its 50th anniversary
its 50th anniversary
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From December 2018 to December 2019, Les Arcs will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program of events and key moments in both the winter and summer seasons.

Pioneering sports resort, creative lab for architects and designers, place for emotions and memories, let’s celebrate 5 decennies that changed history of Winter sports and leisure.

Les Arcs

50 years of adventure

 

The story of Les Arcs started in 1968 when three exceptionally creative personalities came together: Robert Blanc, Roger Godino, and Charlotte Perriand.

A young and ambitious entrepreneur from Chambery, Roger Godino loved skiing. Fate brought him into contact with Robert Blanc, a mountain guide who was already prominent in the sports world, surprisingly open and imaginative.

Together, they started the crazy project to build a winter sports resort from scratch on the mountain pastures where Robert Blanc had grown up.

It was a modern and innovative time and Les Arcs needed a bold, creative inspiration for its “new town” in the mountains, a truly original creation. The intervention of Charlotte Perriand, a designer inspired by Le Corbusier’s Mouvement Moderne and already internationally renowned, would be decisive.

Her work, particularly what she accomplished in Les Arcs, has become a reference for professionals in the leisure homes business worldwide.

 

 

THE HISTORY OF LES ARCS IN A FEW DATES

 

1964

Fusion of the communes of Hauteville Gondon and Bourg Saint Maurice that allowed the resort to be built

1968

Opening of the first hotel in Arc 1600: Les Trois Arcs

1973

Completion of Arc 1600 with 4000 beds

1974

Opening of Arc 1800

1975

Inauguration of the Hôtel du Golf in Arc 1800, the largest hotel in the Alps at the time

1979

Opening of Arc 2000 and its Club Med

1996

Completion of the construction of Arc 1800 with the village of Charmettoger

2003

Creation of Arc 1950 by Canadian company Intrawest

2003

Creation of the Paradiski area (Les Arcs – Peisey Vallandry – La Plagne)

2018

Opening of Club Med’s Les Arcs Panorama, the largest Club Med in the Alps


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