Les Arcs is a huge domain with a modern and extensive lift system. Good off-piste opportunities abound and the east face of the Aiguille Rouge above Villaroger is the most notable. On full display from the main highway to Bourg Saint Maurice, this mighty face is one of the most impressive in the Tarentaise. With 2km of descent and several routes of varying steepness to choose from, there is no doubt that this is a very exciting place to ski! Classic lines include Couloirs ‘S’ and the ‘Grand Col’. Some of the entry points are hard to find and the face is a designated nature reserve so hiring a Mountain Guide is strongly recommended.
Start Point: Summit of Aiguille Rouge via Aiguille Rouge cable car. For the Grand Col route, take the Grand Col chair and skin, walk to the col in 20 minutes.
Finish Point: Villaroger and the Les Arcs lift system
Steep entries to all the routes >35°
Les Arcs, 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Francia
From January to April
Off-Piste Skis with skins, Avalanche safety gear
Freeskiing, Ski Touring, Snowboarding