We had always booked through Maeva, for self catering apartment which we find more convenient, due our eating habits.
We booked through a site advertising apartments, and were exceptionally fortunate to make contact with a Parisian, who owns a holiday apartment in 1800.Would do it again, as we saved by not going through an agent.
It is our second visit to 1800,and we knew from the Les Arcs site,that the Vanoise Express was out of commission, nevertheless, there are more than enough runs to keep one occupied.
The apartment was adjoining/connected to the Golf Hotel, and exactly as described, and more. Ski out and ski in was the name of the game. We had purchased short skis, and boots, in Geneva last year, at a very reasonable price, so much so that they have paid for themselves in the second year, without resorting to expensive hiring.
Now to the resort. All the locals go out of their way to make one feel comfortable, those working the lifts etc, did their utmost to speak english and make one feel easy.Plenty of runs, we skiid 5-6 hours a day, and hardly did the same run twice.
We concentrated our eating to 1800, and when we ate out had no problems to find to eat, at reasonable prices, now with no smoking in restaurants and bars - an absolute pleasure.
We would heartily recommend 1800, as opposed to the other resorts, as 1800 is the centre, and best of the 4, that is compared to the other 3, 1600, 1950 and 1800.
We skiid to 1950, very new and qaint, but not for us the eating places.
Runs are well kept, snow plentifull, artificial snow when not enough natural, and the resort puts on their own activities to entertain.
Woul definitely return there.