Pierra Menta, Arc 1800

Pierra Menta, Arc 1800
Charlotte Perriand's design at Arc 1600. Click on the photo for more

Friday, 27 February 2015

SKI AU BAS PRIX: The Story of Ski Republic

Visitors to Les Arcs and the other big league Alpine resorts will be familiar with the garish Ski Republic advertising - and many will have taken advantage of their prices.

The adventure has now come to an end.  For more on the low cost ski retailer's (brief) rise and fall, see this analysis by Ski Adventures.

Sunday, 22 February 2015


With two months of the season still ahead of us, the helpful folk at lesarcsnet.com have come up with a handy calendar of events - click here for details.

One hidden gem is the early morning "First Tracks" excursion with the pisteurs.  It does involve getting up early, but the jolly breakfast and opportunity to ski with the experts before the lifts open is well worth it.  For one account click here.  The next one is this Thursday, 26th February.

Monday sees ski rando coming to the front de neige at Charvet, in the form of an hour-long teams-of-two-relay race.  You used to only be able to rent equipment at Christina Sports in 1600, but its popularity seems to be growing somewhat: for example, skis and skins are now available for hire at the shop by the mini market in Arc 1800.  For a fine account of ski touring (in Austria) click here.

Click here for more.
NB You need a doctor's note to take part