There are many good reasons why Les Arcs is one of the leading holiday destinations. The enchanting French resort continues to attract people who see the broad expanse of snowy mountains as the ideal getaway location for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Located near the idyllic town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, which is based within the Savoie region, Les Arcs is a blend of natural splendour and architectural excellence. The resort is not just a place for holiday makers that wish to enjoy the exhilarating activities of the nearby Les Arcs resorts, it is a thriving community of friendly locals.
Les Arcs ski resorts includes several features that set it apart from other winter themed resorts and these unique characteristics can be seen in both the stunning terrain and the innovative facilities.
Getting around Les Arcs
One of the characteristics of Les Arcs is at the impressive ease with which you can explore the mountains. The transportation networks in Les Arcs are among the most convenient in the Tarentaise Valleys. These make accessing the mountains unhindered even during peak periods.
Getting up and down the mountains have been made stress-free via 170 strategically placed cable cars, gondolas, chair lifts, and surface lifts that gets you to where you want to be.busy
This network of lifts and cable cars, glide across the terrain, linking one part of the ski resort to another. The most important of the cable cars is the Vanoise Express, which links the southern end of Les Arcs with the La Plagne, another ski area in the Paradiski; a favourite with families.
Les Arcs comprises of four major skiing areas that include the Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, and Arc 2000. These main skiing areas of the resort span over 425 kilometres, boasting the longest run of 10k.
The steep slopes of Les Arcs are perfect for both intermediate and expert skiers that want more challenging terrains to hone their skills even further. While intermediate skiers cruise down the blue and red pistes leading to Arcs 1600 and Arc 1800, the seasoned experts can dare to navigate through trickier slopes located on the Aiguille Rouge.
So regardless of your level of expertise, Les Arcs has a ski area to suit everyone.
Where to stay
While experiencing the exhilarating rush of descending a snowy mountain via its chilling slopes is the main attraction that draws thousands of skiers to Les Arcs resorts. It is the affordability of the skiing trip as a whole and the variety of accommodation options that compel skiers to return year after year.
Skiing villages that are traditionally styled with the enchanting alpine feel are located in Arc 1600 and Arc 1800. Whereas Arc 2000 boasts a more modern architecture with its apartments and chalets cleverly linked together. The newest resort being Arc 1950, which opened in 2003, has a vintage Savoyard theme that exhibits a perfect blend of traditional architecture and modern styling.
Les Arcs ski resorts are the perfect holiday paradise for passionate skiers that want to show off their skills or for casual holiday makers that simply want to appreciate one of nature’s most beautiful offerings.