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Arc 1950 ski school

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Arc 1950 is a firm favourite with many families returning year after year.  


Arc 1950 offers the convenience of true ski in / ski out and high quality accommodation in a small village, car free environment.  


It is an ideal destination for families particularly and those wanting luxuries such as a health spa.


Arc 1950 is the most recently built of the Les Arcs ski areas and offers a wide choice of restaurants and a picturesque and car free environment.



Arc 1950 ski lessons

Arc 1950 is a great location for taking ski lessons.  Arc 1950 is situated at the bottom of the Arc 2000 bowl.  The village allows ski in and ski out access to every level of skiers.  Click here for our suggested lesson meeting points.




Beginner skiers can choose to ascend using the pedestrian lift to Arc 2000 to use some of the easiest beginner slopes in Les Arcs.  Blue slopes do enter and exit Arc 1950 although these can be busy at certain times of day.  Your AIM snowsports instructor will guide you to a gentle progression of slopes matched to your ability and confidence.




Confident blue and red run skiers 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.




Advanced skiers will enjoy the speed with which they can enter more challenging terrain.  Arc 1950 offers access to several challenging off-piste and steep groomed routes as well as ideal flatter slopes for improving your carving skills.



Arc 1950 Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the AIM Snowsports Arc 1950 Meeting point?


Our Arc 1950 ski school meeting point can be found here.  As Arc 1950 is a privately-owned village, we cannot publicly state our meeting point due to the monopoly of the French ski school.

Can you recommend which slopes in Arc 1950 to take on the first morning to warm up?


Arc 1950 is ideally placed for all levels of skier with the exception of total beginners.  Total beginners will need to take the pedestrian lift with their instructor in order to access the beginner slopes in Arc 2000.

Once skiers are able to ski on a gentle blue run then it is possible to ski directly from Arc 1950.  

Which ski pass will I need as a beginner in Arc 1950?

Total beginners will not need a lift pass initially.  The pedestrian lift to Arc 2000 is free there are two free magic carpet lifts in Arc 2000 which are free to use. 


There is also a rechargeable pay as you go lift pass also available for 5 euro's per uplift for use on the St Jacques chairlift.  It is only necessary to buy a full lift pass once ready to ski outside of the beginner areas. which are free to use. 

Can you recommend a good spot for lunch in Arc 1950?


There are a wide range of restaurants to choose from with the Arc 1950 village.  Your AIM Snowsports instructors will be able to advise you accordingly.  Here are a few of our favourites in ascending budget

Woodbear Cafe is located next to our meeting point and offers light lunches along with the best coffee in Les Arcs.  They also offer full English Breakfasts.

Nona Lisa within the Arc 1950 village and is primarily a pizza restaurant with assorted Italian style dishes.  The prices are reasonable and the service normally very good.

La Vache Rouge is within the Arc 1950 village and​-is a meat speciality restaurant with a comfortable setting and excellent choice of wines.

Le Pre-Saint Espirit is located next to the bottom of the Pre-Saint Espirit chairlift and has both self-service and an a la carte restaurant.  Both are excellent and the terrace is wonderful on a sunny day.

Can you recommend a good Apres ski spot in Arc 1950?


The liveliest Apres ski bar in Arc 1950 is normally the centrally located Les Belles Pints.  Woodbear cafe is a nice calm spot George's wine bar is a small but popular spot for apartment owners and can be a great social hub later in the evening particularly, their spontaneous Karaoke nights are great fun.

What is there to do for non-skiers or on a bad weather day in Arc 1950?

The Deep Nature Spa is a popular spot for non-skiers and those in need of a little deeper relaxation after skiing.  There are lots of possibilities for non-skiers and the centrally located tourist information will be able to expertly advise you.

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