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Opening from December14th 2019 to April 25th 2020

Tuesday 17 September updated on 09-17-2019 at 8:06

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Downhill mountain bike

Vincent is a Freeride downhill mountain-biker, the most committed sport in mountain-biking. After 6 years of competition at the highest level of downhill (World Cup), Vincent turned towards Freeride and specialised in the making of web videos.

Your opinion of the les Arcs Bike Park?
The les Arcs mountain bike area is very diverse. You can ride through Alpine pastures at 2000 m, in dense forest in le Malgovert or in more open forest in Peisey Vallandry. All types of riding are to be found here: technical, rolling, steep, very steep, less steep, accessible tracks, roots, stones, jumps, banked turns, man-made tracks as well as natural terrain. A good mix of what we like to do on mountain bikes.

To sum up, it’s a large area with lots of possibilities.

The funicular is of course a terrific asset and a major argument in favour of going to ride in les Arcs. This lift is extremely fast, about 5 mins for a vertical ascent of 800m and, of course, a drop of the same magnitude. The ratio between the time of the ascent (5 mins) and the time of the descent (between 20 and 30 mins) from les Arcs 1600 to Bourg Saint Maurice, is, I think, one of the best in the world for mountain bikes, particularly with such a great height difference. What’s more, this way up opens a large number of routes from the top of the funicular.

Your favourite spot in les Arcs?
I’d say the famous "La 8" trail > http://www.pinkbike.com/video/382028/
I also like the Cachette trail.

These 2 trails are fast and technical at the same time and a large part of them is through the forest.

Les Arcs, Commençal, SR Contour, Troy Lee Design, Production Privée, Corsscall, Onza, ODI, Sram.

- 9ème Contest Freeride world-class, pro category, Châtel Mountain Style in 2010.

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