Les Arc 1800 ski school
Les Arc 1800 ski lessons
Arc 1800 is the largest of the Les Arcs resorts and is spread across several linked villages, Chantel, Villard, Charmattoger and Charvet.
It is centrally placed along the valley between Arc 1600 and Peisey-Vallandry with quick access to the Arc 2000 sector via the Transarc and Carrelay lifts.
In 2015/2016, Arc 1800 enjoyed a huge 40 million euro redevelopment in a new complex called Mille 8 which includes a superb beginners area and dedicated beginners slope amongst many other things. It also hosts events on it's floodlit fun terrain slope and off snow activities including tobagganing and a swimming pool complex.
All of the villages are car free, whilst the newer accommodation of a higher standard can be found throughout including the new EdenArc complex and catered chalet hoildays in Chantel village.
Les Arc 1800 is centrally located and offers options for every level of ski lesson. The rolling terrain offers a fantastic variety of piste skiing for beginners and intermediates. The same terrain which is a golf course during the summer months, offers a perfect introduction to off piste skiing. Aim ski school normally meet at the lift map beside the bottom of the Transarc allowing easy passage to the lift. This can be changed to meet your needs, such as for those staying in Chantel village, the EdenArc complex or for beginners to access Mille 8. Click here for our suggested lesson meeting points.
Beginner skiers in Les Arc 1800 have the best dedicated slopes in Paradiski. Mille 8 offers a gentle beginner slope with magic carpet and dedicated young childrens' area. A perfect gradient slope then descends throught the forest allowing you to practise your parallel turns in peace and quiet with beautiful views of the valley below.
Confident blue and red run skiers staying in Les Arc 1800 have instant access to every Les Arcs resort from a single lift. Intermediate lessons have a wide choice of terrain with no time wasted getting into or out of the resort.
The most challenging terrain on and off-piste terrain can be found at the summit of the Transarc lift, accessed directly from the snowfront in Les Arc 1800. In addition, Superb tree skiing can found across Les Arcs.
Arc 1800 Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the AIM Snowsports Arc 1800 Meeting point?
Our Arc 1800 ski school meeting point can be found here. We meet at the bottom of the Villards gondola which takes you to Mille 8, the beginner ski area. This lift tends to be much quieter, particularly in busy times and give us quick access to the slopes for every level.
Can you recommend which slopes in Arc 1800 to take on the first morning to warm up?
The Mille 8 area accessible from the Villards gondola offers a selection of beginner runs. The easiest run to begin your holiday is the 'Les Cabanes' run which returns you to the bottom of the Villards gondola.
If you are staying in the EdenArc complex then you will need to either ski down to Arc 1800 or beginners and nervous skiers should take the Dahu cable car and cross the snowfront to reach the Mille 8 area.
Which ski pass will I need as a beginner in Arc 1800?
Total beginners can purchase a rechargeable pay as you go lift pass for 5 euro's per uplift for use on the Villards gondola in Arc 1800. It is only necessary to buy a full lift pass once ready to ski outside of the beginner areas.
Can you recommend a good spot for lunch in Arc 1800?
As the largest of the Les Arcs resorts, Arc 1800 has a huge number of restaurants to choose from.
Le Bon'heur is a bakery in Villards village which also provide a snack menu including hot baguettes. They have a small number of tables inside.
BKM (Bar-King Mad) (http://bar-kingmad.com) have an excellent food menu and the largest burger you could ever hope to eat. The terrace is excellent on a sunny day.
The restaurant Le chalet de Candice has a well deserved excellent reputation for lunch or dinner.
Can you recommend a good Apres ski spot in Arc 1800?
Arc 1800 has a good selection of Apres ski. The infamous BKM Bar-King Mad bar is a hot-spot for many Brits and the seasonal worker community. More refined Apres-ski can also be found at "The Lodge" in Mille 8 and Voga Goga near the EdenArc accommodation.
What is there to do for non-skiers or on a bad weather day in Arc 1800?
Arc 1800 has a large selection of activities for the non-skier including Laser Quest, bowling, sledging and a swimming and wellness centre.