Les Arcs

Les Arcs

The low down

A charming village set in the heart of the Les Arcs collection, just nestled within the tree line with one cracking ski terrain waiting above it. 1800 is a purpose built resort made with the ethos of ease and convenience in mind, meaning it is no more than a couple minutes walk to the shops or the slopes from your accommodation. With the whole area split up into several different villages Arc 1800 is the liveliest of its 5 siblings, and with it being easily accessible from Bourg St Maurice on the funicular there are loads of travel possibilities. With this up and coming resort a lot of time is being put into improving the village so keep an eye out for this steamer.

The skiing

With 200km of pisted runs for you to carve up, there is something for everyone; with a good infrastructure of blue runs around the base and the intricate workings of red and black runs that expand throughout the higher parts of the Les Arc area. Not only that but after a day of powder surfing through the Vallandry, you’ll question why you even need to leave!

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a corduroy king then get the Paradiski lift pass extension to open your world up to 420km of pistes with a ride over to the La Plagne ski area. Powder monkeys can also get their fix where there is no other way to ride apart from waist deep in powder at the Bellecote glacier before heading back to Les Arcs for the infamous Aprés on the sun soaked terrace of Les Allobroges.

The social side

Once the sun goes down the partying really starts! Why don’t you drop in to a Wasteland favorite, Red Hot Saloon, where our very own Welsh dynamo has been running the place this season so you’re sure to get the best deals and a few cheeky freebies here and there. If you’re a bit of a night owl carry on the party into the wee hours of the morning in Bar King Mad club then head to the best kebab shop in the Alp’s – Le Kebab ! Where the kebabs are ace and you could possibly be served by some of our Wasteland Reps when it gets really busy.

If late nights on the lash aren’t your thing then there are many other activities to do in Les Arcs, but one of our favorites is to take a wonder round the village or visit 1950 to take in the scenery.On top of this Wasteland has perfect en-bloc accommodation here that’s in such easy reach of all the great bars, 2 nightclubs, shops, slopes and facilities on offer- so why not try a bit of paradise in Paridiski?

Les Arcs 2013-14

Les Arcs 2013-14

Would it suit you?

Mid size groups: with a medium sized group you really get a feel for this great resort! With enough people to fill the bars in town but still have a bit of space to move around in, Les Arcs is a hidden gem in the alps! And your never further than a few minutes away from all amenities

Tree Explorers: located right on the tree line, with awesome groomed runs above Les Arcs and amazing tree runs at your feet it is surely a winner for powder hunters with the Bellecote glacier just a gondola away!

Mountain Meal: with the best mountain meal of the alps located at L’Arpette, located on a blue run its good for all abilities and with stunning views over the valley you’ll truly be eating in the mountains.

Fancy doing something different?
  • Ice Skating
  • Bowling
  • Floodlit Skiing
  • Climbing Wall
  • Snowmobiling
Where do we recommend for a drink?
  • Red Hot Saloon
  • Bar King Mad
  • Apocolypse
  • Before Café
  • Ambiente
  • Le Kebab!

Resort Stats

Ski Altitude

1600 - 3226m

Ski Area

420km of Pistes

Blacks

8

Reds

31

Blues

30

Greens

1

Linked resorts

La Plagne

Apres ski

Apokalypse

Located underground, you can hear the sound system before you can see its doors. Apo as its known is Les Arcs' biggest nightclub, where the beats are pumping until 5 in the morning. With a varied musical line up ranging from cheese, to dance floor classics, as well as big names DJs (Wasteland have had A.Skillz & Krafty Kutz, and Scratch Perverts play here in the last two seasons)

Chez Bou Bou

The oldest bar in Les Arcs, and a definite favorite amongst French Seasonaires and smaller group. It's more of a chilled out vibe, accompanied by hip-hop vibes and some really good eclectic music. You'll find less dancing here, but certainly more drinking. Beware of the notorious Saint James rum that’s always in full flow there, the bartenders love to get you merry.

Bar King Mad

If underground music is your tipple, then head to BKM where everything is bass heavy. This is a favourite among British Seasonaiires, and its evident why due to its buzzing atmosphere. With a capacity of approx. 150, customers spill out to the smoking area until the early hours. Be sure to indulge in their amazing Pizzas.

Red Hot Saloon

Located in Villards, this is the largest bar in Les Arcs. You'll always find a party in here, packed to the roof with people dancing all night long, and more flavoured shots than you could possibly desire (beware of the chilly). It has a large sun terrace, which is ideal for après, with cheap deals such as a Pitcher of Beer & Free Fries. The bar staff are great, and always up for some banter to ensure you have a great week.

Accommodation

La Thuria & La Ruitor 2*

Ideally located in the centre of Les Arcs 1800, just a 5 minute walk from the bars and shops in the main Villards area of resort. La Thuria and Le Ruitor are the best student-friendly accommodation available...

Le Charvet et Villards 3*

Le Charvet is located in central Les Arcs, just 200m away from the lifts. Again, this student friendly accommodation provides good sized rooms have everything you will need and...

La Thuria & La Ruitor 2*

Ideally located in the centre of Les Arcs 1800, just a 5 minute walk from the bars and shops in the main Villards area of resort. La Thuria and Le Ruitor are the best student-friendly accommodation available...

Le Charvet et Villards 3*

Le Charvet is located in central Les Arcs, just 200m away from the lifts. Again, this student friendly accommodation provides good sized rooms have everything you will need and...