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Arc 1950 ski resort, Les Arcs, France from Erna Low


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The Original Ski Holiday Since 1932

Arc 1950

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


Arc 1950 has enjoyed unprecedented success with its great location, door step skiing and all the facilities a resort needs within a few steps from your accommodation. The resort has pedestrian cobbled streets, several restaurants/bars, sports shops for ski and snowboard  hire, an international ski school and a ski pass office.  There is also a bakery, a SPAR mini market, a store selling regional produce, a specialist wine shop, a snack food outlet, a health and beauty shop also offering massage and physiotherapy, a newsagent, a souvenir shop, a children’s toys and clothing store, a jewellery shop and the Erna Low Property office.


The Resort Club Arc 1950 “Le Village” offers a weekly entertainment programme for everyone. Examples of this are:

Floodlit skiing, torchlight descents and night time cross country 
Cartoon and movie shows 
Face painting and temporary tattoo artist 
Local story telling 
Ski joering (being pulled behind a horse on skis).

Facilities for children

The Cariboo's club is run by the local ski school (spirit 1950) and runs two groups. The 'Petite Cariboo' for children 9 months to 3 years old and the 'Cariboo club' for children from 3 - 13 years old. Click here for more information. We also provide ski property for sale in Arc 1950.

Accommodation in this resort

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

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

Advice & Guides

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
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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
The Erna Low team were recently treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Channel Tunnel. This allowed us as travel advisors to find out a lot more about the services that we offer to our clients. We were taken on a full guided tour of the... Read more

Special offers

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Mountain info

Located just below the village of Arc 2000, Arc 1950 offers excellent access to the slopes and great high altitude skiing. More experienced skiers can access the Aiguille Rouge, at an altitude of over 3,000m within three lifts from the resort, while there are plenty of cruising blues above Arc 2000 for more recreational skiers.

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). New this winter: Rodeo Park, at the top of the Col de la Chal (arrival point of the Transarc gondola lift or Arcabulle chair lift): 3,000 metres of pure fun and exhilaration!

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1950m

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 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 will be happy to advise which is the most economical option for you.

Arc 1950 ski rental locations

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

Spirit 1950 Winter 2016/17 Rates

Spirit 1950 ski school is based in the centre of the village and offers personalised, English-speaking lessons with experienced, qualified instructors.


            Ski Lessons
            Children (5-13 yrs)
            Adult (14 yrs+)
            6 x Morning Group Lessons (Sun-Fri)
            6 x Afternoon Group Lessons (Sun-Fri)
            6 x Mid-day Group Lessons (Feb holidays only)


            Snowboard Lessons                      
            Ages 11yrs and over
            6 x Half-day Afternoon Group Lessons (Sun-Fri)

 A minimum of 6 participants are required for snowboard lessons to run.

            Infant (3-4 yrs) Introduction to Skiing
            Children (3-4 yrs)
            6 x Half-day Morning Kindergarten
            6 x Half-day Afternoon Kindergarten


            Junior Backcountry Lessons
            Children (12-17 yrs)
            6x Half Day Morning Group Lessons*
            6x Half Day Afternoon Group Lessons*

* Backcountry lessons include half-day lessons Sunday-Thursday and a full day on Friday

To book full day creche with lunch please book with the Cariboo Club directly.

All lessons are subject to availability.  Please note that prior to booking Spirit 1950 lessons through Erna Low, clients are required to read the Spirit 1950 booking terms & conditions.


Travel info

            Approx. distance from Calais:
            995 km
            Driving time from Calais:
            9 hrs 10 mins
            Approx tolls from Calais:
            €82.20 ea. way
            Gateway airports:
            Geneva - 153 km
            Lyon - 214 km
            Chambery - 115 km

Underground car parking int the village is independently owned, visit to book – approx. 85€/car/week but this can change depending on dates of travel; alternative free outdoor parking is available approximately 5km away (accessible by free resort bus within operating hours).

Current weather

Snow data

Current weather: Another glorious day

Fresh snow: 1cm

Last snowed: 2017-04-05

Temperature: -1°

Piste data

Piste information: The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Lower snow depth: 5cm

Upper snow depth: 155cm

Piste state: Spring snow

Off-piste snow: Best up high

Runs to resort: Spring snow

Lift information

Lifts open: 27

Lifts in total: 54

Data last updated on 2017-04-21

Snow report information from SkiClub.

Historic weather

Snow forecast



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