Les Arcs

A mountain of fun in high altitude

Visiting Les Arcs

The south-east-facing resort stretches masterfully over the Vanoise park, where holidaymakers delight in the magnificent high mountain panorama and the convivial pedestrian streets that run through the historic architecture. Les Arcs comprises several villages with each their own identity but sharing a harmonious development. From the large housing with unobstructed views of Les Arcs 1600 and 1800 to the more intimate comfort of Les Arcs 1950 and 2000, Les Arcs is one of the most versatile resorts in Savoie.

Beyond the historical and more recent initiatives to preserve its natural environment, the resort was recently awarded the “Flocon Vert” label, a first for the region for its sustainable initiatives.

This comes as no surprise to the regulars who enjoy the resort’s 425 km of slopes linked by express lifts within the aptly-named Paradiski (shared with La Plagne). So many modern facilities that allow holidaymakers to take full advantage of the area and take in its natural beauty either through nature awareness (mountain animal museum) or the panoramic terraces at the Carreley or the Aiguille Rouge peaks to best admire Mont Blanc and appreciate the 360° view.

The 5* Taj-I Mah hotel (part of Les Etincelles collection) and its teams of professionals from the region, look forward to welcoming you to Les Arcs with premium services including valet parking and a ski shop in the hotel, for a wonderful stay with the added spark provided by Les Etincelles.

Our guests love
Intimate and luxurious villages ( Les Arcs 2000)
Quick access to Bourg St-Maurice
A versatile resort: lively and pedestrians areas
Paradiski : 425 km / 258 runs for all ages and levels
Exceptional quality snow: 70% of the resort is above 2000m
Many fun and snow activities

Outdoor Activities

Ski, snowboard & other snow sports

Holidaymakers take pleasure exploring the largest European resort carved out of glacier and forest, with its 258 runs totaling 425 km, 70% of which are above 2000m, guaranteeing a great quality snow with express lifts to reach prime spots such as l’Aiguille Rouge, culminating at 3,226 metres. The resort is accessible to all ages and levels (the area is bisected by blue runs) or to have fun with snowshoes, mini snowmobiles, to make, skim the snow in yooner and snake gliss or to have fun on the rodeo sledge runs and test the jumps of the snowpark.

Les Arcs also offers ski enthusiasts the opportunity to open the day’s first tracks in the snow guided by certified instructors (with breakfast in high altitude) or with premium passes, to access many other ski and leisure activities.

Carefree holidays

Les Arcs welcomes snow sports enthusiasts of all levels with green slopes and marked areas for the safety of all and to enjoy a fun learning experience with children (Forêt des Pitchouns, piste des Cabanes) with gentle slopes surrounded by nature. Access the resort by funicular or take a leisurely stroll along the pedestrian streets or through the resort thanks to the pedestrian pass which allows you to meet your friends on skis to share moments together on the peaks.

Or take advantage of the unique setting to practice your favourite activities such as walking, yoga, pilates or other therapeutic or relaxation activities at high altitude while facing the mountain.

The resort also offers childcare solutions for your children from 3-months to 12-years old for some welcome rest.

Once-in-a-lifetime & fun activities

Take the mythical Tyrolean traverse (1800-m long, maximum speed 130 km/h) which runs from the Varet gondola at 2680 m above the old KL run, duo or solo, sitting or lying down for the most daring.

Other thrill seekers can try speedriding (with a paraglider or mini glider) to access the resort’s best kept secrets or have fun on a snow scooter with a certified instructor and guide. Try a short expedition to the Yurt, after a short snowshoe walk to taste the local specialities among the trees.

For less physical activities, let the dogs sledge lead you along the trails, or visit the Igloo village and its ice cave at the bottom of the Arcabulle chairlift, to admire 400m2 of frozen treasures with aperitif or dinner options.


Soothing delights

SPA & care

The resort offers several luxurious wellness centres and spas to relax and have some rejuvenating downtime. The Taj-I Mah 5* hotel (part of Les Étincelles collection) and its 400m2 spa, with light therapy swimming pool designed to enhance your time out. Amenities include a sauna, whirlpool baths and a hammam. Let yourself be pampered in our wellness centres with care and massages using natural ESPA and Valmont products. In keeping with the purest Scandinavian tradition, the most daring will have the opportunity to alternate with a jump in the snow, accessible directly from the spa.

Nature boost & leisure

Get a welcome nature boost thanks to the fresh mountain air and inspiring landscape. All the more energy to keep fit and work out in aqua-spa centres or by doing a few laps in the pool and a few exercises in the hotel’s gym. Not forgetting the resort’s leisure activities such as bowling, pool or laser games to keep your mind sharp. Les Arcs also hosts a variety of family and eclectic cultural activities for film lovers with the “Hors Pistes” festival, “Les Arcs Film Festival” or “Winter Film Festival” in Bourg St-Maurice.

Bars & nightlife

La Terrasse lounge bar welcomes you to the relaxing world of the Taj-I Mah hotel and its cosy lounges for creative cocktails and a snack menu to enjoy by the fire (with 24-hour room service).
The resort also has a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and atmospheres, including tastings at the artisanal brewery (Brasserie du Petit Saint Bernard) or wine bars (George’s Wine Bar), DJ evenings or for all-night fun (Club 73).


Restaurant of Taj-I Mah (Arc 2000)

The Taj-I Mah hotel’s restaurant (part of Les Étincelles collection) showcases chef Simon Quillivic audacity in adding his original twist to much-loved local specialities and truffles specials: a pleasure for the eyes and the taste buds, paired with wines selected by our sommelier.

L'Atelier (Arc 2000)

The cosy restaurant is a must-see with its exceptional view from the panoramic terrace. Enjoy the specialities made over a wood fire for a traditional rustic touch and gourmet dishes in a modern and harmonious setting with an open kitchen to see the chef’s lively kitchen. Open for lunch and dinner with grilled meats and other succulent meats without forgetting the cheeses of the region as well as children’s favourites.

La Bûche (Arc 1600)

For matured meat specialties with an emphasis on local and seasonal products.

Chez Boubou (Arc 1800)

Ambiance and cocktails with DJ nights and sports game broadcasts.

La Folie Douce (Arc 1800)

This famous address allows everyone to come and have fun with their family with shows, DJ’s and air shows with a buffet for children and a gastronomic bistro. Don’t miss the Folie Family Parties (on Tuesdays during school vacations).

Chic Mama (Arc 1800)

A selection of vegetarian dishes and gourmet local specialities to enjoy with a view of Mont Blanc.

Mamie Crêpe (Arc 1800)

Fresh products and home-made dishes using local ingredients (honey harvested at the foot of the mountains, red fruits), custom-made pancakes and artisanal ice cream.

Le Bulle Café (Arc 2000)

The moon design is just another appealing feature of this location with a breathtaking view. A wonderful setting to enjoy different types of cuisine including seafood platters.

La Vache Rouge (Arc 1950)

Large tables to welcome the whole family in a warm setting with gourmet options including a rotisserie.


All roads lead to a great time in the mountains

All roads lead to a great time in the mountains.

By car

Reach any of the villages by car, via the expressway, an extension of the A 430, coming from la Combe de Savoie-Albertville, up to Moûtiers. Then, follow the RN90 to Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

The access time to the resort is estimated to be around twenty minutes.

By train

The TGV arrives at Bourg-Saint-Maurice station from Paris and other European capitals (Brussels, Amsterdam, London)

You can reach the resort by taxi or entirely by public transport: the Arcs express (formerly Arc-en-Ciel) – connecting Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Arc 1600, in 7 minutes.
Free and regular inter-resort shuttles then allow you to reach the other sites (Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000).
Areas of the high altitude resorts are pedestrian only.


You can also reach the resort easily from the international airports of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (approx. 3 h) and Geneva (approx. 3 h), as well as Chambéry – Savoie (approx. 2 h)

The Arc 2000 also has a heliport.


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