10 Reasons to Spend Winter in Arc 1950



10 Reasons to Spend Winter in Arc 1950

Located in the French Alps, Arc 1950 is a ski resort that is part of Les Arcs. It serves as a destination for adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and snow aficionados alike. An historic resort with an avant-garde concept, this stunning winter wonderland offers an array of experiences that will enhance any skiing holiday. Here are ten compelling reasons why Arc 1950 should be at the top of your travel bucket list this winter.

1. A diverse ski terrain

As part of the ski domain of Les Arcs, comprising four main villages, Arc 1950 offers an extensive ski domain interconnected by lifts and pistes. From gentle slopes perfect for beginners to challenging descents that entice seasoned skiers and snowboarders, the resort caters to all ski levels.

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2. Paradiski area

This resort is part of the Paradiski area, linking Arc 1950 with La Plagne via the Vanoise Express cable car. With over 425 kilometers of pistes, it’s a skier’s paradise, ensuring a vast playground for exploration and discovery. Paradiski is the second largest ski area in the world, with lifts leading onto 258 slopes perched between 1,200 and 3,226 metres altitude.

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 3. Breathtaking scenery 

Nestled in the Tarentaise Valley, Arc 1950 offers stunning panoramic views of the French Alps and of Mont Blanc itself. The awe-inspiring landscape, including the iconic Aiguille Rouge peak, provides an unforgettable backdrop for your skiing escapades.

Descente en luge © Andy Parant

4. Vibrant après-ski and nightlife 

Arc 1950’s après-ski scene is vibrant and varied. From cozy mountain bars to lively nightclubs, the evenings here are as exhilarating as the days spent on the slopes. Enjoy between 6 and 16 après-ski events each week during the winter season.

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 5. Family-friendly environment 

Families are warmly welcomed in Arc 1950. The resort offers excellent childcare facilities, kids’ clubs, and gentle nursery slopes, ensuring an enjoyable and safe experience for the little ones. 

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6. Varied activities beyond skiing

Beyond skiing, Les Arcs hosts a plethora of activities. From ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding to paragliding, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The ski area also contains activity zones: zip-wire, luminous frescos, network-connected panoramic terraces, a mountain animal museum, the Aiguille Rouge walkway, themed slopes, Yuge photo spots and more. For non-skiers: meet at the Igloo village or enjoy dog-sledding or tobogganing.

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7. Savoyard gastronomy 

Indulge in the savory French cuisine available in the resort’s restaurants – 14 in totalranging from traditional Savoyard specialties like fondue and raclette to fine dining experiences that tantalize the taste buds. 

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8. A unique architecture and design 

Arc 1950 is renowned for its unique architectural style. The avant-garde structures seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings, creating an atmosphere that is both modern and harmonious. An entirely pedestrian resort, all residences are ski-in, ski-out – there’s even a ski slope running through the centre of the village. Carefully thought of urban planning has made Arc 1950 a charming resort with a real village feel: meet up with friends in the squares and enjoy the 35 shops and entertainment businesses dotted throughout the resort. 

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 9. Wellness and relaxation 

After an exhilarating day on the slopes, unwind in the resort’s wellness centres and spas, offering a range of treatments to rejuvenate body and mind. While each residence has its own swimming pool and wellness area, the Deep Nature Spa is a 1,000m² space dedicated to rejuvenation and relaxation 

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10. Festivals and events 

Throughout the winter season, Arc 1950 hosts a variety of events and festivals, from music concerts to winter sports competitions, adding an extra dimension to your holiday experience. For its 20th anniversary, a host of festivities will take place, starting on December 16th. Don’t miss the opening of Les Arcs Film Festival.

For more information, visit www.arc1950.com

Arc 1950 Fashion Week, © Andy Parant

Lead photo credit : © Andy Parant

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