The ski resort of Les Arcs is located in the Tarentaise Valley (Savoie), facing the Mont Blanc. It is easily accessible from the town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice by road or by taking the funicular railway that will take you to Arc 1600 in about 10 minutes. Les Arcs is a modern resort that blends well with the surrounding mountain landscape. Its large functional buildings have been built using local materials, are nicely spaced out and are in complete harmony with the numerous traditional Savoyard chalets in the resort.
The ski area is vast and the snow cover excellent throughout the winter season thanks to the resort's high altitude, with its highest point (Aiguille Rouge) at 3226 metres. The slopes at Les Arcs will delight all types of skier. There are gentle runs for beginners and many difficult pisted and un-pisted runs for advanced skiers. There are also snow parks, a half pipe and a border cross for new style skiing enthusiasts as well as a slope dedicated to downhill flying kilometre attempts. The ski slopes of Les Arcs are at the heart of the extensive Paradiski area, which includes the resorts of La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry. Non-skiers and night owls will also enjoy the resort which offers many outdoor activities and lively night time entertainment.
Information relating to the ski area: Les Arcs + Peisey-Vallandry
- Maximum altitude: 3226 m
- Minimum altitude: 1200 m
- Number of ski lifts: 92 (funiculars: 1, gondola lifts: 6, chairlifts: 50, drag lifts: 35)
- Number of ski runs: 109 (black: 18, red: 34, blue: 56, green: 1)
- Total distance: 200 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 3 (boarder cross: 1, snow park: 1, half-pipe: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 5 (black: 1, red: 1, blue: 1, green: 2)
- Total distance: 43 km
- Piste map
- Chambéry to Les Arcs: 118 kilometres (73 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 36 minutes
- Grenoble to Les Arcs: 148 kilometres (92 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 52 minutes
- Lyon to Les Arcs: 223 kilometres (139 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 34 minutes