With the link over to La Plagne and thus creating Paradiski, the resorts of Les Arcs now provide plentiful skiing with something for everyone. Whilst there are some incredible off piste runs, they do get tracked out pretty quickly so being there early is a must. There are also some lovely tree lined runs making it a very scenic ski. Les Arcs also boasts the longest ski run in the Alps starting from the top of La Rouge and ending up all the way down in Villaroger! Les Arcs itself is made up of several relatively modern, purpose-built resorts each of which offer easy access to the ski area of Paradiski. The highest is Les Arcs 2000 with Les Arcs 1950 lying just slightly further down the valley, both thus providing quick access to the pistes. Les Arcs 1800 is generally seen as being the liveliest of all the resorts closely followed by the original village of Les Arcs 1600, nestled in the trees at 1600m, boasts stunning views of Mont Blanc. Much further down at 1200m is Villaroger which is connected to Les Arc 2000 by a series of three charilifts. This is a good option for those who are looking for ample skiing and a quiet break.
The resorts of La Plagne are generally considered to be among the best for family and beginner ski holidays, offering a variety of skiing in pretty tree lined surroundings. Along with the resorts of Les Arcs and Peisey-Villandry, La Plagne completes the ski area of Paradiski providing a huge platform of skiing for everyone. La Plagne itself comprises of several villages; the popular high altitude resorts of La Plagne Soleil & Villages (2050m), La Plagne Belle Plagne (2050m), La Plagne Aime 2000 (2000m), La Plagne Centre (1970m), La Plagne Bellecote (1930m) and La Plagne 1800 (1800m) and the three low altitude resorts of Les Coches (1450m), Montalbert (1350m) and Montchavin (1250m).
Peisey-Vallandry is a succession of smaller resorts which are directly linked to the ski area of Les Arcs. Whilst offering access to great skiing, these resorts are generally quieter and more affordable than the neighbouring resorts. It is worth noting that only Plan Peisey and Vallandry are on the slopes so if you are staying in any of the other resorts, you will need to take a short bus ride to the slopes. Similarly, amenities in the other resorts can be few and far between, for example, although very picturesque, Nancroix doesn’t even have any shops so do be prepared. That being said, these resorts are a great option for those looking for a cheaper ski holiday.