Cheap ski hire Arc 1950
Les Arcs consists of several villages, all located at different levels of altitude. Starting down the mountain, the valley town of Bourg Saint Maurice is linked to the mountain and other towns of Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 via a quick funicular ride. This is where you can expect to arrive if you choose to make your way to Les Arcs by the super convenient Eurostar service from London. On either side of the valley the villages of Vallandry and Villaroger along with some smaller hamlets, make up Les Arcs. The villages differ greatly in architecture, atmosphere, and price tag, so finding one to suit your taste and budget shouldn’t be a problem. Each resort has its own individual feel, is well serviced and, most importantly, gives easy access to the incredible terrain on offer at Les Arcs.
Designed in the traditional style to be rustic and appealing, Arc 1950 is a charming little village, despite its youth – it’s only been open since 2003. The accommodation here is finished in beautifully, and clusters around a pleasing, traffic-free square, getting gradually more animated as the skiers abandon the slopes for the evening. The village itself is small, but was designed with convenience in mind, making it the best of the Arcs for accessibility and ease, however its modest size doesn’t stop it from getting busy in the evenings, so book ahead if you want to eat at restaurants like Chalet du Luigi, or the popular La Table des Lys. If the great food has aptly lined your stomach, head to the cocktail bar at Le Village Arc 1950, or Les Belles Pintes pub if you’re looking for something more down to earth. In general though, you should head down to Arc 1800 for an extensive selection of busier bars.
With Les Arcs alone reaching 200km of pistes, the total skiing area of the Paradiski area is more like 425km, and the two resort complexes are joined together by the biggest, long, and fastest cable car in the world. The slopes vary greatly, both on and off-piste. For amateurs, the smaller slopes are linked by the quick, comfy chairlifts that have been recently brought into service at Les Arcs, and the views across Mont Blanc and the Nancroix Valley make learning at Les Arcs an absolute pleasure. Experts and adventurous intermediates will find endless joys here, not least taking advantage of the opportunity to cover some serious ground. The snowboarding here is excellent and the terrain park is one of the best, meanwhile the 10 ungroomed pistes will definitely appeal to freestyle skiers. It’s no wonder that Les Arcs has been award of the status of Top of the French Alps, a prestigious award celebrating the resorts that represent the best of French skiing.
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Ski runs Arc 1950
The area of Les Arcs has nearly 200 km of ski slopes and 54 ski lifts on 4 levels: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 . Connected to the Paradiski area, the resort of Arc 1950 is an entry point to one of the most beautiful areas in Europe.Alpine ski slopes: 55.00 km
Cross country ski slopes: 15.00 km
Altitude: Min: 1367 Max: 2184
Total number of ski runs: 5 16 10 1