New Standards for Ski Run Lengths
No more taking the piste with exaggerated lengths
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 15th October 2013
The FIANET (International Federation of Lift Operators) have called for a new standard for measuring the length of ski runs in resort, following the damning report from a German cartographer who claimed a number of ski resorts have exaggerated their total cumulated length of pistes.
European Flight Strike Threat
Strikes threaten major travel disruptions on October 10th
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 4th October 2013
Flights throughout Europe could face major disruptions on Thursday October 10th as air controllers in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal plan strike action.
France Number One Ski Destination in the World
A huge 57.9 million ski days in France last season
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 20th September 2013
The winter 2012/13 ski season saw France increase the number of skier days by 5% bringing the total number to 57.9 million, one million more than the USA, making France the most popular ski destination in the world for two years in a row.
Vanoise Express Gets Arty Make Over
Fashion designer JC/DC to unveil new design for world largest cable car
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 18th September 2013
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the double-decker Vanoise Express lift in the Paradiski, the fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac will be re-decorating the exterior of the telecabin.
National Rail Strike in France
Details on Tuesdays train strike
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 9th September 2013
Tomorrow Tuesday 10th of September, due to a national social movement in the public service, transport services will be disrupted across France.
Silver Surfers on the Increase!
Larger numbers of over 50's are taking up snowboarding
Ellie Mahoney | Les Arcs Editor | published: 3rd September 2013
Whilst some people in the industry have been saying that snowboarding is on the decline, the Chill Factore in Manchester has reported seeing a 350% increase in over 50's taking up snowboarding in the first half of this year.
James 'Woodsy' Woods takes Silver in the Ski Slopestyle World Cup
The young British team are off to a great start this season
Ellie Mahoney | Les Arcs Editor | published: 25th August 2013
Young British freestyle skier James 'Woodsy' Woods was looking set to win the Freestyle World Cup Finals yesterday in New Zealand, with a score of 92, but was sadly beaten to the Gold by an impressive run from Nicolas Goepper whose second run clocked him the winning score of 94.
Homemade Label Required for Les Arcs Restaurants
Good intentions for 'fait maison' law, difficult to implement
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 16th August 2013
A new law in France requires restaurants to specify on the menu what is 'homemade', when the dish is produced from raw ingredients on site.
Orange Weather Alerts announced in 14 Departments
The next 24 hours are set to be pretty stormy
Ellie Mahoney | Les Arcs Editor | published: 7th August 2013
You might have noticed it's been raining a bit in Les Arcs today?!?
Ryanair Set to Hike Prices on Hold Luggage
Airline boss wants to encourage as many carry-on bags as possible
Ellie Mahoney | Les Arcs Editor | published: 1st August 2013
Ryanair is set to increase its already expensive charges for hold luggage, with an estimated £25-£35 per bag per flight in peak season (June to September) and £15-£20 in the remainder of the year.