Events in Les Arcs
There are loads of events in Les Arcs organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth a gander. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Les Arcs events in resort and don't forget to check out our calender for the latest updates.
Christmas in Les Arcs
Noel, 25th December
Wondering what to do this Christmas in Les Arcs? The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas is a far less commercial event than in the UK and so you won’t find things publicised for months in advance - but you can always be sure of a glass of vin chaud (mulled wine), a few carols and perhaps the odd firework or two! Many of the restaurants will put on a special festive menu with champagne and traditional dishes, so book in advance if you want to treat yourself to a meal out.
Course du Coeur, Les Arcs
Charity Running Race, April
Cheer on the runners of the annual 'Race for Life', established by French heart surgeon Professor Christian Cabrol. The participants will be in need of some encouragement as they come to the end of an impressive 750km race that originates in Paris! The race is to raise funds for organ donation and more details are available from the website.
Cyclocoeur Cycle Race, Les Arcs
Cycling event, August
Every summer Les Arcs hosts the Cyclocoeur - a MTB and cycle competition open to all. With uphill, downhill, and cross country routes available, there is something for everyone enabling you to explore Les Arcs extensive biking trails whilst raising money for disabled people in the area.
Fete de la Musique in Les Arcs
National celebration of music, 21st June
Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Les Arcs Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.
New Year's Eve, Les Arcs
NYE, 31st December
Wondering what to do this New Year in Les Arcs? All the bars hold their own parties, restaurants often lay on a special menu and perhaps some entertainment. Come midnight the hoards of merry revellers head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration!
The Flying Kilometre, Les Arcs
Speed skiing event, April
Arguably the most spectacular event in the winter sports calendar, the grand final of the speed skiing season returns to its spiritual home in Les Arcs. Speed skiing is also known as Kilomètre Lancé (“Flying Kilometre”), and consists of travelling as fast as possible along a one kilometre stretch of piste, with the benefit of several hundred metres of near-vertical run-up. Timing is automatic, beginning and ending when the skier is still in motion.
Tour de France, Les Arcs
Biggest cycle race in Europe, July
Every summer France is gripped by the biggest and best cycle race in Europe - Le Tour de France, the year Le Tour is celebrating it's 100th year so the event will be bigger than ever.
Trans-Savoie all mountain MTB enduro race, Les Arcs
An epic 6 day enduro mountain bike race, August
An all-new point-to-point stage race 100% focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure, TRANS-SAVOIE joins the dots between skill, athletic fitness, mental determination, and strategic riding on some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.