Arc 1950 Ski Holidays

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


Arc 1950 is the perfect ski destination for families or those looking for a laid back ski holiday. The village is 100% car free with doorstep skiing.


  • Ski-in, ski-out convenience from all the accommodation
  • A range of facilities within a few steps of your apartment
  • Picturesque pedestrian village with Alpine charm

Arc 1950 ski resort is one of four purpose-built villages in the world-famous Les Arcs ski area. Originally built by the Canadian developer behind many North American resorts including Whistler, Copper Mountain and Winter Park, Arc 1950 broke the mould for European resorts by creating a picturesque, family-friendly village that also offers snow-sure skiing and ski-in/ski-out convenience. This combination of character and convenience has proved to be a winning formula, making Arc 1950 one of the most popular ski holiday destinations in the French Alps.

Arc 1950 Le Village is located just below Arc 2000 (linked by a pedestrian lift) and boasts fantastic views of Mont Blanc. The car-free village and range of high-quality self-catering apartments make Arc 1950 ski holidays especially popular for families with children of all ages, as well as those looking for a relaxing ski holiday. Families and groups will appreciate all the facilities set within a compact, pedestrian village and easy access to the diverse mountain terrain which is suitable for everyone from beginners to powder hounds.

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The high altitude of Arc 1950 ski resort means that during the winter season, good snow is pretty much guaranteed. The village is connected to the expansive Les Arcs ski area by a modern and efficient lift system – the Marmottes lift is just below the village and links to the Varet gondola for easy access to high-altitude skiing. Arc 1950 boasts a great setting in which families, couples and individual skiers alike can enjoy beautiful views, outstanding skiing and a variety of entertainment options. Despite being a small village, all services and facilities needed are on your doorstep – there are a vast amount of activities, both on and off the slopes, to choose from.

The skiing around Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 is ideal for all levels of skier and snowboarder. Beginners and nervous skiers will appreciate the wide open runs above Arc 2000, which are spacious and excellent for building confidence. Intermediates might wish to head over to Arc 1800 and Villaroger and advanced skiers will love the great connections to more challenging terrain on the Aiguille Rouge and Grand Col.


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Arc 1950 is well-known for having a vast range of facilities within walking distance of the accommodation – ideal for those with children of all ages or those looking to relax after a day on the slopes. Better yet, the resort club Arc 1950 ‘Le Village’ offers a weekly entertainment programme for everyone, including;

  • Night Skiing

Take to the pistes at night for a different kind of experience… Simply catch the Marmottes chairlift, which is directly below Arc 1950, and ski back down the floodlit slopes. Enjoy night skiing every Tuesday and Thursday night throughout the season!

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Ski Joering

Why not take your holiday to the next level by getting a horse to help you ski? You simply hold onto a well-trained and calm horse’s harness and you are pulled through the snow. Suitable for all the family and with only basic ski skills needed, this exhilarating and unusual experience is one not to miss.

Restaurants & Nightlife

As well as providing some great skiing and being home to magnificent views, Arc 1950 offers holiday makers a good range of quality restaurants and bars to visit. In our opinion, there is no better way to end a great day on the slopes than sitting down with your loved ones, friends or family, to a superb menu - see our top picks below.

  • Restaurant Le 1950

Le 1950 is a brasserie style restaurant that wouldn’t be out of place in Paris where you can enjoy traditional French cuisine in elegant surroundings. This is one of the more up-market restaurants in Arc 1950 and ideal for a family treat or a candle lit dinner for two – open every day for breakfast & dinner.

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  • Les Belles Pintes

Whether you’re looking for an après-ski evening or a few quiet drinks in homely venue with a great atmosphere, Les Belles Pintes caters to all tastes. We particularly enjoy the live music after a long day on the slopes…

George’s Wine Bar

Not just a quality wine bar with a sociable atmosphere to match, George’s offers a selection of world beers and a live guitarist for anyone who wants a sing-a-long to finish the day.


Looking for tasty finger food with a lively bar atmosphere to match?
Visit O'Chaud - this club-style bar boasts a cosy atmosphere during the day and an elegent feel in the evenings.

Le Chalet de Luigi

Take a trip to Le Chalet de Luigi and you'll find unforgettable décor, quality food (including the famous San Daniele ham), and a vibrant ambience. This unique pub-style bar offers a cosy open fireplace - perfect for warming up after an exhilarating day on the slopes.

Le Mazot

Situated high in the mountains, this friendly gourmet restaurant offers a Savoyard cuisine and breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.


Facilities for children


  • Snakegliss

Snakegliss is an activity that’ll keep all kids (and adults) happy on the slopes, even after a long day of skiing – it’s like traditional tobogganing but with a twist! Toboggans are attached to each other to make a train that will be driven and supervised by a specialist. Children can adapt the speed of their own tobogganing journey by letting their driver know.

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Dog Sledding

Visit Pré St Esprit, which is just a few minutes from the village, to try the local dog sledding trails. Children will be comfortably settled in the sledge with a blanket and go riding through the tranquil forest…parents, guardians or any other member of the family can also join in with the sledding fun!

Accommodation in this resort

  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski to Door
As one of our most popular destinations, ‘Le Village’ is made up of 8 Savoie style buildings each with its own unique décor. The intimate pedestrian village offers convenient ski in, ski out acce... Read more
  • Swimming Pool
  • Ski to Door
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Close to Facilities
Fantastically situated in the Prince des Cimes building this spacious apartment enjoys fabulous views of the swimming pool, slopes and surrounding mountains... Read more

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Advice & Guides

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Erna Low has teamed up with Les Arcs to the promote the third Great British Celebration Week which is beginning on March 30th 2019. This season also sees Les Arcs’ 50th Anniversary so there are plenty of exciting reasons to enter or book a holiday... Read more
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Our man on the ground gives us the lowdown on the latest conditions We recently spoke to our Overseas Manager, Tim Wilson to get his take on how the Alps are looking for anyone considering a late-season ski break and we think the photos he sent us... Read more
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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... 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

We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.

Mountain info

Situated below Arc 2000, an Arc 1950 skiing holiday offers excellent access to the slopes and fantastic high-altitude skiing. Experienced skiers can access the Aiguille Rouge, at an altitude of over 3,000m via three lifts. For beginners and intermediates there are also plenty of cruising blues above Arc 2000. In addition to this, there is easy access to Arc 1800 and the fabulous runs down to the village of Villaroger which are some of our favourite runs.

Les Arcs offers a huge variety of skiing options with pistes for every standard of skier or snowboarder. All the villages have easily accessible nursery slopes and intermediates will love the interlinked blue and red runs that range from high, wide open spaces to sheltered tree runs. Experienced skiers can take advantage of the range of black runs on offer. More skilled skiers may even want to turn their hand to speed skiing – Les Arcs is home to the famous flying kilometre speed course.

Paradiski Area

Arc 1950 ski resort is part of the world famous Paradiski linked ski area, which is one of the largest ski areas in Europe and the second biggest linked ski region in the world. Paradiski incorporates all of the resort villages of Les Arcs with those in La Plagne. The incredible interlinked area means that wherever you choose to stay, everyone has access to the whole ski perimeter thanks to the vast number of ski lifts available.

The Paradiski area boasts a total of 260 pistes to choose from, all varying in levels (12 green, 135 blue, 77 red and 37 black), in total there are 425 kilometres of fresh ski terrain for you to explore. Les Arcs also has fantastic facilities for snowboarders with a snow park and 3 permanent boardercross courses (one in Arc 1600 and two in Arc 2000).

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1950m

Total Pistes: 425km




Number of Lifts: 150

Snow Parks: 2

Piste map

Arc 1950 Piste Map

Ski passes

Save yourself time by pre-booking your Arc 1950 ski passes through Erna Low before you travel. Increase your time on the slopes and spend less time queuing by booking with us before hand, as you’ll receive your ski passes before you depart. We’re able to offer individual passes or family passes for families with children aged 17 and under. Groups of friends can also benefit from discounts on individual passes when purchasing a minimum of two passes at the same time.

Still not sure which pass would best suit your party? Contact us and we’ll be more than happy to advise you on the best ski pass options to suit your needs and requirements.

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.



Ski rental

Save time and money with Erna Low. Don’t waste your time trying to find the right ski equipment shop once you arrive, pre-book your equipment beforehand to allow you more time on the slopes. Pre-booking with Erna Low ensures ultimate value and convenience – we have your best interests in mind and the equipment specialists in the shops will help you decide what equipment is best suited to your requirements, for yourself individually or for your whole ski party. We have a specialist selection of rental partners, offering quality equipment in a convenient location.

Arc 1950 Ski Rental Locations

In Arc 1950, clients have the choice between Precision (inc. Freeride) or Skiset rental locations; however, the vouchers are not interchangeable, so please ensure you choose your preferred rental location when booking your ski hire. Please note that the age ranges differ slightly, so if you have children in your party we will be happy to advise which is the best option for you.

Arc 1950 ski rental locations

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.


Ski schools

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One of the main reasons that Arc 1950 is so perfectly suited to all levels of skiers, including children, is quality of ski schools and tuition on offer. The ski schools in Arc 1950, are on hand to help you with your skiing development, whatever level you are.

Ski Schools for Adults & Teenagers in Arc 1950


  • Spirit 1950 Ski School by Evolution 2

Based in the heart of the village, this well-known ski school offers personalised, English speaking lessons with experienced and qualified ski instructors. Spirit 1950 also offers lessons for off-piste skiers, snow boarders and ice climbers. These unique lessons are available for adults, groups, children.

Book your Spirit 1950 lessons through Erna Low, simply contact a member of our team and outline what sort of teaching you require. Please note – clients pre-booking lessons with Erna Low are required to read the Spirit 1950 booking T&C’s.

Ski Schools for Children & Infants

  • Spirit 1950 and the Caribou Club

Expect your children to receive ski fun, games and care, when they enrol with the Caribou Club. Children as young as 3 years old can join the ski initiation classes where they try skiing in the morning, are then be brought back to the kid’s club for lunch and stay for indoor and outdoor entertainment in the afternoon. This is a great package for parents who wish to enjoy their skiing for a longer period of time, whilst being assured that their children are having a good time and are learning to ski in a safe environment.



Travel info

Travelling by Air:

If you choose to fly to Arc 1950, the most common arrival airport is Geneva. Although with a transfer time of approximately 2h40m to Arc 1950 (depending on the traffic) it is not the closest airport, the huge choice of flights from major airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Swiss make it a popular choice.

Alternative airports in close proximity to Arc 1950 include Chambery (1h50m), Grenoble (2h30m) and Lyon St Exupéry (2h30m).

Travelling by Car:

Arc 1950 is by far one of the most convenient resorts to travel to if you prefer self-drive ski holidays. The approximate drive time from Calais to Arc 1950 is just over 9 hours and the total journey is roughly 995km.

Please note: a toll system operates along the route – the cost of the tolls between Calais and Arc 1950 is approximately 82 Euros each way.

Top Tip: book your Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossing with Erna Low to make your journey as flexible and comfortable as possible.

Travelling by Train:

If you’re travelling from the UK and would prefer to make your journey by train, the Eurostar leaves from London or Ashford in Kent and offers a direct service to Bourg St Maurice which is the town in the valley closest to Arc 1950.  Choose between the daytime service, or travel overnight and arrive in resort early the next morning, giving you an extra day on the slopes.  There is also an indirect service that takes passengers into Paris. From Paris, you can get the connecting TGV train to Bourg St Maurice. Bourg St Maurice is approximately a 45 minute transfer trip to Arc 1950 and we can arrange a taxi to finish the last leg of your journey.

We will be happy to book rail travel for your trip to Arc 1950, contact us now for a quote.


Unless you’re driving to Arc 1950, it’s probable that you’ll require some sort of transfer to the destination. Avoid stress and confusion by pre-booking your resort transfers with Erna Low. We work with trusted transfer companies to ensure that you not only get to your ski resort safely and in good time, but are also as comfortable as possible in the process. Whether you’d like to get to Arc 1950 by taxi, coach, minibus or even helicopter, we can help you find the most suitable transfer option – contact us to find out how we can help you.

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