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Resort guide to Arc 2000 - France

Modern ski in ski out resort with large accommodation blocks. Snow sure and very practical

Arc 2000 resort guide - a general overview

Arc 2000 consists of little more than large self catering accommodation blocks with swooping roof lines and surrounding snow and rock. Over recent years though catered chalets in Arc 2000 have been built also. Situated just above Arc 1950 the resort is situated a little on the edge of the Les Arcs ski area but at 2,000 metres altitude few resorts offer such easy access to high, snow sure skiing.

The majority of Arc 2000 properties are gifted with ski in/out positions and the remainder are usually no more than a couple of minutes walk from the first lift. The modern purpose built nature of the resort does mean that the village isn't the most charming of destinations but for convenience and comfort, Arc 2000 is a top choice.

The skiing is also mainly North facing in this part of the ski domain and gives expert skiers the best possible off-piste conditions. The epic 7 km run down from Aiguille Rouge to Villaroger is an East facing adventure of some two thousand vertical metres and this is easily accessible from Arc 2000. If you fancy a spot of speed skiing, the lower half of the same mountain back down to Arc 2000 is dedicated to this practice. A small fee includes helmet, goggles and long skis but does not include the courage to give it a go! We dare you.

Resort stats

425km

2,000m - 3,225m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • North facing high altitude ski in ski out resort gives best skiing conditions in the area
  • Easy access to the Aiguille Rouge mountain with its great off piste terrain
  • Good value catered chalets and self catering apartments

Cons

  • Very limited apres ski scene and no real nightlife
  • Limited shopping
  • Not the prettiest of places

Les Arcs (2000) Resort Restaurants

Generally the resorts of Les Arcs have very little in the way of restaurant choices, though there are some hidden away gems, for Savoie specialities, the Chez Eux in Arc 2000, is a well kept secret.

Les Arcs (2000) Mountain Restaurants

Like most large puropse built resorts, there is plenty of choice, though the mountain resaurants in Les Arcs can be quite unremarkable but are fine for a quick spot of lunch on the go and most have great views over the valley from their terraces. If you are after something a bit more flavoursome and charming, then it is best to head towards the lower villages. On the Vallandry side, a short taxi ride will bring you to the Ancolie, a traditional auberge with fantastic food, you will need to book ahead as it is quite small, or towards Le Pre, try the Belliou La Fumee at Pre-St-Esprit, The Ferme or the Aiguille Rouge are all friendly with very good food.

Les Arcs (2000) Apres Ski

In Arc 2000 there is The Tavern or the Red Rock.

Les Arcs (2000) Nightlife

Ditto above.

Les Arcs (2000) Resort Map

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  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Map marker 453dea188bab96b378528958d3eb238715efc6522f6222fc7af2c570aa899787 Property
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