Author: Valérie Nescop

FIVE REASONS TO GO

Schuss around the world’s second biggest ski resort

With its 425 km of slopes dominated by the Aiguille Rouge and Bellecôte glaciers peaking at 3,250 m, “Paradiski” lives up to its name. The world’s second largest ski resort, it connects the resorts of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne via the Vanoise Express and is the ideal playground for pros as well as beginners, with long slopes, protected forests, ungroomed nature trails, play areas, snowparks, boardercross slopes and first tracks. With 70% of its slopes over 2,000 m high, skiers are guaranteed optimum snow conditions!

Enjoy 5 different atmospheres in one place

The capital of Haute-Tarentaise, Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a small historic town that is known for hosting big events all year round. In less than seven minutes, a funicular connects the train station and Arc 1600, a pioneering and lively family-friendly resort. Made up of four pedestrian villages on the edge of the forest, Arc 1800, a sporty and lively resort, is very popular with snow sports enthusiasts and holiday-makers. Unique and enchanting, the Arc 1950 village offers high-end services and skiing at the foot of and opposite Mont Blanc. A hot spot for freeriding, and ideally located at the centre of Paradiski, Arc 2000 and its varied playground have been developed in the wake of new snow sports.

There’s no shortage of activities at Mille8

Tucked away at the heart of Arc 1800 and open since last winter, Mille8 is a leisure centre and relaxation area designed to satisfy holiday-makers in search of fun activities. On the agenda: children’s entertainment, a sledge, an enchanted trail, freestyle courses and a beginners’ area. Not to mention the waterpark and its 3,800 m² dedicated to well-being. The icing on the cake: this winter’s opening of the Lodge, a new space that will host big events, featuring a restaurant, a snack bar and a dance floor.

Open every day from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m.

Pamper yourself at the Deep Nature Spa

Unwind after a day on the slopes by taking a break at the Deep Nature Spa, located within the “Sources de Marie” apartment block. Dive without hesitation, into the aquatic cave (a 30° relaxation pool), ice cave (an ice fountain and shower) and volcanic cave (a 45° sauna). An experience for the senses, combining heat and cold, to be completed with a treatment in the cabin, with a spectacular view over Mont Blanc.

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tel: +33 (0)4 79 41 42 90

Treat yourself to a frosty experience

Ever dreamed of living like an Inuit? Head to Arcs 2000 and its igloo village, the largest in the Alps.  For the chance to admire breathtaking ice sculptures, sip a frosty apéritif, enjoy a fondue Savoyarde in the cosy lounges, bust some moves on the dance floor or sleep under the vaults. This winter, the village is unveiling The “Arctic Area”, which is reminiscent of the Far North and full of new activities to try out.

Tel. : +33 (0)4 79 00 42 03

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