Ski Holidays in Arc 2000

If you’re looking for eye-popping scenery and some of the most snow-sure skiing available anywhere in the world, you’ll love this resort.

With high-altitude skiing on your doorstep throughout a season that typically lasts from mid-December to mid/late April, Arc 2000 has so much to offer. Situated at an altitude of 2,000 meters in the Paradiski ski area, it provides direct access to the slopes and the stunning Aiguille Rouge massif, reaching heights of 3,226 meters.

The resort features a range of accommodations, dining options, and amenities tailored to cater to guests' needs. With its convenient ski-in/ski-out access and varied terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, Arc 2000 provides an excellent destination for a memorable mountain getaway.

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Arc 2000 offers an enjoyable après-ski atmosphere where holidaymakers can unwind and socialize. Enjoy après-ski drinks at cosy mountain bars, savour delicious alpine cuisine at traditional restaurants, or indulge in leisurely shopping excursions in the resort village. While the nightlife scene is more subdued compared to larger resorts, visitors can still find entertainment in the form of live music performances, themed events, and idyllic gatherings around crackling fireplaces.

The highest of the Les Arc villages, holidaymakers have access to 118 marked pistes, 200km of downhill skiing, and 77 interconnected ski lifts. Off the slopes, Arc 2000 is a vibrant hub of restaurants, shops, cafes and a variety of accommodation options that suit all traveling groups.

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Arc 2000 and the wider Les Arcs ski area offers high-quality facilities and conditions for skiers and snowboarders of all stripes. Every village has nursery slopes for novices and the web of linked blue and red runs is the perfect playground for intermediate snowsports fans. Furthermore, the excellent snow coverage and high-altitude unlocks thrilling challenges for experienced skiers and the opportunity to try alternative experiences like speed riding and freeride.

Skiing in Arc 2000

With an actual resort height of 2100m (it was named ‘2000’ in the 60s to sound futuristic), ski lifts as high as 3230m providing access to Aiguille Rouge glacier skiing, and easy links to the wider winter wonderland of the Paradiski area, Arc 2000 is an awesome place to ski. Here’s some savvy advice on skiing in Arc 2000:

Arc 2000 offers some of the most challenging but satisfying skiing in the entire area and the most famous run might be the tough east-facing 7km Aiguille Rouge to Arc Villaroger de Pre (which comprises a 2000m vertical drop), but there’s also plenty of outstanding off-piste skiing available from the top point of the Aiguille Rouge cable car and Le Grand Col chairlift.

The various wide blue and red runs leading back to the resort are excellent for novice and intermediate skiers building their confidence and every village in Les Arcs has nursery slopes for absolute beginners.

The fabulously efficient ski lift system means it’s easy to reach the rest of the Paradiski area, which has 435km of pistes, runs at elevations of 1200 to 3250m and three peaks at an altitude of over 3000m.

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Snowboarding in Arc 2000

If you’re a keen border you can carve up the slopes here too. Here’s the lowdown on snowboarding in Arc 2000:

Les Arcs Snowpark covers an impressive 7.5 hectares and includes three pistes, while a mini-pipe, jumps and woops are ideal for novices.

With 4 lines of kickers and a box, intermediates and novices can gradually grow their confidence at a comfortable pace. There’s a shred line for experts, with hip, rail and transfer.

The Snowpark has a big air bag where you can practice your tricks with the peace of mind that comes with an assured soft landing.

To reach the Snowpark from Arc 2000, head downhill to Arc 1950, catch the Bois de l’Ours chairlift and head down the other side towards Arc 1600 where there’s a choice of pistes for all aptitudes leading to the Snowpark.

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Snow Conditions in Arc 2000

Located at 2100m in a huge powdery bowl, snow conditions at Arc 2000 are usually excellent and can be mentioned in the same breath as renowned high-altitude resorts like Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens. Here’s a little more on ski conditions in Arc 2000:

The Arc 2000 snow bowl is much higher than the areas around Arc 1600 and Arc 1800, but it’s also more sheltered and north-facing, all of which ingredients combine to create a particularly snow-sure recipe.

Most of the skiing and snowboarding at Arc 2000 takes place at above 2000m, with a maximum altitude of 3225m at Aiguille Rouge, where you’ll frequently find fresh powder on the glacier.

The Arc 2000 bowl is steep sided and shielded from warm winds, which offers good snow preservation and higher snow quality.

Official records show that in the most recent season, Arc 2000 had a total snowfall of 498cm, a total of 32 snowfall days, a largest snowfall of 55cm, maximum base depth of 320cm, average base depth of 186cm, maximum summit depth of 430cm and average summit depth of 272cm.

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Apres-Ski in Arc 2000

When the day’s action on the slopes draws to a close, the nightlife ignites in a few busy bars in Arc 2000 and the rest of Les Arcs villages, all of which are within easy reach. There’s a hotspot to suit every taste, whether you prefer quiet cocktails in a serene, sophisticated setting or pitchers of beer and tabletop dancing. Here are the places you should let your hair down on a night out in Les Arcs:

Village Igloo is a unique place to chill out – it’s a brilliant bar carved from solid ice! Located near the bottom of the Arcabulle lift, it also features an atmospheric grotto of ice sculptures. Surely this is one refreshment venue you’ll never forget.

Red Rock Café is a welcoming US-themed bar where you’ll find a range of stateside snacks and divine mojitos – don’t miss it!

Le Savoy is a gorgeous and busy restaurant with a lovely terrace for you to watch people coming down their last runs of the day.

There is also an upmarket bar and terrace at the 5* Hotel Taj-i-Mah if you wish to treat yourself to some upmarket apres-ski.

The Crazy Fox is a cosy Irish boozer where you’ll enjoy great craic, plentiful pints of the black stuff, Sky Sports, karaoke and music and dancing as the evening progresses.

Bulle Café is a relaxed, ambient spot for an afternoon drink and a great seafood lunch – you’ll also find it near the bottom of the Arcabulle lift.

O’Chaud in neighbouring Arc 1950 is a luxe lounge bar and nightclub with a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and shots. It regularly welcomes headline DJs and the dancefloor action continues late into the night. The Cabriolet lift links Arc 1950 to Arc 2000 until 23h every evening to get you home safely.

Chalet di Luigi is another prime Arc 1950 spot which is open until the early hours and its south facing terrace close to piste des Marmottes is a cracking spot for sundowner cocktails.

Wood Bear Café in Arc 1950 is an awesome place to grab a big breakfast that will cure any hangover and it also serves lunch, coffee and drinks from 10am to 8pm.

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Facilities in Arc 2000

Along with its restaurants, shops and nightclubs, Arc 2000 has a cinema, bowling alley and a host of other modern facilities which will make your stay as comfortable, convenient and entertaining as possible on and off the slopes. Find out more about facilities in Arc 2000 below:

Facilities for Children in Arc 2000

Although its high altitude and glacier skiing makes Arc 2000 a favourite destination of adult expert skiers, it’s also family and child-friendly, so you can be confident that it’s a secure and welcoming choice for your tribe. Here’s some useful information on children’s facilities in Arc 2000.

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