Pierre & Vacances offers you a wonderful ski experience in Arc 1950 through our 8 top-of-the-range residences. A car free village, free from turmoil and nuisance, our residences are built of stone, timber and stone roofing slabs, inspiring desires and well-being while offering comfortable, spacious accommodation. Services include bars, restaurants, free internet connections, individual ski lockers, outdoor pool a fitness room and much, much more.
Situated within the Les Arcs area and at the heart of the vast ski area of Paradiski, Arc 1950 offers ski lovers an incredible playground. An immense area of astonishing diversity that combines wide arcing turns with endless downhill runs. All of our residences give you direct access to the ski lifts that can take you to either Arc 1800, 1600, 2000 or the Vanoise Express.
In all apartments: Fully equipped kitchens, living room with a sofa double bed, some apartments have a fireplace, balcony or terrace with garden equipment, free WiFI internet access, satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, safe. Bed linen and towels included. Beds made on arrival.
Official classification: 5 Star Tourist Residence
Languages spoken: French, English, German & Spanish
Tourist tax (Adults and children over 13): €1.50 per person per day
Arrivals after 5pm, departures by 10am
Reception open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Spacious apartments that range from 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom
- TV, bed linen and bath towels are included in all apartments and beds are made up on arrival
- On loan from reception (subject to availability): irons, high chairs, hair driers, board games, etc
- End of stay cleaning is included (except the kitchen area)
Our largest apartments, with 2 bedrooms or more, are always the most popular and there is only a limited number available. So don't delay, book now with them directly using the links on this page.
You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Les Arcs, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Les Arcs 1950, France
Lifts & Passes
You’ll need to buy your own lift pass, when staying here. Lift passes can be booked online or bought in resort on arrival. There are many types of pass available, suited to different levels, length of stay and budget. It’s worth reading up on the options to get the most from your lift pass in summer & winter.
Also see: Ski Pass Options in Les Arcs, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Les Arcs 1950, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Les Arcs whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Les Arcs 1950, France
The closest town to Les Arcs is Bourg Saint Maurice. This is easily accessed via the funiculaire that runs everyday during the Winter and Summer seasons. There is a friendly local community and a few large supermarkets. There is also a swimming pool, train station, cinema and various bars and restuarants. It's lively throughout the year and there are some lovely local festivals and a Saturday market. To get to the funiculaire you can take the free bus (navette) to Les Arcs 1600.
The restaurants in 1950 fit into two categories: average and excellent. There are your typical Savoyard restaurants, French cuisine, pizza and tex mex so there is a little something for everyone. There are 3 that really stand out: La Vache Rouge, Le Brasserie 1950 and Les Tables de Lys. La Vache rouge is pretty recognisable because there is a giant red cow standing outside. Le Brasserie 1950 and Les Tables de Lys are both more expensive French gourmet restaurants to the right of La Vache Rouge. The Brasserie 1950 also has a breakfast menu.
Also see: Restaurants in Les Arcs 1950, France
Mont Blanc is visible from all of the Les Arcs villages. However, there is a more spectacular sight at the top of the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point of the resort. To access this breathtaking view you must take either the Cabriolet to 2000 and walk to the Varet bubble or take the Marmottes chairlift to the Varet bubble. You take the Varet bubble and then the Aiguille Rouge gondola (approx 35mins journey time in total). From here you will see a 360° view of the Alps, it is truly spectacular.
Things to Do Nearby
In the winter there is a vast skiing/snowboarding area that links up with La Plagne to create the Paradiski area, one of the largest in the world. There is freeskiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, sledging, skidooing and ice caves! In the summer there are lots of activities as well; swimming; hiking; mountain biking; cycling; horse riding; golfing etc. You will not be bored!
Also see: Things To Do in Les Arcs 1950, France
The closest Golf Club is in 1800. There are 2 courses. The Chantel 18 hole course and the Beauchet 9 hole course. If you are staying in Les Arcs they are walking distance in 1800 and can be reached by the free bus or chairlift from any other part of the resort.
Also see: Golf Courses in Les Arcs 1950, France
Les Arcs 1950 is surrounded by some of the best skiing in the world. The closest lifts are the Marmottes and the Bois de l'Ours. The Marmottes takes you just above Les Arcs 2000 and gives you easy access to the Varet bubble which takes you to the bottom of the Aiguille Rouge which can then take you to the top of the longest run in Europe. It also takes you to the Arcabulle. The Bois de l'Ours takes you back over to the otherside of the montain where you can ski down to Les Arcs 1800, 1600, and Peisey/Vallandry.Two places where you will find some of the best off piste in Europe, are the Aiguille Rouge and the Grand Col and they are easily accessible from 1950. You should always take an experienced guide or instructor with you to avoid any accidents.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les Arcs, France
There are a few bars in 1950 and a nightclub. There is Chez Luigi's right on the piste with a large sunny terrace, they show sports and have live music. There is a nightclub in the same building as Luigi's. There is also Les Belles Pintes. They have live music and is situated next door the Meli snack. The bar that is probably the busiest and the best is O'Chaud. It's frequented by most of the locals and has a fun, buzzy atmosphere.
Also see: Bars in Les Arcs 1950, France
Location: Les Arcs 1950
Star Rating: 5 Star
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Hotel