Les Arcs Family Guide
Les Arcs is a great resort for families and as such has been recognised by Ski France with their Family Plus Mountain label. The family-friendly apartments are often ski-in/ski-out and offer great convenience to families looking for easy access to a large ski area.
There are four different villages in Les Arcs, each has a unique offering for families. The largest Arc – 1800 - is probably best for families with older children, it has a great variety of entertainment on offer and plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs for evening entertainment – check out our Aprés Guide for the lowdown. Arc 1600 is a little more traditional and offers a quieter base for families to enjoy a relaxing stay in Les Arcs. Arc 2000 is the furthest of the group but still offers great access to the Paradiski area. Le Village Arc 1950 is our favourite spot for families to stay. The resort is pedestrianised and has its own ski school and kids club as well as plenty of facilities such as the swimming pools, kids' corner, loans of board games and PlayStations to keep the kids entertained.
The are a number of child-minding and babysitting services in all four bases and the Cariboo Club in Arc 1950 accepts babies from 9 months to children of 13 yrs. They offer both indoor and outdoor activities and get kids on skis for the first time. There are also ski schools operating in each of the four bases. You’ll find Ecole du Ski Francis (ESF) at Arc 1600, 1800 and 2000 and Spirit is the ski school of Arc 1950, all of them offer lessons with English speaking instructors. There are also nursery facilities in each resort but the minimum age varies in each so check your little ones will be accepted before booking accommodation.