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Arc 1950, the 5-star ski resort

Located in the Alps in Savoie, Arc 1950 is a mountain destination with authentic and picturesque charm. It seduces nature lovers and lovers of snow sports. Nestled in the Paradiski ski area, this resort is much more than just a vacation spot, but a true immersion in the history of the region. Discover the history and charm of Arc 1950 that make it a destination of choice for travelers in search of authenticity and sensations.

Between tradition and modernity: discover Arc 1950

With Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Arc 2000, Arc 1950 is the fourth village of the resort. A true natural setting, it is an alpine cocoon created in 2003 to offer a destination with traditional architecture. The authentic atmosphere is enhanced by a variety of local shops, quaint restaurants and friendly gathering places. Perfectly integrated into the environment, it is in harmony with nature and the dominant peaks. Oscillating between tradition and modernity, it is a rustic and sophisticated village that plunges you into a dreamlike and enchanting universe. The resort is characterized by its charming aesthetics and its integration into the mountainous landscape, highlighting the history and culture of the region.

Despite its historical heritage, Arc 1950 has integrated modern facilities to offer optimal comfort to visitors. This mix of tradition and modernity creates a unique experience where travelers can immerse themselves in the past while enjoying modern comforts.

Why stay at Arc 1950?

Here are 5 good reasons to come to Arc 1950: 

  • Traditional fully pedestrian mountain village
  • Charming residences in altitude
  • Nature destination
  • Close to ski slopes and lifts
  • Vibrant village

Offering direct access to the slopes, Arc 1950 is a small village ideal for a family holiday. High-end resort, it has multiple prestigious residences offering a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks. 
During your stay, many activities spice up your daily life. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can escape to the area with a snowshoe ride or dog sledding. Get your fill of thrills with ski joëring, snowmobile or Snake Gliss. After a day on the slopes, enjoy the wellness areas and spas with a unique view of the snowy peaks.

Les Arcs: a visionary resort

When it comes to the iconic ski resorts of the French Alps, the creation of Les Arcs stands out as a fascinating chapter in the history of alpine tourism. This destination combines bold vision and architectural innovation in a context of democratization of winter sports. 

An architectural paradigm

It was in the 1960s that architect Charlotte Perriand put her vision of a ski resort perfectly integrated into the mountainous landscape. Its purpose was above all to highlight the natural beauty of the mountain while offering modern facilities. The choice of modern architecture was an essential element of the creation of Les Arcs. The buildings, characterized by their clean and functional design, have been designed to fit the natural forms of the mountain and harmoniously integrate into the environment. This approach broke with the architectural conventions of the time, creating a distinctive paradigm that still stands out today.

Paradiski: an infinite playground

Whether you are looking for an exciting ski adventure or a relaxing mountain getaway, Paradiski offers you an endless playground.
Paradiski in a few figures is: 

  • 425 kilometres of ski slopes;
  • 260 slopes spread over 3 ski resorts;
  • 362 hectares of slopes;
  • 70% of the slopes are above 2000 m altitude.

Linking Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, Paradiski is one of the largest ski areas in the world. One of the highlights is the Vanoise Express, the largest cable car to hit the ski slopes of La Plagne. A spectacular crossing over the valley allows you to move from one area to another in just a few minutes. It is an unmissable experience that offers you easy access to a variety of tracks and landscapes.

The varied slopes, breathtaking views and unforgettable après-ski experiences make this ski area a destination of choice for holidaymakers looking for discoveries and winter pleasures.

Ski hire in Arc 1950 with Precision Ski

In Arc 1950, find all our ski rental shops. With online ski equipment booking, you benefit from many advantages: 

  • Save time and ease of booking;
  • Flexibility and modification of the rental;
  • Discounts throughout the year on equipment;
  • Expertise and advice.

With Precision Ski Rent, online ski rental combines easy booking, a wide selection of equipment and savings. Thanks to the ease of booking and the variety of offers available, online ski rental with Precision Ski quickly becomes a wise choice for winter sports enthusiasts looking for a hassle-free experience.

Your stay in Arc 1950

Thanks to the funicular, you can reach Arc 1600 in just 7 minutes from Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station. Then the inter-station shuttles take you to the village of Arc 1950. If you are travelling by plane, buses run from Geneva, Lyon or Chambéry airports. Finally, in winter, the SNCF sets up direct routes to Bourg-Saint-Maurice from major cities.