At 1200 metres, Villaroger is the lowest and most secluded of the mountainside villages in Les Arcs. It is an ideal winter destination for skiers who really spend all day on the pistes and appreciate a little tranquillity in the evenings. Situated on north-facing slopes, Villaroger is somewhat shaded and therefore retains snow despite its relatively low altitude. In the summer, the village is well connected to the MTB trails and is an ideal starting point for exploring the Tarentaise valley.
Local legend suggests that, before Villaroger was a bona fide resort, locals and ski instructors would regularly finish their day by riding down the off-piste into the village. This became such a common occurrence, that they decided to build chairlifts so people could go back up the mountain. Nowadays, the Aiguille Rouge piste dropping from 3226 metres down to the village is a fairly straightforward prospect, although you do need the legs for a run that lasts for around 7km! Villaroger has largely retained its village charm, avoiding many commercial elements that exist in other resorts. This means it is quieter with only a few restaurants and definitely no nightclubs.