The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 5 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Les Arcs ski area

Key facts

Resort850 m
Slopes1200-3225 m
Lifts51
Pistes200 km
Price index90

Bourg-St-Maurice

France

Bourg centre at night

The upside

  • Convenient base for touring the region
  • Well served by fast rail services
  • Cheaper than staying up the mountain
  • Good for self-catering
  • Wide choice of amenities

The downside

  • Ski area a funicular ride away
  • No slopes to valley level
  • Busy town with lots of through-traffic

Latest user reviews

Hi All, Well it’s nice that BsM has its own resort…

jonG 30 Jan 2010 

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News – 2016/17

Les Arcs, up the hill, is getting its first five-star hotel, the Taj I Mah in Arc 2000 - quite a radical development in a resort where hotels of any kind are rare. It will have all the trimmings you might expect, including a Michelin-starred chef.

Summary

Bourg-St-Maurice is a bustling valley town that is marketed as part of the Les Arcs ski area – it is linked to the slopes by a funicular railway to Arc 1600. It’s also a great base for exploring other resorts in the Tarentaise region – notably La Rosière, Ste-Foy, La Plagne, Tignes and Val d’Isère. Direct rail services stop at the TGV station next to the funicular, making the town a great option for rail travellers. There is a wide choice of good-value shops, restaurants and accommodation – including luxury apartments. Getting up to Arc 1600 takes about seven minutes; be aware, though, that the funicular service stops early in the evening – so après-ski beers on the hill need to be kept within bounds.

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The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 5 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Les Arcs ski area

Key facts

Resort850 m
Slopes1200-3225 m
Lifts51
Pistes200 km
Price index90