Ski Region: The Best of the rest
|Resort height:||1600/2000 m|
|Highest lift:||3230 m|
|Total Kms pistes:||425 kms|
|Transfer time:||3 hrs|
|Driving Time :||10 hours (Calais – Bourg)|
|Pistes/Lift info||Local Area||Whole Area|
|Top Lift||3230 m||3230 m|
|Piste length||200 km||425 km|
|Approx Lift Pass price 6 day adult||250 Euros||291 Euros|
Very large ski area with big vertical drop gives loads and loads of variety.
There is also a big variety of accommodation centres from purpose built up high, to villages lower down.
Les Arcs is made up of four modern resort units, all purpose-built, traffic-free and apartment-dominated.
Arcs 1600 and 1800 stand a couple of km apart, roughly at the treeline on a broad, steepish mountainside overlooking the town of Bourg-St-Maurice.
Both consist mainly of large apartment blocks sitting below their slopes, with some development beside the slopes.
Arc 2000 and 1950 are separate – on the far side of the mountain ridge, at the bottom of a high, treeless bowl. Arc 2000 consists of half a dozen huge, linked apartment blocks, plus more recently built chalet-style blocks.
Arc 1950 was built from scratch by IntraWest (of Whistler fame) in traditional style.
Most of the accommodation is conveniently located,beware some of it is pretty basic but if you are looking for value than there are some great prices to be has especially in Arc 1600.
Great ski area for mixed abilities,good beginners slopes,with lots of wide intermediate slopes,and plenty for the high mileage experts to go at.
- Family skiing
- Variety of accommodation
- Value for money accommodation
- Access to huge ski area
- Beginner to expert
- Variety of pistes
- The only free parking is through 1600 and before the entrance to 1800.
- Shop in Bourg its much cheaper
- Consider travelling by train acess to ARC 1600 is dead easy
- If you have a car consider visiting nearby La Rosiere,or Ste Foy
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