About Ski Pass Options in Les Arcs & Paradiski
There are a number of different ski passes available in Les Arcs. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Les Arcs ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Les Arcs|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 13-64 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-12 years (under 5's are free)|
|Family Pass||Family pass are for a minimum of 2 parents + 2 children (5-17 yrs) plus you can add on any extra children at the same price per person, all family members pay the child's rate.|
|DUO Pass||Passes for 2 people for 6, 7, or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time and for the same duration|
|TRIBU Pass||Passes for 3+ people for 6, 7, or 8 days for the same ski area bought at the same time and for the same duration|
|Paradiski Unlimited Pass||Full area pass including Les Arcs|
|Les Arcs Pass||Local area pass, suited to beginners and intermediates|
If you order your passes on line and want them delivered to your home please allow at least 15 days before you're coming to resort, or if you'd prefer to collect your ski passes in resort, you can order them on line up to 4 days before you arrive.
Paradiski Area ski-passes (Full area)
If you like clocking up the miles and want to explore every inch of the available terrain then the Paradiski Unlimited Pass is the only choice for you. With unlimited access to 425kms of piste, 144 lifts and 2 glaciers anyone of an intermediate ski ability and upwards would undoubtedly get great enjoyment from this pass. It allows you access to the resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and neighbouring La Plagne.
Other advantages included with the Paradiski Unlimited Pass are access to Mille8 (excluding the toboggan run and the aquafun centre), big airbag, boardercross, waterslide from March onwards, snowpark, free video in the snowpark, avalanche park, Nordic skiing, speed checks, nature pistes and night skiing. With every 6-day pass, you will also get half a day of skiing for free which is valid for the afternoon before the start of your ski pass.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les Arcs
Les Arcs Area ski-passes (Local area)
The Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry Pass is the local area pass that gives you unlimited access to all the lifts in the Les Arcs domain (including Peisey-Vallandry). There are around 200 kilometres of pistes, 54 lifts and an altitude variation from 3,250m to 1,200m; if you are quite happy skiing at your own pace or perhaps have to get back to meet your children from ski school for example, then this pass could be just what you’re after.
Other advantages included with the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry Pass are access to Mille8 (excluding the toboggan run and the aquafun centre), big airbag, boardercross, waterslide from March onwards, snowpark, free video in the snowpark, avalanche park, Nordic skiing, speed checks, nature pistes and night skiing. With every 3-day pass, you will also get a day in La Plagne.
Also see: Ski Areas in Les Arcs
Both the full area, Paradiski Unlimited Pass, and local area, Les Arcs/Vallandry Pass offer discounts for groups of skiers. If you're skiing in a group of two or three you can buy a DUO or TRIBU ski pass. Your group can be made up of adults or children, but all the passes must be bought at the same time online, for the same ski area, in one payment, to receive the discount. Children and seniors will need to show proof of age.
Family Ski Passes
Les Arcs is very proud to have been awarded "Family Plus Mountain" status for both winter and summer seasons. This means that the resort has been recognised for its high standard of accommodation, facilities and range of activities suitable for families and children. The resort also offers a discount rate for Family Ski Passes.
Family rates are available to a minimum of 2 parents + 2 children (5-17 yrs). All family members pay the child's rate. To benefit from the discount, at least 4 ski passes must be bought at the same time for the same duration and ski area. You will need to order these passes at least 2 days in advance of your arrival in resort to allow time for the order to be processed. Children and seniors require proof of age either at the moment of sale or in resort. Ages on the first day of skiing are taken into account. The passes are available from 6 to 15 days duration.
If you're learning to ski, there are a couple of lift pass offers where you can buy 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 trips on the lifts, so you don't have to spend money on a ski pass for the whole week. This applies to the Combettes chair lift in 1600, the Dahu chairlift in 1800, the Saint Jacques chairlift in 2000 and the Parchey lift in Peisey Vallandry.
Peisey Vallandry area only
If you're staying in Peisey Vallandry, you can buy a 1-day pass which gives you access to the Flocon and Cabri beginner ski areas. From Vallandry you can get 2 journeys on the Vallandry chairlift and unlimited use of the Flocon J-bar lift. From Peisey you can get 2 journeys on the Peisey chairlift and unlimited use of the Cabri J-bar lift.
Restricted Area Passes
If you're still pretty new to skiing then it is also possible to buy day or half day passes just for the lifts in certain parts of the ski area; EG. Arc 1600 + Arc 1800 (except Transarc 1 & 2), Arc 2000 + Villaroger (except Varet, Aiguille Rouge & Grand Col lilfts), Villaroger on its own and Peisey/Vallandry. So if you just want to practice your turns for a bit on some of the resorts more gentle slopes, this pass might suit you best.
Ski School and lessons
If you are a complete beginner, then it is likely that you will be joining ski school for most of your stay so it is worth discussing with them which pass option is best suited for their beginner groups. There are sometimes also special deals available on lift passes when bought in conjunction with lessons, so it’s always worth asking.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Les Arcs
Access to the snowparks in Les Arcs is included in your local area pass. If you'd like to try out the snowparks in La Plagne as well, you'll need to buy a Paradiski Unlimited pass.
Also see: Snowparks in Les Arcs
Early and late season
Discounts are available for early and late season skiing on the Les Arcs ski passes. Bear in mind though that depending on snow cover, not all of the resort may be open, in fact in the last week in April on only the highest parts of the ski area at 1950 and 2000 metres of altitude might be open.
Les Arcs offers a reduced price day pass for skiing on a Saturday with 'Samedi Je Skie'. This offer is only available on Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry ski passes.
20% discount is offered for disabled skiers upon the presentation of a disability badge, and persons accompanying a blind or wheelchair bound visitor are eligible for 50% off standard rates.
With a valid student card you can get a special rate on Les Arcs ski passes on Saturdays only.
Children under 5 are free. Proof of age required. There are also a number of free lifts available in Les Arcs, namely:
- Arc 1600: Combettes chairlift, Pierre Blanche draglift,
- Les Granges: Millerette draglift
- Arc 1800: Lapin skilift, Jardin Alpin chairlift, rolling walkway (children’s area)
- Arc 1950/Arc 2000: Cabriolet cable car
- Arc 2000: le Lac des Combes draglift, Eldorador draglift, Rhodos draglift
- Villaroger: Replat chairlift
All of the 'ski de fond' or cross-country ski trails in Les Arcs are free to use, you just need your equipment, some snacks and plenty of water.
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Les Arcs
Season passes can be bought on line and if you buy your season pass early, before the end of November, you can save around 20% from the full, public price. Check prices at time of purchase online.
Not everyone comes to Les Arcs to ski and when there are such beautiful panoramas to take in and mountain restaurants to enjoy, we can understand why. Pedestrian rates are available for one journey, one day or six days, or you can pay for an individual return trip on any one of the following pedestrian lifts:
Bourg St Maurice funicular to Arc 1600, Arc 1600: Gollet Chair, Arc 1800: Transarc Gondola & Jardin Alpin chairlift, Arc 1950: Cabriolet Gondola, Arc 2000: Varet Gondola, Aiguille Rouge Cable Car, Arcabulle, Villaroger: Replet chairlift, Vallandry Chair, Peisey Chair and the Vanoise Express Cable Car. All pedestrian passes can be bought at the Ski Pass Offices in resort.
Also see: Maps of Les Arcs
Ski a la Carte
With the "Ski à la carte" system, you no longer need to buy a predetermined number of skiing days in advance, you only pay for the days you actually ski and the payments are not debited from your account until the following month.