Les Arcs is a network of four independent resorts located in the heart of the Tarentaise and on the edge of the Vanoise Massif. Each resort offers a wide range of facilities, with Arc 1800 being the largest and livliest of the four. Arc 1800 is divided into the four villages of Charvet, Villards, Charmettoger and Chantel and is south-facing. All four sites are pedestrianized, and free outdoor or payable covered parking is available on the outskirts of the resorts. The four resorts are linked by a free shuttle bus service.
CHILDREN The ESF French Ski School offers ski lessons to children from 3 years, and the "Mini-club d'Arc" creche and nursery welcomes children aged between 1 and 8 years, and offers an introduction to skiing to children aged 3 years and over. In Arc 2000, the "Les Lanchettes" creche and nursery offers childcare and introductory ski lessons to smaller children aged between 18 months and 6 years.
OTHER ACTIVITIES The local Les Arcs ski domain offers 210km of slopes, with runs suitable for skiers of all abilities.
Cross country skiing : length of cross country track 34 Km Cross-country skiers can explore 34km of cross-country trails, access to which is free of charge all season.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION The four Les Arcs resorts are all easily accessible by coach or shuttle bus from Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station. Arc 1800 is a well-equipped resort, and has all necessary amenities including local shops, a range of bars and restaurants, a doctors and pharmacies.
Please note that all information provided on these pages is intended for guidance purposes only and is not contractual. For the most recent and up to date resort information, please contact the local tourist information services.
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The linking of the Les Arcs and La Plagne ski domains means that the French Alps now benefits from a brand new, extensive skiing area, making it one of the largest ski domains in the world.The doamin offers access to 425km of runs suitable skiers of all levels.Paradiski is made up of 232 ski runs, 2 skiable glaciers (La Chaupe in La Plagne Bellecôte and Le Varet in Les Arcs) as well as some of the highest peaks in the Alps (Bellecôte - 3416m and Aiguille Rouge - 3226m).
RESORTS: Champagny, Les Coches, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry. www.paradiski.com
Height: 1300-3416m. Total Pistes: 425km of pistes. Beginners**** Intermediates**** Experts*** Snowboard**** 12 green 132 blue 66 red 31 black and 2 Snowparks.