Les Arcs is constantly evolving with new additions and improvements each season. This summer’s big projects were to replace the old Comborciere chair and to revamp the Aiguille Rouge arrival station with a new viewing walkway.

The old Comborciere chair was a 3-man with a fixed cable mechanism that seemed to sweep you off your feet at quite a speed. However, once you actually got going, you realised just how slow it was! The new version is a 4-man that gets you to the same place in about half the 14 minutes it used take!

Not only that, but a new red run called ‘the secret piste’ has been added coming back down to the bottom of Pre St. Esprit (last year’s improved lift giving swift access up to the Arc 2000 bowl). The piste hasn’t been fully opened yet but it won’t be long and I took the opportunity to ski down it in fresh ankle deep powder a few days ago!

The improvements to the sector are partly because of the massive new Club Med development above Arc 1600 and also include a split-level picnic platform with stunning views.

Beyond this there are lots of minor touches that are constantly being improved around the resort. The free shuttle buses have had a makeover, as has the cabriolet gondola between Arc 1950 and Arc 2000 and I am sure I will continue to notice little things here and there.

The season got off to a great start with fantastic snow. More has arrived recently and I can’t wait to get out there and explore the improvements on the La Plagne side of Paradiski!