Les Arcs has announced it will be staging a festival celebrating Slacklining during the Easter holidays, from 6-8 April, 2018.
Slacklining involves using a piece of webbing, usually between 2-5cm (1-2 inches) wide, attached between two points or in the case of Les Arcs, two peaks at altitude, and then daredevils walk across them.
Members of the public can watch the Slackliners and marvel at the skill and balance of these high- flying athletes at the top of Mont Blanc chairlift, in Les Deux Têtes – Arc 1600, and will showcase some of the very best Slackliners from around the globe.
Les Arcs has built quite a reputation for high wire and slackline feats over recent years with memorable achievements including a walk between the two huge cabins of the Vanoise Express cable car suspended hundreds of metres above the valley floor below.
Festival events include The Trick Line on Sunday 8 April from 2-6pm when ‘Tricklining’ will be showcased in Miravidi place, Arc 1800. Here Slackliners will perform dynamic tricks and jumps, similar to those performed on a trampoline.
On the same day at the same time at Les Deux Têtes in Arc 1600, there’ll be the chance for all comers to try slacklining.
The benefits of Slacklining include improved balance and a strengthened core. Members of the public wanting to have a go should head to Arc 1600 where a tuition area will get wanna-be ‘Slackers’ up and on a line – but close to the ground! There is also the chance to learn Acroyoga.