About the Lift System in Les Arcs
Les Arcs forms part of the Paradiski ski area, together with La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry. With 425km of pistes to ski in the Paradiski area the lift system gives you access to all of these pistes.
Les Arcs itself comprises over 200km of ski runs (1 green, 53 blues, 33 reds and 18 blacks), all connected by an network of lifts and gondolas. Les Arcs has 49 ski lifts, these lifts marked on the piste map using straight black lines are of four types; button tow/drag, chair, telecabine and telepherique. They have the corresponding abbreviations:
TK - téléski (drag)
TS - télésiege (chair)
TC - télécabine (gondola)
TPH - téléphérique (cable car)
For télécabine think bubble car and for téléphérique think cable car. Anything prefixed/suffixed with “Express” means a 6 person modern fast chair lift.
Many of the lifts are also open during the summer; giving access to hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, paragliders and those who simply wish to enjoy the incredible view. In this section we hope to keep you up-to-date with the latest lift and piste info.