Les Arcs celebrates 50-year anniversary

24th June 2019, by Abi Butcher

The French ski resort of Les Arcs is 50 years old this year

The French ski resort of Les Arcs is 50 years old this year

This year, the French ski resort of Les Arcs celebrates its 50th anniversary, and to kick off the fun it has a summer of activities planned to keep all outdoor fanatics, as well as families and children, thoroughly entertained.

Les Arcs is part of a multi-part, purpose-built resort and part of the huge Paradiski area which covers more than 400km of pistes. It was created 50 years ago, with new parts added more recently — Arc 1800 and Arc 1950 — all with the intention of providing year-round activities for Alpine enthusiasts.

Three years ago, Les Arcs introduced the multi-activity HERO pass, offering access to summer activities including trail running and circus skills to mountain biking, archery and mini golf.  This summer, Les Arcs has introduced two new Mountain Kart passes (available to children and adults aged eight and above) as well as a new pump track in nearby Bourg Saint Maurice, that sits within a 2000m zone. There are hiking, running and mountain biking trails as well as white water rafting.

However, the ski resort has planned a special day of concerts and performances on 31 July — called An Exceptional Day — to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. There is also the 46th running of the Music Festival Academy from 17 July to 2 August and for non-music lovers there’s a new spa inspired by a Japanese Onsen, the Nama Springs Exotic House, as well as the Mountain Agricultural Show in Bourg St Maurice on 18 and 19 August.

For more information on Les Arcs, the HERO pass and to plan your trip, visit lesarcs.com

To read Where to Ski & Snowboard’s independent review of Les Arcs, click here

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