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- Sleeps 7
- Catered chalet
A former farm building, Chalet Yves is a simple and rustic traditional mountain chalet with
an open fire which gives a warm and homely feel to the property. Situated on the peaceful
hillside below the Chalet Cicero, Yves has possibly the most stunning views of Mont Blanc
and the valley below and everything you would expect from a traditional French mountain
chalet. Wifi is available.
Location: Arc 1800
Chalet Yves is 430 metres (approx.) and a short ski from the Chantel chairlift in Arc
1800. Alternatively, a free ski bus stops approximately 200 metres uphill from the chalet. For
nightlife, the centre of Arc 1800 is an 8 -10 minute walk (700 metres approx.) down the road.
Room 1 = triple (bunk beds and a single bed)
Room 2 = twin
Room 3 = double (double base with 2 mattresses)
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with open fire
Start your ski day with fresh bread, a choice of preserves, cereals,
porridge, yoghurts, fresh fruit, fruit juice as well as tea and coffee,
plus a cooked option of eggs and one other hot item
A hearty breakfast
On your return from the slopes
A freshly baked cake or biscuits with tea and coffee awaits you
In the evening
Enjoy a delicious freshly cooked 3 course meal with house wine until coffee
Breakfast and dinner will be served on 6 out of 7 days and a continental breakfast will be left out on 1 morning.
NB: Snow boots and easy-to-carry bags are strongly recommended as the steep path
to the chalet is often snowy.
Chalet staff live out.
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.
More Les Arcs resort information
Les Arcs Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 15 Mar 2018|
|Last snowed|| 13-Mar-2018|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||150 cm|
|Upper slopes||395 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|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.