Skiing Les Arcs
From the top of the Peisey chair lift, why not cruise along Le Foret and Maitaz all the way to the Transarc lift which gives you access to the centre of the domain. From the scenic top of the Transarc lift, you can continue on down the Plan des Eaux and Vallee de l'Arc runs for a lunch stop at the highly recommended Pre Saint Esprit restaurant. Then why not take the Belvedere blue run all the way home?
Or, fancy a challenge? Then aim for the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in Les Arcs. From here, a selection of challenging reds or terrifying blacks take you on down to Villaroger, a drop of more than 2000 vertical meters and one of the longest runs in Europe.
The Apocalypse snow park in Les Arcs is almost 1km long and has a large variety of jumps, rails and other features that are graded in the same way as the pistes so whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro there is a huge variety of runs. Towards the far side of the snow park is also a boarder cross run.
The Rodeo park is a 3000m toboggan run from the top of the Col De Chal chairlift open in the afternoons for some high adrenaline fun!
Les Arcs also has an airbag for anyone wanting to practice those backside 1080's before trying it out on the hard stuff!
Speed riding is a relatively new sport that is a cross between skiing and Paragliding using a mini paragliding kite. Les Arcs is a great place to learn speed riding because there is a special area set aside for it and perfect runs for learners and experts alike.
Based in Arc 2000 there is a speed riding school that offers lesson from complete beginner to advanced solo. You don't need to be able to steer a kite or have loads of kite flying experience, you just need to be confident on skis!
There is a vast amount of off piste available in Les Arcs with terrain to suit all abilities. The Aiguille Rouge glacier is legendary among locals and it is possible to ski both the front face and the back face down to Villaroger where a warm welcome and excellent food awaits at Le Ferme restaurant. We only recommend skiing off piste with valid insurance and a qualified guide. It is also worth noting that some of the routes run through national park and are only permitted with a qualified local guide.
Ski Joering is basically being pulled along on skis by a horse! A semi-rigid harness means you can be pulled along on your skis by a horse across all types of terrain in total safety.
Les Arcs has turned a series of forest trails into over 20km of Ski Joering routes in a natural environment of rare beauty.