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The Illuminated Murals of the Aiguille Rouge, an original place to stop and visit

And if it were possible to divert the garage of a ski lift (a night cocoon that protects the cabins from altitude conditions) from its primary function, what would we do with it?

At the arrival of the Varet gondola, there is an unsuspected place, hidden from view, which, every morning, begins a transformation and puts on its costume of light. The 500m2 of the Varet cabin garage gives way to an extraordinary experience at altitude. An unexpected passage reveals a triptych of universes in which the visitor is invited to wander, listen and contemplate luminous frescoes twirling around the seasons.

This unusual digital exhibition by the unexpected character of the place and its altitude, amazes to create a unique memory out of time.

Beginner skiers are ever more pampered in Les Arcs!

This winter, a new route with three progressive areas welcomes beginner skiers in Arc 2000:

   First steps: on Eldorador slope in the centre of Arc 2000, the perfect place to experience your first sensations on skis and accessible from the magic carpet
   First turns: Saint Jacques chairlift takes skiers to “Bas KL” run to practise their first turns
   First descents: Saint Jacques chairlift offers skiers access to the run of the same name to continue their progression

These areas complete the ones that already exist for beginners elsewhere in the ski area:

    Progression course in Arc 1800, at the top of Villards gondola
    Progression course at the top of Vallandry gondola in the Peisey-Vallandry sector

When they have gained enough confidence to set out on the rest of the ski area, skiers can enjoy the 11 green runs on the different sites. Then, as they improve, they can get round the whole ski area on blue runs. By then, of course, they are no longer really beginners!

Transarc is beginning its metamorphosis

By 2024, the ski lift company’s aim is to recreate the emblematic link between Arc 1800 and the mountain peaks. Even more than a renaissance, it will be a metamorphosis!

PHASE 1 : a better access to the ski area

To facilitate and improve access to the ski slopes from Arc 1800, from December 2022 escalators and a lift will take skiers quickly and easily to the bottom of Transarc gondola.

A new reception, advice and sales area will also be opening at the bottom of the slopes.

Inside, there will be a display about the water cycle with fun interactive teaching aids to raise awareness of the importance of this essential natural resource.

PHASE 2 : a new gondola and new places to discover

For December 2024, the new Transarc gondola will be operational. The 10-seat cabins will be modern and comfortable and will take skiers to Col de la Chal, 2600 m. above sea level, in just 13 mins, compared to 20 mins today.

Discovery areas that will combine original viewpoints of the natural surroundings, exploration, curiosity and thrills, are to be developed at the midway station and at the top of this new lift.

As part of the lift company’s strategy to reduce energy consumption, this project will reduce the lift’s consumption by 10% and allow it to produce its own electricity from 600 m2 of photovoltaic panels integrated into the structure of the building