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Summer in les Arcs 50 years ago

In 1968 the first hotel opened in Arc 1600: Les Trois Arcs. It was the start of the les Arcs adventure.
Wishing to stand out from other resorts by offering more innovative concepts, the resort’s founders centred their plan on giving holiday makers unique experiences in both winter and summer.

It was notably due to this desire to innovate that Les Arcs quickly became THE summer destination in the high mountains. By offering a panoply of sporting and fun activities alongside a rich cultural programme, the resort adapts itself to everyone’s wishes and offers holidays like nowhere else.

Several les Arcs summer dates:

> 1963 : Vanoise National Park established
> 1967 : seminar organised in summer with les Arcs’ founders with a view to defining the main concepts of the new resort to be.
> 1969 :orld canoe-kayak championships in Bourg-Saint-Maurice
> Année 1970 : creation of the «Les Arcs Youth Club» offering a host of summer mountain activities
> 1973 : creation of the les Arcs Music Festival Academy
> 1974 : les Arcs golf course opened
> Année 80 : the les Arcs sports club set up with more than 50 activities. The forerunner of the Hero programme
> 1989 : opening of the «Arc-en-ciel» (rainbow) funicular
> 1996 : the Tour de France came to Bourg-Saint-Maurice for the first time
> 2009 : a Tour de France stage hosted
> 2016 : evolution of the Sports Club into the «Les Arcs» Hero programme
> 2017 : the Tour de France passed through Bourg-Saint-Maurice
> 2018 : record summer visitor numbers in les Arcs
> 2019 : les Arcs’ 50th anniversary