With an incredible variety of slopes accessed straight from the traffic-free town and an altitude that gives great conditions all winter long, there no wonder that the villages of Les Arcs has been a firm favourite for snow-lovers for the past 40 years.
Les Arcs is spread across 7 compact villages allowing visitors great access to slopes and other amenities, much of the accommodation is ski-in-ski-out (weather permitting), and you are never far from the nearest bar or restaurant.
For down days there is a speedy funicular that takes you from Arc 1600 down to the picturesque town of Bourg Saint Mourice.
With a huge variety of pistes, great snow conditions, and unbelievable views there is no wonder why Les Arcs is regarded as one of the best Ski resorts in the World
The towns of Les Arcs are - Villaroger, Plan Paisey, Vallandry, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.
Each town has a great selection of shops, rental facilities, ski schools, bars and restaurants giving great variety for a week’s holiday.
With snow covering the higher villages all winter long guests can enjoy skiing right from their doorstep in the mornings, but be advised that some sturdy shoes are required if you plan on venturing out at night to the bars and restaurants. Those high heels or fashionable plimsolls just aren't going to cut it.
What happens in Les Arcs
Les arcs plays host to many sporting events such as the film festival in December and a Freeride week with a large freeride competition, movie screenings and concerts.
There are also a great selection of local town events such as firework displays, shows, and live music.
The largest village of Arc 1800 has the most facilities such as a sports centre and spa but all the others have more than enough to keep you comfortable during your stay.
Off Peak Weak recommends taking a day off the slopes to check out the historical town of Bourg Saint Mourice. There are some great shops and a beautiful, historical town centre.