What's new in Les Arcs for winter 2015/2016
Well quite a lot, Les Arcs has really lifted its efforts to listen to its customers to improve and develop what is already one of the best skiing areas in the world. A €40 million investment is proof of their commitment over the past two summers!
The old and slow 3 man Chantal chairlift in Arc 1800 has been replaced by the Dahu lift, 15 seater telecabine which also serves foot passengers between Arc 1800 and the new luxury Edenarc apartments complex.
In addition, the Grand Renard 3 seater chairlift has been replaced with the Carrelay, a high speed 6 seater which will transport skiers from just above Arc 1800 to the Col des Frettes, the ridge line serving both the Arc 2000 bowl, (Arc 1950 and Arc 2000) and serving Arc 1600, Arc 1800 and Peisey-Vallandry. This should alleviate some of the peak period queuing at the Transarc lift.
The resort has been improved again with increased connectivity in the listed between the resorts, Arc 1600 particularly. It is now possible to ski uninterrupted from Peisey-Vallandry to Arc 1600. A tunnel has been also been added allowing International races without crossing the piste in Arc 1600. The Mille 8 complex opened last year adds an ideal beginner area as well as some fun terrain for skiers looking for a different challenge.
In Arc 2000 a new piste has been constructed and the existing augmented to improve the skier flow from the new Carrelay chair and the existing Arpette ridge back into the Arc 2000 bowl.
The piste coming into Arc 2000 has been widened and the piste flowing out of Arc 2000 has also been widened and the slope improved.
Mille 8, the new complex in Arc 1800 started last new year has been completed with the finishing of the Lodge. The Lodge includes a restaurant seating up to 300 inside, 150 on terrace which will also host live apres ski music.
The restaurant will feature lots of local produce and a fantastic wine list.
There is plenty of entertainment for teens and kids with simulators, consoles and pool and fussball tables.
A new slope side apartment complex has been built in Arc 2000 with work started on a new 5* hotel.
All in all, a lot of good improvements and encouraging signs for the future of our favourite resort!
Here at AIM Snowsports, we’re very excited about the coming winter season 2015/2016, bring it on!