Whatever your ski or snowboard level, Les Arcs is an excellent resort – home to some of the best ski terrain in the Alps. It also has one of the easiest and cheapest train-to-resort links - via the funicular that runs from Bourg-St-Maurice to Arc 1600.
With four different slope-side villages, Les Arcs makes a great base from which to explore the huge 425km Paradiski area. The quick access to the pistes is wonderfully convenient and the variety of terrain caters for every level of skier. High-altitude, gentle blue runs mean that beginners can enjoy the panoramic views; intermediates, meanwhile, will be in their element, clocking up the miles on the network of pistes; and experts will find plenty of steeper descents to tackle, as well as an abundance of off-piste terrain.
The majority of the accommodation in Les Arcs is self-catering apartments although there are a few 3* hotels in Les Arcs 1800 and a new 5* hotel, the Taj-I Mah, in Arc 2000. Sitting on the edge of the forest, the centrally located Résidence Charmettoger is just 300 meters from the slopes and lifts leading to Espace Paradiski.
For higher end ski-in/ski-out apartments Arc 1950 is hard to beat. As well as offering excellent access to the pistes, take advantage of its spa and wellness area alongside its outdoor pools and jacuzzi.
The nearest Eurostar station is Moutiers.
By bus: around 30 - 50 minutes; Adults 12€, Youth (U26) 9.50€ (www.altibus.com)
By taxi: around 20 - 40 minutes; about 50 - 90€ for an 8-seater taxi From Bourg St-Maurice By funicular (to Arc 1600): seven minutes; Adults 8.50€, children (6-13 years 6.50€. Free shuttle buses connect the other villages from Arc 1600.
Find out more information on how to reach the ski resorts here.