Les Arcs - high altitude skiing & guaranteed snow

For your family ski holiday, Les Arc 2000 is built 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 1,600m (Arcs 1600), 1,800m (Arcs 1800), 1,950m (Arcs 1950) 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.

For your Les Arcs ski holidays, our Hotel Les Mélèzes is 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.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 2,003m
Ski area: 425km
Ski range: 3226m
Ski runs
Green 12
Blue 39
Red 33
Black 16
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 4 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 54
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 5
No. of chair lifts: 30
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 19
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 35%
Longest run: 7km
Mountain restaurants: 16
Snowparks: 6

Resort facilities

  • Ice skating
  • Night skiing
  • Floodlit skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Bowling
  • Sauna
  • Helicopter rides
  • Arcade
  • Cinema
  • Snow walking
  • Toboggan run

Resort map

Esprit Les Arcs 2000 Resort Map

Resort map

Esprit Les Arcs 2000 Resort Map
Typical prices
Large beer 7€
Pizza 10€
Fondue 20€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted
Arrival airports:
Geneva(GVA), Chambery(CMF)
Transfer time:
3hrs from Geneva
2hrs 15min from Chambery
Departure day:
Flight time:

Geneva: 1hr 40mins

Chambery: 1hr 40mins

Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Also all pre-booked adult, child and senior Essential passes for the week departing 29th Mar are at the price of the local/classic pass. For week 12th April a free child pass (5-12yrs) is given free with 2 adult pre-booked passes (but make sure it is added to your bnooking).


Equipment (6 days) Description White Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £85 £98 £111
Skis & boots - £114 £132 £148
Snowboard - - £98 £111
Snowboard & boots - - £132 £148
Child* 6-12 Skis & boots - - £62 -
Snowboard & boots - - £62 -
Child* 3-5 Skis & boots £49 - - -

*Free helmets included with children skis / snowboard

One free child skis and boots with each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (must be booked at least 6 weeks before departure)

Tuition Ski (5 Days) Snowboard (5 Days) 
Adult 13+ yrs  £166 £166
  • Times are 09:15-11:45 or 14:15-16:45 for Dec & Jan and 09:00-11:30 or 14:30-17:00 from Feb onwards
  • Ski lessons are in the mornings and snowboard lessons in the afternoons, there are ski lessons in the afternoon at the same time as board lessons but these times will only be booked if specifically requested
  • Snowboard tuition available from 10 yrs +
Lift Pass (6 days) Classic
Low Season
High Season
High Season
Family (2 adults & 2 childrens under 18 yrs) £617 £744 £866
Adult (13-64 yrs) £189 £223 £256
Senior (65-74 yrs) £150 £176 £202
Child (5-12 yrs) £150 £176 £202
Child (under 5 yrs) Free Free Free
  • Low Season is week 13th Dec, High Season is all other departure dates
  • Seniors aged 75yrs+ should arrange passes locally
  • The Classic (Les Arcs) Pass covers Les Arcs only
  • The Essential (Paradiski) Pass covers La Plagne and Les Arcs and is available from Sat 19th Dec, when the Vanoise Express gondola connecting La Plagne and Les Arcs opens
  • The Essential (full area Paradiski pass) includes priority queues in the Les Arcs area as well as local discounts on bowling, First Tracks, Family Touchlight Descent and the Ice Cave
  • Full area Paradiski pass includes a free half afternoon from 12:30 before the first full day

Our adult, child and senior lift pass prices are calculated on the local Tribu price, only available in resort when you buy 3 or more passes in one transaction.