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Arc 1800 ski resort, Les Arcs, France from Erna Low


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The Original Ski Holiday Since 1932

Arc 1800

Resort features: 
Beginner skiers
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
High altitude
Family resort


Arc 1800 is set in the heart of Les Arcs with fantastic views of both the upper Tarantaise valley and the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc. It is the largest and most cosmopolitan of the mountain villages in the resort, being home to the majority of shops, restaurants, accommodation and nightlife for the Les Arcs Valley resorts.


Arc 1800 is the largest and liveliest of Les Arcs' villages and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars.  If you want to keep going after the bars close, there is also a nightclub that opens until 4am. Other facilities in the village include a bowling alley, swimming pool and a games arcade.

The £36m 'Mille8' will be fully open for winter 2015/16, offering a new type of ski resort experience on the slopes above Arc 1800. The development boasts both on and off slope facilities including a 900m long toboggan run, floodlit beginner areas, freestyle ski/snowboard course, restaurant and an aquatic centre with swimming pool and spa. Activities incude 'snowga' yoga and Nordic walking sessions, golf simulator, snowball fights, and kid's teatime with the centre's penquin mascot.
Read more about 'Mille8' here »


Facilities for children

The 'Mini Club' is situated in the Residence Les Lauzières and welcomes children 3-6 years old in the 'Club Aventure'. Please click here for more information.


Snow Little Child Care

Snow Little has built its reputation on exceptional Childcare. They cover all areas in the ParadiSki including, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Arc 2000, Plan Peisey, Vallandry, Villaroger, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, Les Coches, Montchavin, Montorlin and surrounding areas.

They have a team of experienced, enthusiastic, creative, lovely British nannies to keep little ones safe and happy with fun activities while you’re out on the piste!

Snow Little are mature with a warm and caring approach, excellent experience, fully trained and/or qualified, with first aid and CRB checks. Based in Bourg St Maurice and now on their fourth year running, they offer competitive rates for daytime nannies on a daily, hourly or weekly basis, and night-time babysitting on an hourly rate.

Accommodation in this resort

  • Ski to Door
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski to Door
  • Close to Facilities
  • Close to Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Close to Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski to Door
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool

We don't have any webcams available for this resort.

Advice & Guides

The Erna Low team arrived into Val Thorens on the evening of Saturday 15th April for the well-deserved end of season trip. We were accommodated in the Le Hameau du Kashmir residence, located conveniently just at the entrance of the resort. The 4*... Read more
Joanna and Richard from the Erna Low team learnt a new French expression last week. "La neige du cinema". When questioning our ski guide, Raymond, on a classic blue-sky-fair-weather ski day, he smiled and said it means the "perfect snow like the... Read more
TAKING THE HASSLE OUT OF HALF TERM SKIING IN 2017 February is one of the best months for skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps. Here at Erna Low we know a ski holiday is a popular option during the half-term holidays so we've put together a... Read more
The James Bond 007 film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ was released in 1997 and next year marks the 20thanniversary of its release. Part of the film was filmed in Peyragudes, a ski resort in the French Pyrenees. The area is celebrating 20 Years since the... Read more
Last night, Joanna, John, Richard and Lars from the Erna Low team had a great time hearing all about the new projects happening in Les Arcs this winter. We were lucky enough to be treated to a sumptuous Alpine buffet by, Eric Samson, Michelin... Read more

Special offers in this resort

Mountain info

Arc 1800 is the central point of the whole ski area of Les Arcs, with lifts interlinking in all directions. The village is located at the foot of the Aiguille Grive and offers excellent access to the slopes from most of its accommodation.

Les Arcs offers a huge diversity of skiing with pistes for every standard of skier or boarder.  All the villages have easily accessible nursery slopes and intermediates will love the interlinked blue and red runs that range from high, wide, open space to sheltered tree runs.  Experienced skiers will enjoy the variety of black runs and the guided off-piste or they may even wish to try their hand at speed skiing.  Les Arcs has fantastic facilities for boarders with a snow park and 3 permanent boardercross (one in Arc 1600 and two in Arc 2000). The Rodeo Park at the top of the Col de la Chal (arrival point of the Transarc gondola lift or Arcabulle chair lift) offers 3,000 metres of pure fun and exhilaration!

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1800m

Summit Elevation: 3226

Vertical Drop: 2026

Total Pistes: 121





Number of Lifts: 74

Snow Parks: 1

Piste map

Ski passes

Save hassle by pre-booking your Les Arcs ski passes with Erna Low before you travel.

Why pre-book your Les Arcs ski passes with Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Receive your passes before you go, meaning less queuing and more time skiing.


We can advise you on the best pass to suit your skiing style and ability.


Les Arcs Ski Pass special offers

We often have ski pass offers available, including early booking discounts, free upgrades and free child passes. Our ski pass offers change throughout the season, so please see the Special Offers tab above for information on our latest ski pass special offers.

You will be given the option to add ski passes during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski passes, or use the search option below to find ski pass rates for this resort.


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Ski rental

Pre-book your ski equipment rental through Erna Low for the ultimate in value and convenience.  We carefully choose our rental partners to ensure that you get the best equipment, the best value and, with multiple rental locations in most of our resorts, the most convenient location to ensure you get to spend less time sorting out your gear and more time on the slopes.

Arc 1800 Rental Locations

Arc 1800 ski rental locations

Note: Guests staying in the Residence Edenarc can rent skis from the on-site rental shop at the same rates as Skiset. Please mention at the time of booking to ensure your equipment is booked at this rental location.

Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.


We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.


We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.

You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment, or use the search option below to find rental rates for your preferred destination.


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Ski school

ESF Ski School Winter 2016/17 Rates

            ESF Ski Lessons
            Children (5-13 yrs)
            Adult (14 yrs+)
            6 x Half Day (Sun-Fri)*
            6 x Half Day (Sun-Fri)* race/competition


            ESF Snowboard Lessons                      
            Children (8-13 yrs)
            Adult (14 yrs+)
            6 x Half Day (Sun-Fri)*


            ESF Piou Piou Club
            Children (3-4 yrs)
            6 x Half Day Piou Piou Club

*All 6 day lessons 2.5 hours each. ESF Chalet Opens every day from 9am-6pm and on Saturday 9am-7pm - during the French winter school holidays (05/02/17-04/03/17) from 8:30am-6pm. 

French and English instructors, no more than 12 people per group.


Travel info

            Approx. distance from Calais:
            987 km
            Driving time from Calais:
            9 hrs 5 mins
            Approx tolls from Calais:
            €82.20 ea. way
            Gateway airports:
            Geneva - 153 km
            Lyon - 214 km
            Chambery - 115 km

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PARKING IN ARC 1800: When arriving at Arc 1800 by car you must take a ticket at the barrier which gives you four hours free parking.  After this the amount is calculated by the hour, totalling approx 69€ per week.  You can pay this at the barrier when you exit the resort.  Should you enter a covered parking area using the same ticket the rate increases, totalling approx 86€ per week.  If you do not wish to be charged by the hour but prefer a cheaper weekly indoor ticket you can pay for this via the car park offices and it is much cheaper.  Some residences have their own parking facilities (free or payable), in these cases your entrance ticket must be validated by the residence reception so that you can exit the barriers on leaving the resort without paying the higher rate.

Current weather

Snow data

Temperature: -8°

Piste data

Piste information: Resort is closed for the season

Lower snow depth: 0cm

Upper snow depth: 0cm

Lift information

Lifts in total: 54

Data last updated on 2017-04-28

Snow report information from SkiClub.

Historic weather

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