Jenny Jones, Britain’s most successful snowboarder, has been in Les Arcs for British Celebration Week. Did you see her? She was there to celebrate all things British.
The Great British Celebration started last season and was the brain child of Michel Giraudy, the Mayor of Les Arcs – Bourg Saint Maurice. Now in it’s second year it has developed and grown but it’s aim remains the same; to reassure British skiers and snowboarders, that despite the Brexit vote, they will always be welcome in the mountains, especially in the villages of Les Arcs.
Whilst in resort Jenny rode with some of Team Les Arcs and chatted to fans and snowsports enthusiasts. Making memories and inspiring the next generation to follow their dreams on snow.
Did you know?
Les Arcs welcomes 110,000 visitors each winter, of which 45% are British.
The ski industry in this region turns over 380 million euro to the local economy and employs 3689 people. So the people of Paradiski have a lot to be grateful to the Brits for.
The British make up 45% followed by Belgium with 22%, Others including the French and Italians 19.7%. The Dutch 6.5% and the Russians account for 6.8%.