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Les Arcs and Bourg St Maurice resort information:

850 - 3226 metres.
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Les Arcs, in the heart of the Tarantaise, consists of 3 connected districts, plus the valley town of Bourg St Maurice. Les Arcs is a resort made for cross country as well as downhill skiing and the architecture has been adapted to fit into the surroundings. The resort is car-free, parking is at the entrance of the resort.

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  • Bourg St Maurice is a genuine mountain town with plenty for everyone to do off the slopes, and links to all the major resorts of the Haute Tarentaise. A funicular takes you to Arc 1600 in just 7 minutes.
  • Arc 1600: Essentially a family resort, it is the easiest to reach.
  • Arc 1800: A bustling resort on a natural sun terrace on the sun terrace, with the three villages Le Charvet, Les Villards and Charmettoger.
  • Arc 2000: the sporting resort with its kilometre long ski-runs, in the heart of the skiing area. Compulsory car park (extra). Private cars are only allowed to the apartments to load luggage.
    Access by TGV, railway station Bourg-St-Maurice and cable railway or Route nationale 90 up to Albertville.

Les Arcs in summer
Fencing, archery, 45 tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, climbing, rambling, riding, lawn skiing, rafting, motorbiking. Youth club, activities. Music festivals.

Les Arcs in winter
900 ha of marked runs, 2 natural ice rinks, cross country skiing. It is possible to reach the "Paradiski" ski area, Les Arcs and La Plagne linked by the new Vanoise Express cable car: 420 km of ski runs. Nurseries and child minding services. Bowling. Cinemas. squash courts, night clubs.

Access: The roads which were built for the Olympic Games make access to Bourg Saint Maurice very easy.  Les Arcs is 150km (93 miles) from both Lyon and Geneva international airports. There is a motorway to Albertville, then dual carriageway to Moutiers, then the RN90 to Bourg Saint Maurice. The drive from Calais takes about 9 hours not counting stops.

Les Arcs is reached by a wide mountain road. Avoid driving to and from the resort on Saturdays, especially in the high season.  Only pedestrians are allowed in the resorts.  There are free outdoor car-parks and paying indoor ones in Arcs 1600 and 1800.  At Arc 2000 there's a free car-park at Pr-St-Esprit (5 km from the resort) with free shuttles running every hour till 7:00 p.m. Paying outdoor and indoor car-parks in the resort. 

Bourg St Maurice is linked to the high speed rail network and a funicular runs from the rail station in the town up to Arc 1600 in 7 minutes (a free inter-resort shuttle links 1600 to 1800 and 2000).

Bourg St Maurice is served by direct TGV from Paris to in 4 h 40, departing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by Eurostar Train via the Channel Tunnel from London (8 hours on Saturdays).

Les Arcs is part of the enormous Paradiski Area with La Plagne and Bourg St Maurice. Because of the size of the resort and the larger area, it suits all grades of skiers, and has excellent ski schools.

Ski runs Les Arcs: Green 1, Blue 53, Red 32, Black 19.

Ski runs Paradiski: Green 12, Blue 125, Red 64, Black 31.

Cross countty skiing: 58 km

Halfpipes 1; Funparks 1.

Lift pass: 176/220 euro (Les Arcs/Paradiski

Lifts/Trains :
Tow lifts:16
Chair lift/s:31
Cable car/s:3
Cable cabin/s:2
Mountain railways:1

Going out / Aprs ski :
Restaurants : 60, Bars : 45, Cafes/tea rooms : 3, Pubs : 10, Discos : 8, Cinema

Sport & Fitness all year :
Swimming Pool, Sauna/steam room, Solarium, Fitness centre, Massage, Squash

Sport & Fitness winter :
Cross country skiing, Ice rink, Dog sleigh, Snow scooter

Ski school :
Ski and Snowboard school : 5, Instructors : 280, Group ski lessons

Children :
Childcare service, Ski kindergarten, Baby sitter, Children's ski piste with ski lift

Other activities: Torch lit descents.

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