News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

New 6 Seat Chairlift At Les Arcs (02-Aug-09)

Les Arcs, Fracne, August 2, 2009 - Les Arcs will add its latest six seater chairlift this winter

Les Arcs will add its latest six seater chairlift this winter with the installation of the new Arpette chair. The aim of the new lift is to carry skiers more comfortably and quickly to the top of Arc 1600/1800 ski area, and to get to Arc 2000 area much faster.

The new lift replaces the old double chairlift that was also called “Arpette” as well as the “Col des Frêtes” lift. So the overall lift count (and one element of the environmental impact) at Les Arcs will decrease again, whilst speed and capacity increase.

The new lift will be much faster than the old ones, moving at 5.5 metres per second and the capacity will be doubled on the route from 1500 to 3000 people per hour.

The ascent will take only four-and-a-half minutes compared to 11 minutes before, and will be much more comfortable.  

In addition some 300,000 Euros has been invested this year, as every year, in improving the pistes, the safety and the signposting in the area.

There will be upgrades to the Arc 2000 Glacier with improvements to the Arandelières and Aiguille Rouge pistes. To make access to Villaroger easier, these two pistes will be realigned for greater convenience and easier access to the glacier for everyone.


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