- Easy access to variety of ski areas
- Pistes to suit all skiing/snowboarding abilities - take the funicular to Arc 1600 to start skiing
- Direct rail links from the UK
Bourg Saint Maurice Information
Bourg Saint-Maurice is the main town in the Tarentaise Valley and is surrounded by numerous ski resorts that together attract more than 10 million skiers each year. If you are looking for a slightly different ski holiday experience to a traditional resort, then this lively and active town is the one for you.
Those who enjoy skiing as well as soaking up the surroundings will be in their element. As well as lots of amenities including restaurants, bars, a cinema and museum, Bourg-Saint-Maurice offers access to the vast Paradiski ski area as well as La Rosière and Val d'Isère.
As well as great amenities in the town, Bourg-Saint-Maurice is also exceptionally easy to get to. Visitors can take the direct high-speed Eurostar service from London St Pancras. As well as being quick and convenient, travellers also find this trip a pleasant experience and a part of their holiday.
LES ARCS SKI AREA
Bourg Saint-Maurice is directly linked by the 'Arc-en-ciel' funicular railway to Arc 1600 and is only a few minutes’ drive from some of the world's other leading ski areas, including La Plagne, Tignes, Val d'Isère and La Rosière.
The funicular railway from the town reaches Arc 1600 in only 7 minutes and runs every 20 minutes from 07:30. Although there is no ski run back to Bourg Saint-Maurice the funicular usually runs until 20:00 Mon - Thurs and 21:00 Fri - Sun, so no need to rush back.
From Arc 1600 you can explore the 425km of terrain that is one of the world's largest ski area.
Les Arcs is part of the large ‘Paradiski’ ski area and is the 2nd largest connected skiing area in the world. Paradiski has excellent facilities and with its huge variation in altitude (1200m-3250m) and with over 70% of the area being above 2000m, there is a multitude of different types of scenery and piste to explore. This impressive lift-linked ski area is formed of 18 ski resorts (the first 7 below in Les Arcs and the other 11 in La Plagne):
- Arc 1600
- Arc 1800
- Arc 1950
- Arc 2000
- Peisey Vallandry
- Bourg St Maurice
- Plagne Montalbert
- Plagne Bellecote
- Les Coches
- Champagny en Vanoise
- Belle Plagne
- Plagne 1800
- Plagne Soleil
- Aime la Plagne
- Plagne Centre
- Plagne Villages
Les Arcs offers experts some tough descents beneath the Aiguille Rouge. For intermediates, the greatest concentration of blue and red runs are above Arc 1800 and lead down to the villages of Peisey-Vallandry. There are nursery slopes close to all of the Les Arcs villages, but some of the best green runs can be found in La Plagne. La Plagne has a further 225km of pistes - access via the Vanoise Express double-decker cable car (world’s largest cable car) which is in the village of Peisey-Vallandry. This takes you across to Montchavin (La Plagne).
Arc 1600 is south-west facing and offers numerous tree-lined slopes down to the villages below resort level. This ski area holds its own snow well but is also well served by snow cannons, meaning skiing back to the village is not a problem. The Mont Blanc chairlift in Arc 1600 has been replaced by a new, bigger and faster chairlift. The new detachable lift provides direct access to the ‘Les Deux Têtes’ area. The old ‘Les 2 Têtes’ and ‘Pierre Blanche’ ski lifts, which the new lift replaces, have been removed. This new lift service is designed to improve skier-flow around Les Arcs and make it easier for people to get from Arc 1600 to Arc 1800 and Arc 2000. There is also a 2-minute gondola (Cabriolet) to take you between Arc 1950 and Arc 2000, which is free.
Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page (21/22):
Les Arcs/Peisey local area
200km of pistes, 54 lifts, 123 slopes:
Green slopes: 10
Blue slopes: 55
Red slopes: 42
Black slopes: 18
LES ARCS SKIING
LES ARCS BEGINNERS
There are 10 green slopes in Les Arcs:
- Vezaille, Millerette, Piste des Animaux in Arc 1600
- Step by step progression zone 1-3 steps (first slides, turns and runs) at Les Cabnes in Mille 8 in Arc 1800
- Low KL, Marais in Arc 2000
- Flocon, Cabri in Peisey Vallandry
Across Les Arcs, there are ‘ski tranquille’ beginner zones including on the treeline area above Peisey-Vallandry (look out for these on the piste map). You'll be pleased to know there are around 10 free beginner lifts in Arc 1800, Arc 2000 and Villaroger. Unfortunately none currently in Arc 1600 but this may change with the new Club Med Les Arcs Panorama.
Paradiski doesn't actually have many 'green' runs (only 12) but they use some of the blue runs like greens as they are gentle enough to be greens, e.g 'Forêt' down to Vallandry is labelled as ‘a beginner’s dream’. In all sectors there are long, wide blue runs to move on to. Much of the Arc 2000 bowl is also great progression territory.
LES ARCS INTERMEDIATES
Intermediates are sure to love the blue and red runs in Les Arcs, and there's plenty of them! One particular strength of the area (mainly above 1600/1800) is that most main routes have easy and more difficult alternatives, making it good for mixed-ability groups.
The fantastic 'Malgovert' run into Arc 1600 is often quiet and is accessible from the top of the Comborciere chairlift however its a Natur' run, so ungroomed, so best suited to more confident skiers.
The long run into Villaroger is apparently very rewarding and worth a try.
LES ARCS EXPERTS
Paradiski has a pretty decent number of black slopes for experts (with just over half in Les Arcs and 4 in Arc 1600 itself), many being ungroomed Natur' runs which is a plus or minus depending on your level!
If you want to try the impressive and demanding longest run in the world, then head to the top of the Aiguille Rouge cable car in Arc 2000. Here you will find the Aiguille Rouge black run which is 16km long!
For the mogul lovers out there, head to the top of the Comboriciere and Ours black runs. They are steep and demanding and are accessible via the Arc 1800 lifts.
LES ARCS OFF-PISTE
Les Arcs deserves its very good reputation for fantastic off-piste skiing. The powder is excellent, due to the resort being spread over a large area, a lot of which is not touched by lift systems. Arc 2000 offers truly amazing off-piste possibilities.
The main off-piste area is the Aiguille Rouge glacier (in Arc 2000), where you have the longest run in the resort at 7km, with a 2100m vertical drop! The most popular runs can be found on the north face with an immense area of off-piste skiing in the direction of Villaroger.
For novices, from the top of the Dos Rond there is a gentle off-piste slope that follows the Les Bauches blue. There is also an eay route from Col de la Chal down towards Nancroix.
LES ARCS SNOWBOARDERS
Les Arcs is a hot spot and firm favourite with snowboarders, where many of the Pros choose to come. Les Arcs offers brilliant freeriding including steeps, trees, gullies, natural jobs and hits. Arc 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry offer the best wide-open rolling slopes for beginners and intermediates.
LES ARCS SNOWPARKS
You will find Les Arcs' Apocalypse Parc (snowpark named after Regis Rolland for the cult film 'Apocalypse Snow') between Arcs 1600 and Arc 1800 and is served by a snowboarder-friendly J-bar lift. For years now this has been one of the most advanced parks in the French Alps and is on a par with the main park at Avoriaz which is highly rated. If you're after snowcross runs, you will find them below Col de la Chal at Arc 2000 or above Plan-Peisey.
From Arc 1600, take the Cachettes chairlift then join the Belvédère piste to reach the SnowPark chairlift.
From Arc 1800, take the Vagère chairlift and follow the Arpette.
From Arc 2000, you have to go downhill to Arc 1950 to catch the Bois de l’Ours chairlift then go back down on the other side towards Arc 1600. You then have a choice of several pistes of different levels to get to the Snowpark.
LES ARCS CROSS-COUNTRY
The ski area of Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry has 55km of cross-country trails (131km in La Plagne also).
In Arc 1600 there is a loop starting at Courbaton, the top of the funicular.
In Arc 1800 a trail starts from the top of the Jardin Alpin chairlift.
In Arc 2000 the trail begins near the ESF 2000 ski school office.
Each trail is free to use and is approximately 5km in length.
However, for the best of the best cross-country skiing you need to be further down the valley in the Peisey-Nancroix Nordic area (Peisey-Vallandry), at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park – 44km of well kept and marked trails await you. There are also paths here for walkers, snowshoe trails and toboggan runs. You do have to purchase a pass to use these trails, but the good thing is that any profit they make purely goes into the daily upkeep of these beautiful trails.
LES ARCS IN BAD WEATHER
If the weather turns bad, the clouds creep in and the snow falls heavy it can be hard to know where to ski. Avoid the high and open glaciers at all costs. The trick is to head for the tree-lined slopes as they provide definition when the slopes and the sky merge into one and everything seems white! Head to the lower resorts of Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry.
From the top of the Chantel and Les Villards chairlifts, you can take some long blue slopes through the trees from Arc 1800 to Arc 1600. La Plagne Montalbert is another safe beat with gentle blues that cut through the trees and as you will be lower here you may even completely miss the high cloud causing the bad weather. There are also plenty of trees to be found in Vallandry, Plan Peisey and Montchavin/Les Coches.
Bourg Saint Maurice Ski Hire
Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.
We have selected Sport 2000 to ensure that only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers. More information on ski hire.
We have a conveniently located hire shop in Bourg Saint Maurice for all your ski and snowboard equipment needs. Our hire shop is located 200m from Le Coeur d'Or, within the Super U shopping area (just off of Route des Arcs). We offer competitive prices and special offers are also available. Pre-booking your equipment hire will allow you to save precious skiing time once in the resort and means you can budget for your ski holiday, knowing that it is already book and paid for.
Bourg Saint Maurice Lift Passes
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You have the choice to purchase a ski pass which covers the whole ski area or the smaller local ski area. We suggest that you purchase the larger area lift pass, unless a complete beginner, as shown in our table below.
Lift pass delivered FREE to your home. Book your lift pass for Les Arcs at least 14 days prior departure and we can arrange hands-free lift passes delivered to your home, meaning you can ski straight through the gates, giving you more piste time - at no extra cost! Please note you will not be required to hand over a voucher at the kiosk in resort (non applicable for free passes as you will be asked for a photo and a proof of age on site). Conditions apply. Please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for more details.
Half day and day passes available to buy locally (in €):
These short duration passes are available to book in resort on your arrival, in euros.
Les Arcs has rebranded their lift passes for the 19/20 season so they have different names and different inclusions:
'Premium' (Paradiski) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
Day - €56 children, €69 adults
Pass includes unlimited access to Paradiski, priority queues, Aiguille Rouge queue cutter (1 turn per day), entry to Aquatic centre (1 entry), first tracks (1 time), unlimited luge at 2000 & 1800, ice cave (1 time), families torchlit descent (1 time)
'Essential' (Paradiski) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
Day - €49 children, €61 adults
Pass includes unlimited access to Paradiski, priority queues, Aiguille Rouge queue cutter (50% off), first tracks (50% off), luge at 2000 & 1800 (50% off), ice cave (1 time), families torchlit descent (1 time)
Other extras in the Essential and Premium passes only:
Bourg St Maurice - Entry to swimming pool at the childs rate
Peisey Vallandry - Entry to cinema at childs rate, free days cross country skiing and equipment loan, 15% discount on snowshoe outings (except Saturday)
Arc 1800 - Reductions on spa treatments/products, reductions to intro ski touring on Tuesdays, reductions on snowshoe outings (except Saturday), a bowling game at childs prices from Sat-Mon, reduction on intro to ski jouring on Mondays, reductions on 1800 pool, reductions on Nama Springs.
Arc 1950 - for 2 entries to the Deep Nature Spa, the 3rd is free plus reduction on treatments
Arc 2000 - free entry to ice cave, reduction on Yooner activity, bowling 1 game paid = 1 game free Sat-Mon, reduction on mini skidoo.
'Classic' (Les Arcs) ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 19/20:
1/2 day - €35 children, €43 adults
Day - €44 children, €54 adults
Pass covers Les Arcs ski area only
Extension to cover La Plagne is €20 per day
Bourg Saint Maurice Ski School
Ski school for children is available to book from 3.5 years to 12 years in Bourg St Maurice with Ski Collection. 3.5-4.5 year olds will go into Club Piou Piou. Children can learn to snowboard from 8 years+.
For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.
Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.
We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.
BSM Private Lessons (17/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)
Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Ski Collection cannot pre-book these.
From €45 for 1 hour for 1-2 pers
From €60 for 1 hour for 3 pers
From €75 for 1 hour for 4 pers
From €90 for 1 hour for 5 pers
Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change
ESF Arc 1600 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Tel: 00 33 4 79 07 43 09
Child Daycare Arc 1600 (La Cachette)
The Children’s club, situated in La Cachette hotel, welcomes children from the age of 4 months to 12 years. The club is open everyday, except Saturdays, from 08:30-18:00.
Baby Club: for little ones from 4 months to 2 years old, indoor activities and outings.
Mini-Club: for children from 4 to 6 years old. Outings and ski discovery are organised with French Ski School instructors. The ski equipment is provided by the hotel.
Kid’s club: for the older ones from 7 to 12 years old. You will be amazed at how much progress they can make with full-day ski lessons!
Please note: places are limited, and children of guests at the Cachette hotel have priority.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 70 50
La Halte-Garderie Pomme D'api in Bourg St Maurice
Open Monday-Friday. Usual times as follows:
Mon – 08:30-12:00, 13:15-17:30
Tues - 08:30-17:30
Wed – 08:30-12:00
Thurs – 08:30-17:30
Fri - 08:30-17:30
Children under 18 months: either Morning 08:30-13:30 or Afternoon 11:15-16:15
Children over 18 months: can stay a minimum 6 hours, maximum 8 hours. Times must be specified.
Contact: +33 (0)4 79 07 59 31
79 St Michel
Bourg Saint Maurice
Bourg St Maurice Resort Activities
Bourg St Maurice Urban Art
When visiting this beautiful area, check out the urban art that has brightened up the village ahead of the 2021/22 season. Highlighted in several projects, there are huge frescoes on the ground in two of the village streets and a 200m 'free expression' wall.
Bourg St Maurice Mineral Museum
The Mineral Museum, at Bourg Saint Maurice, presents from across this unique region, the ancestral activities of the crystal makers, kilns and the crystals...
Bourg St Maurice Cinema
Avenue Maréchal leclerc
Tel. 04 79 07 09 15
Bourg St Maurice Heated indoor swimming pool
A covered pool 25m, with sunroof and large bay window overlooking the greenery soothing. 1 sauna (on reservation maximum 2 persons).
Remember to bring your speedos (shorts not allowed).
Nautical center, 3 avenue du Stade
Activities in Les Arcs
If you want to spend time in any of the Les Arcs village in the evening then the last shuttle buses leave Les Arcs 1800, 1950 or 2000 to go to Les Arcs 1600 (ready for the funicular journey back to Bourg St Maurice) at around 8.30pm. This gets you to the last funicular for 9pm. During the week, it maybe that funicular shuts around 8pm…in which case the last bus would be around 7.30pm.
There are many more activities, pubs and restaurants to explore in Les Arcs village so you don’t need to stay in Bourg St Maurice in the evenings if you want to try something new. Stay in your ski boots after skiing or come back on the funicular earlier on in the day, get changed and take the funicular back up and then a bus to any of Les Arcs villages.
Mille8: A new experience in the heart of Les Arcs 1800!
Big changes have happened in Arc 1800 with several new ski lifts plus activities including an aquatic centre, and snow sports areas such as a tubing run, a fun trail course for all abilities, a beginners' area, discovery trail and a children’s practice area.
All of Mille8's developments were completed early 2016, with the new Carreley 6-seater high-speed chair lift and lodge with slope side restaurant (Le Lodge), golf simulator and dance floor. With Mille8, Les Arcs has completely re-invented ‘apres-ski’. Mille8 is served by the brand new dedicated Villards gondola, and remains accessible every day until at least 7.30pm.
- LA LUGE- choose your toboggan, hop on the Villards gondola (accessible to pedestrians/skiers) and get ready for the adrenaline fuelled ride down 900m of twists and turns with a dash through the illuminated tunnel at the finish line. Open from 2pm-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LES CABANES - a beautiful ski run winding its way through the forest with wooden cabins, lights, and sound. Don't miss out on the Giant Xylophone. Open from 9am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LES BOSSES - a freestyle run with an abundance of fun modules and snow-sculptures for all levels. Scan your pass at top and your run will be filmed! Open from 11am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LE CUBE - a safe and protected area to help beginners for all ages gain confidence served by a covered and easy to use magic carpet lift. There are stunning views over Mont Blanc. Open from 9.30am-7.30pm daily with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week. Hop on the Villards gondola for access (accessible to pedestrians/skiers).
- LES PINGOUINS - a dedicated environment for children to progress and play, featuring igloos, a sledging area and a magic carpet. FREE access. Open from 11am-5pm (5.30pm from February).
- LES SAPINS - starting at Le Lodge and winding through the forests, the Sapins footpath offers walkers a unique ambiance and areas to relax, rest, or take in the exploits on nearby ski and toboggan runs. Open from 9.30am-5pm daily.
- LA PISCINE - a stunning new 3800 square metre indoor aquatic centre directly on the piste with breath-taking views over Mont Blanc … A stunning indoor swimming with Jacuzzis, whirlpools, waterfalls, slide, water play area for children and grottos. A wellness and fitness centre with saunas, steam baths, and a gym. For easy access, a new covered walkway and elevator whisk clients directly from Arc 1800 to the LA PISCINE aquatic centre. Open from 11am-7.30pm daily (except Sats 2pm-7pm) with opening until 8.30pm 3 nights per week.
- LE LODGE - is right in the centre of Mille8 slopes and a great place to meet up. It’s a restaurant, snack bar, a dance floor and an events location. The restaurant creates chic brasserie food, elegant and refined French cuisine. A prestigious wine list and producers in the restaurant regularly to talk about French wines. Open from 9.30am-7pm daily with opening until 11pm 3 nights per week. Hop on the Villards gondola for access (accessible to pedestrians/skiers).
Access to Mille8 is included with the following ski and pedestrian lift passes of any duration: Les Arcs, Peisey- Vallandry, Paradiski Unlimited. The aquatic centre, restaurant and luge are available at a supplement.
Sledging at Rodeo Park
The Rodeo Park in Les Arcs offers fantastic sledging fun. At the top of the Col de Chal you can make your way down the new 3km long toboggan track with a 400m vertical drop, enjoying the thrills and excitment of every twist and turn!
Open Sunday – Thursday 1pm-4.30pm with extended opening hours every Wednesday for night time toboggan rides! Included in your entry to the Rodeo Park is helmet and toboggan hire. Free entry to all adults with a valid lift pass. Children must be 10 years or older and be over 125cm tall, must be accompanied by an adult.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 04 24 00. Prices and more information are available at the lift pass offices in resort.
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Bourg St Maurice Ski Activities
Cross-country in Paradiski
There are also plenty of cross-country skiing routes available in Les Arcs and Peisey. The closest route departs from the funicular train departure point in Arc 1600. In Arc 1800 a loop starts from the top of the Jardin Alpin chairlift and in Arc 2000 leaves from the main area on the lower slopes.
Free of charge and open to all for all the loops 30 kilometres of maintained pistes , marked out all season long by the teams of the Société des Montagnes de l’Arc.
Water Slide in Les Arcs
A good laugh for spectators and a wealth of unforgettable memories for anyone brave enough to throw themselves down the run and across the 15 metre-long pool (50cm deep) without taking a tumble!
Boarder Cross Plan Vert in Les Arcs
A series of “oops” and banked turns on a totally dedicated route; 2 courses at different levels of difficulty for you to experience at your own pace! Piste du Plan Vert – Vallée d’Arc 2000.
Boarder Gliss and Rey Park in Les Arcs
At the top of the Peisey chair lift, you’ll find 2 courses for you to have fun on. Accessible to all levels.
Nature Runs in Les Arcs
Natural runs made safe and signposted by ski patrollers, but without any grooming to spoil the authentic atmosphere of the area. Designed for very good skiers: Varet, Crêtes, Dou de l’Homme, Lanches, Robert Blanc, Génépi, Bois de l’Ours, les Bosses, les 2 Têtes and Malgovert. Skiing in its natural state!
Piste Milka in Les Arcs
Located in Arc 1800, this little route tells you all about the mountain flora and fauna. A fun way to arrive in Arc 1800, with information panels and animal silhouettes.
Speed test - in Arc 2000
A special area for you to test your speed, located near the start of the Plagnettes chair lift, where you can test how fast you ski: timing bays with speed displayed at the finishing line (this speed test is one of the initiatives for making people aware of what constitutes dangerous behaviour on the slopes.)
An area totally dedicated to raising awareness of avalanche research and the dangers of off-piste skiing. Located at the Col de la Chal on a major busy crossing point in the ski area, the park is easy to access and there is no charge.
Snowpark in Les Arcs
Whether you're a total beginner, an experienced skier or boarder, a pro-rider or simply a spectator, head to the Apocalypse Parc in the middle of the ski area between Arc 1600 and Arc 1800.
Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.
Bourg-Saint-Maurice Tourist Office
105 Place de la Gare
73700 Bourg Saint Maurice
Tel: 0033 479 071 257
Les Arcs Resort News and Events 2021/22
- The funicular that has taken skiers and snowboarders directly into Arc 1600 from the valley floor — where the Eurostar also stops — has had a complete face-lift for the coming winter season. The funicular is just a seven-minute ride from Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs, and now a new metal structure covering the station and waiting area, as well as new trains with glass roofs to make the journey more comfortable. Screens will broadcast real-time images from the webcams dotted around the mountains of Les Arcs and there will be a manned, comprehensive information centre and ticket desk.
- Folie Douce is open in Arc 1800 with a modern style. 3 restaurants to welcome a total of 1100 pers/day in 2000 m2: la Fruitière, developed by Chef Franck Mischler for a delicious combination of local recipes without altering them in an original and authentic decor. La Petite Cuisine, relaxed, friendly, gourmet and chic self-service. The Butcher, high quality snacking mode. The highest Cabaret in the world every day, with an outdoor 360°-scene for 1 hour (from 13h30) and electronic music during the Clubbing from 15h to 17h. Located at the top of the leisure zone Mille8, it will be accessible with Les Villards télécabine or on foot from Arc 1800. Accessible on ski from anywhere else on the ski area. Open every day until 19h with a late opening on Thursday evening, la Folie Douce invites any generation to live intense moments. Concept adapted and accessible to any customers, family, young and not so young!
Events in Bourg-Saint-Maurice and main Les Arcs:
- 17th - 19th December 2021 - Christmas Market in the town hall square in Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
- 11th - 18th December 2021 - Les Arcs film festival. The unmissable cinema event for starting ski season!
- 24th December 2021 - Night of lanterns and opportunity to meet Santa Claus before his night of madness!
- 28th December 2021 - Storytelling Day! This day of tales enhances the magic of Christmas with staged storytelling.
- 31st December 2021 - End the year in style with ice night.
- 14th January 2022 - Les Arcs Pierre Blanche. If you get a thrill from ski mountaineering and you’d like to try the night-time experience, La Pierre Blanche is the race made for you!
- 6th February 2022 - MTB Winter Cup Les Arcs. An adrenaline-filled downhill run on a mountain bike at more than 100 kph on snow.
- 6th March 2022 - La Belle Aventure Les Arcs (The Great Les Arcs climb) is a free, night-time ski-touring excursion that is open to everyone. At nightfall, by the light of your torch and the stars you can take part in this Belle Aventure.
- 14th March 2022 - Electronic Peak Festival. After having received 12 artists on 6 events in 2019 including Synapson and Manu le Malin during the main sold-out evening on Friday, the Electronic Peak festival is back!
- 19th March 2022 - Les Arcs Star Trail - Over a course of nearly 11km and with 710m of positive height difference, challenge yourself by taking part in the first foot race on a groomed piste between Arc 1800 and Arc 1950.
- 11th April 2022 - Ski2Bike. The 4th ski-bike relay, the only one of its kind in France, will be run on 11 April 2021 for an all-adrenaline downhill rush from Les Arcs to Bourg Saint Maurice. What could be better than changing from skis to a bike to mark the transition from winter to spring?
- 14th - 17th April 2022 - Winter Festislack Les Arcs - The Winter Festislack is coming back to Les Arcs for 4 days. Discover a festival unlike any other, organised by the Slack’I’Cîmes association.
- 30th April 2022 - La Montée du Funi des Arcs. To celebrate the end of the winter season, why not challenge yourself to a hill climb race with 810m positive height gain. Over 6 hours, do the maximum number of laps uphill on foot on a marked walking trail from Bourg St Maurice to Arc 1600, with the downhill part done in the funicular.
Check out the Tourist Office website to find out more about what is going on in Les Arcs: www.lesarcs.com
Apres-Ski, Bars & Restaurants
A good selection of approximately 20 restaurants and bars can be found in Bourg Saint-Maurice. Here is a selection:
'The Tsablo' Restaurant in the centre of town serving French regional cuisine. Set menus available.
34 Grande Rue
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 23 78
'La Ruelle' Combining Savoyard and Italian influences, the chef at La Ruelle enjoys using fresh produce and imported authentic Italian ingredients. The decor represents an alley, as if diners are eating on an Italian back-street. Take-away pizza available.
208 Grande Rue
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 55 31 09
'Restaurant Le Savoyard' A friendly, family atmosphere awaits diners at this centrally located restaurant serving traditional Savoyard cuisine.
180 Grande Rue
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 04 03
'L'Arssiban' A gourmet restaurant serving fresh cuisine. Sun terrace.
253 Avenue Antoine Borrel
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 77 35
'Le Bistrot Alpin' Brasserie serving bistro cuisine on the town hall square. The winter speciality is seafood.
46 Place Marcel Gaimard
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 59 85
'Black and White' Classy and cosy lounge style bar. Open Tuesday - Sunday 14:00-02:00 (Closed on Mondays).
22 Avenue du Stade
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 09 22 25.
'@ Bazoom Rider's Cafe' Self-described as 'a marriage of culture and well-being', it's a cafe/bar with regular live music, food, cocktails, WiFi, screens for sports and takeaway pizzas - it really is a bit of everything (it even has an art gallery)!
47 Avenue de la Gare
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 77 18.
In Les Arcs
Village Igloo (bar & restaurant)
For a unique break on the slopes, you can stop off at the Village Igloo Ice Bar anytime between 9am and 5pm to enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing drink in the bar, with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to choose from. The bar is in the heart of the Paradiski ski area, within easy access on a blue run from the Arcabulle chairlift. Suitable for all the family, skiers and non-skiers alike, the bar is within an easy 15-minute walk or snowshoe walk along a well-marked path from Arc 2000. Alternatively, from 7pm onwards, once the lifts have stopped and the sun has set, you can prolong your day on the slopes with a visit to the Village Igloo, by booking one of their evening activities. For these, you will be accompanied to the igloo and have the choice of a "Frosty Apéro" - a welcome drink followed by an aperitif and "polar" tapas - or a full dinner option with a traditional Savoyard fondue afterwards. Be sure to wrap up warm in your ski gear as the temperature inside the igloo rarely gets above 5 degrees!
Bourg Saint-Maurice offers plenty of shopping...150 shops to be precise! They include a supermarket, butchers, bakers, banks, hairdresser, pharmacy, doctors, dentist and a hospital.
Open daily throughout the winter season, 08:15-19:30 except Sundays.
Route des Arcs
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 92 96
Open daily 08:00-19:30
Route des Arcs Le Mollard
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 02 50
Open 7 days. 08:30 -12:30 and 15:00-19:30. Sunday 08:30-12:30 and 16:00-19:00.
74 Rue Capitaine Desserteaux
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 22 09 42
Fire 18, Police 17, Medical 15 (or 112 for all from mobiles).
11 Av. de la Gare
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 07 04 18
Bourg Saint Maurice
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 41 79 79
Getting to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France
Make use of the green transport with the resort funicular at a reduced price this 2021/22 season of €3 one way or €5 return (adult price) compared to €9 and €14 in previous seasons.
From Calais: 670 miles, approximately 9 hrs.
Take the motorway to Albertville, and then follow the dual carriageway as far as Moûtiers, a pretty little town at the foot of the mountains. Carry on along the RN 90 to Bourg-St-Maurice.
Chambéry: 70 miles, approximately 1hr 15
Grenoble: 113 miles, approximately 2hrs
Private taxi transfers from airports to Bourg Saint Maurice are pre-bookable via Ski Collection. See our airport & station transfers page for more information.
Probably the easiest ski village to reach from the new London St Pancras International rail terminal with a direct Eurostar high-speed service. There are also TGV trains from Paris and Lille and direct sleeper trains from most of the main cities in France.
Bourg St Maurice parking:
In Bourg Saint Maurice, as well as parking in the town, you will find 4 car parks for which there is a charge including a 1 covered. You can also find parking with Le Coeur d'Or residence (payable).
Funicular car park:
At the foot of the bottom station of the Funicular, from this 500-space car park, you can reach Les Arcs in 7 minutes!
Half-day (under 5 consecutive hours between 8.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.) from 2€
Full day (more than 5 consecutive hours between 8.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.) from 3€
Paradiski resort season dates
11/12/21 - 30/04/22