50 YEARS OF LES ARCS: Robert Blanc, founder of the resort (1933-1980)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

ONWARDS & UPWARDS: New lifts for Les Arcs and La Plagne

A good summary of some of the things to watch out for this season in Les Arcs & La Plagne can be found on the Ski Nordique website.

This includes:

  • The new telecabine at Montalbert, part of a phased redevelopment of the La Plagne system.  For the latest photos, follow the Perso La Plagne site
  • The new Paradiski Yuge app, which is being given a big marketing push
  • In Montalbert, a new 3km blue piste - les Lupins - aimed at younger skiers, complete with wood sculptures and a feature tunnel
  • A Traversée du Paradis challenge, aimed at people energetic enough to make the journey from Montalbert to Villaroger.  It includes offers at participating restaurants as well as a prize draw at the end of the season

Meanwhile, the Ski Club of Great Britain provides a good summary of the new lifts coming on stream this season: Avoriaz, Val d'Isere, 3 Valleys.  And in Les Arcs we will have the new Carreley lift, which will provide fast access to Arc 2000 from the Edenarc complex, just above Arc 1800.  It links with the transformation of the Chantal slopes, following the launch of the Mille 8 development last season.

All in all, quite a transformation over the last couple of years.  The only sad note is the demise of the Grand Renard lift, which provided a rustic alternative to the second stage of the Transarc.  It's nowsurplus to requirements, given the increase in capacity provided by the new lift.

Mille 8

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