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-Nancroix or gliding along the tracks in Bourg St Maurice and across the high-altitude trails in the mountains, you'll appreciate the tranquility. The trails start from Nancroix only.
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 (high season) ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Local lift pass ||£241 ||£192 |
|Area lift pass ||£273 ||£218 |
Reduced prices for seniors over 65 years.
|Family Pass (high season) ||Local ||Area |
|2 adults and 2 children ||£733 ||£872 |
|2 adults and 3 children ||£916 ||£1090 |
|2 adults and 4 children ||£1099 ||£1308 |
Children must be aged 5-17 years for the family pass. All members of the family should have the same surname or provide proof they live together at the same address.Lift pass coverage:
Local pass covers all lifts in Les Arcs.
Paradiski Area pass covers all lifts in Les Arcs and La Plagne and includes an extra half day (to be used on arrival day only). The Paradiski lift pass also offers many additional activities and discounts including:
- Priority access queues
- Free entry to the torchlight descent
- Free entry to the igloo village
- Free access to the sledging area
- And much more.
Please be aware that 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 ||£109 ||£49 |
|Intermediate skis ||£125 ||- |
|Advanced skis ||£154 ||- |
|Ski/board boots ||£45 ||£27 |
|Standard skis and boots ||£151 ||£75 (incl. helmet) |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£169 ||- |
|Advanced skis and boots ||£187 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£109 ||£84 |
|Superior snowboard ||£125 ||- |
|Helmet ||£17 ||£27 |
Reduced prices for children under 5 years.
*Children must be 8 years old to snowboard.
|Arc 1600 ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-12*) |
|Ski tuition - mornings (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£161 ||£161 |
|Board tuition - afternoons (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£161 ||£161 |
|Arc 1800 ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-13*) |
|Ski tuition - mornings (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£169 ||£169 |
|Board tuition (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£169 ||£169 |
|Arc 1950 & Arc 2000 ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-12*) |
|Ski tuition - mornings (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£174 ||£174 |
|Board tuition - afternoons (6 x 2.5 hours) ||6 ||£174 ||£174 |
*Children must be 8 years old to snowboard in Arc 1600 & 1800 and 10 years in Arc 1950 & 2000
Child helmets are compulsory for all child tuition.
Ski kindergarten 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 1950 & Arc 2000 ski school meets at the front of the Taj-I Mah Hotel, at the bottom of the magic carpet tunnel.Ski kindergarten (3-4 years):
Les Arc 1950 & Arc 2000 ski school has morning and afternoon ski kindergarten options. Cariboo Club is available upon request.