Club Med skiing is fantastic vfm and you know exactly what you're getting: a small, clean, basic room, masses of well cooked, varied food to suit all tastes, well- organised ski equipment service, transfers, lift passes etc. The buildings are a bit tired, but everything works and it really is ski in, ski out. They're in Arcs 2000, about 3 minutes walk from the village centre - but the walk isn't worth it, as there is only 1 small supermarket, a gourmet shop, an estate agent, several alpine restaurants and several skiwear shops
This was our third CM ski trip, but first one to Arcs Extreme. So, what is specific to Les Arcs? Well, the staff here are really good, led by the chef de village, Stephanie. The food is excellent (much better than Alpe d'Huez, same rating), with a wide variety of styles of main courses and excellent bar snacks at lunch and tea time. The rooms for 3 people are well laid out, with a slightly separate area for the singleton, and BBC1, BBC2 and BBC world service radio on the TV. All have a balcony and all floors over 3rd are very quiet. Masses of hot water for après ski showers! Slow lifts, but never a major issue (we were on the 11th floor). Only criticism of the room: our room got really hot at night, even with the radiator off, making it really difficult to sleep in comfort from about 3-5 am. Yes, really!
And now for the negative, already mentioned in another review. All CMs we have visited for skiing provide ESF lessons for all ages. Not Arcs Extreme, which does not teach below 12 years old. In fact, the week we were there was the first of the UK Easter hols, which meant there were 8 anglophone kids between the ages of 10 and 12, so CM managed to put together a class specially. And charged an extra 165 euros for 16h of group teaching, which was a little steep. This is NOT well-publicised on the website or on booking, so Caveat emptor!
We'll return next year, when our daughter will be 12, which means lessons won't be an issue...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the foot of the slopes, the Club Med Village is the highest of the Arcs, at an altitude of 2000 metres. There's a dynamic atmosphere that encourages sports fans to give free rein to all the delights of skimming over the snow. At Arcs Extreme, teens have a new Club Med Passworld(R) centre designed especially for them. Comfortably installed on their yeti pouffes, surrounded by a decor of glittering snowscapes and mirrors, they can hang out together and discuss. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Les Arcs - Les Arcs 2000 Hotel Les Arcs
- Club Med Bourg Saint Maurice
- Les Arcs Club Med