Stayed in Les Arcs 1950 - HMC "Jardins de la cascade" for half term 08. Very pleased with appartment (an "espace" 2 bedroom was great for our family of 5). Really convenient for family (kids ski school on door step, ski back, easy access to Cabriolet cable car, park car under apartment, bakers on doorstep etc.)
Spirit 1950 school was reasonable, and care of small kids was great (5,9,11).
Booked equipment on Snowrental.net - they use the Concept Board Shop - astonishing queues to get kitted out on Saturday (1.5 - 2 hour queue).
Basically everything really good EXCEPT THE RESTAURANTS. We found the food to be awfull and over-priced - particularly CHEZ ANNE (Savoyarde style) which was disgusting and crazily expensive (EUR160 for a 1 course meal for our family). Leave 1950 to eat out - for lunch ski down from the village (Pre St. Esprit piste) to Belliou la Fummee - great proper French cooking (not cheap but worth it).
Paul & Family London N10