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School Ski Trip to Les Arcs


Huge variety of terrain

Part of the Paradiski region

Perfect for beginners and intermediates

Resort Information

For a real French skiing experience, take your students on a school ski trip to Les Arcs! One of the original French ‘mega-resorts’, Les Arcs is one of the world’s largest and most varied, with glacier skiing, wooded slopes and above tree-line bowls. Made up of four main resorts, this is a ski area that offers outstanding facilities, with an emphasis on convenience that makes travelling here with a school group a much more attractive option. Part of the huge Paradiski region, Les Arcs offers scenic doorstep skiing suitable for all abilities.

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Total Piste

425 km

Top Piste Altitude

3250 m

Longest Run

7 km

Transfer time to resort

3 hours via air, 13 hours from Calais

Vertical drop

2030 m



No. lifts


Snow making coverage


Snow Park


Skiing Information

There are some excellent beginner zones here, which lead on to long, wide blue runs, offering great progression for learners and making this ideal for a school ski holiday. There is also a number of challenging black runs. Les Arcs is known for its spectacular verticals and these are, perhaps, best enjoyed by intermediates who have a brilliant choice of runs. The Apocalypse terrain park is excellent for snowboarders. One of the best terrain parks in the Alps, there are also a couple of boardercross runs here too. Plus, jump on the Vanoise Express cable car and you’ll arrive in La Plagne less than five minutes later, opening up a total of 425km of skiable piste!

Excellent resort and hotel.

- Howell's School Llandaff (G.D.S.T.)

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UCPA Les Arcs 1600

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UCPA Les Arcs 1600

Les Arcs UCPA is located in Les Arcs 1600, right on the piste and could not be more ski in - ski out! The centre is purpose built for youth groups and students are accommodated in rooms of 4 in bunk beds, with shower and toilet facilities on each floor.

There is a great vibe throughout the centre which has been refurbished to an excellent standard. It has three dining rooms, communal rooms, TV room, pool tables and table football, a disco and bar area.

In addition, the UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program every evening in the week: crepe making, quiz, sketching, karaoke, disco, snow soccer, and bum boarding to name but a few. The other benefits include having on-site ski hire and dedicated ski instructors who live at the centre.

Free Wifi access is also included in your package.

Aprés-Ski at Les Arcs

snowshoeing - sainte foy (alps)

Explore Sainte Foy from a different perspective and enjoy the traditional sport of snowshoeing. Snowshoes look like tennis rackets, and work by distributing your weight over a greater area, meaning you won't sink into the snow.

Once you have got used to walking in your snowshoes, you can explore the many trails which wind through pine and spruce forests. You will come across some truly fabulous views, from frozen waterfalls, to traditional French villages and you should come across a wide range of wildlife too!

sledging - sainte foy (alps)

Even when the lifts close, there's still plenty of snowy fun to be had in Sainte Foy! Thanks to the great floodlights here, you can enjoy a sledging session in the evening - a great way to end a day on the slopes!