Tarantaise valley in Savoir
The Tarentaise area has the highest concentration of ski resorts in France. The most popular resorts in the French Alps are:
Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Champagny, Villaroger, Peisey-Vallandry)
Val d’Isère and neighbouring Tignes)
Les Trois Vallées (Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens)
Paradiski was formed in 2003 by joining the three ski resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne.
Les Arcs is linked to La Plagne with the double-decker cable car “Vanoise Express” with a capacity of 200 people. The lift stretches 1,800 m, 380 m above the valley and it takes 4 minutes to pass from one ski area to the other. Paradiski forms one giant ski resort with 121 lifts, 435 km of ski pistes where 70% of the pistes are above 2,000 m.
Les Arcs include 4 villages, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.
Les Arcs have always pioneered all that is new in winter sports, including snowboarding in Europe. Les Arcs have a near-vertical speed-skiing track which has been the setting for a number of world records (251.4 km/t). Les Arcs is like most French ski areas, a satellite city, artificially built on a hillside. The newest village is Arc 1950 which was completed in 2007.
Arc 1950, developed by Canadian resort builder Intrawest, is by far the nicest and most comfortable village. The houses are built in traditional Savoyard style in wood and stone and are today both stylish and fashionable. Arc 1950 is a car-free village with lots of French atmosphere, good restaurants, shops and cozy bars.
Every residence in Arc 1950 has direct access to the pistes and lifts.
The apartments are all luxuriously furnished and the standard is significantly higher than normally for French skiing resorts. There is free access to indoor hot tub, hammam, sauna, fitness room and outdoor heated pool.
Arc 1950 Resort Club publishes a weekly day and evening programme with various activities and entertainment in the Village such as live music, wine tasting, fireworks, horse and dog sledding.
Check out the program here