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Les Arcs - Arc 1950

Nestled in Savoie in the Tarentaise Valley, Les Arcs is a must-see destination for winter sports enthusiasts. It has evolved over the years to become a leading ski destination, offering a perfect blend of mountain tradition and modern amenities.

An avant-garde architecture

A bold fusion of forms and functions, Les Arcs is a veritable architectural revolution. Designed by visionary architect Charlotte Perriand in collaboration with urban planner Roger Godino, the resort is a captivating example of avant-garde architecture that has redefined the standards of alpine design and living. The main objective of this innovative architectural project was to create a ski resort integrated into its natural environment while providing a modern and comfortable living experience. However, what really distinguishes Les Arcs is their break with the architectural conventions of the time.

Symbiosis between man and the mountain, the concept of the resort is based on the creation of a harmony between the buildings and the natural contours of the land. Charlotte Perriand introduced raw concrete as a central element of her architectural vision. This bold choice gave rise to unique geometric structures, characterized by sharp angles and clean lines, offering a resolutely modern aesthetic.

The creation of the village of Arc 1950

The creation of Arc 1950 dates back to the 2000s, when the Les Arcs resort decided to develop a new village within the resort. The goal was to build a place that would blend harmoniously into the alpine landscape, while providing a high level of comfort and luxury for visitors. To do this, a group of renowned architects was commissioned to design this extraordinary village.

Arc 1950 stands out for its idyllic setting and its exceptional panorama of Mont Blanc. Innovative, this village resort entirely pedestrian allows the departure skis to the feet, so that nothing comes to disturb your ski stay. A true alpine cocoon, Arc 1950 attracts visitors from all over the world every year. Architectural masterpiece, village that seems straight out of an alpine fairy tale. The stone and wooden buildings fit perfectly into the surrounding mountainous landscape. Slate roofs, flowered balconies and cobbled streets create an authentic and warm atmosphere.

In addition to its exceptional aesthetics, Arc 1950 offers a full range of services and amenities for visitors. Quality restaurants, elegant boutiques, relaxing mountain spas and relaxation areas are all reasons why visitors choose to stay in this unique alpine village.

Skiing in Les Arcs on the Paradiski ski area

Paradiski is one of the largest ski areas in the world and a winter paradise for lovers of skiing. Offering an unparalleled sliding experience, breathtaking landscapes and fun spaces for all, discover this XXL playground. 

Linking the resorts of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, Paradiski covers more than 425 kilometres of ski slopes for all levels, from beginners to experts. Beginners can enjoy the gentle slopes and high-quality ski schools, while experts can embark on dizzying descents and exhilarating off-piste. 

Also famous for its extensive network of modern ski lifts, Paradiski allows skiers to easily access every corner of the area, without wasting time. 

Paradiski also offers an exceptional off-piste experience. Freeride enthusiasts will be delighted by the vast expanses of virgin powder and the well-maintained off-piste routes. In addition, the variety of freestyle areas and snowparks will delight fans of spectacular tricks and jumps.

Your ski hire in Arc 1950 with Ski Republic

Why rent at Ski Republic?

Ski Republic has been a ski rental specialist since 1998 and has many advantages: 

  • Wide variety of equipment: we offer a wide range of skis and snowboards, suitable for different levels of skill, riding styles and snow conditions. You can choose the material that best suits your needs;
  • In-store workshop: our equipment is regularly maintained and inspected through our workshops;
  • Competitive rates: with online booking and Early Booking, you benefit from exceptional discounts and discounts before anyone else;
  • Flexibility: from your customer area, you can pay a deposit, change your reservation and cancel it up to 24 hours before your first day of skiing;
  • Customer Service:  We focus on customer service to help you choose the best equipment based on your skill level and personal preferences.

Our services

We offer various in-store services to improve your customer experience. To optimize your comfort in your ski boots, we thermoform your slippers to reduce pain and friction. In addition, our stores have workshops to take care of your equipment by offering sharpening and waxing services. Finally, to avoid waiting in line when you arrive in the resort, save time with the Fast Pass option. Quickly pick up your ski equipment in store to enjoy the slopes. 

How to get to Arc 1950?

To get to the village of Arc 1950, several modes of transport are possible. From the main airports (Lyon-Saint-Exupéry, Geneva and Chambéry), buses provide transfer to the Les Arcs station. The nearest train station to Les Arcs is Bourg-Saint-Maurice. You can take a train from many French cities with direct routes in winter. From the train station, the funicular allows you to reach the Les Arcs station in just 7 minutes. If you are travelling by car, take the A43 motorway to Albertville and then follow the N90 to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. 

Once in Arc 1950 you can easily walk around the village and use the ski lifts to access the ski slopes. The village is designed to be within walking distance, making it an ideal place for pedestrians.