Ski Holidays in Arc 1800
Well known for its vibrant apres ski scene and several bars and restaurants, it is generally viewed as the main hub of Les Arc villages. It is a fantastic ski holiday destination that caters to a wide range of ski holidaymakers, both on and off the slopes. Often described as the Paradiski's “confluence point” Arc 1800 is where winter holidaymakers in the area meet up to experience the awesome entertainment and festive vibe in the area.
There is a lot to look forward to at Arc 1800 regardless of whether you’re an avid skier or still learning the ropes. Perched on a plateaued corner of the Haute-Tarentaise, it receives a lot of sunlight over the season. As part of the Paradiski ski area, Arc 1800 grants access to all 425km of slopes in the area with a Paradiski pass. The village location also allows easy access to deep powder bowls in Arc 2000 and easy beginner runs at Arc 1600 and Peisey Nancroix. Make sure to check out the large snowpark at the resort if you’re an avid snowboarder; it comes fully complete with kickers, jumps and rails.
Arc 1800 has a lot to offer off the slopes as well. Its centre is car-free and it's ski-in/ski-out accommodation makes it a safe environment, especially for families with young children. There are also several non-ski activities for holidaymakers ( bowling, spas, sledge raiders and many more!) that everyone can get into. Read further to find out more about this awesome resort.
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.
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.
Arc 1800 Best Bits
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!
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.
As the largest village and due to its central location, Arc 1800 après-ski is varied and vibrant ̶ whether you want a quiet cosy drink, a lively afternoon with friends enjoying beers and mountain views or a floor-shaking party that lasts until the wee small hours, you’ll find it all here. Take a look at these Arc 1800 hotspots you simply can’t miss:
Chez Bou Bou is in Le Charvet and it has good pub grub, a fine selection of drinks, a friendly atmosphere and table football.
Club 73 is a bijou underground bar where you can dance the night away to a diverse mix of music genres. Fancy dress parties are a speciality and a signature selection of strong shots keeps the energy levels up.
Le Carré was formerly known as Apokalypse or APO ̶ it’s now a little more upmarket than its previous incarnation but still a great place to socialise and dance until the early hours.
Giovanni’s Pub is a great place to kick off your evening ̶ happy hour is between 4-6pm and it showcases live music later into the evening.
Pizza, for when nothing else will do! They do takeaway for when you can't face the world either! They sometimes deliver if they aren't too busy (which is rare).
A great restaurant on the slopes right next to the Edenarc residence. They provide the half board for the residence but are also open to the public. They serve from tasty food!
La Cabane des Neiges
Savoyard specialities in a cosy setting.
One of the worst-kept secrets among Les Arcs seasonaires! When you've had a hard morning skiing, go and get a Meli's Burger. Trust us!
Les Chalets de l’Arc
A great restaurant with stunning views of the surrounding mountains!
Open from breakfast all the way to last orders, this absolute gem will keep you going with it's awesome DJs and well priced beers! They have a great selection on offer, you should try the 1080...make sure Alex makes it for you ;)
The one with the stairs...you'll get it when you get there! Great venue with club classics playing all night long.