Tradition and charm encapsulate this French resort that offers 50km of pistes serviced by 14 lifts. Due to its very reliable snow, 1300m of elevation difference and a well-connected lift system, Areches-Beaufort truly is a hidden gem of the French Alps.
The 2 beginner areas will keep newbies busy perfecting their technique while powderhounds can access 1600m of some of the best off-piste vertical in the Savoie region. Overlooked by the incredible Mont Blanc, Areches-Beaufort’s tree-lined runs alongside traditional wooden chalets makes it the quintessential Northern Alps ski resort.
You wouldn’t be a fool to think that these offerings would come with crowded slopes and a hefty lift pass price tag but the opposite is true. You don’t need to catch the first lifts to enjoy untracked freeride terrain after a snow dump, and in relation to some of the region’s more well-known resorts such as La Plagne and Tignes, an Areches-Beaufort lift pass won’t break the bank.