Les Arcs is a resort in the Savoie Alps above Bourg Saint Maurice village located on three levels. The tree villages are connected by motor roads. They have been built not so long ago and impress by their original architecture. Some tourists complain that hotel rooms are small and they have to carry equipment along corridors to elevators. But all these inconveniences are fully compensated by skiing opportunities.
Ark – 1600 is mainly for family rest; Ark -1800 for youth, as there is more space for après-ski here; Ark – 2000 is a perfect place for alpine sportsmen, since black trails start here almost at the doorstep.
Here on one of the spurs of Aiguille Rouge very narrow and steep trail starts (1740 m). The resort owes to this trail the main annual sport event – “Flying kilometer” downhilling competition. From the top of Aiguille Rouge (3226 m) where there is Les Arks 3200 cabin lift station the longest trail in the region starts - Plan des Violettes (7000 m, elevation change 2126 m). It is quite difficult, since it has many unexpected rises and sharp turns.
Virgin slopes are mainly on the sides of Grand'Colle and Aiguille Rouge. Some trails are lightened on Monday – Thursday till 19.30: Combettes (Ark – 1600), Chrvet (Ark -1800), Lac des Combes (Ark – 2000). The ski pass is also valid in La Plagne region.
In addition to indoor sports guests are proposed paragliding, riding, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides and foot walks. Ski schools (300 instructors) are ready to teach guests all the skiing styles except cross country skiing.
All three villages have supermarkets and other stores (rather expensive), restaurants, bars, discos, cinema.
Resort elevation: 1650/1800/2000/3226 m
Season duration: December, 15 – April, 28
Number of lifts: 70
Length of trails: 200 km
Length of cross-country trails: 15 km in Les Arcs + 30 km in the valley (Bourg Saint Maurice)
More difficult: 33%
Most difficult: 14%
For snowboarders: snow park, half-pipe, board cross track.
In Les Arcs – half-pipe lightened at night.
Snow cannons: +
French Ski School tel (0) 475 07 47 52
| || || || 6 days (3 h) |
|In a group || || || €125|
| || 1h || 1 day (7 h)|| |
| Private lessons || €35|| €270|| |
Children ski school. For 7 - 11 years’ children:
1 day + competitions (with lunch) - €270
Ski kindergarten. For 3 – 6 years’ children: ski lessons + games. 6 days, 2 h per day - €121 Kindergarten: For 1 year and older children: 1 day (with lunch) - €48
Domaine Les Arcs
| Tickets ||Adult ||Children (under 13) |
| 1 day|| €38|| €29|
| 6 days (photo)|| €181|| €136|
Children under 6 – free. Free lift for beginners in every village.
Web Page http://www.lesacrs.com/
Tel. (0) 479 07 12 57
Weather, snow information: http://www.meteo.fr/