Les Arcs 1950 Ski Holiday Resort

Overview

As a whole, the Les Arcs ski area offers a magnitude of skiing for every ability and whilst many of the surrounding villages are quite stark, 1950 has been developed to contradict this and offers much more attractive surroundings. The village of 1950 was completed in 2008 and was developed by the Intrawest group which also developed such resorts as Whistler and Mont Tremblant in Canada. It is linked (during the day till late evening) to Arc 2000 by a free pedestrian accessible gondola Cabriolet.

The architecture of Arc 1950 is striking as it clearly moves away from the standard concrete blocks of the mega resorts of the period. Instead it is lavishly fitted out and heavily influenced by the local Alpine history and architecture. 1950 has several commercial, apartment and hotel buildings of different sizes, colours and shapes. It has a wide variety of shops and for a mountain resort, a huge variety of eateries including Italian, Mexican, French, Savoyarde, creperie and American restaurants.

The ski area is vast and extends even further if you take the option to ski the Paradiski area, which is linked by the Vanoise Express cable-car giving a total area of 425 kms of pisted runs.

Expert skiers will be kept busy on great black runs and superb off-piste especially above Arc 2000. Intermediates will find a huge variety of pistes and the mileage hungry piste bashers will love the extent of the Paradiski area. 

Beginners may not find many green runs, but once away from the nursery slopes they will be able to progress to a variety of easy blue runs quite easily.

The area has always been popular with boarders as there are few flats and even fewer drag lifts. There is some excellent boarder terrain in the back bowls of 2000.

The apres ski in 1950 is busy and animated and there are a few good bars in which to enjoy after ski fun.

Offslope/apres ski

Arc 1950 has been created by Intrawest who developed Whistler. They have succeeded in creating a pleasant traffic-free village made up mainly of good quality apartments. It is possible to eat somewhere different every night. There is a selection of bars & all the basic shops you will need within the resort. Access to the spa's facilities is available to all.

Overview

Good quality accommodation within an attractive purpose built resort & great skiing!

 

 

 

At a glance

Pistes:
200km (local) 425km (area)
Resort height:
1950m
Top station:
3250m

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Positives

  • Attractive accommodation
  • Ski convenient
  • Paradiski links
  • Good tree lined runs
  • Modern ski village with architectural style

Negatives

  • Little choice of lodging options
  • Purpose built village 
  • Some old chairs
Hotels, Chalets and Apartments in Les Arcs 1950, France
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Penthouse Misha REF: AV093

The largest of our Bear Resort suites, Penthouse Misha, sits on the seventh floor of our brand new building. We are delighted to be opening 12 luxurious suites and a...

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Suite Mouk REF: AV092

Bear Resort is our new home in Arc 1950. All 12 independent apartments and our 30 bedroom lodge are sumptuously designed creating a timeless aura with elegant furnishings and a...

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Suite Balto REF: AV036

Bear Suites are affectionately named after mythical bears from around the world and offer the intimacy of your own chalet service with the fabulous facilities of Bear Resort; a spacious...

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Suite Natsu REF: AV091

We’re thrilled to be opening our brand new Bear Resort in the heart of Arc 1950. Made up of 12 independent suites and a 30 bedroom lodge, alongside the Papriste...

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Chalet Zozi REF: AV034

We are super excited to be launching 12 brand new chalet apartments and a 30 bedroom boutique hotel in the wonderful resort of Arc 1950. This high altitude, snow sure...

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Suite Choko REF: AV090

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Bear resort in the prestigious resort of Arc 1950, made up of 12 independent chalet-apartments and a 30 bedroom lodge. Affectionately...

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Penthouse Umka REF: AV089

Penthouse Umka is one of 12 brand new suites within the Bear Resort in Arc 1950. We’re absolutely thrilled to be opening these independent chalet apartments which combine the intimacy...

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Suite Yogi REF: AV088

Suite Yogi sits at a whopping 1950m in the distinguished resort of Arc 1950, offering stylish comfort and cutting-edge decor in an unbeatable position. This brand new suite is one...

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Suite Grizzly REF: AV087

Suite Grizzly accommodates 6 to 10 guests in three en-suite bedrooms, two of which have additional bunk beds (charged at half the adult price). This suite is situated on the...

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Suite Oso REF: AV086

Affectionally named after mythically bears from around the world, these suave chalet-apartments in Arc 1950 offer the intimacy of your own chalet whilst offering access to the fabulous Bear Lodge...

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