Heart of the Tarentaise Valley Michael Bennett, Managing Director

"I can't speak highly enough about Les Arcs, having road tested the resort myself on successful family ski holidays. The Les Arcs ski area is huge with terrain to suit every standard plus there's also the option of skiing in La Plagne on a Paradiski lift pass. I'd recommend Le Village Arc 1950 for families - everything has been designed for convenience with ski schools, shops and restaurants close at hand plus a kids club and choice of swimming pools. "

Les Arcs Ski Holidays

Les Arcs is part of the huge Paradiski, one of the world’s biggest ski areas providing a vast choice of terrain for all ski ability levels from complete beginners to demanding experts.

Les Arcs has every type of terrain imaginable from smooth and gentle nursery slopes to iconic on and off-piste descents of up to 2,700 metres ranked among the best in the world.

The resort has four separate bases, defined and named by their very snow sure altitudes - Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. Each base has its own individual character and wealth of facilities to offer. Ski Independence features properties in:

  • Arc 1950 - Purpose-built with convenience in mind, Arc 1950 Le Village prides itself on its superb amenities. Every apartment building in the resort is ski-in/ski-out and all have access to various swimming pools and leisure facilities as well as a Deep Nature Spa (at a fee). Arc 1950 Le Village is consistently one of our best-selling self-catering options and is an ideal choice for families who prefer to have everything, including ski school and a kids club, close to hand.
  • Arc 2000 – this base is a paradise for the serious ski enthusiast. Easy access to the lifts mean you can be out on the mountain first thing in the morning and ski straight back to your accommodation in the evening. Arc 2000 has a wide choice of accommodation options including high quality self-catering apartments and Les Arcs' first 5-star hotel.

All of the resorts in Les Arcs are connected over the snow by lifts and ski runs and also by a shuttle bus service. As well as being easy to reach by air, Les Arcs lies directly above Bourg St Maurice, which is served by a direct Eurostar service from London St Pancras.

Skiing in Les Arcs

Les Arcs has one of the world’s biggest ski areas with 200km of fully interconnected pistes. In 2003, after decades of planning, the double decker Vanoise Express cable car was built connecting Les Arcs to its neighbour, La Plagne in a matter of minutes. The resulting Paradiski area is so vast that skiing to its furthest point and back in one day is a challenge, even for the most advanced skier. 

The scale of Les Arcs and the wider Paradiski area means that there is skiing for all ability levels, from complete beginners through to experts with plenty of great cruising blue and red runs in between.

Families are well catered for good ski school options and kids clubs, meanning you'll be able to make the most of your time on the slopes. 

Important information
Ski Area Paradiski: 425km
Ski Range 1200-3200m
Green Runs 12
Blue Runs 135
Red Runs 77
Black Runs 36
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Distance from airports
Geneva 3 hours
Chambery 2 hours