Home » Travel » Destinations

The History Of Ski Holidays In Les Arcs

Jun 3, 2008
Skiing resorts are quite clearly a creation for the more adventurous souls looking to experience a different kind of sport, which is both extreme and daring. However, when one speaks about skiing, the term extreme does not usually follow on as it has become much more than just a sport. In the past, skiing was the only means of transportation for pre-historic Nordic and Samis people mainly used for hunting and use of military techniques.

These days skiing is seen as a fun activity holiday, which most families and young children can enjoy too. It is no wonder then that one of the more popular destinations is of course Les Arcs in France. The three valleys in France have long since gained a reputation of offering something for everyone of all levels, however, ski holidays in Les Arcs have been dubbed as the mega resorts for the French. With five areas the ski runs are optimal for people looking for a descent.

Ski holidays in Les Arcs also offer 106 runs, over 200 kilometres of descent, 54 lifts and a varied and large number of piste. Les Arcs not only offers a great variety for skiing but also something for people who are interested in the sights and surroundings of the resort. Also available are the avant-garde modernist architecture, which is unique to Les Arcs. The five areas include Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, Bourg Saint Maurice and Arc 2000.

The Arc 1600 is the smallest or lowest of the resorts which was the first one to be built in 1968. This now holds 30 shops, hotels and meeting rooms to offer its guests. Arc 1800 is the tallest and largest area, which has four villages including Charvet, Villards, Charmettoger and Chantel. It contains around 100 shops, hotels, two cinema screens and much more entertainment facilities. Arc 1950 is a new development by a Canadian constructor Intrawest. It contains plenty of diverse restaurants for a mere mountain.

Arc 2000 is directly connected with Arc 1950 via a free Gondola. This too has a wide selection of shops and cinema screens to keep guests entertained. All of the areas have shuttle buses, trains links, ski lifts and express cable cars. Beginners can take lessons with the ESF School of skiing, whereby they will learn to make parallel turns right from the beginning using short skis, then eventually using longer skis.

Historically Les Arcs was built with the view to keep the natural surroundings and area preserved. This was based on three principles, which were based on respecting the nature and environment of the area, using local materials and keeping to using the existing mountain chalets without replicating them. The idea was to build a ski resort that would both inspire and entertain visitors without compromising its original condition.

It was also designed to appreciate and overlook mountainous areas without having buildings overlooking each other. The buildings that were built completely open plan and marked a new design for styling and designing modern homes. During the summer period this has become a popular destination for mountain biking. Therefore, not only can people enjoy ski holidays in Les Arcs, they can also give mountain biking holidays a go too.
About the Author
Anna Stenning loves to go for her ski holidays in Les Arcs as it offers varied piste and good slopes for skiing.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 155
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources