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Ski Area

What is Paradiski?
The Paradiski ski domain, two immense ski areas : La Plagne and Les Arcs;

If the 200kms of runs in Les Arcs aren't enough for you? With Paradiski, experience an additional 134 runs covering the areas of Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne and ski one of the largest linked ski domains in the world! It's for both beginner and expert skiers! A ski area that lives up to your expectations.

Paradiski, season 4

Impressive figures :
• 3 resorts, 20 destinations
• 3250m - 1200m
• 2 fully equipped glaciers
• 3 summits above an altitude of 3000m
• 425 kms of runs
• 170 hectares of artificial snow (470 canons)
• 239 runs of all levels
• Overall vertical drop of 53 290m
• 158 kms of cross-country runs
• 5 snowparks, 3 boardercross, 1 half-pipe
• 1 bobsleigh run, 1 ice climbing area, 1 speed skiing run

The Vanoise Express :
•  A high-tech cable car, the only one of its kind
•  2 double decker cars, each with a capacity of 200 people and runnning independently on 2 cable lines.
•  A capacity of 2000 people per hour in each direction.
•  4 minutes to cover a distance of 1 824 metres at a height of 380m .

"Kilometre Lance" - Speed skiing

  In Les Arcs / Bourg-Saint-Maurice, discover the joys of speed skiing in complete safety. Powerful sensations guaranteed!
Under the supervision of the Les Arcs Sports Club professionals, schuss down the Aiguille rouge piste at an altitude of 2710 metres! Gradient of 70%!

The youngest candidate to have exceeded 120 km / hour was 7 years old. His current record, at 14 years, is 203, 83 km/ hour!
A diploma and medal will confirm the speed of your descent.





90 km/h

110 km/h



Children : 1 run = 8 £, 1 run extra = 6 £, helmets and glasses provided.
Adults : 1 run = 13 £, 2 runs = 20£ , 3 runs = 25 £, speed skiing helmets and sunglasses are provided.

Women's world record holder : Karine Dubouchet (FR) : 242,26 km/h.
Men's world record holder : Philippe Goitschel (FR) : 250,70 km/h.
Mountain biking on snow world record holder : Eric Barone (FR) : 222,22 km/h.

Contact :
Club des sports, Les Sapins, le Charvet, 73 700 Arc 1800.
Tel. : + 33 (0)4 79 07 82 05,
fax : + 33 (0)4 79 07 28 92
e-mail :


Cross-country skiing routes
Free of charge and open to all for all the loops 30 kilometres of maintained pistes , marked out all season long by the teams of the Societe des Montagnes de l'Arc

If you want to try cross-country skiing in Les Arcs: It's possible!

There are various routes from Arc 1600, 1800, 2000 and Bourg St. Maurice :
Arc 1600 : A 5 km loop, starting in Courbaton
Arc 1800 : A 5 km loop, starting from the Jardin Alpin
Arc 2000 : A 5 km loop (near the ESF 2000)
Bourg saint Maurice : a loop of 15 km - access is via the funicular from Les Arcs

Maps are available at the Tourist Information Office in Les Arcs.

Having fun on the ski area :
A special website for the snowpark, a new border gliss, children places, everything to have fun in Les Arcs !


kick and flat are both in the snowpark, kick has gone for the half pipe, but what has gone flat? Experienced riders or beginners come and try out our runs and enjoy!
More information >>

Wed'ze Park

Stop off at the Wed'ze Park, next to the Chantel chairlift in Arc 1800 and try out the new Wed'ze skis launched by Quechua. Have fun too with the boarder cross and module designed especially for this new type of short ski. Floodlit every Tuesday and Thursday until 7pm.

The Snowtour
Beacon hunting, for playing and gliding on the ski area... During your stay, find the beacons placed on the skiable area and win prizes.

Children's area
At the heart of Arc 1800 you will find a fun area where everything has been created with children in mind : a travelator for their first winter sports experiences and a secure toboggan run.
"Plein soleil" - an area where the littles ones are looked after by their parents.
Open every day


Ski pass

Ski-passes :
•  A whole range of possibilities is available. There's something for everyone!!
•  Ski in complete freedom over the entire Paradiski domain with 'Ski liberte' : unlimited Paradiski ski-pass.
•  Discovery skiing in Les Arcs with 1 day in the Paradiski domain : Paradiski Discovery ski-pass.
•  Traditional skiing on the Les Arcs massif: Les Arcs ski-pass.
•  Beginner skiing in Village areas: resort passes and Peisey-Vallandry passes

You are an intensive skier

valid from the 23/12/2006 to the 22/04/2007

Paradiski, the connection between La Plagne and Les Arcs using the Vanoise Express cable car - offering you 420 km of piste and 144 ski lifts...


Adult (+ 14 yo)

Child (6 to 13 yo)

Senior citizen (60 to 71 yo)

6 days unlimited




6 days discovery*




*The Paradiski Discovery pass is valid for the Les Arcs snowfield with one day's Paradiski access, and access to the Savoie Olympic Zone (available from points of sale).

1/2d + 6d + 1/2d

Adult (+ 14 yo)

Child (6 to 13 yo)

Senior citizen (60 to 71 yo)

Paradiski discovery




Paradiski unlimited




1/2 day of arrival date + 6 days + 1/2 day of departure date

You enjoy quiet skiing


Les Arcs ski-pass.
So you can start your half-day's skiing when you want to.


Adult (+ 14 )

Kids (6-13)

rates in £



Ski when you want to and how you want to. Alone, with your family or friends. Use the ZEN skiing options for skiing 1 day at a time:
For this winter there are 2 different options to choose from:

the 6-day ZEN card:
• Les Arcs : 219£
• Paradiski : 252£ adult/child special rate.

10 ZEN tickets for skiing either on your own, with your family or in a group. You need to go to one of the sales outlets to collect you 1-day ski-pass.
• Les Arcs : 335£
• Paradiski : 398£

Access to the 3 chairlifts in Villaroger : Replat, Plan des Violettes et Droset.

One rate

1/2 day afternoon

1 day

rates in £



You're just starting out


2 possibilities:
• 4 hour (consecutive) ski-pass
• 1-day ski-pass


Adult (+ 14 )

Kids (6 - 13)

4 hours



1 day



Arc 1600 + Arc 1800 : with the exception of Transarc 1 and 2, access to all ski lifts in Arc 1600 and Arc 1800, as well as the funicular train.

Arc 2000 + Villaroger : With the exception of the Aiguille Rouge, Grand Col and TC Varet, access to the funicular train and all ski lifts in Arc 2000 and Villaroger.

You're coming with your family

with older children
You are a family of 2 adults and 2 children minimum, from age 6 up to and including age 17.
Receive a large reduction when you buy all of your 6, 7 or 8 day ski-passes at the same time :
4 X 6 days Paradiski ski-passes = 745 £ (instead of 816 £)
benefit from the child rate for your third child and all others under the age of 18:
6-day Paradiski child pass = 175 £

family tariffs in £

Les Arcs

6 days

7 days

8 days

13 days






3rd child






6 days

7 days

8 days

13 days






3rd child





There is something just for me

Free ski-passes, for all durations, throughout the season, to be collected from sales outlets upon presentation of proof of age.

Enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views and meet up with friends in the mountain restaurants on the pistes.


Adult (+ 14 )

Kids (6-13)

1-day ski-pass



6-day ski-pass



Single funicular journey


Return funicular trip, Transarc, Varet + Aiguille Rouge


Return trips for other pedestrian lifts*


Return trips on the Vanoise Express**



Gollet, Vallandry, Peisey
** single and return rates are the same for those having skied the Bellecote north face and returning to la Plagne.

Free of charge for the over 72 : 1, 6 day-pedestrian pass or season pass.

•  20% off* our Les Arcs ski area and Paradiski unlimited ski-pass.
•  50% reduction, also valid for the person accompanying blind or wheelchair-bound visitors.
* * upon presentation of of a disability badge.

Special rates for stays from 1 day to 2 weeks.
•  Paradiski : 8£
•  Arcs : 5£
Season rates(requires passport photo)
•  Paradiski : 20£
•  Arcs : 15£ * only available at sales outlets.

I'm quite happy with Les Arcs

However, I can still decide to spend a day discovering Paradiski by buying a "discovery pass".

valid from 23.12.06 to 28.04.07
200 km of pistes, 54 ski-lifts ...


Adult (+ 14 yo)

Child(6 to 13 yo)

Senior (60 to 71 yo)

6 days




For less than £ 7 / day and ski Paradiski!

N.B.: proof of age will be required for any reduced-price or free pass.

Start and end of season at Les Arcs
Prices valid from 16 to 22.12.2006 and from 21 to 28.04.2007


Adult (+ 14 yo)

Child (6 to 13 yo)

Senior (60 to 71 yo)

1 day




6 days




7 days






Once you've finished on the slopes, take the time to enjoy your holiday in the resort.

Swimming pool / Ice rink

Night skiing

Free of charge and open to all on 3 floodlit pistes* in Les Arcs: from 19/12/2006 to 08/03/2007
Arc 1600 : Tuesday and Thursday on the Combette chair lift until 7 pm.
Arc 1800 : Tuesday and Thursday on the Chantel chair lift until 7 pm.
Arc 2000 : Tuesday and Thursday on the Marmottes chair lift until 7 pm.
* *subject to snow conditions.

Children's area

At the heart of Arc 1800 you will find a fun area where everything has been created with children in mind : a travelator for their first winter sports experiences and a secure toboggan run.
Plein soleil - an area where the littles ones are looked after by their parents.
Open every day

Ice cave

At the top of the Transarc gondola. 2007 theme currently in progress
Rates include entry to the cave and the journey up with the Transarc lift.


Sporting activities

"Ski resorts are made for skiers". Now who said that? It certainly isn't true!
Snowshoeing, walking, all kinds of entertainment and activities in the heart of the resort.

Snow shoes


Enjoy the most beautiful views and join your friends in the high-altitude restaurants

Please note that the following ski lifts are the only ones that you can use if you are going to the ski area without skis (or other snowsports equipment) : for safety reasons, pedestrians cannot walk across the slopes.

Lifts suitable for walkers:
•  Bourg Saint Maurice : Funicular.
•  Arc 1600 : Chairlift Gollet
•  Arc 1800 : Chairlift Jardin Alpin, gondon Transarc
•  Arc 1950 : Gondola Cabriolet.
•  Arc 2000 : Gondola Varet, Cable car Aiguille Rouge, Arcabulle
•  Villaroger : Chairlift Replat.
•  Peisey-Vallandry : Peisey and Vallandry chairlifts

Enjoy the most beautiful views and join your friends in the high-altitude restaurants :
•  Aiguille Rouge (3226m) with 360° views over the Italian Alps, the Mont Pourri and the Pierra Menta, with the magnificent Mont Blanc right opposite you.
•  Col de la Chal, at the top of the Transarc gondola : visit the impressive ice caves.

You'll find in our sales offices and at Tourist Office itineraries map for pedestrians.

Activity organisers





+33 (0)4 79 04 18 90


Arc Aventures

+33 (04 79 07 44 64 / +33 (0)4 79 07 41 28

Snowshoe, Pargaliding, Snowmobile

Arcs en Ciel

+33 (0)4 79 07 61 91



+33 (0)6 22 56 61 78
Contact ESF Arc 2000



+33 (0)6 12 10 32 42


Marie-Odile Liothaud

+33 (0)4 79 07 43 09 / +33 (0)6 82 88 79 81


Nordic Aventures

+33 (0)6 09 49 32 07

Hot air baloon, Snowshoe, Dog sledge

Ranch El Colorado

+33 (0)4 79 07 24 97 / +33 (0)4 79 07 06 05

Horse Riding, Ski-Joering


Cultural activities

Guided visits
From traditional architecture to the more modern architecture of les Arcs, from Baroque art to the spinning industry, different tourist visits have been put together to satisfy your curiosity and to bring the spirit of Bourg-Saint Maurice / Les Arcs to life, taking it beyond our borders.

Baroque Colours : Discover the village of Hauteville-Gondon with its Baroque Church, a subtle blend of polychrome paintings and gold leaf gilding reflecting the Alpine Baroque.
Adult : 5 £ - Children (age 8 to 12) : 3 £

Local stone and wood : The traditional architecture of Valezan has kept all of its originality. It has been specially adapted to the landscape and harsh climate using the know-how of the locals. Enjoy a walk to discover its Baroque Church and its little streets.
Adult : 5 £ - Children (age 8 to 12) : 3 £


Wool, gold and light : In the town of Seez, craftsmanship goes hand in hand with tradition. At the Arpin Mill they have been carrying out the skills of the master woolworkers since 1817. From the sheering of sheep raised in the Alpine pastures to the production of yarn, right through to the weaving process - this is what gives such excellence to the renowned Bonneval cloth. Also discover the spectacular baroque church of Saint Pierre.
Adult : 7 £ - Children (age 8 to 12) : 5 £

Heritage over the centuries : Set on a plateau just 3 km from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the small village of Vulmix nestles around its chapel where its 15th century frescoes recount the life of its Patron saint in the form of a comic strip. The visit finishes by tasting different cakes and pastries in a typical Savoyard auberge.
Adult : 9 £ - Children (age 4 to 12) : 5 £

Tell me the story of les Arcs : Les Arcs, a unique architectural success story of a modern, functional resort that is integrated into the mountain landscape. A joint achievement by some of the greatest names in architecture, such as Charlotte Perriand, Guy Rey-Millet, Bernard Taillefer, Alain Taves, Pierre Faucheux... The latter designed the, whose laminated-wood roof structure has become the emblem of les Arcs.
Adult : 5 £ - Children (age 8 to 12) : 3 £

Visits and museums

Mineral Museum
The Mineral Museum, at Bourg-Saint-Maurice, presents from across this unique region, the ancestral activities of the crystal makers, kilns and the crystals...

Maison de la Pomme in the Chal-Hauteville-Gondon Village
Open every day, free entry.
From the Aime region to that of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the apple is part of the local history, and compliments the farming economy. Fruit of the earth, it can be used for making cider, to enhance both sweet and savoury dishes as well as being used with pork based dishes . Reinettes and Franc-Roseau apples are even exported. In growing these fruits, a diverse production is assured for eleven months of the year. Since the 1960's, however, traditional methods of production have become more specialised with the old orchards slowly being abandoned and becoming seriously threatened today. This Tarentaise heritage along with a genetic pool can be used to create new varieties and the orchards are also an interesting ecosystem where fruit trees and other plant and animal life develop.
‘La petite maison de la Pomme', at Chal near Bourg-Saint-Maurice, enables you to understand this priceless heritage and a project is being set up in the Tarentaise area to save the orchards.

Villaroger nature reserve

The Hauts de Villaroger Natural Reserve
With an area of 1062 hectares, the Villaroger Natural Reserve stretches from an altitude of 1200 to 3650 metres and shelters protected species. For this reason skiers and walkers cannot have access to the site.

Date of creation : 1991.
Flagship species : The ‘Tetras-lyre' also known as the little cockerel from Bruyere.
Other species : chamois, stag, roe deer, hare, ptarmigan...
Regulations : Off-piste skiing is forbidden in the Natural Reserve (*) as it would disturb the animals, in particular the Tetras-lyre. In winter, this bird builds its nest under powdery snow. A passing skier would cause it to flee using energy too difficult to recuperate when food is in short supply.
Consult the itinerary plan on skiing regulations (*) Off-piste skiing is only allowed in The Hauts Natural Reserve in the presence of a Professional guide or with a qualification - Seance d'Habilitation - (dated 28/01/1991 - by-law 16/12/1994).
For information : The Administration Organization : 'Organisme gestionnaire de la Reserve Naturelle des Hauts de Villaroger' : National Forests Office :
+ 33 (0)4 79 07 04 34, e-mail :


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