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Patrick Thorne

16 Sep 15

€36m ‘Mille8’ Concept Completed in Paradiski

Patrick Thorne

16 Sep 15

Les Arcs in Paradiski’s adventure in creating a new type of ski resort experience reaches its culmination this winter with the completion of the famous French resort’s €36m ‘Mille8’ development.

The idea with ‘Mille8’ is to create an on and off slope entertainment hub in the heart of the ski area which is not limited by normal daylight hours for slope opening, nor by the ski season, as it switches to a summer mountain sports complex in summer.

On the snow attractions include a 900m long toboggan run and a freestyle ski or board course for all levels.  Off the slopes a large aquatic centre with swimming pool and spa is a big draw.  All are together in one location on the slopes at Arc 1800.

There are dozens of different entertainment options on offer ranging from teatime with the centre’s penguin mascot fort young children through to hot tubs with a view of Mont Blanc of a golf simulator session for adults and lots of classes and events are laid on including team toboggan challenges, snowball fights and Zumba classes.

Mille 8 opens before the ski lifts do, with ‘Snowga’ yoga and Nordic walking sessions for earlier risers, and keeps operating long in to the evening.  Big screen TVs strategically placed give information and entertainment and it even has its own app.

A new gondola serving Mille8 opened last winter but the final major piece of Mille 8 will be added this season, The Lodge, which will be an indoor entertainments venue including a restaurant.

The Lodge will be opening from the start of the coming season in December, but a grand opening event is planned for February 16th next year.