Reviews Les Arcs

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Ski resort ratings for Les Arcs compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 220 reviews.

Overall 82 Skiing 87Skiregion 83
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
8.8 7.68.9 7.78.6 7.28.6 7.08.5 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
8.0 7.87.3 7.18.2 7.76.9 7.08.4 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
10.0 6.78.0 7.98.0 7.66.0 8.710.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
6.0 7.78.0 7.46.0 7.36.0 7.58.0 7.5

Accessebility ski-area Alpine charm Large ski area Challenging slopes Good ski schools High altitude Diverse ski area Long slopes Snow reliability Expensive resort Purpose-built village No negative aspects! Few off-slope amenities No local charm No budget accommodations Limited apres ski

8.7 Les Arcs, Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
10
Family
9
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
6

Les Arcs well what can i say its a wonderful resort, very modern and filled with inspiring sking. Its linked to La Plagne, the Paradiski area which offers a massive 425kms of pistes. Les Arcs has 4 self-contanined villages at different heights. Its a brilliant resort for all types of skiers from brand new beginners to well advanced skiers, for those who want to board its also a fab resort. It has plenty of activities for non-skiers too such as floodlit ice skating, snowshoeing, bowling, cinema's and much more. This is one of France's top resorts and certainly wouldnt let anybody down.

Diverse ski area No negative aspects!

Review by Deebz from Boston on Saturday Jan 3rd. Visited Les Arcs in december 2008 as single

8 Les Arcs, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
9
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
8
Walking
6

The skiing is top notch for all abilities. There is plenty of it. The lifts are fast and queues pretty rare. It is also very French you do not hear all the English accents you here in Val dIsere or the 3 vallies. Apres ski is OK. In 1660, my personal favourite of the resorts, their is live music most evenings and a nice atmosphere. And if you no not fancy skiing then, apart from the usual ski resort activities such as dog sleds, snow shoes, parapenting, etc. you can always go down to Bourg for river walks etc. The main drawback to some people is the architecture. It is either 70s avant guard in 1600, 1800 and 2000 or fake chalets in Valandry or disney in the snow of 1950. It is all fake - wh

Purpose-built village Diverse ski area

Review by Gavin from Washinghton Dc on Sunday Nov 2nd. Visited Les Arcs in february 2008 as couple

7.7 Les Arcs, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
8
Family
8
Ambiance
5
Nature
8
Walking
7

Ski-ing across the whole area is well connected and queues reasonable. The slope at 1800 are far better as they remain powder snow for longer and are much wider and novice freindly. Although the ski-ing and accommodation were of a reasonable standard at Les Arcs (1600) the apres ski and food were poor, La Cachette only provided buffet sytle food which in theory should be OK for everyone but every dish contained meat or fish and being vegetarian this posed a great problem. The child care facilities were first rate although my 2-year old was in a group of mainly french children - she appeared to cope with it all very well as the staff spoke very good English. Ski-school for the 7-Year old did

Good ski schools Limited apres ski

Review by Debby from London on Saturday Aug 9th. Visited Les Arcs in march 2008 as family

9.7 Les Arcs, Savoie

Novice
10
Advanced
10
Expert
10
Offpiste
10
Snow
9
Lifts
10
Family
10
Ambiance
8
Nature
10
Walking
10

Visited Les Arcs 1600 in March and December 2007/8 season The Village Arc 1600 was one of the first purpose built ski resorts in the Alps and it benefits from the dreams of those early visionaries. The resort is compact. It has a single car free main street with shops off both sides and a public square lined with shops and restaurants facing a bandstand which hosts open air events in the spring and summer. The buildings fit into the landscape; unless you know it is almost invisible from the valley (Unlike the rather garish new developments in Vallandry). Most of the accommodation is in self catering apartments, but there are 3 hotels and a number of chalets hidden in the trees to the south o

Diverse ski area No negative aspects!

Review by John from Birmingham on Thursday Jun 26th. Visited Les Arcs in march 2008 as friends

7.6 Les Arcs, Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
8
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
7
Walking
6

In the last week of January 2008, I spent a week at the Chalet Paradis in Arc 2000 with my girlfriend. We booked last minute with Ski World, and had a great time. I have previously holidayed in Tignes, Val d'Isere and Flaine in France, and I think the terrain on offer in Les Arcs is at least equal to all those. We certainly didn't miss the link to La Plagne (though Ski World ran a coach trip there one day), as the Les Arcs area alone is enough to keep most skiers happy for a week. It was our first time in a catered chalet and we were impressed with the food and social atmosphere too - thanks Pickle! Only people who may not enjoy Les Arcs so much are absolute beginners, as there weren't any r

Large ski area No negative aspects!

Review by James Parker from London on Saturday Mar 22nd. Visited Les Arcs in january 2008 as friends

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