Les Arcs is a ski and winter sports resort in the Tarentaise Valley, located on the municipal territory of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Landry, Peisey-Nancroix and Villaroger, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne region -Rhône-Alpes.
Les Arcs ski resort
Les Arcs is divided into two areas: Arc 1600 and Arc 1800, and Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. The areas of Les Arcs, Peisey Vallandry and La Plagne are linked by the incredible Vanoise Express cable car. They form the Paradiski area, one of the largest ski areas in France. With over 425km of pistes, Paradiski has something for everyone. And it goes without saying that 70% of the ski area is above 2000m.
The Pic de l’Aiguille rouge (3226m), is located on the heights of the Arcs 2000 ski area and is accessible by a cable car. It represents the roof of the ski area and offers spectacular views over the Alps. Its footbridge offers a breathtaking panorama accessible to pedestrians, children and skiers!
Les Arcs, for all tastes and colours
The ski area of Les Arcs is very complete with slopes for all tastes and all levels. Three of them are slalom runs. There are also 3 facilities dedicated to the new trends of Freestyle with many events throughout the season, as well as many snow parks and boarder cross which will delight thrill-seekers. An efficient snowmaking network ensures reliable snowmaking throughout the area.
The ski resort of Les Arcs also includes 8 NATURE runs (unmodified, marked and secured natural runs), including the most difficult run in the resort. They are considered as off-piste itineraries that must be practiced with great caution.
Finally, after a day of skiing, there is nothing better than to relax and recharge your batteries at “La Piscine”, a 3800 m2 aqualudic centre located in the middle of the Arc 1800 slopes. You can find all the news of the resort thanks to the YUGE system, the application of the resort and the domain!
The ski resort of Les Arcs is committed to sustainable development
The 4,000 hectares that make up the playground of Les Arcs are rich in landscapes, fauna and flora. Bordered by protected natural areas such as the Hauts de Villaroger National Reserve and the Vanoise National Park, it is essential to ensure the health of the ecosystem and its biodiversity.
An environmental observatory
In 2012, the ski resort of Les Arcs created an environmental observatory, which allows the study and mapping of the species that inhabit it. The establishment of this observatory has significantly improved knowledge of the state of biodiversity and landscapes.
IIT IS ALSO FULLY INTEGRATED INTO THE DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN PROCESS OF NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON THE ESTATE,
to reconcile its activities with environmental protection. For example, every year, reforestation and planting of species is carried out. The choice of work periods is made to minimise the impact on wildlife.
Unforgettable experiences in Les Arcs
Would you like to live like an Inuit for an evening in Les Arcs? Make your dream come true and discover the largest Igloo Village in the French Alps and its ice cave!
Perched at an altitude of over 2000m, it is a themed setting, made exclusively of snow and ice, which awaits you in Les Arcs, at the departure of the Arcabulle chairlift. Ice cave, igloo bar, rooms, restaurant areas and a dancefloor, such is the configuration of this 400m2 Igloo Village that you have to discover…
The Aiguille Rouge, the highest point at 3226m, offers a breathtaking 360° panorama!
On foot or on skis, discover the Italian Alps, the Mont Pourri, the Pierra Menta, without forgetting the magnificent Mont Blanc facing you.
A breathtaking view
A footbridge has been installed so that everyone can contemplate the exceptional beauty of the Alps. Accessible free of charge to pedestrians, children and skiers alike, the footbridge extends over several dozen metres and is bordered by a glass railing at the end of each overhang. Impressive!
On one side, you can see the majestic Alps. On the other, you overlook the Hauts de Villaroger nature reserve, a wild site where protected flora and fauna flourish. In coordination with the ONF, an educational trail has been set up to inform and educate visitors about the natural treasures of the reserve.
The mountain resort of Les Arcs in summer
White water sports have become an essential activity in the Haute-Tarentaise valley!
Rafting, canyoning, white water swimming… It’s time to jump into the water! Push your limits and discover these thrilling activities. Along the water and supervised by professionals, white water sports will refresh your spirit!
Looking for thrills? Mountain karting is coming to Les Arcs this summer! Discover this summer with family or friends, this new outdoor activity in Les Arcs. 100% fun! Go beyond your limits by testing these all-terrain machines, in complete safety on the prepared tracks, within the Mille8 area.
There are several routes to choose from, 2 runs of 1050m and 1300m with a difference in altitude of 120m, accessible by the Villards cable car.
Hotels in Les Arcs resort
TAJ-I MAH *****
First 5* hotel in the Paradiski ski area, privileged location on the slopes of the Les Arcs ski resort.
48 rooms with a view of Mont Blanc or directly on the ski area, everything has been thought of for your well-being and comfort.
2 restaurants where gastronomy plays with original and gourmet combinations. Charcoal cooking for unique culinary moments and all to be savoured in a warm and refined setting or on our panoramic terrace, facing south and with a panoramic view of the ski area.
Our 400 m² Spa is an invitation to let go and relax. Discover the treatments of the famous brands ESPA and Valmont.
L’Arcadien Hôtel & Spa welcomes you in the spirit of the classic mountain chalet with just the right amount of contemporary touches to combine tradition and modernity.
Lovers of skiing, fresh air and breathtaking Alpine scenery, L’Arcadien Hôtel & Spa, in the heart of Paradiski, will delight you in winter and summer alike.
L’Aiguillet Grive Chalet Hôtel ****
L’Aiguille Grive, an innovative concept. The pleasure of a chalet, the luxury of a hotel at the foot of the slopes.
Ideally located on the slopes of Arc 1800 in winter and on the Chantel golf course in summer, L’Aiguille Grive Chalet hotel**** is a brand new establishment, designed by the COS( Ritz) firm and decorated by the famous Pierre Marie Couturier, combining chic and comfort.
This new concept of chalet hotels allows you to enjoy all the advantages of staying in a chalet with all the services of a hotel, one of our chefs can even come and cook for you in your chalet (extra charge). They also have double rooms, all with a balcony overlooking Mont Blanc.
Skiing in Les Arcs: the main strengths of the resort
✅ A huge ski area
✅ An altitude and a breathtaking view from the Aiguille Rouge
✅ Great diversity of accommodation
✅ Varied restaurants on the slopes and in the resort
✅ Modern ski lifts
✅ Various activities in summer and winter
✅ Natural slopes for off-piste lovers
✅ Snowpark for freestylers