The allure of Les Arcs 2000 as a premier skiing destination continues to grow, especially for those seeking the convenience of doorstep skiing.

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Les Arcs 2000 presents a perfect blend of challenging slopes, breathtaking Alpine scenery, and the utmost convenience for ski enthusiasts of all levels.

It had been 15 years since I was last in Les Arcs, on an annual University ski trip, I was part of the Ski & Snowboard club and the University of Gloucestershire. I always remember it pretty much having everything, different resorts to suit your requirements, a mixture of runs and off-piste, and as you can see incredible views.

It’s part of the wider Savoie Mont Blanc network of ski resorts, a hugely popular and important tourism destination in France all year round.

Curious to know more? This is my guide about Les Arcs 2000, how to get there, if it’s really worth it, and everything else you should know before visiting.

Les Arcs 2000 – Introduction

Let me start this guide about Les Arcs 2000 with some essentials that newbies in town often have.

Where is Les Arcs 2000?

Les Arcs 2000 is a ski resort in the French Alps, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie.

Part of the vast Paradiski area, it’s perched at an altitude of 2,000 meters (hence the name), offering reliable snow cover and stunning views, particularly of Mont Blanc.

Known for diverse slopes and modern facilities, Les Arcs 2000 caters to all skiing levels, embodying a blend of high-altitude adventure and convenience.

How to Get to Les Arcs 2000?

I travelled here with, who offer train travel all around Europe, but specifically include the Eurostar direct from London to Bourg-Saint-Maurice once per week.

This is the station you need for Les Arcs. Once you arrive it’s just a short 7-minute funicular railway to Arc 1600, so if you don’t like the hassle of flying, this is for you.

We were staying at the top, Les Arcs 2000. Les Arcs is split into a few levels, each offering something different in its own unique style. Les Arcs 2000 being one of the latest additions, and our amazing 5-star hotel was Taj I Mah.

Is Les Arcs 2000 Worth Visiting?

Yes, it’s definitely worth it.

The amazing Les Arcs Paradiski area itself offers 425km of runs in the Tarentaise valley, from as high as 3226 altitude, and I can tell you the views from here are quite literally breathtaking.

There a mix of glacier skiing, forest runs, free rides, snow parks and long smooth landscape trails with views across the valleys. I genuinely feel the variety is Les Arcs biggest selling point, some resorts offer the same kind of runs, or are simply on one side of a mountain.

Les Arcs spans across a huge valley and network of peaks, with two of them over 3000 metres, and it’s all in sight of the magnificent Mount Blanc.

Doorstep Skiing Facilities at Les Arcs 2000

Have you ever imagined just rolling out of bed, putting on your skis, and heading straight to the slopes? Well, that’s exactly what doorstep skiing at Les Arcs 2000 is all about!

It’s like having the ski slope as your own front yard. You don’t need to catch a bus or drive to start skiing – the slopes are right there, waiting for you.

At Les Arcs 2000, the hotels and places where you stay are super close to the slopes. It’s so easy – you just step outside, and there you are, ready to ski.

Imagine finishing your breakfast and then just a few steps later, you’re skiing down the mountain. At the bottom of this post, I’ll go through the best accommodation for Doorstep Skiing at Les Arcs 2000.

Ski Passes at Les Arcs 2000

When it comes to choosing your ski pass at Les Arcs 2000, you have different choices, and I’ll go through all the options below.


For those who love to keep it straightforward and focus on skiing, the PASS CLASSIC is perfect. It’s all about simple, pure skiing fun.

  • 1 Day: 65€
  • 6 Days: 330€

This pass gives you access to the Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry ski area. It’s a great choice if you want to explore these specific slopes and enjoy a no-fuss skiing experience.


The PASS ESSENTIAL steps things up a bit, offering more than just skiing.

  • 1 Day: 70€
  • 6 Days: 369€

With this pass, you get access to the larger Paradiski area, which includes both Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne.

It’s perfect for those who want to explore a bit more. Also, you get access to 13 express lanes, making your lift experience smoother and quicker.

Special perks of this pass:

  • Ski from 12:30 on your arrival day.
  • Option to purchase Aiguille Rouge Fast Track at €8.
  • Discounts on activities like zip lining, First Tracks, luges, and swimming pool, with prices ranging from 6€ to 59€, offering significant savings.


For the ultimate skiing experience, the PASS PREMIUM is the way to go.

  • 1 Day: 80€
  • 6 Days: 439€

This pass includes all the benefits of the PASS ESSENTIAL, but with additional exclusive features. You’ll have access to the entire Paradiski area and the express lanes.

What makes it stand out:

  • Included in your pass is one Aiguille Rouge Fast Track per day.
  • Numerous activities are included with the pass. You get one free time for the zip line and First Tracks, and unlimited access to the luges and one entry to the swimming pool.

Equipment Rentals at Les Arcs 2000

There are different stores in town where you can rent all the gear you need, which are:

  • Aiguille Rouge
  • Netski Arc 2000
  • Skiset La Trace
  • Precision Ski Arc 2000
  • Skiset Aiguille Rouge
  • Arc 2000 Sport SNC

There are more, but these are the most popular.

You can find skis for about 36 euros, shoes for 18 euros, and helmet for 8 euros per day. Of course, these may vary depending on the demand, so keep that in mind.

Where to Stay at Les Arcs 2000

Here are some great places to stay in Les Arcs for a fabulous trip.

Before going through the best accommodation, it’s worth noting that you can get from Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 to Arc 2000 with a free shuttle bus, running from 07:00 AM to 9:25 PM (10.00 PM on Saturdays).

So unless you want the ultimate convenience, you can stay pretty much in any resort to get to Arc 2000.

Luxury: Hotel Taj-I Mah by Les Etincelles

A 5-star luxury hotel in Arc 2000, near Lanchettes Ski Lift. Features ski-to-door access, two restaurants by a renowned chef, free WiFi, and an on-site bar.

Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers, and some with seating areas and mountain/city views.

Facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, massages, and ski equipment hire. Offers skiing and hiking activities.

Mid-Range: L’Aiguille Grive Chalets Hotel

Located in Les Arcs 1800 Ski Resort, offering direct ski slope access. Provides rooms and chalets with balconies or terraces, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms.

Amenities include bathrobes, slippers, and room service. Options for buffet breakfast, on-site restaurant dinners, and personal chef service. A snow vehicle assists with transport to the car park.

Budget: Mineral Lodge & Spa

Bed and Breakfast at the foot of the Aiguille Rouge descent, with direct ski lift access. Situated in a traditional Savoyard hamlet, it combines contemporary design with old farmhouse ruins.

Rooms include seating areas, free Wi-Fi, and some with terraces offering mountain views. Features a panoramic terrace, continental breakfast, and optional evening meals by hosts.

Conclusion – Skiing at Les Arcs 2000

My trip was sponsored by, Savoie Mont Blanc and Les Arcs, but as always, the photos, video and opinions expressed in the article are my own.

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