History - Ski Resort Les Arcs – France

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Le Funiculaire des Arcs en quelques dates...

1974 - 1988 : 1st cable car connecting Bourg-Saint-Maurice (810m) to Arc 1600 (1620m)

1989 : commissioning of the funicular "Arc-en-ciel" (meaning Rainbow) as a french exclusivity, the same for the gateway which make the link between the train station and the funicular start

2011 : refurbishment of the funicular

2016 : refurbishment of the gateway

2018 : arrangement of the bus station at Arc 1600

2019 : Discover the new funicular with a panoramic view!


The funicular is also at the forefront of technology:

    100% electric since its inception

    Stylish and panoramic (roof and sides fully glazed)

    Comfortable and innovative carriages to meet passengers’ needs. They can be adapted to suit winter and summer equipment.

    A driver’s position in the middleof the carriage: 360° view and a panorama over Mont Blanc

    Capacity: 250 passengers per train

    Height differential: 810m, maximum incline:39%, track: 2875m

    600,000 passenger journeys per year (winter and summer)