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Les Arcs 2019 - 2020 (Useful links are added to the first post)

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Debbie0312 wrote:
Decided this year to try self-catering whilst skiing for the first time (have skied many resorts and done self catering in beach resorts just never the two together).
Les Arcs looks ideal for apartments.
Having done some research it would seem Arc 1800 might suit us best, as seems to have a wider range of food shops and restaurants, but if I’m wrong or you have other suggestions please let me know.
Finally would love to hear which apartment blocks others would recommend, we are of a certain age so need a proper double bed (not a sofa bed, never yet found one that is really comfortable), probably a bath to soak the muscles after a day’s skiing and wifi as we run our own business and need to keep in touch.
We’re currently looking at 18th Jan.
Will probably drive so can bring some provisions with us, and have noted others comments about parking, so makes sense to have an apartment with parking.


Recommend Bourg - lots of great apartments and restaurants and about 10 mins from Arcs - plus you can easily drive to Val or Tignes for a day. Prices are lower as well.
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@Arctic Roll,
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The sign at the start of violettes is still there, complete with icons for the funicular and the town. The bridge is still there and in good condition. As are the red wooden piste markers. If may make a good off piste run next winter.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
It's looking quite wintery today
https://en.lesarcs.com/livecams.html

I may be mistaken but on the Mont Blanc webcam there appears to be piste basher activity. Why?
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@johnE, yes, it's crisp and fresh out, with the temperature staying low. No idea about the Mont Blanc activity - haven't seen any piste bashers around 1800.
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@johnE, Embarassed
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Any advice on where to rent in Arc 1600 please or where to go for an offer?

Thanks in advance!
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@Redial, you could do worse than looking at the resort's website here: https://www.lesarcs-reservation.com/fr/appartements/index.html

They seem to have some pretty good prices, but be aware that some 1600/1800/2000 properties may be on the small side, so filling them full may not always be the best idea.
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@alastair - Thanks. Critical omission of the word skis from the sentence from me Embarassed
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@Redial, Ha! Can't help you as I'm not in 1600. I'm sure someone else will be along shortly...
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Any advice on where to rent in Arc 1600 please or where to go for an offer?

@Redial, I assume you have already visited the tourist office website https://www.lesarcs-reservation.com/en/index.htm which has most of the availability in 1600. They also state exactly how big they are (none of this silly "sleeps 6" the UK operators limit their details to). The individual immobiliers have slightly easier to navigate websites. Try https://cis-immobilier.locvacances.com/en-GB for example.

Where do you want to insert the word "skis"? If you are after ski hire then we find the intersport next to the Sherpa helpful and good. Nieces use SkiSet in the square and have no problem. Christiana Sport, also in the square, have more technical equipment such as avalanche transceivers. A new discount place has opened close to Christiana Sport, but I cannot recall their name and they do not appear to be mentioned on the resort website.
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Another piste basher out. I wass looking at the 1950 webcam and there was one going through the middle of the village.
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@johnE, I saw on the pisteures Facebook that they are starting to build the snow park already, maybe that? Although that’s a long old way to move the snow from!
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@johnE, 1950 has a civic duty to keep snow levels in the street to a maximum depth, to allow both skiing and, probably more importantly, access for emergency services. I suspect it was our local basher just keeping things under control.
Still nice to see tho!
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You know it makes sense.
johnE wrote:
Another piste basher out. I wass looking at the 1950 webcam and there was one going through the middle of the village.


It looks like there's been basher activity over La Plagne side as well. Probably just the best way of moving workers around in the current conditions.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
This is just rude behaviour....
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kitenski wrote:
@yllen, I’m pretty sure any private transfer company would be happy for a pickup at that time, means they could drop off for evening flights home and not go back with an empty minibus.


Transfer booked. My usual company were happy to take it, and I even got a discount on the inbound transfer. Possibly due to what you describe above!
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Arpette Restaurant looking snowy. Still a month until season opening, but let's hope it stays cold and snowy.

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