Les Arcs 1950 - Alpine ski resort
All roads lead to Les Arcs 1950!
A short flight to Geneva, a two-hour shuttle, and here's the destination - the French alpine resort of Les Arcs 1950. The village is located directly opposite Mont Blanc - the view is simply stunning. Handsomely! The number in the name indicates the height at which the mountain village is based, and not the year of foundation. The resort itself was built recently, in 2003. A little lower and a little higher are other villages. You can use a taxi and a bus to move around the settlements. And between the station "Ark 1950" and "Ark 2000" a free funicular runs at a speed of 45 km per hour, it also delivers to the ski slopes. You can move on the stations themselves either on foot or on skis. The car park is underground. Can you imagine the clean air here ?!
Accommodation at Pierre & Vacances Premium residences is like magic - employees understand that everyone is eager to move in and ... start to relax. All Pierre & Vacances residences are mountain chalet-style. Comfortable spacious apartments (from a studio for two people to a 5-room apartment for 10 people) - there are 655 of them here - elegantly furnished and decorated, equipped with all modern amenities and equipped with a kitchen. The last point deserves special attention. It is known that most skiers set as their goal to make as many ascents and descents as possible. Having a kitchen saves them a lot of time. Yes, and, what is already there - strength. It happens that they roll so that only to reach the room. Secondly, many come in families. Equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge and sink, the kitchen ensures that households eat the way they are used to at home.
Near the residences there is a supermarket with an excellent selection of products: from fresh meat cuts, vegetables and fruits to breakfast cereals and spices. All the necessary utensils for cooking and dishes are in the kitchen cabinets. Salt, pepper, a bottle of olive oil - and the hotel took care of this. As they say, stop by - and live. Or rather, relax!
At Les Arcs 1950, relaxation is a comprehensive concept. Of course, first of all, these are ski sports. It offers vacationers 425 km of pistes of varying difficulty and length, equipment and equipment rental, ski school, lessons with a personal trainer. Those who are not ready or do not want to conquer the mountains at a speed can rent snowshoes.
In summer, bicycles, golf, tennis, horse riding, Nordic walking and much more are available to holidaymakers. But back in the winter. A ski school also operates here for younger guests - at the La Cariboo’s Club children's center. After the “snow lessons”, the animators of the club study with the children. But, since rest in the mountains is not only a sport, the resort offers other types of relaxation. For example, you can relax in the Deep Nature Spa, created in partnership with the French spa industry leader Cinq Mondes.
Les Arcs Spa Center 1950 is equipped as a real grotto with soft lighting, which allows visitors to enjoy the unique natural setting and bring their body into a state of harmony. They offer a whole range of wellness and rejuvenating treatments, facial, hair and body treatments, massages, a thermal pool, a jacuzzi, an ice grotto, various saunas and a hammam, a beauty salon, a manicure and makeup studio. Together with parents, children can treat themselves. The programs “My first massage” (from 6 to 10 years) and “My first rituals of beauty” (from 11 to 16 years) were developed for them.
Special attention should be paid to the gourmet opportunities of the Les Arcs 1950 ski resort. At an altitude in the mountains, as well as within walking distance from residences and apartments, there are first-class restaurants with excellent cuisine. The menu includes both European and French dishes, as well as "Alpine". Be sure to try the cheese fondue and raclette. In the first case, you have to dip bread slices into the already melted cheese. In the second, wait until the cheese is melted from a piece under the influence of a special oven and, picking up a viscous mass with a knife, spread it on a baguette or potato. To drink, of course, with French wine!
Another indispensable dish for tasting is a tartiflet. Speaking of him, they usually add: a dish of provincial Savoy cuisine. And there is. In fact, a baked potato casserole with pieces of smoked bacon under a thick layer of cheese. Simple and satisfying. And do not be afraid of the extra calories of these delicious dishes: in the mountains a lot of energy and energy is spent, so you need to eat appropriately. For those who want to spend time in an original way, an evening is offered ... in a yurt. The most real.
For dinner, a table is served inside and a fire is kindled. Just imagine: around - snowy expanses, in the distance - mountains majestically darken, overhead - an endless starry sky, the air smells deliciously in smoke, the welcome glass of champagne cools at the entrance, and in the yurt itself it is so warm and cozy. For those who still have the strength and desire to have some more fun after a busy day, in the evenings there are bars, for example, Georges Brown’s, and O’Chaud night club.
Souvenir shops, clothing and jewelry boutiques are also open for guests of the ski resort. Each Les Arcs 1950 residence has its own relaxation center with indoor pool, sauna, hammam and fitness room. For friendly gatherings at the reception you can take board games or game consoles. All kinds of entertainment events are also held here daily: spectacular shows, competitions (even “snow golf”), film screenings, dog sledding, poker tournaments, music evenings. No one will be bored for sure!
... How many times have I seen scenes about ski resorts in foreign films. And, to be honest, I thought that all this beauty is the scenery. Here is the central square and the turret with a clock; alleys scatter from it in different directions. A little distance neat houses - hotels and residences. There are restaurants, cafes.
Happy vacationers glide through the streets - all as one (and what!) In ski equipment. Those who are tired can drink coffee (skis, poles and boards are equipped with parking lots) or just enjoy the clear weather, exposing the face to the sun. The main thing is not to forget about sunscreen: in the mountains, even in winter it is active. Well, in the evening, bars and restaurants come to life: holiday-makers boast of records, raise glasses with wine and order fondue for the whole company. By midnight, the city calms down: tomorrow is a new day, which means that you need to wake up early to have time to ride longer ...
So, now I know: screenwriters do not come up with anything. In reality, everything is so! And in the ski resort of Les Arcs 1950 is even better. We thank Pierre & Vacances for a wonderful stay.
at the service of tourists: Hotel administrators and some of the instructors speak Russian.
During the winter holidays, Orthodox Christmas and Old New Year celebrations are organized.
All residences have free Wi-Fi connection.
On request - baby kit (cot, high chair, changing table, bathtub and stroller).
For babies aged 9 to 36 months, a nursery works.
When planning a vacation, Pierre & Vacances offers snow insurance (la Garantie Neige), this will allow you to cancel your reservation in case of insufficient snow.