Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Les Arcs News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-11-29 Track your Alpine skills with GPS ski holiday in Val d'Isere, Meribel, La Plagne, Tignes or Les Arcs this ski season, you'll be delighted to know that you can now track every move you make on the slopes.

Sumit Tracker has been introduced to the Alpine ski resorts, a mobile phone-sized GPS tracking device that traces every turn, trick and twist on the snowy slopes.

At the end of their day, anyone enjoying Meribel, Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Plagne or Les Arcs skiing holidays will receive a full colour, double-sided report charting their progress on the Alpine slopes, so you can compare with your mates to see who really is the best skier.

"We have all been skiing in a group where there is always someone who brags about how many black runs they skied or how fast," said Sumit Director and Founder James Doughty. "There was never any way of knowing if they were boasting or not."

The GPS system is a fantastic little gadget to use while on a skiing holiday in Tignes, Les Arcs or any of the other excellent Alpine resorts. It can be used to measure yourself against your mates, or even to track how much you have improved during your stay.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/track-your-alpine-skills-with-gps_a17732443 2006-10-03
Les Arcs cable car refurb ski holidays in Les Arcs will notice something a little different when they step out onto the slopes this season.

The resort's famous Aiguille Rouge cable car, which takes skiers and snowboarders up to the highest point of Les Arcs (3226m), has been given a colourful makeover.

At the end of August, the two cabins made the short trip to Switzerland where a lick of paint saw them transformed before being returned to France in November.

They were reinstalled on November 29th in time for the new ski season, so everyone enjoying a ski holiday in Les Arcs this winter can make the great ascent to the resort's highest point in style.

Les Arcs officially opens its pistes on December 16th, while the Paradiski, which also incorporates the slopes of Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, opens a week later.

Together, they provide skiers with 239 runs covering a distance of 425 kms, one of the biggest ski areas in the world.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/les-arcs-cable-car-refurb_a18006196 2006-12-11
Les Arcs improvements planned Ski holidays in Les Arcs are to be given a boost with the announcement that a new chairlift has been planned for the resort.

Due to be constructed next summer, the six-seater chairlift, known as l'Arcabulle, will transport skiers and snowboarders from the existing Plagnettes chairlift up to the top of Bosses drag lift.

As a result, the Bosses lift will be taken out of action, while the start of the new chairlift will be higher than its current location.

In addition to this, those on their ski holidays in Les Arcs will be able to stop off at a new information and safety chalet, to be built at the arrival point of the Transarc gondola.

And anyone planning a Les Arcs ski holiday who is concerned about snow conditions will be pleased to hear plans are afoot to create an improved artificial snow network.

It will now incorporate the bottom of Mont Blanc, the snowpark, the Col du Renard, Plan des Eaux, Marmottes and Sources, ensuring you enjoy your Les Arcs ski holiday to the maximum.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/les-arcs-improvements-planned_a18012754 2006-12-18
Heavy snow in Les Arcs ski holidays in Les Arcs are enjoying the heaviest snowfall in months, according to the latest Alpine weather reports.

As half-term holidays commence across Europe, weather analysts show the level of snowfall in some areas has reached its highest peak this year.

The Les Arcs resort in the Paradiski area has had a spate of heavy snowfall. Ski Club of Great Britain reports that the "area had a massive 60cm of fresh snowfall on Tuesday".

Ski holidays in Les Arcs are a popular choice. The area boasts three resorts and offers an exciting and varied trip. Particularly famed for the ability to cater to a wide range of skills and experience, Les Arcs skiing holidays offer routes for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers.

The recent weather developments ensure that ski holidays in Les Arcs will continue to please skiers of all tastes and abilities.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/heavy-snow-in-les-arcs-_a18065208 2007-02-19
Les Arcs and Tignes 'great for beginners'
According to the Guardian, novice skiers and snowboarders would do well to opt for ski holidays in Les Arcs
and ski holidays in Tignes.

Les Arcs entered the list at number one thanks to its good variety of nursery slopes, while it was also described to have a fine range of more difficult slopes - perfect for those of different standards on family ski holidays.

Meanwhile, Tignes was placed at eighth on the list, with particular credit being accorded to the resort for its provision of women's facilities.

"Tignes is high and snow-sure and has a very good range of nursery, intermediate and expert slopes, accommodation, non-skiing activities and apres-ski. It also has a well-established women's-only course run by Skiworld," the publication noted.

Tignes claims to be one of only two ski areas in France listed as snow-sure resorts according to The Good Ski & Snowboarding Guide 2005.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/les-arcs-and-tignes-great-for-beginners-_a18364701 2007-11-21
Les Arcs hosts extreme sports event Ski holidays in Les Arcs are set to get exciting, after the resort successfully hosted its second speed-flying pro event.

The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that speed-flying is a new event that is rapidly increasing in popularity.

Speed-flying combines paragliding and skiing with paragliding canopies that are smaller than normal. The result sees skiers travel at up to 75 miles per hour down the mountain.

Born in France, speed-flying has existed for roughly five years according to the Ski Club and now for the second year running, those on Les Arcs ski holidays can see the extreme sports event for themselves.

The Columbia Speed Flying Pro was held recently at the resort and was won by Antoine Montant.

"I abandoned the line I originally planned, because it was too dangerous, so I opted for a more straightforward option. My aim was to ski the snow as much as possible," the winner told the Ski Club.

Les Arcs is a popular ski resort located in Savoie, France and is connected by a ski lift to the nearby resort of La Plagne.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/les-arcs-hosts-extreme-sports-event_a18488693 2008-02-28
Europe sees great snowfall European ski holidays will have benefited from increased snowfall.

According to Ski Club of Great Britain, resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy have been among those to receive ample snow fall.

A "fair share" of new snow fell on resorts in France such as Alpe d'Huez and Flaine, with flurries falling midweek.

In Les Arcs, temperatures dropped towards the middle of last week while a "good amount" of fresh snow was reported to have fallen, according to Ski Club information manager Alyn Morgan who was skiing in Les Arcs until this Saturday.

Les Arcs is located in Bourg-Saint-Maurice in France and is situated as villages known as Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.

Snow also fell on the ski resorts of Andermatt, Verbier, St Mortiz, Pontresina and Saas-Fee.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/europe-sees-great-snowfall-_a18509200 2008-03-13
Ski season 'may extend beyond Easter' European ski holiday season may well continue on past Easter, the normal cut-off point, it has been suggested.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, Easter is falling "about as early as it gets" and fresh snow is continuing to fall across the Alps, meaning that more skiing could be had for a longer period in this region.

"April can produce some of the best conditions of the winter with good snowfalls, long days, uncrowded slopes and reduced prices," the Ski Club notes.

And according to Martin Epp, a Swiss mountain guide, winter is moving further back in the calendar and April to May is a favourite time of his for ski holidays in Europe.

The Met Office has also predicted snow falls in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland over the Easter period.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/ski-season-may-extend-beyond-easter-_a18514959 2008-03-18
Les Arcs for beginner ski holidays
In France, why not opt for ski holidays in Les Arcs, which the Ski Club of Great Britain notes is recommended for beginners and skiers of all standards.

The resort offers mountain restaurant and toilet facilities and is also suitable for families. Its purpose built nature - with accommodation built so close to the lifts and slopes that it is possible to ski straight to your door at the end of the day - means that this resort could offer a comfortable introduction to the world of pistes and parallel turns.

Ski holidays in Les Arcs are also great for beginners who want to guaranteed snow as it is famed for its good snow cover.

Les Arcs was developed during the 1960s and is comprised of three villages at 1600 metres, 1800 metres, 2000 metres and 1950 metres. Arc 1950 is "the focal point of the whole resort - with a true village ambience", the Ski Club claims.

The ski area is also linked to La Plagne by the Vanoise Express Cable car for those who wish to extend their skiing into other regions.

Written by Sarah Blacow
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http://www.igluski.com/news/les-arcs-for-beginner-ski-holidays_a18677491 2008-07-09
Testing begins on new route between Les Arcs and La Plagne Les Arcs and La Plagne in the Paradiski area.

According to reports, earlier this month one cabin successfully completed the journey using new cables, with a second cabin expected to undergo testing later this month.

The final phase of testing will begin on September 30th, when each cable car will be filled with 16 tonnes of water, which is the approximate weight of 200 passengers.

Paradiski is set to reopen for the winter ski on December 2008.

One of the world's largest linked ski domains, Paradiski an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts and has something for everyone.

The area comprises three ski resorts, 425 kilometres of runs, a bobsleigh run, ice climbing area and speed skiing run, along with three summits above 3,000 metres.

Written by Fiona Mayers
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http://www.igluski.com/news/testing-begins-on-new-route-between-les-arcs-and-la-plagne_a18784040 2008-09-17