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Discover Arc 1800: your ski and snowboard destination in Les Arcs

Welcome to the snowy world of Les Arcs, a paradise for ski and snowboard lovers. Among the various villages that make up the resort, Arc 1800 stands out as the epicentre of winter adventure. Located in the heart of the French Alps, the Les Arcs ski resort offers an exceptional winter experience, with its Paradiski ski area, sports and cultural activities, and of course, its many ski and ski equipment rental possibilities.

Arc 1800: your base for adventure

A vibrant village

Arc 1800 is the beating heart of Les Arcs, a lively village that combines traditional alpine charm with a contemporary atmosphere. It offers a variety of accommodation, restaurants and shops to complete your stay. Here you will find a variety of accommodation, from traditional chalets to contemporary apartments, as well as a myriad of restaurants, bars and shops to suit all your needs.

A pioneering architecture

The modern and unique architecture of Les Arcs, designed by the famous architect Charlotte Perriand, will seduce you as soon as you arrive. This village offers a remarkable example of modern alpine architecture, which brilliantly combines traditional and contemporary. In the 1960s, faced with the democratization of winter sports, the goal was to create a harmonious environment where modern architecture would interact with the surrounding nature, while preserving the authentic charm of the French Alps.

One of the most striking features of Arc 1800’s architecture is the use of raw concrete, which at the time was an innovative material in Alpine construction. Concrete was used to create buildings with clean lines, offering a modern aesthetic while ensuring great resistance to the extreme climatic conditions of the mountain.

Today, Arc 1800 reflects the successful integration of buildings into the mountain environment. It is the living testimony of architectural ingenuity that has adapted to its environment while preserving its unique identity.

Gear up for the ride

Before hitting the slopes of Arc 1800, it is essential to equip yourself according to your level and practice. Our Freeride stores are ready to welcome you and advise you on the choice of ski or snowboard equipment that suits your level and your preferences. From alpine ski rental to the latest snowboard boards, you’ll find everything you need for an optimal experience.

Book online for more comfort

To save time and ensure the availability of your equipment, it is recommended to book online before your arrival at Arc 1800. With online ski rental, you select the ski pack that suits you from home, and you pick up your equipment as soon as you arrive in the village to maximize your time on the slopes.

Experts at your service

In our ski rental stores, our teams of experts passionate about winter sports are at your disposal to advise you on the equipment, but also on the purchase of ski clothing and accessories. Their knowledge will help you make the most of your skiing experience.

Arc 1800: a multitude of activities

Unforgettable sporting activities

Arc 1800 is more than just a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. In winter, this resort offers a variety of sports activities for all tastes and levels. Cross-country skiers can explore miles of trails, while snowkiters can soar into the air. Snowshoeing is also an ideal way to discover the surrounding snowy landscapes. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find tracks adapted to your level and competent instructors to guide you.

A cultural wealth to discover

In addition to the pleasures of sliding, Arc 1800 also offers a dive into the cultural richness of the region. The Mountain Museum is a fascinating place where you can learn about the history, fauna and flora of this alpine region. In addition, the resort regularly offers local cultural events, such as art exhibitions and concerts. You can add a cultural touch to your stay in the mountains.

Tourist points in the vicinity

While your stay at Arc 1800 is definitely the highlight of your vacation, it would be a shame not to explore the area further. Nearby, the charming town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice is worth a visit. This typical mountain town will immerse you in an authentic atmosphere. For nature lovers, the Vanoise National Park, which surrounds the resort, offers picturesque hiking trails in summer and breathtaking views in winter.

The ski area of Les Arcs

Skier’s paradise

The Paradiski ski area offers 425 kilometres of perfectly maintained slopes. Connected to the La Plagne ski area, it is one of the largest ski areas in Europe. In other words, the skiing possibilities are endless. Whether you are a fan of fast descents, powder turns or freestyle jumps, you will find tracks that meet your desires. In addition, the resort has many snowparks and freeride areas for riders looking for thrills.

The surrounding mountains

Les Arcs is nestled at the foot of emblematic mountains of the French Alps, such as the Aiguille Rouge and the Aiguille Grive. These majestic peaks offer breathtaking views of the surrounding massifs and valleys below. In summer they also attract hiking and climbing enthusiasts. Whether you want to climb the summits or simply enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, these mountains will offer you memorable moments.

Access to Arc 1800

Coming to Arc 1800

Arc 1800 is easily accessible by train from Bourg-Saint-Maurice station, located at the bottom of the valley. From here you can take the funicular or a bus to reach this picturesque alpine village. With the funicular, you only need 7 minutes to reach the Les Arcs station.

Come by car

If you prefer to drive, Arc 1800 is also accessible by car. The well-maintained roads will allow you to easily reach the village from many surrounding towns.
During the winter season, don’t forget your mandatory equipment (chains, snow tires, etc.). Remember to look at the weather and forecast before taking the road.

In conclusion, Arc 1800 is the focal point of your Les Arcs adventure, offering everything you need for an unforgettable ski and snowboard holiday. With its vibrant atmosphere, convenient access, and varied activities, Arc 1800 promises an exceptional winter experience. Don’t forget to book your ski equipment in advance at one of our ski shops available to fully enjoy this remarkable destination.