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. "

Dining in Les Arcs

Les Arcs is a relaxed, laid back resort so the vast majority of dining establishments are small and family-run, serving mountain favourites like raclette and fondue.

Places worthy of a visit include Mamie Crêpe (Arc 1800), a Les Arcs institution for more than four decades, the Hemingway Café (Arc 1950) or El Latino Loco (Arc 2000).

For lunch, the superb Belliou La Fumée serves good food in a convivial, traditional atmosphere just at the bottom of the Pré Saint-Esprit chairlift. This is a popular spot so advance booking may be required. Aux Enfants Terribles at the bottom of the Vallandry chairlift has a smart restaurant on the first floor.

At the top end of the dining offerings, the 5-star Hotel Taj-I Mah has two restaurants with the gastronomic Le Diamant Noir being the serious foodie's choice.