There are two main types of lift pass in Les Arcs – the Classic Pass which covers Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and the Paradiski Pass (which in Les Arcs is divided into the Essential and the Premium Pass) – which covers the full Paradiski area. The difference between the Essential and Premium pass is to do with the use of the ‘priority lift queues’ and includes access to the luge runs, swimming pool, and ice cave.
Children under 5 years and adults over 75 years are free but you will need to show proof of age to get these passes. These passes need a photo (though this can be taken at the lift office counter) and there is a charge for the ‘hands-free card’
There are discounts for families based on 2 adults and a minimum of 2 children and for two or more passes bought for 6 days+ for the same ski area. There are beginner ski passes available for one day which gives access to the beginner areas in Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, and Villaroger. There are also single trips available on the Combette (Arc 1600), Villards (Arc 1800), Saint Jacques (Arc 2000), and Parchey (Peisey-Vallandry) – for these, you can buy a card with 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 trips loaded.
You can add ski insurance to your lift pass to cover you in case of accidents but you do need to check against your holiday insurance to see if you need this additional coverage.
Cross-country skiing in Les Arcs is free on the Arc 2000 and Courbaton tracks.