There are good beginner areas in all levels of Les Arcs making it a great choice for beginners.
The Paradiski Area is brilliant for intermediates. Runs include tree-lined descents into Pèisey Nancroix and Vallandry and a multitude of interlinked blue and red runs.
Ski the breathtaking 7km black Aiguille Rouge right the way down into Villaroger (Europe's biggest vertical drop of 2000m), pound the moguls of Dou de l'Homme or take the Vanoise Express lift, which carries 200 people over to La Plagne, and return off-piste through the imposing Nancroix forest.
With a 2,100m vertical drop, the Glacier du Varet has runs to challenge keen intermediate and advanced skiers. If you've tried out every run, head over to La Plagne for the intermediate tree-lined runs on the Bellecôte and La Chiaupe glaciers.
Beginners and experts will find cross-country trails for them in Les Arcs with trails marked from green to black, a ski cross course and a biathlon course for the ultra enthusiasts. All circuits are free to use, and whether you're skating down in the valley in Peisey-Nancrioux or gliding along the tracks in Bourg St Maurice and across the high-altitude trails in the mountains, you'll appreciate the tranquility.
When you're in Les Arcs, you have to visit the Grand Col. It's an off-piste playground, over 2,500m above sea level, meaning it has lots and lots of fresh snow. Another area to tick off the list is the wide open sector above Peisey-Vallandry - it's not overly challenging, but it's a great starting point for beginner off-piste. There's also plenty of forest to navigate near the Derby lift.
With tonnes of off-piste, deep powder and natural obstacles, Les Arcs is the perfect playground for snowboarders of all levels. The runs at Vallandry are wide and gentle, while the Snowcross runs near Plan-Peisey and Col de la Chal are fun but testing. The Apocalypse Park is served by a snowboard-friendly lift and is said to be one of the most advanced parks in the Alps with boardercross runs, kickers, spines, rails and boxes.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Local lift pass ||£220 ||£176 |
|Area lift pass ||£253 ||£202 |
Reduced prices for seniors over 65 years.
|*Family Pass ||Local ||Area |
|2 adults and 2 children ||£703 ||£808 |
|2 adults and 3 children ||£879 ||£1059 |
|2 adults and 4 children ||£1055 ||£1212 |
*To qualify for a family pass all members of the family should have the same surname or provide proof they live together at the same address (child 5-17 years).Lift pass coverage:
Local pass covers all lifts in Les Arcs. Paradiski Area pass also covers La Plagne and includes an extra half day (to be used on departure day only).
Paradiski link opens 19/12. Seniors aged 75 and over will need to purchase their lift pass in resort for a nominal charge (approx €10 per day).Photo required for lift pass?
Only for 75 years +
|6 days ||Adult ||Child (5-11)* |
|Standard skis ||£96 ||£44 |
|Intermediate skis ||£110 ||£76 |
|Advanced skis ||£151 ||- |
|Ski/board boots ||£41 ||£25 |
|Standard skis and boots ||£129 ||£56 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£146 ||£82 (incl. helmet) |
|Advance skis and boots ||£340 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£96 ||£76 |
|Superior snowboard ||£110 ||- |
|Helmet ||£27 ||£17 |
Reduced prices for children under 4 years. Children must be 8 years for snowboard.
|6 days ||Adult |
|Lift pass + Standard skis ||£282 |
|Lift pass + Snowboard ||£282 |
|Area pass + Intermediate skis ||£322 |
|Area pass + Superior snowboard ||£322 |
|Lift pass + Ski carriage ||£248 |
|Area pass + Ski carriage ||£278 |
: lift pass bundles do not include boots.
|Arc 2000, 1800, 1600 ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-13 years)* ||Mini (3-4 years) |
|Ski tuition AM (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£144 ||£144 ||£152 |
|Board tuition PM (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£144 ||£144 ||- |
* Child helmets compulsory for all child tuition. Children must be 8 years and over for snowboard.
Ski kindergarrten is available for children aged 3-4 years.
We recommend booking in advance for lessons during peak season (December, February and Easter) in order to avoid disappointment.Ski school meeting point:
Les Arc 2000 ski school meets at the front of the Taj-I Mah Hotel, at the bottom of the magic-carpet tunnel.
| ||Adult ||Youth (12-13) ||Child (5-11) |
|First Time Ski ||£400 ||£363 ||£317 |
|First Time Board ||£413 ||£376 ||£338 |
For complete beginners only and includes 6 day local lift pass, 6 days equipment hire (including helmet for children) and tuition for 6 afternoons (boarders) or 6 mornings (skiers).
Children must be 8 years and over to snowboard.
We recommend booking in advance for lessons during peak season (December, February and Easter) in order to avoid disappointment.
| ||Adult ||Youth (12-13) ||Child (5-11) |
|Improver Ski ||£496 ||£450 ||£369 |
|Improver Board ||£481 ||£435 ||£393 |
Includes 6 day area lift pass, 6 days equipment hire (including helmet for children) and tuition for 6 afternoons (boarders) or 6 mornings (skiers).