Les Arcs Resort Info
Les Arcs skiing
Lift linked with La Plagne to create the "paradiski" area, Les Arcs offers something for everyone and plenty of it. Beginners and intermediates can revel in the fact that over 50% of pistes are graded red and blue, whilst advanced skiers can get their teeth into challenging blacks and off piste. Boarders and freestyle skiers won't be left out either with an enviable snow park, half pipe and boarder cross. The Les Arcs lift system is also one of the best, with few queues except at rush hour.
Les Arcs ski resort
Les Arcs is made up of three modern 'villages', with Arc 1800 being the biggest and most popular. Whilst off-snow activities are somewhat lacking in Les Arcs, families will love the traffic-free streets and excellent children's facilities. Arc 1950 is a new village created by the North American developer Intrawest. Located just below the Aiguille Rouge with spectacular views of Mont Blanc, Arc 1950 is fully self-contained, with its own shops, restaurants, bars, ski school, equipment shops, thermal spa, swimming pools and underground parking.
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Les Arcs Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 12 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 29-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||80 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Resort not yet open|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 12-Dec-2013)
Sunny weather has begun to take its toll on some of our featured French resorts this week but many are still preparing to open up this weekend after a good start to the winter.
La Plagne (20/125cm) and Les Arcs (20/80cm) will both be kicking off the season on Saturday 14th December. They should provide excellent skiing on piste on their upper slopes. Unfortunately the cable car connecting the two resorts will not be in operation.
Flaine (15/50cm), Orcieres (30/60cm) and Foux d’Allos (10/15cm) are all also due to open for the season this weekend.
Elsewhere there are still excellent conditions on piste at both Tignes (40/140cm) and Val d’Isere (40/75cm) although trails are very hard packed. The off piste is hard and variable.
Almost two weeks of bright sunshine has caused the off piste in both Les Deux Alpes (15/170cm) and Alpe d’Huez (20/150cm) to become quite patchy. The best conditions can be found on groomed pistes at higher altitudes.
European Weather Outlook
There is little sign of new snow this week in Europe with the sun set to continue warming the slopes. However, towards the end of the week cloud cover could return in France and bring some precipitation.
Light snow is also predicted for next weekend in Austria and Switzerland. Andorra is also expecting some light snowfall, around 5cm, next weekend but newly opened Borovets and Bansko in Bulgaria have no fresh snow forecast.