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. "

Activities in Les Arcs

For adrenaline junkies, speed-riding - ascending the slopes with a small parachute on your back so you get a bit of extra ‘big air’ - is one fun activity for good skiers and boarders to try. Paragliding and snowmobiling are also available. 

Arc 2000 also has the Rodeo Park adults (and accompanied children aged 10 yrs+ and over 1m25 tall) only 3km long high-speed toboggan run; if you want to go faster still, pop over to neighbouring La Plagne to check out the Olympic bobsleigh run (advance booking is required) - warning: this is not for the faint-hearted!

Gentler options in Arc 1800 include snowshoeing, dog sledding, sight-seeing tours by helicopter and there’s also an ice grotto to visit in France's biggest igloo village.

You can also try ski joering at Les Arcs – an activity where you are gently towed behind a pony on your skis (or more quickly if you get good). Les Arcs pioneered a new safety harness for this sport which has been adopted by other resorts.

The relatively recent Mille8 development at Arc 1800 has added a whole host of fun activities as well as relaxation to the mix including a freestyle run available for all abilities and a toboggan run (both are open until early evening) as well as an Aqua Centre complete with swimimng pool, slide, wellness area, gym and kids water play area. During the day, there is also a dedicated safe play area on the snow for young children with igloos and sledging as well as a magic carpet.

There's an ice skating rink in Arc 2000 and a cinema in Arc 1800.