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Destination guide: Les Arcs, France

Les Arcs is a prominent ski resort situated in Savoie, France. It comprises of five areas, namely: Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, and Arc 2000—are located at an altitude between the range of 810 to 3226 metres. However, skiing is possible only at altitudes which are 1200 metres and above. Talking about the ski area, it offers 106 runs, 54 lifts, and a descent of about 200 kilometres. Aiguille Rouge (Red Needle) is the highest peak of the resort where you can access a 7 km long piste that has a vertical drop of 2026 metres which goes down to Village Villaroger.

After the inauguration of Vanoise Express cable car which was in December 2003, Les Arcs became a part of the Paradiski group which is a well-known group of ski-connected resorts; this also comprises of La Plagne area. In total Paradiski offers 425 km long pistes. You get to access total height from the base of gondola extending Aiguille Rouge which is 2670 m high and on the right side is the Aiguille Grive.

Les Arcs is known to be one of the most original “mega-resorts” of France. These resorts are known to have large, convenient, and numerous pistes. This resort has been labelled as “heritage of the 20th century” as it offers unique and modern architecture. The ski domain offers an eclectic collection of runs (which is above the Arc 2000) as well as the wooded runs (that are on the outlying villages of Villaroger and Peisey particularly).

The terrain park offers quite a good reputation; that offers red, green, and black rails as well as jumps. This is one of the best places for snowboarders as there are few drag lifts. The authorities have gradually upgraded the ski lifts this means that crucial lifts are quite swift, modern, as well as comfortable.
This resort is designed on the Sophringham Method based on the accelerated progress. Moreover, the Les Arcs’ ESF ski school teaches ski evolution and the students are taught parallel turns from the basics of skiing. Les Arcs is well known to have excellent pistes for greenhorn skiers and in each resort, although the beginners have a lot to learn on these slopes. Les Arcs is known to be the abode of snowboarding of the European region.

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