Arc 1950: Family skiing made easy

Lisa Atkinson
5th December 2016

This short film about Arc 1950 was created by Daniel Elkan of Daniel interviewed skiers at random in the village and on the slopes, to give an insight into what people think about the resort.

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Why Arc 1950?

Arc 1950 is one of the most welcoming mountain resort villages. Car free, it offers families with young skiers the safest of environments to take your little ones too. All cars park ‘under’ the village in designated car parks making it completely ski-in-ski-out with no need to worry about traffic.

These luxury vacation rentals, offered by the hosts Pierre & Vacances Premium, and private owners’ rental are located within eight luxury tourism residences, worthy of the most luxurious five-star mountain hotels. Just like any luxury hotel in the mountains, the residences of Arc 1950 Le Village, offer quality services and and all of them has a spa, a wellness area and a fitness room.

In the Village, everything is just a few steps from your residence, on foot or on skis. Lovely boutiques, animated bars, elegant restaurants are there to meet everyone’s needs, from the simplest to the most extravagant.

Where is it?

Arc 1950 is a beautiful mountain village in the French Alps. It was built just 13 years ago so some call it the newest village in the Alps! It sits in the heart of the vast Les Arcs ski area and links in to the Paradiski region (which includes La Plagne) which is the second largest ski area in the world. Find it by plane and transfer from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble or Lyon airports or fill the car and head down from Calais for a ski drive break.


What happens when we are there?

Of course you can ski, the area is vast – over 425 km of slopes – but what makes Arc 1950 stand out is its extensive programme of activities. The Village invents new entertainment with sports, music and shows, based on a different theme every week. The calendar of events will keep everyone entertained no matter what age. From Les Arcs Film Festival, to Carnival and magical spectacles (particularly at Christmas), concerts and the freestyle show “#1950AIRSHOW”. So much fun to be had season-long.


As its name implies, Arc 1950 sits over 1950 metres above sea level so it offers a snowsure winter whether you visit over opening weekend in December, or later in spring. The skiing reaches up to 3250m in height with the full mix of glacier skiing, forest runs for shelter, groomed runs and fun parks.

Where will we stay?

Arc 1950 is made up of a series of five-star residences, each with its own character and all positioned to have easy access to the village centre, to the slopes and to the views of Mont Blanc. New flexible arrivals mean you can stay any length of time and avoid the peak day rush. Relax during apres-ski in the 1000m2 Deep Nature spa or the heated pool, sauna or Turkish baths.

What else can I do there?

There is so much to do in the Village. Whether you’re on foot or on skis, enjoy the many shops along the Slope of Fame for shopping. Toys for children, souvenirs for family and friends, fashionable clothes for you … You will be able to please all your loved ones. After a long day on the ski slopes, relax with a hot drink or a cocktail in the many pubs of the Village and extend these convivial moments in one of the delicious restaurants. If you have any energy left after a day on the slopes, you can try ski-joering; dog sledding; wild skidoo outings; helicopter rides; toboggan rides or take off on skis while trying speed riding!

Taking care of everyone.

The P’tit Cariboo club takes children from nine months to three years, The Cariboo Club from 3-13 years and Spirit Ski School from Evolution 2 offers lessons for children at every ski level. Every residence can help with cots, high chairs, baby mats, strollers and booking babysitters. Teens can take part in Back Country courses, junior freeride and racing camps and more!

Find out more and book your family ski holiday with Arc 1950 

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