This popular ski resort, located in the town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice in France, is one of the best destinations for skiers of all around the world. Les Arcs, which in the English language can be translated to “The Arcs”, is divided into five big areas, all with their own charms and indescribable slopes that would capture any skier’s heart. The five areas that make this skier’s paradise are the Arc 1600, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Arc 1950, Arc 2000 and the best known and also the largest, Arc 1800.
Arcs 1600 and 1800 are not that noticeable when looking from the slopes, as they are smaller than the other areas and are more family friendly. Set in the forest, the Arc 1600 is made up of huge apartment blocks and was the first of the areas to be established around Bourg. Thanks to it’s location, Arc 1600 is also the best place to hide from an incoming storm, as the nearby woods give a perfect place in which to do so. Arc 1800 is known among visitors to be the largest of all the five areas and as such it is the most popular one. Located all the way on the other side of the mountain, the Arcs 2000 and 1950 are quite close to each other and are set at the bottom of the long treeless slope. All of the five areas received their names according to their altitude.
It is also interesting to mention that another famous ski resort La Plagne is linked to Les Arcs ski resort by cable car links from a nearby ski area, the Peisey-Vallandry, which is located south of Les Arcs. The Peisey-Vallandry ski area is also very close to Arc 1950, from which you can reach Peisey-Vallandry in just 20 minutes. With a futuristic feel of the apartment blocks to the amazing and well kept slopes, you also won’t fail to notice that Arc 2000 is the newest addition to the ski resort.
Les Arcs is a gorgeous ski resort, loved by all skiers, because it offers you the whole experience. From the genuine beauty of the ski resort, a lot of challenging skiing, many slopes and variety in everything they have, even giving you a chance to visit other nearby ski resorts by cable car links. Visiting Les Arcs ski resort is just one whole unforgettable experience that will have you coming back for more.
As already mentioned, the scenery and captivating beauty of Les Arcs has many gorgeous views. Mont Blanc can be seen from Arcs 1600 and 1800, but also some of the areas have an amazing view of the popular La Plagne ski resort.
Truly a skiers paradise, Les Arcs is one of those ski resorts that has a long history. It offers skiers a better experience than they could ever dream of, with many slopes included to choose from, a choice of nearby ski resorts to visit, and the best sights of this French beauty.
Skiing is an activity that has a history of about five millennia with origins from Scandinavia and possibly China. As for the modern alpine category it usually takes place in a ski resort or arranged track.