The resort of Les Arcs is made up of four modern purpose built villages at different levels; Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000. Each level of Les Arcs is ski-in ski-out, meaning that the vast expanse of the Paradiski is right on your doorstep!
The potential of Les Arcs was first seen in the 1960's by local ski instructor and high mountain guide Robert Blanc (an annual ski race, the Robert Blanc Derby, is held in his honour every February). From his hometown of Bourg Saint Maurice he envisaged a resort that would provide direct access to the ski area, whilst having all the facilities of a village on hand. The concept was unique at the time; most other ski resorts had evolved gradually from small farming communities that had grown to meet the needs of the growing influx of tourists.