Les Arcs

Cachette red run, Les Arcs 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.

Downhill skiing

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

Cross-country skiing

  • Number of runs: 5 (black: 1, red: 1, blue: 1, green: 2)
  • Total distance: 43 km
  • Piste map

Snow conditions

Last updated: Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 14:37

Downhill ski area

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  • Black runs open: / 18
  • Red runs open: / 34
  • Blue runs open: / 56
  • Green runs open: / 1
  • Runs open : 0 / 109
  • Lifts open: / 92


Last updated: Sunday, 24 September 2023 at 14:37

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Dates for 2022-23 winter season

  • Opening: Saturday 10 December 2022
  • Closing: Saturday 29 April 2023

Distance by car

  • 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

Reduced price ski passes for Les Arcs

Official website of the resort

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