Most of the ski resorts are taking the opportunity of the Summer to make improvements and add new features. Serre Chevalier is building a new six person lift ready to launch this Winter, whilst Les Arcs has a few *improvements under their sleeve too!
Replacement of the chairlift Comborcière in Arc 1600 – the new lift will be a four person, high-speed chairlift that takes you up to 2,318m. This area is a black run (very steep parts) and recommended for expert skiers and snowboarders only.
La Piste du Secret: new red piste in Les Arcs 2000 – The highest village in the area. Not much info has been released on this new piste, so keep your eyes peeled for more details from us!
Did you know… that the Aiguille Rouge is the longest piste in Europe? It’s 7 km long, and that’s with no lifts involved! Up here, there is a fantastic panoramic walkway at the top. Starting from the highest point of Les Arcs, the Aiguille Rouge at 3,226m, the piste runs down to 1,200m at Villaroger. These are black and red runs, so are only advised for those at advanced or expert levels.
For the past few seasons we’ve had a good amount of snow (last season was the best yet!), but should the weather fail us, the resorts get out their brilliant snow guns, creating artificial snow over 307 hectares of ground (across Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry).
Extension of the artificial snow network in Arc 1600 – While there’s no beating real snow, you can’t always guarantee it. Let the artificial snow cannons work their magic overnight, giving you great conditions the next day. This should be a much-needed addition to Arc 1600.
**Did you know….
Last season, the combined Paradiski area had:
… and that 8th January 2018 had the most amount of snow, with 55 cm recorded!!
Lifts: The Les Arc and Peisey Vallandry lifts re-open on 15th December 2018 until 27th April 2019. If the weather is great beforehand, the lifts are sometimes opened early so you can sneak in and make the first trails of the season.
Early season dates are always booked up quickly (everyone wants to get in first!), as well as all the usual peak times (Christmas, New Year and Half Term), so if you a Vallandry skiing trip this year, don’t leave it too late! Find out more on our Budget Winter Packages and Availability today.
*Source: Peisey-Vallandry.com **Source: Paradiski.com