Located in the Savoie region of France, on the edge of the beautiful Vanoise National Park, Les Arcs is ideal for its stunning Alpine views. Made up of four purpose built resorts, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000, all of the villages offer a fantastic selection of shops, bars, restaurants and activities. The Residence la Cime des Arcs can be found in bustling Arc 2000, enjoying a fantastic location just off the slopes. The amenities of the town are nearby, and there is a lively après ski scene to be enjoyed every evening, ideal for larger groups and couples. Huge numbers of families, couples and groups alike choose Les Arcs as their holiday destination, as the resort has a handy ski rental and sportswear shop, a certified ski school for children and adults and a snow kindergarten for little ones.
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Les Arcs Ski Area
The recently renamed Les Arcs 2000 is a much sought after ski resort in the heart of the huge Paradiski ski area. Paradiski boasts 236 pistes and more than 425 km of slopes ranging from an altitude of 1200m to 3250m to suit all levels of skill and experience. Paradiski is one of the largest and most popular ski areas in the French Alps, so there is plenty of skiing for all levels and abilities here. The area benefits from being spread over four separate ski resorts, each with its own unique appeal. The facilities on offer at Paradiski are some of the best in Europe, at least 70% of Paradiski is stationed at an altitude of 2000 metres or higher, and the area is home to two huge snow parks, five border crosses and two half pipes.
Holidays in Les Arcs are always filled with activities and there are plenty of alternatives to skiing for guests to enjoy. Bobsleighing is great fun for the whole family, and Les Arcs offers a variety of ways to enjoy the experience, from solo sleighing to taxi bobs, where a small group takes the plunge together. For a truly traditional way to get up close and personal with the snowy landscape, try dog-sledging, where a pack of husky dogs take you whizzing at full speed around Les Arcs. Ice climbing up frozen waterfalls and glaciers is another exhilarating activity to try out, and ice skating is a leisurely choice that both children and grown-ups can enjoy.