One half of the enormous Paradiski ski area, Les Arcs offers superb skiing for all levels. There are several areas in which to stay, the high altitude resort are called Arcs 2000, Arcs 1950, Arcs 1800 and Arcs 1600. A little lower down the valley are the more traditional villages, Peisey-Vallandry and Peisey-Nancroix.
Most of the catered chalet properties are in Arcs 2000 which is the perfect base for high altitude convenient ski access. The resort is small but well equipped with a few shops and bars but skiers looking for a resort with lots to do after skiing are better served elsewhere. Arcs 1950 is exclusively self catered apartments but good quality ones. This part is the newest of the resorts and does feel someone “Disneyland-esque” but again, you get great ski access and a little more going on than in 2000. Arcs 1800 has a handful of chalets and lots of self catering apartments, it is also the liveliest part of Les Arcs and has a decent selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Last but not least are the two villages of Vallandry and Nancroix. These are our favourite places to stay in Les Arcs because of the traditional charm and super tree skiing that are on the doorstep. The Vanoise Express also departs Vallandry so getting over to La Plagne is super simple.