Skiing in Les Arcs

Skiing in Les Arcs

Les Arcs offers one of the largest skiing areas in the world, which is incredibly diverse in terrain, with wooded areas, tree-lined bowls, glacier skiing and some breathtaking descents.

Les Arcs really does have options for every level, including several world-famous runs. The resort includes 19 black runs, 32 red runs, 54 blue and one green.

Experts can tackle one of the world’s longest runs, a 7km black run at Aiguille Rouge, or one of a large number of mogul runs. There’s also extensive off-piste action, which can be explored with a local guide.

Intermediates will be able to tackle almost all of the runs in Les Arcs. Though there are a few black runs that should only be enjoyed by the confident expert, most of the red runs are manageable for the bold intermediate.

Each Arc has a varied terrain, with the higher Arcs characterised by open, sunny slopes situated at the tree line and the lower slopes nestled in the heavily-wooded areas.

Snowboarding is also of exceptional quality in Les Arcs, not least because it claims to be the spot where the idea for the snowboard was conceived, and certainly it has played a part in the rise of the sport. As such, boarders will feel right at home in this legendary spot. Apocalypse, a terrain park near Arc 1600 features bumps, a fun-box, gaps, a pyramid and tables to keep boarders entertained.

Cross-country skiers have a fair amount of area to play with, too. There is 15kms of terrain to explore in the form of three scenic 5km loops near the resorts.