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  • In a nutshell
  • Ski Area
  • Accommodation
  • Why Arc 1800?
A slice of tree lined paradise. The small village of Arc 1800 is one of several towns that make up the area of Les Arcs and it's probably our favourite. The skiing in Les Arcs is more varied than most areas provide under one lift pass and it's incredibly good value!
At a glance
Ski Area Paradiski
Full Area 425km
Local Area 200km
Runs 264
5% 30% 52% 13%

In a Nutshell

When choosing a ski resort for your next holiday value is always what people look for. In Les Arcs you are treated to a fantastic quality of skiing with a variety of terrains, a selection of quality nightlife and a price tag that you would be pleasantly surprised by. While the resort itself is small and compact there is a surprising amount of things to keep yourself busy for a week. With suntrap terraces, an incredible mountain meal, toboggan run, bowling alley and swimming pool to name a few. One of the best things about the resort is that nothing is too far to walk. Most residences are only a few minutes walk from each other and all offer doorstep skiing or a very short walk to the slopes. If the wide motor-way pistes of Les Arcs aren’t enough to thrill you, head over to the beautiful treeline tracks of Peisey and Vallandry.

Trees for days!

A great one to save for a day when conditions up high aren’t so great, head further into the valley towards Vallandry and Plan Peisey to find yourself in a network of treelined blues and reds.

You can follow these runs down to the town below dotting in and out of the trees but be sure not to stray too far from the piste, otherwise you may be in for a long walk back through the woods.

The options here are endless as Les Arcs benefits from having lots of skiing in and around the treeline so you can discover a new trail every day!

Places to Stay

Les Arcs is a fantastically flexible resort for all group sizes and all accommodation standards. With standard accommodation available in room sizes of 2 person studios all the way up to 7 person apartments it’s easy to find a good value place to stay for any multiple of people without having to cover any empty spaces. The way the resort aptly “Arcs” around the piste means the majority of accommodations are within 5 minutes of the slopes, so no long walks for the lifts.

Standard accommodations are in abundance that’s for sure, but even a luxury stay in apartments directly on the piste with pool and spa facilities can be found for a bargain if you get your timing right.

Accommodation options

NUCO's accommodation options

Affordable luxury right on the slopes
Le Belmont
Reasonably priced and comfortable
Résidences 1800
A budget option for the more price conscious
Les Alpages de Chantel
Luxury chalet style residence
Hotel du Golf
Luxury hotel right in the centre of resort

Best Bits of Arc 1800

Touch the sky

The Aiguille Rouge is the highest point for miles around so, up here, you’ll really feel like you’re on top of the world. With panoramic views and Mont Blanc out in the distance, it’s the perfect opportunity for a photo shoot. Pictures done, it’s time to take on “The Great Descent”, 2000m of vertical descent in one run all the way down to Villaroger!

Rat Race

One of the scariest but most fun activities in Les Arcs is the toboggan track. The track is 3km long and is absolutely terrifying! You reach speeds close to the speed of sound, or so it feels when you’re in one of their sledges hurtling down underneath the Arpette chairlift. It’s a real laugh and one you should do with your friends or family and see who wins!

Dine and Disco

The mountain meal at L’Arpette is one of the best experiences to be had in the Alps. As après draws to a close you head back inside to the restaurant for a mighty alpine feast with plenty of cheese, meat and wine. Once bellies are full the lights go down and the music goes up for a lively alpine party before the gentle ski back down to resort.


L’Arpette may look like a humble little lunch spot but when the clock strikes après you’ll quickly realise otherwise. As soon as the DJ takes to their gondola you can expect table dancing galore whilst the sun sets over the mountains opposite.


Who said beer peche?

Bar King Mad
The best burger in Les Arcs
Watch the sunset in an incredible setting


Voga Goga
Traditional french restaurant next to Edenarc residence
La Cabane des Neiges
Savoyard-style French restaurant
Best pizza's in resort
Fast food joint in the heart of Les Arcs 1950
Les Chalets de l’Arc
Large traditional mountain restaurant

Bar's & Clubs

Red Hot Saloon
Perfect for après ski & late night partying in Les Arcs 1800
Chez Boubou
Lively bar with large terrace
Le Carré
Late night club