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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 Belette (Altitude Residence) - Close

Chalet Belette (Altitude Residence)
  • Only 100m from nearest ski-lift
  • Swimming-pool
  • Shared sauna
  • Free Wifi
  • Prices From £649
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Our Childcare In Les Arcs 2000

Childcare
Childcare/Ski lesson Age group Description 2016/17 price 2017/18 price
Nursery 17 weeks-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £319 £325
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £215 £229
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £215 £229
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings £215 £229
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 £229
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £89 £95
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days £199 £205
Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE
Mini Cocoa Club 3–5 years 7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
£29 £35
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £59 £65
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. Available in selected resorts only
Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child
(New) Ski Chaperone All ages One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings £69 £75

2016/17 Peak weeks: include departures on 23th & 30th December 2016, 12th &19th February & 2nd & 9th of April 2017. Gressoney dates are one day earlier with the exception of the December departures.

2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.

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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 Monte Bianco 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

Beginners

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.

Intermediates

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.

Advanced

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.

Snowboarding

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.

Activities

  • 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

The Snow in Les Arcs 2000

Les Arcs 2000 Snow Reports

Snow Reports for Les Arcs 2000

Les Arcs Snow Report 28/02/2017

Excellent conditions both on and off-piste with plenty of fresh powder due to heavy snowfall over the last couple of days. Forecast: Moderate snow predicted for Wednesday with snow showers expected throughout the rest of the week. Temperatures fairly mild and wind generally light. Last Snowed: 28/02/2017 Fresh Snow: 15cm Lifts Open: 48 Lower Depth:...

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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. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.

The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.

Free lift pass for children under 5

2016/17 Ski Packs

(Click here for 2017/18 Ski pack prices)

Equipment Hire Description White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots - £107 £126 £141
Skis/poles - £82 £93 £106
Snowboard - - £93 £106
Snowboard/boots - - £126 £141
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots - - £58 -
Snowboard/boots - - £58 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots £44 - - -

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 £148 £148(PM)
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+. Snowboard lessons are afternoon only.

6 Day Lift Pass Discovery Pass
High / Low Season only
Paradiski Area Pass
High / Low Season only
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £697 / £524 £802 / £601
Senior 65-71 yrs £162 / £131 £188 / £151
Adult 13-64 yrs £205 / £163 £238 / £188
Junior 5-12 yrs £162 / £131 £188 / £151
Child under 5 yrs FREE FREE

8 days for the price of 6 with 30 Dec Departures
High season: 16th Dec - 9 Apr. Low season: 16 Apr.
Discovery pass includes 1 day in La Plagne.
Paradiski pass covers La Plagne and Les Arcs.
Seniors aged 72+ should arrange passes locally.
One FREE 6 day Paradiski lift pass for a child aged 5-12 with 2 adults pre-booking the same - for departures on 16 Dec.
FREE upgrade to Paradiski pass from Discovery pass, weeks commencing 15 & 22 Jan and 19 Mar.

2017/18 Ski packs

Equipment Hire Description Duration White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots 6 days - £112 £133 £148
4 days - £93 £111 £123
Skis/poles 6 days - £86 £98 £111
4 days - £72 £82 £93
Snowboard 6 days - - £98 £111
4 days - - £82 £93
Snowboard/boots 6 day - - £133 £148
4 day - - £111 £123
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots 6 days - - £61 -
4 days - - £51 -
Snowboard/boots/helmet 6 day - - £61 -
4 day - - £51 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots/helmet 6 day £46 - - -
4 day £38 - - -
    • 4 day hire duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.

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. Adult helmet approx. £22.

Tuition Ski 5 days *Snowboard 5 days
Adult price £164 £159(PM)
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+. Snowboard lessons are afternoon only.

6 Day Lift Pass Discovery Paradiski Area Pass
Low High 2 Jan dept.
(4 days)
Low High 2 Jan dept.
(4 days)
Family (2 adults & 2 children under 18 yrs) £625 £734 £612 £704 £845 £845
Senior 65-74 yrs £156 £170 £142 £197 £197 £164
Adult 13-64 yrs £195 £215 £179 £250 £250 £208
Junior 5-12 yrs £156 £170 £142 £197 £197 £164
Child under 5 yrs FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
      • Discovery Pass includes 1 day in La Plagne.
      • 4 day duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
      • Paradiski Premium Pass/Unlimited covers La Plagne and Les Arcs.
      • Low Season is week 12/12. High Season is all other dates.
      • Seniors aged 75yrs+ should arrange passes locally.

 

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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