Advanced Runs in Les Arcs
The Paradiski area offers a large selection of off piste lines and difficult pistes for the more advanced skier or snowboarder, as you'd expect from one of Europe's largest ski areas.
Ski from high altitude around 3,250m, ski the 2 lift accessed glaciers, opt for free-ride lines through the couloirs, hike out into the back country, or tackle black or red pistes..the choices are wide and varied for those with the skills and experience to take them on.
For advanced skiing in Les Arcs, head to the Aiguille Rouge cable car and the genuinely challenging skiing to be found on the Varet glacier, high above Arcs 2000.
It is up here that you'll find the longest run in resort, the breathtaking black run that goes all the way down to Villaroger - 7km long and over 2000m of vertical drop. The black and red runs and the bounteous off-piste possibilities in this area will keep even the most energetic skier or snowboarder entertained for days. However, to make the most of the terrain up here a mountain guide is recommended as the area is glaciated and there are also some expansive cliff faces to be avoided.
If speed is your thing then the Aiguille Rouge/Varet area is also home to Les Arcs "Kilometre Lancé" or "Flying Kilometre" piste. Whilst you can't do this piste on your own unsupervised, it is possible to put yourself against the clock through the Les Arcs Club des Sports who can also provide you with all the necessary safety equipment.
You will often see the pro speed skiers in their futuristic space suits training on this piste, attaining speeds of over 200km/h!
Take a look at speed riding and other flying activity companies if you want to have a go at something a little bit differet yourself.
Those of you with springs in your legs will no doubt love pounding the bumps of the Dou de l'Homme piste or perhaps explore the fabulous off-piste throught the Nancroix forest.