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Saturday, 7 April 2012

SEASON 2011/12: Some Stats

Although there wasn't a huge amount of snow during the second half of the season, the huge falls between mid-December and mid-January make this one of the best for some time, and there are great conditions in the Northern Alps for the last few weeks of the season.  It's not clear yet how good the season has been from a business point of view - but the good snow cover has clearly helped.

At one point, Les Arcs claimed to have the highest snow-depths in the world, and it was competing against Tignes/Val d'Isere as to who could open the access roads the quickest.

Place Miravidi, Arc 1800

Here are some useless statistics from the 2011/12 season in Les Arcs:

1 new skilift (the Mont Blanc at 1600)

Snowboard ratio: 13% of slope users at Christmas, 9% this Easter

61% of slope users are wearing helmets

No of ESF instructors seen wearing helmets: 2

Property news: 
27,500€ for a studio at Plan Devin, Arc 1600
224,000-764,000€ for your new Edenarc residence

Edenarc Phase 1
Snow depths:
5 Jan: 145cm lower, 300cm upper
5 Apr: 115cm lower, 244cm upper 

Number of Twitter followers at 6 April 2012:
@LesArcs: 1,212
@LesArcsEN: 298 (the English language version)

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