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|Arc Adventures Ski School:||0033 479 074128|
|Tourist Information:||0033 479 071257|
|Hotel Grand Paradiso:||0033 479 076500|
|Hotel Cachette:||0033 479 077050|
|Cabinet Medical 1950:||0033 479 004443|
|Taxi Boirat:||0033 613 616310|
Piste Rating for Les Arcs
Les Arcs consists of modern-style resort units, linked together by a road. The four villages are all purpose-built and apartment-dominated, and provide door-step access to the snow without traffic disturbances.
Les Arcs' terrain is notably varied; it has plenty of runs for experts and intermediates and a good mixture of high, snow-sure slopes and low-level woodland runs ideal for bad weather. Most of the slopes face roughly west, which is not ideal, but the limited snowmaking is being gradually extended. A cable-car from Plan-Peisey links to La Plagne, covered by the Paradiski passes. Even from Arc 1950 you can be at the cable-car in 20 minutes, ready for a long day at La Plagne. Reporters have few complaints about queues, except in one or two places a bigger issue than queues is the time spent on slow chair-lifts, some of them very long.
The proper mountain restaurants here are mainly unremarkable and there's not much choice high-up. The original three villages lack Alpine charm, off-slope activities and much evening animation. The brand-new Arc 1950 is a fully functioning mini-resort with powerful attractions. It is high and relatively snow-sure; absolutely traffic-free; very conveniently laid out; comfortable, with apartments of a standard much higher than the French norm; and it is built in a traditional, easy-on-the-eye style. At Arc 1600 and Arc 2000 there are very few restaurants, but they include some excellent ones. Arc 1800 has a choice of about 15 restaurants and is the liveliest centre. In Arc 1950 you can eat out in a different place each night and there is a reasonable choice of apres-ski bars. Reporters repeatedly comment on the friendliness of the locals.
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