Les Arcs Town Centre

Les Arcs is a collection of four modern and purpose built resorts nestled in the woods overlooking the Vanoise National Park. The scenery is breathtaking with stunning views of Mont Blanc on a clear day. Whilst purpose built, the resorts are not unattractive and in recent years there has been significant investment in renovating the look and feel of the resorts. Les Arcs is wonderfully accessible being connected to the nearby Bourg St Maurice by a funicular which takes just 7 minutes making travel by train a breeze.

The villages are known as Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 which are rough approximations of their altitude (except 2000 named after the millennium). The villages are separate but moving between them is easy either by walking, bus or even skiing. The original village is Arc 1600 (where UCPA Les Arc is) which is also known as the friendliest village. It is a nice compact village which has been designed with ski convenience in mind. The villages are also pretty much car free which adds to the pleasant ambience. Arc 1800 is the busiest of the villages and where the best nightlife can be found. In general Les Arcs is a nice quiet and friendly resort with access to some superb skiing, an excellent resort for a more relaxing break.

Les Arcs Nightlife

The nightlife in Les Arcs is pretty quiet and if partying is a priority then other resorts are definitely better. There are still a few good spots though and due to the size of the centre the UCPA bar has a great atmosphere. 

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Best For: Relaxed skiing
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
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Fun Fact: A funicular from Bour St Maurice takes just 7 minutes
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  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
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  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A


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Firstly I would definitely recommend Action Outdoors. This is the 5th ski holiday I have been with them and they have always been very helpful even when I have had to change details of members of my party or cancel a person's booking who couldn't go.