Les Arcs is a network of 4 independent resorts located in the heart of the Tarentaise, 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 - great for any skiers who love to feel the sun on their face. All 4 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 "Les Pommes de Pin" creche and nursery welcomes children aged between 1 and 6 years, as well as offering an introduction to the slopes to children aged 3 years and over. In Arc 2000, the "Les Marmottons" creche and nursery offers childcare and introductory ski lessons to smaller children aged between 18 months and 6 years.
OTHER ACTIVITIES As part of the expansive PARADISKI domain which links the resorts of Champagny, Les Coches, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry to Les Arcs, skiers will have access to 200km of ski runs. Les Arcs is also well-served by the ESF French Ski School, who offer lessons to both children and adults for full and half-day sesions.
Cross country skiing : length of cross country track 15 Km Cross-country skiers and off-piste daredevils visiting Les Arcs can explore 15km 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.
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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.