Great British Celebration 2019

Events

Les Arcs dedicates a week to British celebrations

French ski resort Les Arcs is again showing how much they value British skiers by hosting four days of activities dedicated to British snow-lovers this season.

With Brexit looming, Les Arcs, which has always been hugely popular with British skiers, is choosing to celebrate their long standing relationship by hosting the Great British Celebration from 30th March to 5th April 2019 with a whole host of on and off snow activities. The resort has always been hugely popular with British skiers, and currently 45% of its overseas skiers come from the UK. The Great British Celebration aims to  celebrate British culture with a full programme of skiing, parties and offers.

During the Great British Celebration the whole of Les Arcs, from Bourg Saint-Maurice to the top of the Aiguille Rouge, will be decked out in the colours of the Union Flag. The programme for 2019 includes a Franco-British quiz, a toboggan race, a speed skiing tuition, an ice warrior obstacle course, a slalom race and closing night concert. Mayor of Bourg St Maurice, Michel Giraudy, said of the Great British Celebration: “We are  delighted to be hosting the Great British Celebration for the third time. No matter what happens in terms of Brexit, we are standing by our British skiers and hope they can join us at one or more activities of the Great British Celebration this season. It is a great time to get out on the slopes and enjoy the spring conditions – as well as a full programme of activities! “

 

Great British Celebration 2019 Programme

Sunday 31 March
Arc 1600 – Place du Soleil
A Franco/ British Quiz is being organised during the welcome drink for this British week. Win a bottle of champagne !

Monday 1st April
Arc 1800 – Mille 8 area
A toboggan race at the Mille8! Choose your toboggan and your helmet. Who’s going to come in first ?

Tuesday 02 April
Arc 2000 – Skiing area
Speed skiing tuition
Arc 1800 – Miravidi
Ice Warrior – Challenge your friends on a 100m obstacle course with a wall, a tunnel, a net…

Wednesday 03 April
Arc 2000 – Skiing area
Speed skiing tuition
Arc 1800 – Slalom Mille8
Test your sporting spirit on the slalom piste ! Once the clock starts, all you have to do is keep straight and not miss any gates.
Arc 1950 – Place de l’Horloge
Tea party & DJ set

Thursday 04 April
Arc 1800 – Mille 8 area
A toboggan race at the Mille8!
Arc 1800 – Place haute des Villards

To end this week of festivities in style, there’s a concert in the place haute des Villards in Arc 1800.
More information about the resort: www.lesarcs.com