Les Arcs (1600), France
Arc 1600 is the original resort of the area and is situated at the top of the funicular railway that snakes up the mountain from Bourg St Maurice, the rail head town in the valley below. There is little more to Arc 1600 than a series of low rise aprtment blocks containing hundreds of rather small and dated self catering units. However, at 1600 metres altitude it is low enough to be set within the trees which lend some beauty, and there is in fact a pleasant small-resort friendly atmosphere about the place, which belies its utilitarian purpose built roots.
The Apocalypse terrain park is still one of the biggest and best in the Alps and is situated just above Arc 1600 with easy access from the accommodation via the Clair Blanc chairlift. There is all manner of rails, tables and kickers with lines to suit all standards. There is also a boarder cross course and half pipe. Kids will love the place!