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 - 09 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 09-Dec-2013)
Thanks to the excellent start to the winter season in France many resorts opened early this weekend and there is fantastic on-piste skiing all over the French Alps.
Meribel (30/100cm), Val Thorens (65/105cm) and Courchevel (69/99cm) are now all open for the season in the Three Valleys. Although there has been no recent snowfall all three resorts have strong snow bases and enjoyed clear weather all weekend.
Isola 2000 (40/60cm) La Clusaz (15/70cm) and Les Menuires (20/105cm) are all also now open every day and provided fast skiing on hard-packed pistes on Monday 9th December under sunny skies.
There is still brilliant skiing to be found in Tignes (40/140cm) which has enjoyed consistent sunshine recently. The resort now has over 50 lifts open and the best skiing can be found on groomed runs.
Val d’Isere (40/80cm), Les Deux Alpes (15/170cm) and Alpe d’Huez (20/150cm) have also been enjoying spring-like conditions in December and the warm and sunny weather continued at each resort on Monday 9th December.
European Weather Outlook
The sunny weather looks set to continue in Europe with France, Switzerland and Austria all expecting clear skies and dry days throughout next week. Temperatures could also rise to above 5C in some places.
While very little snow is expected to fall anywhere in Europe this week Bulgaria could receive light snow during the middle of the week in preparation for opening day at Bansko next weekend. There is also some much-needed light snow forecast for Oppdal in Norway.