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Les Arcs - High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow

On the extensive snow-sure slopes of the fabulous Paradiski area, high above the Tarentaise valley, Les Arcs is made up of four purpose built ski resorts at the ascending heights of 1600m, 1,800m, 1,950m, and 2,000m. The doorstep skiing of Arcs 2000 is a major plus for skiing families. The whole family can put their skis on practically outside their front door and be off on the slopes together.

Our family ski chalets are all situated in the best of the four – Arcs 2000 at the foot of the Aiguille Rouge, in a secluded snow-sure bowl close to the guaranteed snow of the Glacier du Varet.

Les Arcs 2000

Chalet Machu Picchu (Altitude Residence) - Close

Chalet Machu Picchu (Altitude Residence)
  • 100m to nearest ski lift
  • Indoor pool
  • Shared sauna
  • Free Wifi
  • Prices From £600
  • View Chalet

Our Childcare In Les Arcs 2000

Nursery 17 weeks-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £315
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £215
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Intermediates 7–11 years For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings £215
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £85
Sprite Guided Ski Fun 6–12 years For Improver standard children 6 years and older. They are guided, in an informal environment - 5 afternoons (peak weeks only) £215
Snowboard Tuition 8–12 years We offer snowboarding tuition for all abilities in local group lessons - 4 afternoons (peak weeks only) £199
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days £199
Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club FREE
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £59
Saturday Family Guiding Over 5 years Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families (groups are £39 per adults and £29 per child) - 6 mornings & evenings £139
Peak weeks include departures on 20th & 27th December 2015, 14th February, 27th March, 3rd & 10th April 2016. Gressoney dates are one day earlier.

Esprit Classic Childcare

For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!

Collection Service

Five mornings a week, children in Esprit Sprite classes and Spritelet Snow Clubbers are met at the meeting point by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) and taken to the appropriate slopes for their lessons or to the resort’s Snow Club for morning fun.

At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite sessions will be collected and returned to Chalets McKinley, Chalet Machu Picchu or Chalet Olympus for lunch. Nursery children also eat lunch in these chalets.

The Skiing in Les Arcs 2000

The Skiing

Ski range from 1,200 - 3,250m


Les Arcs pioneered and champions the “Ski Evolutif” teaching method, where beginners start on very short skis but ski parallel and progress to longer skis as their technique and confidence improves. There are 24 nursery slopes with some at each resort height and by the end of a week beginners should be able to tackle the longer blue runs down from Arc 2000 to Pré St Esprit.


Les Arcs pioneered and champions the “Ski Evolutif” teaching method, where beginners start on very short skis but ski parallel and progress to longer skis as their technique and confidence improves. There are 24 nursery slopes with some at each resort height and by the end of a week beginners should be able to tackle the longer blue runs down from Arc 2000 to Pré St Esprit.


There is much to test the expert skier in Les Arcs, across the incredible 625kms of this sensational high-altitude ski area. The Aiguille Rouge 7km run to Villaroger involves a spectacular vertical drop of 2000m, and challenging moguls develop on several black runs, guaranteed to test even the most experienced skier.

Powder Potential

Hiring a guide will ensure you make the most of the extensive off-piste terrain to be explored. The steepest and deepest powder can be found below the Aiguille Rouge, and on its East Face the most challenging couloirs can be skied, with permission from the National Park.


Les Arcs is a snowboarder’s paradise, with a superb fun-park and half-pipe complementing the resort’s natural terrain. Specialist snowboard schools offer excellent tuition and the well groomed pistes are ideal for perfecting technique. Experienced boarders will also welcome the link with La Plagne.

Après Ski

Although not a wild resort for après ski, Les Arcs does offer cheerful, friendly bars and cafés for the obligatory vin chaud at the end of skiing. There are several trendy discos and some hotels and bars have occasional live music.


  • Ice skating rink
  • Floodlit skiing
  • Snowmobiles
  • Squash
  • Bowling
  • Saunas and solarium
  • Snow biking
  • Climbing wall
  • Tubing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Helicopter rides
  • Ice grotto

Other Amenities

  • Amusement arcade
  • Internet Café
  • Cinema
  • Ski-oriented shops and boutiques
  • ATM facilities

Resort Map

Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.

Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you.

Free lift pass for children under 6

Equipment 6 Days Description White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots - £97 £113 £128
Skis/poles - £74 £85 £96
Snowboard - - £85 £96
Snowboard/boots - - £113 £128
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots - - £53  
Snowboard/boots - - £53  
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots £41 - - -

1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. 

Tuition Ski 5 days *Snowboard 5 days
Adult price £132 £132 
Times 2.5 hrs AM or PM 2.5 hrs PM only

Times are 9.15-11.45 or 14.15-16.45 Dec & Jan and 9.00-11.30 or 14.30-17.00 from Feb onwards.
Please note that group lessons join the groups that started on Sunday.
*Snowboard tuition available from 10yrs+.

6 Day Lift Pass Local Pass
High / Low Season
Discovery Pass
High Season only
Paradiski Area Pass
High Season only
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £590 / £504 £640 £688
Senior 65-71 yrs £148 / £126 £160 £172
Adult 14-64 yrs £189 / £161 £205 £220
Junior 6-13 yrs £148 / £126 £160 £172
Child under 6 yrs FREE FREE FREE

High season: weeks commencing 20 Dec - 10 Apr. Low season: 13 Dec.
Discovery pass includes 1 day in Les Arcs.
Paradiski pass covers La Plagne and Les Arcs.
Paradiski and Discovery passes only available from 20 Dec.
Seniors aged 72+ should arrange passes locally.
Neither adults nor Sprite Beginners require a lift pass from Day 1 so should arrange passes locally.
One FREE 6 day Paradiski lift pass for a child aged 6-13 with 2 adults pre-booking the same - for departures on 20 Dec, 3 & 10 Apr.
FREE upgrade to Paradiski pass from local pass, weeks commencing 10 & 17 Jan, 20 Mar.

Fly From

Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports

Birmingham CMF
Bristol CMF
East Midlands CMF
Edinburgh GVA
Gatwick CMF, GVA
Heathrow GVA
Manchester CMF, GVA
Southampton CMF, GVA
Stansted CMF

Esprit Cuisine in Les Arcs

Resort Cuisine

All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.

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