Things to do in Les Arcs

Off Piste Guided Skiing & Touring

From December to February off piste guided skiing and touring is a truly beautiful way to experience the mountain in winter; away from other people. Make your way up, skinning, and enjoy an unforgettable downhill run. Beginners and experts can choose from different itinerary’s to suit.  Guides des Arcs also offers ice climbing.  Guides Des Arcs Website

Spas and Beauty Treatments

Les Sources de Marie, Les Arcs 1950

Heated indoor pool, a sauna, steam room, massage therapy and beauty treatments.  Deep Nature Spa is at Les Sources de Marie in Les Arcs 1950. Two treatment rooms, which includes a double. Herbal tea provided.

Open from mid-December to the end of April every day from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call +33 4 79 04 34 34, email [email protected] or visit the website for more information.

Le Golf Les Arcs

Three star hotel in Arc 1800 offers 3 restaurants and a Deep Nature Spa. Sauna, steam room, relaxation room, indoor relaxation pool and whirlpool alongside algotherm treatments such as massages, body treatments and facials.  Conventional treatments and the “Premier Spa” for children from 6 to 15. Advisable to book. Open every day from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 8pm, in winter.

Phone +33 4 79 41 43 41, email : [email protected] or visit Le Golf Les Arcs website

Heli-Skiing or Pleasure Flights

Heli Mountains based in Les Arcs 2000 offers pleasure flights or heli-skiing in and around the area.  Helicopter drops with a Mountain Guide.  Heli-skiing finishes with lunch in a typical local restaurant.

Go Bowling in Les Arcs 1800!

For a bit of night time entertainment or aprés ski; there is a bowling centre in L’Arc 1800 where a bar and snacks are also on hand.  Open throughout the winter season December to April.

Les Arcs 2000 Igloo Village

The Igloo Village in Arc 2000 is the biggest in France.

Inside the Igloo Village is an ice sculpture gallery, bars, a restaurant and a dance floor.

Enjoy a break from skiing at one of the ice bars open from 10.00 to 16.30.  Have a coffee on the terrace whilst soaking up the sun or venture into the giant igloo to enjoy the indoor bar where the chairs are carved in ice.

The restaurant opens between 19:00 to 20:30 and is reservation only.  Begin your evening with a glass of mulled wine followed by a delicious Savoyard meal of fondue.

You can even spend the night at the ice hotel, on a bed of ice in a giant igloo.  Rooms can sleep 2 or 4 people.   Sleep in snug sleeping bags at 2000 metres above sea level!

The ice cave gallery contains ice animals, mermaids and other sea creatures carved out of the walls, open from from 10.00 to 16.30.  Adults: 5 euros, Children – 12 years: 4 euros, Children – 6 years: free.

Pedestrians can get to the Igloo Village by taking a brisk snowshoe walk.

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Toboganning is great fun for children and adults alike!  Paradiski has a 4 toboggan runs.

The toboggan run in the Rodéo Park at Arc 2000 is 3km, and you can speed down it all day until the runs close.


Mille8 is a new area in Arc 1800 which will open until 7.30pm every day, 8.30pm on Thursdays.

There is a toboggan run, an illuminated and themed discovery trail in the forest, a freestyle snow park, a beginners area and a secure children’s play area. Inside the Aquafun Centre will be a pool, bubbling massage beds, whirlpools, cascades, caves, water games area for children, a wellness centre and a fitness centre.

Walkers and skiers will both be able to access Mille8 via a new 8-person cable car (Télécabine des Villards) from Arc 1800.  Entry to the ski area is included in all ski passes.  Yay!

Bars and Restaurants

There are plenty of bars and restaurants available to you in Les Arcs 2000, Les Arcs 1950, Les Arcs 1950, Les Arcs 1600 and Villa Roger alike. We have listed some on our blog post “Paradiski Restaurants” to help you choose!

Snow Shoeing

If you like hiking, you will love snow-shoeing!   Hire some snow shoes from many of the ski hire/sports shops around the area.   Take a guided tour for a full or half day with a local guide, off the beaten track to discover the forests and animals of the area.

Evolution2 offers guided snow showing and more


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