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ESF Mountain Guides, Les Arcs 1950 & 2000

Off piste guiding, ski touring, ice-climbing & heli-skiing

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In Les Arcs 1950 & 2000, ESF have over 100 ski instructors and mountain guides with years of experience between them. If you're looking to try something different for the first time or to improve your skills, what better way than with a fully qualified guide!

They offer a lot of different activities. You can go off-piste skiing, snowboarding or telemarking in the Paradiski area, which offers a very wide selection of off-piste descents well away from the ski area. Whether it’s your first time or you already have off-piste experience, they will take you on the itineraries that correspond to your level, the right place at the right time to enjoy all the fun of powder skiing! Their mountain guides are also ski instructors, so you can benefit from their advice to improve your skiing on the different types of snow and terrain you come across. Before each off-piste outing, they will show you how to use a D.V.A. (avalanche victim detector).

If you want to try ski touring, you will be amazed at all the advantages that the activity has to offer! You can go on an excursion into wide open spaces going through the remotest places and get to know a different style of off-piste skiing, while looking for THE best slopes to ski. There is also the possibility of splitboarding if you are a snowboarder.

Heliskiing is also pure adventure. The helicopter base located in Arc 2000 allows them rapid access to the nearby Italian mountain peaks (mountain law in France forbids any set-downs on French soil for leisure purposes). You'll get a choice of places to go, and the last run of the day will bring you back into France followed by the helicopter picking you up to bring you back to Les Arcs.

For all these activities ESF will lend you a backpack, DVA, shovel and probe. 

From Monday to Friday, their qualified mountain guide Isabelle proposes walks on foot or on snowshoes to discover the peaks, forests and clearings of the Paradiski area. For half days or full days, these walks last about 3hrs and anyone can do them. Enjoy the pleasure of walking and pausing to take a look around, as well as a typical Savoyard snack.

If you'd like to talk to one of the guides, you can visit their office between 17:00-18:00 every day.

Where to meet

All of ESF Les Arcs 1950 & 2000 meeting points are as follows:

Arc 1950: Pitchoune, Ourson, Flocon - bottom of the Cabriolet lift
Arc 1950: 1st Star to Competition - just next to the ESF Arc 1950 office in the centre of resort
Arc 1950: private lessons - in front of ESF Arc 1950 office
Arc 2000: for all courses - on the Olympic square in Arc 200



  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare
  • Kids' lessons
  • Suppliers of
  • Avalanche Safety Kit


  • Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Heli-Ski
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ski Touring
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Bookings for
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Guides & Instructors
  • High Mountain Guides
  • Ski Guides
  • Ski-Touring Guides
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 73700