Les Arcs Events & Activities
Posted by George Biffen
Last updated on February 12th, 2018 at 08:14 pm
Les Arcs isn’t just all about skiing!
There is an abundance of non-skiing activities that can be enjoyed, including snowshoeing, paragliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice skating.
There are also spas and fitness centres in the villages and a great selection of shops in the nearby town of Bourg Saint Maurice.
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There is an outdoor ice rink in the Place de la Patinoire in the upper part of Arc 2000. The rink is open 6-8 pm daily and until 10 pm on Fridays. Skate hire is €7 for adults and €6 for children.
Snowshoeing and Hiking
There are plenty of pedestrian trails and cross-country routes to explore in Les Arcs. A pedestrian pass can be bought which will cover all of the circuits and also offer non-skiers the chance to meet up with friends and family for lunch at the mountain restaurants. Snowshoe trips can also be taken with mountain guides throughout Les Arcs.
Ecole de Ski Francais, Arc 1800: +33 (0) 4 79 07 40 31
Ecole de Ski Francais, Arc 1950: +33 (0) 6 80 37 40 02
Privilège, Arc 1800: +33 (0) 4 79 07 23 38
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Tired of having your feet firmly on the ground and want to try something new? Discover Les Arcs from a height; soaring above the ski runs and snow-capped mountains, experience nothing but silence and the freedom of flying. There are a number of paragliding schools in the area that offer tandem flights.
Flights cost from around €90 per person (+ lift ticket) and last roughly 20 minutes
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This is one of the most popular events for thrill seekers. Bikes can take 1 or 2 people at a time and there is also the option of swapping over half way through. This activity is led by a guide and involves an hour’s ride around a specially selected track. Drivers must be over 18 years of age and have a current driving licence; passengers must be over 10 years old. Price per snowmobile per hour (1 or 2 riders) is €93.
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If walking is too horizontal as a pastime, then strap on a harness, don a helmet, affix crampons to your feet and grab a couple of axes. Ice climbing is the obvious way to get vertical (and your heart pumping). Professional mountaineers will provide full instruction and, although you do not need any prior experience, you will need a head for heights.
If you fancy being pulled along by a team of husky dogs, there are companies near Arc 1950 and in the Nordic area of Peisey-Nancroix who can provide guided trips in the daytime and after dark. You can also take a jaunt in a horse-drawn sleigh in the Nordic area, or simply go horse-riding around Bourg St Maurice.
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