Manslaughter Case Opens Following Avalanche in Les Arcs
Authorities to investigate death of Russian woman on the piste
Sophie Nicholson | Les Arcs Editor | published: 26th April 2013
An investigation has been opened into the death of a Russian woman in an avalanche on the piste in Les Arcs. The 41 year old lady was skiing with her family and an instructor on the Grand Renard piste on Friday 29th March 2013 when the incident occurred.
The Ski Season of 2012/2013 is Over - Now What?
Learn a Language , Go Outside and Get Ready for Summer
Sophie Nicholson | Les Arcs Editor | published: 25th April 2013
If last weekend’s unexpected dump of snow is anything to go by, winter may well still pay another visit to us here in the Alps but to all intents and purposes we can consider the ski season of 2012/2013 is pretty much over. Deep breath. Sleep for a week…. then what?
World Record Attempt Falls Short
Eric Barone fails to establish new record for biking on snow
Sophie Nicholson | Les Arcs Editor | published: 15th April 2013
Eric Barone has failed in his attempt to set a new world record for biking on snow this morning in Les Arcs.
Les Arcs Avalanche Russian Skier Dies
41 year old skier dies from injuries
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 1st April 2013
A 41 Russian skier died on Saturday morning after being swept away by an avalanche in Les Arcs.
Smartphone Avalanche Apps on Market
iPhone app released and Android app in testing
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 26th March 2013
An app for iPhones has been released to help with avalanche rescue whilst a similar Android app is currently being tested in Courchevel by skiers and resort staff.
Wolf Culling as Population Rises
24 Wolves to be removed as part of Alpine Wolf plan
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 25th March 2013
Faced with rising wolf population, the French national wolf group have decided to increase the number of wolves culled this year to 24, up from just 11 last year.
A Season of British Success on the Snow
A Winter of Winning Against the Odds
Sophie Nicholson | Les Arcs Editor | published: 13th March 2013
The winter of 2013 is not yet over but it is already set to go down in British snowsports history. The season of 2012/2013 has seen unprecedented successes for GB athletes in a variety of snowsports disciplines and their achievements are well worth shouting about - particularly when you consider the lack of natural resources, facilities and limited funding available in the UK.
French Transport Minister Investigates Chairlift Security
Succession of chairlift accidents calls for action
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 28th February 2013
Following a succession of accidents involving chairlifts in ski resorts the French transport minister has called for a meeting to investigate chairlift security and preventative measures.
Latest Pollution Alert for the Rhone Alpes
Les Arcs valley effected by high levels of pollution
Robin Deering | Les Arcs Editor | published: 27th February 2013
The latest episode of high pollution, which started on the 23rd of February, is set to persist putting the Rhone Alpes on an official pollution alert.
UK Ski Hosting Banned in France
French Court Rules Against Ski Hosting Service in the Alps
Sophie Nicholson | Les Arcs Editor | published: 19th February 2013
A court in France has banned the ski hosting service that many UK tour operators offer to guests on holiday in the French Alps. The ruling follows a legal case brought by the French authorities against Le Ski - a small UK tour operator offering the ski hosting service to their clients in The 3 Valleys.