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London Gatwick to Lyons
- Sleeps 10 - 11
- Catered chalet
Chalet Bouquetin in Plan Peisey, les Arcs has five bedrooms all with full en-suite facilities, two of which have use of a balcony. The open plan lounge and dining area has comfortable seating around the glass fronted fireplace. French windows allow plenty of natural light which open onto the West facing balcony with amazing views from Plan Peisey across the valley. Free Wi-fi access is available.
Chalet Bouquetin is situated just below Chalets Chamois and Marmotton. Access is via two flights of steps (skis can be left at Chalet Marmotton). The ski slopes, Plan Peisey ski school, the fast 6-seater chairlift and the Vanoise Express cable car from Les Arcs to La Plagne are 150m from Chalet Marmotton.
Chalet First floor:
Rm2: Twin en-suite shower & wc
Rm3: Twin en-suite shower & wc
Rm4: Double en-suite bath & wc (access to shared balcony)
Rm5: Twin en-suite shower & wc(access to shared balcony)
Chalet Second floor:
Chalet entrance (boot warmers)
Open plan lounge & dining area with balcony
Rm1: Triple en-suite shower & wc
All rooms can take a cot.
Chalet Bouquetin host lives in on the ground floor (separate entrance).
Childcare (creche / afternoon care / private nanny) available - please call for details.
Les Arcs Resort Info
Les Arcs skiing
The opening of the 200-person, glass bottomed Vanoise Express cable car between Les Arcs and La Plagne took both resorts from mid-table to championship contenders in one fell-swoop. Les Arcs is majority North-facing, which is hugely beneficial to retaining good snow coverage all season. There's a wide variety of pistes which will suit everyone. Beginners love the gentle runs around Arc 2000 and also the tree-lined playground of Peisey-Vallandry, perfect when the weather closes in. Intermediates are spoilt for choice, with a huge percentage of blue and red runs in and out of all villages. Experts have some serious altitude at the top of the Aiguille Rouge (3200m) and the run down to Villaroger at 1200m represents the Alps' biggest vertical drop in a single descent. If that hasn't kept you entertained for a week then just nip over to La Plagne and give the 220km of pistes on that side a try!
Les Arcs ski resort
Les Arcs is split into 4 villages (not including Peisey-Vallandry), each a fully fledged resort. If you're in a chalet then you'll be most likely to stay in Arc 2000. Contrary to perceived wisdom regurgitated from outdated '90s guidebooks, Arc 2000 is now a destination in its own right and with the addition of Arc 1950 in the early 2000s, has now become the village of choice with a good choice or bars, restaurants, hotels, chalets and self catered apartments available in both, with a handy all-night gondola linking the two.
Arc 1600 was the first of the purpose built villages in Les Arcs but has remained small, with just enough amenities to ensure you don't go without any essentials, but avoid it if you're looking for wild nightlife or any kind of variety. The funicular from Bourg St Maurice stops here though, which can be an interesting diversion on market day or if you need an alternative to skiing a whiteout.
Arc 1800 is the village traditionally listed as the main nightlife centre of Les Arcs. This is true to an extent, but increasingly Arc 1800 attracts a mainly French, self catered crowd. Very few catered chalets and even fewer quality hotel choices here and if you want to surround yourself with like-minded chalet guests then you're far better off heading to Arc 2000, where there are perhaps 60 catered chalets.
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Les Arcs Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 22 Feb 2018|
|Last snowed|| 21-Feb-2018|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||138 cm|
|Upper slopes||395 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Great conditions - wax up your skis!|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season.
Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.