Overview

322 Rooms
2.75 hours Transfer time
Self-catering Board basis

A traditionally styled ski in, ski out 5-star apartment village in Arc 1950, although European in design there's definitely a North American influence. Eight residences surround the pedestrianised centre, which you can ski through all winter - certainly a novel experience. The locker rooms open directly onto the slopes so you can ski to and from your accommodation each day. Snowsure Arc 1950 is hard to beat for its convenience; restaurants, shops and boutiques are all on site so you won't have far to go if you decide to eat out some nights rather than cook yourself.

The apartments are spacious with great facilities, you'll have the mountain feel and sociable space of a chalet without having to share. There are 4 heated outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, hammam and a fitness studio. All eight apartment blocks have access to these facilities with a Deep Nature Spa also onsite for an additional charge. There's an indoor to outdoor pool in the Princes des Cimes building (which was renovated last season - 2016/17) so make sure you book here if you want direct access to this pool as not all residences can use this facility.

For a true ski in, ski out experience these self-catering arc 1950 Le Village apartments give you the freedom for a fantastic ski break. The entire village is skiable, your own little winter retreat.

What we like

- Ski in, ski out village, step onto the slopes from the heated boot rooms.
- 4 outdoor swimming pools as well as hot tubs, sauna and hammam to watch the world go by from.
- 100m2 Deep Nature Spa with ice and volcanic caves as well as massage and beauty treatments, there is an additional charge for this.
- Freedom of self-catering apartments, but still great service with great lobby area and staff.

Worth knowing

- All residences have access to the 4 heated outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, hammam and fitness studio, however, only the Hameau du Glacier, Prince des Cimes, Refuge du Montagnard and Jardin de la Cascade have access to the indoor to outdoor pool in the Prince des Cimes building.
- A €500 deposit will be taken on arrival and refunded after inventory at the end of your stay.
- There is a tourist tax of €2.90 per person per night payable locally.

Features

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Fabulous Ski Resort My husband and I visited here in March 2018 for a weeks skiing holiday. The hotel is brilliant. The apartment was very spacious and comfortable with all the amenities required should you stay self... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Summer in the Alps London, United Kingdom We stayed in a well appointed 2 bed apartment for 2 weeks. Ample room for 4 people but it would have been a squeeze for 6. Clean and comfortable with a reasonable sized kitchen. We made good use... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
Arc 1950 Twickenham, United Kingdom Excellent use of out of season ski resort presenting wide range of activities for all the family. Great free resources (tennis/table tennis) and range of organised events (aqua fit very good... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

View on map

Eight apartment blocks surround a pedestrianised village centre full of restaurants, shops and bars. There's a supermarket in the village as well as ski rentals and ski schools. Wherever you stay it's ski in, ski out and you can ski right through the village for the majority of the winter.

  • Ski region
    Paradiski
  • Distance to slopes
    Ski in, ski out
  • Distance to Village
    In village centre

Rooms

Each studio or apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette, in the 2 bedroom apartments or larger there is also a Nespresso machine. The kitchenettes are all open plan with the living room. There also a TV, basic WiFi and a sofa bed in each apartment. 

There are standard and superior apartments available, the superiors have more space, are better placed within the village complex and have upgraded fixtures.

Studio

The studios have a sofa bed or two single beds in the lounge area as well as a bathroom with separate toilet.

Approx. 25-30m2, sleeps max. 2

One bedroom apartment

The bedroom has a double or two single beds, there's also a bathroom with separate toilet.

Approx. 36-46m2, sleeps max. 4

Two bedroom apartment

One bedroom has a double bed and the other has single beds. There's a bath, a shower and two toilets. Some apartments are split over two levels.

Approx. 51-62m2, sleeps max. 6

Three bedroom apartment

One bedroom has a double bed and the other two bedrooms have two single beds in each. There's a bath, a shower and two toilets. Some are split over two levels.

Approx. 65-75m2, sleeps max. 8

Four bedroom apartment

One bedroom has a double bed, the other three bedrooms have twin beds. There are two showers, a bath and two toilets. Some are split level.

Approx. 90-105m2, sleeps max. 10

*please note balcony access is restricted during winter 2017/2018; you won't have a balcony*

Facilities

  • Complimentary basic WiFi is available throughout the residences
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Sauna
  • Hammam
  • Fitness room
  • 1000m2 Deep Nature Spa
  • Heated boot room
  • Cleaning is included - you need to do your dishes still
  • Le Cariboo's Club - creche and nursery for children
  • Pedestrianised village centre full of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a supermarket

Board basis

Self-catering

Safety advice

Please be advised that safety standards with regards to balconies differ in France and on occasion, you may be allocated a room whereby the balcony is lower than we would expect in the UK.

For your own safety, please ensure that you take care when on the balcony and do not lean on or over the railings. If you have children below the age of 12 in your party, please ensure that they are supervised and not left unattended at any time.

Resort guide

Les Arcs

The resort
Resort height - 1,600 - 2,120m
Highest point - 3,226m

Ski area
Les Arcs local area - 200km
Paradiski ski area - 425km

Slopes
Les Arcs is best for intermediate and advanced skiers. Though beginners are also well catered for. The link with La Plagne gives the ski area 425km of pistes. However, the lift is on the outer reaches of both Les Arcs and La Plagne. To get from Les Arcs accommodation to the centre of La Plagne requires a lot of mileage so you may not want to do this every day.

Green runs 5%
Blue runs 52%
Red runs 29%
Black runs 14%

Lifts
Les Arcs - 51
Paradiski - 141

Season length - mid-December till the end of April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 4/5
Fast lifts - 4/5
Après - 2/5
Eating out - 3/5
Convenience - 4/5
Snow - 4/5  

Activities
Bowling | swimming | ice skating | paragliding | snowshoeing | cinema | tobogganing | winter walking | igloo village | dog sledding | ski joering | ski touring | cross-country skiing

Transfer times
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery tend to be available on the weekends only, we use Geneva as our main airport.

Geneva - 2 hours 45 minutes
Chambery - 1 hour 4 minutes

Les Arcs local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £143
6 day lift pass from £242

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