Ski area & other outdoor activities
Les Carroz d'Araches is a traditional alpine village at an altitude of 1200 m consisting mostly of chalets in a family atmosphere. The Grand Massif is accessible by ski lifts in both winter and summer. Owing to the altitude and the quality of the snow, it is possible to ski down to the village during most of the winter season.
The ski and mountain resort area known as the Grand Massif (Connected villages: Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and Flaine) features 265 km of ski runs for all levels between 800 and 2600 m offering superb conditions for a winter sports holiday. It is among the top 5 ski resorts in France and snowsure due its proximity with Mont blanc.
The beginners ski area is located above the gondola terminal at an altitude of 1800 m, is extensive and gives inexperienced skiers plenty of sun and great views.
There are many shops, bars and restaurants in the village, a wellness area + pool called Aquacime with fitness facilities, an ice-skating rink in winter, an equestrian centre, a children's playground, a skate - pump park and a cinema. The village has supermarkets, a post office, a petrol station and cash machines. Most of the ski instructors and shopkeepers speak English.
In addition to winter sports, this accommodation is in an ideal location for other activities, especially in summer: hiking/walking, cycling/mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing, swimming, mountain climbing, tennis, an aerial forest ropes course, an outdoor pool, canyoning, rafting, caving, mountaineering, paragliding and even an 18-hole golf course in Flaine (and several other golf courses less than an hour's drive away).
One of the closest ski and mountain recreation resorts to Geneva (45min), Paris (6h) and Brussels (8h) also 45 minutes from Chamonix Mont blanc and Italy.
Access from chalet Arpitan
The chalet is located 1.5 km from the village centre and 1.7 km from the main ski lifts at Carroz 1200.
There are 3 gateways to outdoor mountain fun:
- Carroz 1200: main gondola in the village. Free car park for 500 cars. Also direct access with free skibus lines C and CL near the chalet.
- Carroz - Agy: Nordic ski area for Nordic ski, cross-country ski, dog sledding, snowshoe hiking etc. Free car park for 100 cars. Also direct access with free skibus line C.
- Carroz 1500: Skilift North of the village direct to Flaine, 5 minute drive by car only. Free car park for 500 cars.
You can take free skibus line C or CL operating 8.30 am - 6.30 pm at 200m from the chalet or take your car (3-5 minutes) to the gondola.
Whether or not you have a car, you can book a locker there so you don't have to carry your gear around..(we can do this for you provided we get enough advance notice)
To get to the centre of the village in the evening: car=3 minutes, walk=10 minutes, taxi=ca. 25 eur / 8 people in a van.