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 7.69.0 7.88.5 7.18.6 7.08.5 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
8.0 7.87.2 6.78.2 7.76.9 7.08.5 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.5 7.38.5 7.58.0 7.66.0 8.710.0 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
6.7 7.68.0 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

8.3 Les Arcs, Savoie

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

First time Boarding and I have to say the Pistes here at Les Arcs were a joy to cruise. Loads of snow and well maintained. Lifts were effective but not fast, and don't use the published lift closure times, go by what's on the lift-cl***s themselves to avoid disappointment. Stayed in 1950, hotel was excellent, loads of room. Not much in the way of nightlife, but apparently 1800 is the way to go. Food and drink was expensive, 6-ish euros for a beer, and some of the restaurants were a bit pricey, but Melli's snack bar was very reasonably priced and the Panini's were great. Use the Spar shop and go self-catering for the most cost effective stay. Transfer to the resort was around 3 hours, althoug

Large ski area Expensive resort

Review by Mike Morland from Dublin on Saturday Feb 16th. Visited Les Arcs in february 2008 as single

8.5 Les Arcs, Savoie

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

This our second visit to Arcs 1800, and just as good as the first.We had hired, privately, a self catering apartment in Bellecote, adjoining the Golf Hotel, from 18-26Jan 2008. The area had had a huge snowfall the week prior to our arrival, so was extremely well covered, and groomed. On the Tuesday there was a fairly heavy fall, with conditions that we could'nt see our hands in front of our faces, so gave it up and took the finiculare down to Bourg St Maurice, where we walked about for a couple of hours. The village itself has everything one needs, restaurants,pubs, enough to keep one occupied, besides nightclubs, that we did not visit. The locals are friendly, pistes are well prepared, skii

Large ski area No negative aspects!

Review by Gordon Bloch from Tel Aviv on Sunday Feb 10th. Visited Les Arcs in january 2008 as couple

8.2 Les Arcs, Savoie

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

my party went to les arcs just before the season started, to get an idea of what we would be skiing on later on at our next visit. We visited the lower cable car station of the Vanoise express, and wow!! we watched it crash into the station - man was i glad we werent on it - broken necks for sure!! Anyway, having returned in early january, we werent surprised to see the lift closed for the season!! - This has severely restricted the amount of skiing you can do unless you have wheels. The snow was great though, although the attitude of quite a few of the locals left a lot to be desired - hardly a friendly and welcoming place - if you dont stay in one of the top hotels, then facilities are pre

Challenging slopes No budget accommodations

Review by Anonymous from Munchen on Tuesday Jan 29th. Visited Les Arcs in january 2008 as couple

7.8 Les Arcs, Savoie

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

Christmas in Les Arcs 1950 is a real treat. The resort is wedged between the truly awfully looking 2000 and 1800 below, the village has an almost plastic feel about - with music pumped into the streets to accompany your stay, the street entertainment was always accompanied by people on stilts dancing to african / middle eastern music, it was clear that the whole resort was new and not in fact many years old as the buildings portray. There's a great litle bakery open 7am to 7pm with some lovely cakes and pastries. Valentinos was a good place for Italian food. The pistes around the resort gave access in any direction, although novices, early or nervous intermediates will find the blue runs aro

Large ski area No local charm

Review by Jonathan Scott from London on Thursday Jan 3rd. Visited Les Arcs in december 2007 as family

10 Les Arcs, Savoie

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

I stayed at the 1950 resort in the Radisson Apartments and it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed at. I'm not much of a ski resort expert, but I have stayed in some very nice places, 1950 would be in the top 3. It is a wonderful, beautiful place with some excellent restaurants. The Spirit 1950 ski and snowboard school were top notch. The people and staff were very friendly and made my stay incredibly enjoyable. Everone in m party had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back in a few months!

Alpine charm Few off-slope amenities

Review by Ben Gibbs from Guildford on Friday Dec 7th. Visited Les Arcs in december 2006 as group

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