The village of 1950 is exceptionally pretty. If Disney were to design an Alpine village, 1950 is what they would create. The village is completely pedestrianised and you can easily walk/ski from the top to the bottom. It is located just underneath the village of 2000 and is in the middle of the pistes. You can ski in and ski out of 1950.
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 restaurants. 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.