We are cruisers who love to ski. Both are very social activities, both can avoid too much activity, some people who go to the mountains go to walk, as in Flam where we showed one of the summer mountain walks on a Fjords cruise. So, if you have been up to see a glacier when causing Norway, now is the chance to ski one.
Les Arcs is one of the original large French Alps ski resorts, and in joining with La Plagne it becomes bigger. The area is known as Paradiski. Most of the areas were built in modernist architecture, with the exception of latest—Arc 1950—which is built following the traditional architecture in the Alps. Down at 1500 is an old village with ambience but poor transport communication after main hours. See film when Jean thought she was trapped on a lift overnight. “Hello!”
The ski domain provides a mixture of open runs (especially above Arc 2000) and it is easy to ski through and around trees. It has many easier runs and is a great family area. Especially 1600 which is always open even in poor snow, there are runs with snow making machines, and in high winds when 2000 might be partially closed or new snow forces avalanche warnings, 1600 is a good bet. It is easy to get to La Plagne, and easy to get to 2000. The ski lifts are gradually updated but few yet have storm covers or heated seats.
Old legs but still want to ski, see Stuart’s blog on the secret magic gadget that allows him to ski, at over 60, with two replacement knees!
If you have come to this page as a skier, and have never cruised, please take a look round. Here is our blog on how to choose a cruise.
Before you ski or cruise, always purchase what you need because it is very expensive away.