Les Arcs for 2008/9

Mon 29 September 08

New artificial lake to improve snowmaking facilities. Improvements to the Apocalypse Park for beginners & intermediate freestylers

Snowmaking improvements

Artificial lake of l’Adret des Tuffes, has been created to supply the whole Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry area with artificial snow. New ski tows have been set up on the Maitaz and Plan Bois ski runs, guaranteeing snow on the Arc 1800 - Peisey-Vallandry link.

The new snow plant built in the same area will replace 2 old units and will centralise the supply of water and air of the whole of the artificial network.

Terrain Park improvements

The Apocalypse Snowpark is still developing 2 new lines of modules for this winter. They
will primarily consist of tables and rails for beginners and intermediate

Hands-free lift pass

With the new Holiski «hands-free» pass, you can access the finest ski slopes without going to ticket offices! When you use this ‘liberty pass’, you are invoiced only for the skiing days used, and in addition, there are reductions and exclusive special offers.

Faithful to its reputation, the Les Arcs resort was one of the two pilot sites to test this new product last winter. It proved successful, and this winter, Holiski will be used in 10 major resorts of the Compagnie des Alpes group. Membership (32€) and information: www.holiski.com

Next Story

Val Thorens to improve parks for 2008/9

Tue 30 September 08, Val Thorens, France

An much enlarged terrain park, addition of another drag lift to service it, and a new boardercross are the major changes this season

Results from the BST Big Air at Milton Keynes

Tue 30 September 08, XSCAPE Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The British Snow Tour hit Milton Keynes over the weekend, Saturday 27th September, to host the Quiksilver British Big Air Championships. The huge 10m kicker set the stage as over 120 of the UK’s top Snowboarders and Freeskiers threw down an impressive bag of tricks including stylish 7’s, frontfilps and textbook 9’s

Vallnord area in Andorra spends huge for 2008/9

Tue 30 September 08, Arinsal, Andorra

new 6-seater detachable chairlift in Arinsal, a remodelled terrain park and the obligatory snowmaking improvements make up a 10million euro spend this season

It's snowing .... on Mars

Wed 01 October 08

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected falling snow from clouds about 4km above the spacecraft's landing site

Launch of the second Freeride World Tour

Fri 03 October 08, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Four locations around the world have been selected for the second edition of the Freeride World Tour. On top of it, qualification events have joined as Freeride World Qualifier events making the Tour even more attractive, with more events and more riders

Les Arcs, France

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “A great freeriders resort with lots of off-piste and powder, plus natural hits to explore. A major tourist spot with lively nightlife.”