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School Ski Trip to Les Arcs

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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.

Resort
Facts

Beginner
54%

Intermediate
30%

Advanced
16%

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

Glacier

Yes

No. lifts

131

Snow making coverage

70%

Snow Park

Yes

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!

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- The Knights Templar School

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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

snake gliss riding les arcs

Want to try something different with your group? Have a go at the snake sledge for guaranteed fun!


laser game les arcs

Have fun in this modern laser game venue located at 1800m. This is certain to appeal to energetic and competitive groups!


igloo village les arcs

Get ready to be amazed by the biggest Igloo Village in the French Alps which is located at more than 2000m high and includes an ice cave, ice bar and restaurant.


swimming pool les arcs

Time to wind down! Enjoy splashing and relaxing at this indoor swimming pool after a long day skiing.


bowling arc 1800

Bowling is always a fun and popular activity with school groups. This bowling with 8 lanes also have pool tables and arcade games.


bowling and sports bar arc 2000

A game of bowling is the perfect fun to end the day! You will also find pool tables, VR games and arcade games on site as well as a Sports Bar which has 8 TV screens available and broadcasts all the major sporting events live.


sledging les arcs

Young and older children alike will have so much fun sledging down this 900m downhill run! This modern run includes a light and sound show and ends in a tunnel with video projection.


snowshoeing les arcs

Try a different winter activity - Strap on your snowshoes and follow your guide for a walk by night in amazing landscapes. This activity is best for small groups and subject to weather conditions.