The resort: The Les Arc resorts are made up of 5 areas and with the recent connection to La Plagne, it now makes up the huge ski area of Paradiski covering 425km of piste. Les Arc 1600 was the first resort to be made and is known for being a family friendly resort. Les Arc 1800 is the hub of Les Arc and is where a lot of the action happens. Les Arc 2000 is right by the pistes and so perfect for those that like to get their first lifts in the morning. British holiday makers can make use of the direct train from London St Pancras direct to Bourg St Maurice where you are only a funicular train away from 1600 or a shuttle bus from the higher resorts.
The piste’s: All of the Les Arc resorts are great for beginners with lots of accommodation right by the piste and easy slopes and ski schools at the base of each resort. With the Paradiski lift pass you also have access to other ski areas and so for the keen skier or boarder you will never run out of variety.
Facilities & Apres-ski: If a busy nightlife is what you ‘re looking for then head to Les Arc 1800 with it’s plentiful bars to choose from. All 3 resorts have a range of activities including helicopter flights, snow shoeing, dog sledding, ski-joering (where you are pulled along on skis by a horse) and there is also spas, a cinema and a bowling alley.
Facts and Figures:
Snow Resort: Les Arc 1600, Les Arc 1800 & Les Arc 2000.
Piste Area: 425km including the entire Paradiski ski area.
Total number of slopes: 253
Lowest Piste: 1200m
Highest lift: 3230m
Resort Altitude: 1600m
Max. vertical: 2030m
Snow cannons: 793 (over 70% of it’s slopes)
Snow record: Very strong
Transfer times with Snow.Cab (see link for prices http://www.snow.cab/ )
Open: from 16th December to 28th May
Snow.Holiday pros: Each resort different to suit the needs of the individual all with the same fantastic ski space.
Snow Holiday cons: Can get busy at peak times
Le Roc Belle Face, Les Arc 1600
The Le Roc Belle Face self-catering ski apartments in Arc 1600 are located at the foot of the slopes, offering ski-out/ski-in access. The residence is set on the mountain side at the entrance to the resort and offers 122 apartments, shared between several buildings (lift in majority of the residence buildings).
Le Roc Belle Face is conveniently located next to the Arc-en-Ciel funicular terminal with a direct link to the Eurostar train station in Bourg-Saint-Maurice (7 minutes) and just 50m away from the new Mont Blanc ski-lift.
Les Melezes, Les Arc 2000
This property, at the foot of the slopes, was renovated in 2014 and now offers updated and particularly well-presented spaces! You'll love its well-proportioned rooms, including family rooms with 5 beds, and the exceptional terrace with a view of Mont Blanc! In the evenings, you can enjoy a sociable aperitif with a view of the glaciers.
Club Med Arcs Extreme, Les Arc 2000
For the very best in winter sports and festive fun, Club Med Arcs Extrême is now the place to be! A ski-in ski-out Resort for an intensely sporty holiday in the mountains of Savoie: snow sports as varied and fabulous as they come, with 200 km of white paradise at the tip of your skis.