything so much easier. + more
5 out of 5
Brilliant weather in Les Arcs! The sun was shining and the snow was good. I liked 1950 which has very nice skiing. It’s picturesque and you can ski to the door which is great. The whole ski area is varied for intermediates and all other levels. + more
J. Clay,
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our holiday in Les Arcs and would definitely go late in the season again. The resort itself is lovely, it’s not an object of beauty but it does what it says on the tin. The slopes are great, and the fact that the black runs were closed wasn’t a disaster as the reds were challenging enough. + more
The Campbell Family,
4 out of 5
Les Arcs 2000 is a funny resort – it’s fairly grim looking compared with others, and you wouldn’t want to be stuck there with a bad snow week. The best we could find was a swimming pool (a typical French one with nothing interesting) and even that was miles away. It’s quite a soulless place, but as we were ... + more
3 out of 5
Our holiday was great, there had just been a big dump and we had sunny weather all week. We stayed in Peisey Vallandry, so we were able to split our time between La Plagne and Les Arcs and even change our minds at lunch time and go the other way. Les Arcs was often busy up at 2000 and 1950 and got a bit like th... + more
Mike Bolsover,
4 out of 5
Really liked Les Arcs. Conditions weren’t great as it snowed really heavily on 3 days nonstop, so the slopes were getting really turned up and choppy. In terms of the variety of pistes and everything it was really good. We were staying in Vallandry which is separate from Les Arcs, it wouldn’t have been the be... + more
Hannah, South Wales
4 out of 5
We had a lovely new year in Les Arcs. There wasn’t too much snow but we managed to ski the whole week, we just couldn’t ski in and out. We like Les Arcs, it’s not a pretty resort but then we were there to ski and the access was easy. The ski area is varied, though we were disappointed that the black runs on ... + more
Vickery Family,
4 out of 5
We had a great week. It had snowed the week before and then we had sunshine. We went over to La Plagne three times and did a lot of skiing. This is a great resort for people who’ve done a lot of skiing and who want an extensive area to explore. There’s so much skiing that it could be wasted on beginners. I wo... + more
Alex Dewey,
5 out of 5
We had a good week, the only thing was that there was too much snow so a few of the areas were closed down due to the weather. In Europe, quite a few places had avalanche risks and we suffered the same on the week we were here. People were saying there was 2 metres of fresh snow, which you can’t really argue w... + more
Alan, Ashford
4 out of 5
Les Arcs has everything on offer and everything you could want. We had good snow and planned our visit at the right time of year, after the school holidays so we didn’t get trampled by kids! The Les Arcs/La Plagne ski area has something for everyone, there’s no one who wouldn’t enjoy it. I would definite... + more
Mr Dowding,
5 out of 5
The resort did fireworks and a torchlight decent on Christmas eve. The ski area is great and diverse enough, with all the different resorts you can ski to. There’s definitely enough to keep you busy for a week, and even though we didn’t have good snow we still managed to ski every day. I don’t think it... + more
Kate Burrows, Newport
5 out of 5
A brilliant week in Les Arcs, probably the best conditions ever - that combination you get with ski holidays when the snow is about as good and perfect as it can be, and the weather was 10 degrees +. It probably wasn’t so good for the people skiing the week after us, but for us it stayed perfectly ribboned rig... + more
Clive, Jersey
4 out of 5
I’d stayed in Les Arcs before 18 years ago and it’s been a bit built up since then! The weather was great and we had just enough snow – I was impressed how well they kept the pistes. My youngest daughter hadn’t skied before but she picked it up quite quickly and we had a great time. + more
Father & daughters, Lyme Regis
5 out of 5
I know loads of people who’ve been returning to Les Arcs for 4 or 5 years, and I’d definitely go back. Though it’s really popular in that way, it’s not popular in the way that the slopes were rammed – some days we had the slopes to ourselves. Everyone is so friendly and lovely in the shops, cafes etc. ... + more
Anon, Cambridgeshire
5 out of 5
I loved Les Arcs, it’s an amazing ski area. I would definitely go back. + more
Ian, London
5 out of 5
The resort is good. I have been to Les Arcs a few times now. + more
Kevin, Gloucestershire
4 out of 5
For skiing… 10 out of 10! Not a beautiful resort, looks like a concrete jungle and après ski is pretty average, but the skiing is great! I would also say that it is well worth getting the full area pass too. It was the best ski holiday that I have had. + more
John, Scottish Borders
5 out of 5
The resort was great and half term wasn't too busy at all. I have been to better ski resorts like Val d’Isere, but it was still good. I would say however, that if you are looking to get the full area pass to the Paradiski area, from Les Arcs 1950, you need to be a really good competent skier. I felt that the L... + more
4 out of 5
LES ARC 1950 This visit wasn’t the best we’d had as there was a blizzard and most of the runs were closed. I did a bit of skiing but we mostly ended up staying in and playing cards. We’d been to Les Arcs before and have booked it again for next year – it’s such a perfect resort for families, everything’... + more
Anonymous, Bristol
4 out of 5
Les Arcs was brilliant for skiing and it had loads of bars near the piste. We stayed in Peisey, and the reason I'd marked the holiday down to 3* is that 1800 seemed better for nightlife. Peisey could’ve been a bit better for bars and nightlife. Otherwise the weather was great, there was loads of snow and we ha... + more
3 out of 5
We quite liked Les Arcs, we went over to La Plagne one day and have booked next year’s ski holiday there. The ski area is quite mixed, there aren’t any green ones which is something I haven’t seen before, but a lot of the blues were similar to greens. I’m a snowboarder and I’d definitely say it suits board... + more
4 out of 5
Been skiing in Les Arcs three times, it’s great. Only thing is the fairly long transfer. There’s lots of skiing and its very snow sure. You can ski below the tree line if you want to and if you want lots and lots of skiing, you can get the pass for the whole Paradiski. I class myself intermediate and we ski h... + more
4 out of 5
I thought Les Arcs was pretty good, very reasonable and good for groups. We lucked out with conditions as the season was a bit touch and go, but on our week the weather was fine. I think it leans more to the intermediate skier on the whole. + more
Charlie, London
4 out of 5
We thought Les Arcs and the whole set up of 1950 was brilliant, a lovely place to bring the children and we’d recommend it to other families. + more
5 out of 5
We’d definitely go back to Les Arcs, but might not stay in 2000 next time. We had so much snow all at once, that a lot of the slopes we closed until later on due to avalanche risk. We’d probably stay a bit lower down where more slopes would be open first thing. + more
Nick's Birthday Party!,
4 out of 5
Loads of great skiing. the most challenging is up at the Aiguille rouge, but the majority of the resort is cruisy reds and blues. Especially on the Vallandry side where most of it's tree lined, great fun going through all the trees after a snowfall. the park between 1950 and 1800 is huge, and sometimes worth st... + more
5 out of 5
None of us had been to Les Arcs before but we liked it. The snow wasn’t so good (until we left!) but it was nice having the whole pass so we could ski over to La Plagne which was sunnier – the bigger pass is certainly worth having. We are all pretty experienced skiers and the area was good for our level as we... + more
Richard, Perth
5 out of 5
We had a fantastic week, none of us had been to Les Arcs before but we will definitely go again! We liked everything about it. The lifts all worked fantastically and it was so nice being able to get far out and back in the same day. We were a group of four, all different abilities. I’ve snowboarded a couple of... + more
Nikki Sharpe,
5 out of 5
We had a lovely week in Les Arcs of sun, snow and stunning views! We couldn’t ask for more. The children hadn’t skied before and one thing worth pointing out for other first time skiers is that the area doesn’t have any greens, just blues. The children managed perfectly fine and there were some very gentle b... + more
UK travellers,
4 out of 5
I would have enjoyed Les Arcs more if there was more slackcountry and if the snow machines were working properly (considering the lack of snow, they weren’t fully utilised). The area has a fairly decent mix of pistes for different levels. If there had been more ski cover, it would have been a lot better. I sta... + more
H.S., London
3 out of 5
We had a great holiday and really enjoyed being able to ski over to La Plagne, I’d definitely recommend getting the double lift pass. The weather was fine – it snowed on a few days so we had some powder on the slopes and the off piste was really good. There wasn’t as much snow lower down so if we’d been beg... + more
Jess & Ross, Highland
4 out of 5
The higher slopes had good snow in the middle of March and I thought the area was pretty well equipped with a very good ski system. We had no issues with any of the lifts or shuttle buses and found a good variety of blue runs which is what we like. They seemed to encourage walking, allowing walkers on the lifts... + more
Robert, Reading
5 out of 5
We had a great time in Les Arcs, the ski area and instructors were fantastic and we did loads of good skiing. There isn’t a lot to do with children off the slopes, but we found a nice bar with a pool table which worked well for everyone. The only thing that probably wouldn’t bring me back to Les Arcs is that ... + more
Mrs Hancock, North Yorkshire
4 out of 5
We had a great week away with amazing weather; I’d skied in Les Arcs previously but hadn’t taken the kids there before, it turned out to be a brilliant holiday and I’d definitely recommend Les Arcs to other families. The children are good skiers but we still put them in ski school and they also skied in the ... + more
A Ronald, Aberdeenshire
4 out of 5
Les Arcs is a large resort with a large range of slopes, the tree lined pistes near the Grizzly ski lift were really nice. We were glad to be staying in 1800 as some of 2000 was closed due to weather on the week we were here! + more
ES, Bristol
4 out of 5
I tend to look for resorts with a total ski area of runs around the 250km2 bench mark and Les Arcs has loads so we had plenty of skiing! It’s a really varied area – we had beginners with us as well as really good skiers and both groups were happy. The nightlife is pretty good, there are 2 main places that tur... + more
Dave Guest, Devon
5 out of 5
I prefer La Plagne in terms of off-piste snow but we still had a good week in Les Arcs. The ski area as a whole is first rate, with broad availability for different levels and nice conditions. + more
G.G., London
4 out of 5
The resort was quite busy which we were surprised at considering the time of year we visited was off peak. The whole ski area is great, it snowed before we arrived and on the first day, so we had good conditions all week. Arc 2000 has a lot of fairly tough unpisted blacks, so if you’re not into that you migh... + more
Anon, Scotland
4 out of 5
Considering the conditions we had a good week, although the cover wasn’t as good this year. We’re experienced skiers though and that’s just how it goes, nobody's fault! We’ve skied Les Arcs, La Plagne, Paradiski before and it’s a good area. It’s especially good for intermediate skiing and overall best for... + more
The Cairngorms Two,
4 out of 5
The snowboarding was great. Les Arcs is a superb ski area. There were lots of parties going on as it was the end of the season. There were DJs down by the Freestyle park. Everyone was trying to water-ski over that pool – there were even young children doing it! + more
Stacey King, Essex
5 out of 5
I had been over to Les Arcs before, the last time I stayed in La Plagne. The skiing was good, there is a lot of scope. We did go back over to La Plagne for one day but the weather dropped and we had to get back quite quickly. We had brilliant snow, January is a good time of year to go. We only really skied off-... + more
Colin, London
4 out of 5
I really like Les Arcs and I’ve skied in loads of resorts all over the world. If I was going to buy a place, I’d get one near here. Before this holiday I’d already been to 1800 and skied across from La Plagne. Les Arcs is definitely the best for skiing compared to La Plagne - this time round we just got ... + more
James Collins, Stockport
5 out of 5
I had been over to Les Arcs before from La Plagne. We had a good time here. It snowed while were there for 3 days so we had good snow, not champagne powder but enough for me to swap to powder skis for a day or two. I found some good off-piste and then the rest of the time we found (or made our own!) moguls. The... + more
Tony Fyfield, Telford
5 out of 5
The snow was very good (some of the best I’ve skied in) and we had some days of sunshine too, so got the best of both worlds. You have access to La Plagne on the slopes... there are some good runs if you ski the trees towards the access to La Plagne, they’re much quieter, especially first thing in the morning... + more
Mr Kingdon, Honiton
4 out of 5
I hadn’t been to Les Arcs before but had been to La Plagne which is linked to Les Arcs by a big gondola. It’s a massive ski area so you could probably spend the whole week in the Les Arc area without having to go over. I do blues and reds and there was plenty for my level of skiing. + more
Anon, Bedfordshire
4 out of 5
Our priority for this holiday was to have snow, and as we went in March I chose Les Arcs because it’s good for that. We had very good snow conditions. I think personally though I would rather go somewhere else, it was good for my niece but I felt that there wasn’t really enough for adults. I was restricted be... + more
Margaret Ponsonby, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
4 out of 5
The town isn’t traditional, it’s not a proper village but for the week it’s fine. For the daytime, there’s a nice restaurant in the square that foes a set menu at lunch for 15 euros. We had a hotel in 1600 which we liked as it was close to the slopes and there were bars etc nearby. It doesn’t have a craz... + more
James, London
4 out of 5
It’s nice going over to La Plagne and the snow was so good we could do a lot of off piste. Everyone thinks Christmas is going to be cold and busy but I ski every Christmas and it isn’t. + more
Mrs Coombs, Devon
4 out of 5
We were in Arcs 1950 and I was surprised by how expensive it was compared to La Plagne/other French resorts/the US. We paid around £11 for a beer in one of the bars! I think it’s because there are lots of Russians. It’s a nice resort though, it has everything there you need. There are bars and shops and you ... + more
Miss Scott, Cornwall
3 out of 5
We chose Les Arcs as we wanted something easy for the children, which was the most important thing. The accommodation in Les Arcs is close to the lifts so you don’t have to drive to get to the ski area. It’s not a huge resort but it’s not too small either, so it suited both our children who were having le... + more
Ms Put, London
5 out of 5
There’s a good range of skiing options with greens into blues and reds and it’s high so you get good snow. You’ve also got an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and things for children like a bowling alley up at 2000, so there really is lots available for families. It’s also good to get to by train which is ... + more
John, Sedberg
4 out of 5
Les Arcs is massive and there’s loads of skiing, quite a lot of flat bits you had to push yourselves along but that might be our level of skiing. I didn’t really like the restaurants on the hill (on the first day we couldn’t even find any!) and the toilets up on the mountain weren’t very pleasant either. It... + more
Alison Ward, Stockton on Tees
4 out of 5
We had a really good week of skiing and had no problems with the snow. We went over to La Plagne which was nice and there are lots of good circuits to keep you busy. I prefer the intermediate stuff and don’t do a lot of off-piste but we certainly saw a lot of it, and there were a few harder runs around too. T... + more
Peter Radford, Ware
3 out of 5
Les Arcs is one of the best places we have skied, the slopes are very nice and wide and it’s a good all-rounder. Les Arcs is good for all levels and we all loved that there’s such good variety here. It’s very well equipped with plenty of lifts and chairlifts to go around and the slopes are wonderful, very en... + more
Morvarid Ghaem-Mghami, Ealing
4 out of 5
Very impressed with Les Arcs, I like its capacity – it’s connected to La Plagne so has a massive area which means you can cover quite a lot of ground and the lifts are large capacity. I like cruisey blues and it had plenty for that kind of skiing. + more
Steven Dickison, Isle of Coll
5 out of 5
I’m not one who tends to go back to the same place every time but I’ve skied here a couple of times and would go again. This is a high resort and it almost always has snow in the ski season, it snowed quite a lot in January when we came. The real selling point is the massive ski area, you can opt to go ov... + more
Mr Morse, Wakefield
5 out of 5
Its a big ski area with a good variety of runs. + more
Miss Hunter, Surbiton
4 out of 5
This was our first holiday in Les Arcs and our overall experience was great. However ESF ski school here were disgraceful!! We put 4 children into ski school, they were in mixed language classes and the instructors only spoke to them in French. Our kids had skied a couple of times on dry slopes but the instruct... + more
David, Oxford
4 out of 5
The snow in March was awesome! Have been to Les Arc loads – the ski area is so vast, there’s loads of skiing, such a variety of stuff it’s great – loved the Aiguille Rouge that comes down from the top. One night we ate out at the Aiguille Rouge, had been there before so knew the food would be good! It’s ... + more
Carl, Swansea
4 out of 5
1) Red Rock – this up in Arc 2000 fantastic little bar in the main centre, good rock music and good beer. Not a piste bar however you can stop during the day, it is near the Lanchettes 45 lift. Probably better in the evening without your ski boots on, but busy all day. 2) We stayed in Vallandry at 1600 where y... + more
Alec Fowler, Manchester
5 out of 5
After heading to Les Arcs earlier this year, we found that whilst the town isn’t the prettiest of places, it is fully functional and has everything needed in order to get the maximum out of your holiday. A large, varied ski area provides numerous options for any skier; I would recommend getting the Paradiski l... + more
Tom, Sno Staff
4 out of 5
Les Arcs has a reputation for being great for beginners wanting to learn to ski or snowboard, but my experience was one of icy thigh burning reds which were awesome for a great thrill and a huge confidence booster for intermediates wanting to really start to “push it”. Be sure to pack a bar of chocolate as th... + more
Maddie, Southampton
4 out of 5
From memory, Les Arcs is probably my favourite resort, although I’ve been only twice, because I do like to try something new each year. I remember the speed skiing run being really fun and there’s awesome tree lined skiing back into resort. I stayed in the Club Med hotel which was awesome, free ice cream, sim... + more
Andrew Fyfe, Aberdeen
5 out of 5
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Families in Les Arcs

Les Arcs has plenty to do to keep parents and children of any age grinning. There’s a beginner area that’s a treat for kids to learn on at Arc 1800, complete with magic carpets as well as some family-friendly runs for everyone to enjoy together. Aside from the skiing, there are all kinds of activities including husky rides which the whole clan will love.

If you’re planning on coming over the school holidays for Christmas and New Year, look out for the spectacular torch-lit descents and other festive activities – and book early as the best family accommodation gets snapped up fast for peak dates. Guest staying at the all-inclusive Club Med Arc Panorama will be well looked after over the school holidays.

Hotel La Cachette is a brilliant family accommodation option, offering doorstep skiing and so ensuring that you avoid juggling everyone's equipment to and from lifts each day. Our catered chalets are also fantastic for families as all the cooking and cleaning is taken care of by your host, leaving you to have some quality family time. We love Chalet Tetra as a brilliant ski in-ski out family chalet. If you don’t mind doing a bit of cooking and you’re looking for cheap family accommodation, have a browse through our range of self-catered apartments or, for a bigger property with more facilities, ask us about family hotels with onsite childcare facilities.

GroupsGroup Holidays Les Arcs

Good news for groups great and small: we have multiple accommodations across the Les Arcs to make sure all manner of groups are catered for. The four major resorts are all linked by bus as well as the lift and piste network, giving everyone a great chance to get about and explore.

Thanks to the marvellous Paradiski, the mountain here serves all abilities amazingly and includes terrain from open groomed pistes to sheltered, tree-lined runs. Non-skiers have plenty of things to keep entertained, including snowshoeing, swimming and even shopping. If you’re a bunch of chums looking to party then choose one of our holidays in lively Arc 1800.

Chalets are a great choice for groups, especially if you have the right number of people to bag one for sole occupancy, which gives you the whole place to yourselves. If you aren’t sure of your numbers then booking into one of our fabulous hotels will ensure that latecomers have the best chance of getting into the same accommodation as you. Alternatively, an apartment is excellent if you aren’t concerned about having meals provided and gives groups the flexibility to eat out and cook as you please.

Which are the best ski holidays in Les Arcs?

Accommodation Number of nights Price (per person) from
Club Med Les Arcs Panorama 3 £ 672
Club Med Peisey-Vallandry 3 £ 705
Chalet Anne 7 £ 764
Hotel Eden 7 £ 782
Chalet Oksana 7 £ 854
Chalet Solomia 7 £ 894
Chalet Nadyia 7 £ 898
Hotel Mélèzes (Arc 2000) 7 £ 979
Hotel Club Altitude 7 £ 1096
Hotel Mercure 7 £ 1235

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