91points

Les Arcs

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Les Arcs review: 41 facts and highlights

Les Arcs
Les Arcs
91
points

Why is Les Arcs better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    234vs60.8
  • Skiable area
    425kmvs112.87km
  • Mountain height
    2050metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
    75vs30.51
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3250metersvs2585.7meters
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    10vs6.25
  • Trails (medium)
    67vs24.57
  • Trails (difficult)
    35vs16.98

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

2050meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

126km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1200meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

3250meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Is child friendly
Les Arcs

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

234

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Les Arcs

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

425km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Les Arcs

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Les Arcs

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

71.9$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

Leisure

1.restaurants

75

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Les Arcs

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

3.restaurants on the slopes

10

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has a bobsled track
Les Arcs

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has an ice rink
Les Arcs

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

For example

Sun Valley

6.Has snowmobile circuit
Les Arcs

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Les Arcs

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

16

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Has camping facilities
Les Arcs

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

4.number of five star hotels

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

5.chalets

40

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

6.number of kindergartens

6

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

111.5inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

2.snowfall december

128inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall march

118inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

4.snowfall april

120inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall november

59inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

6.snowfall january

83inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

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