A week dedicated to all things British gets underway as Brexit chaos deepens.



What Brexit?

The deparure of Britain from the EU was going to be happening on 29th March and so Les Arcs is staging its third Great British Celebration Week.

It started last weekend on 30th March.

The Anglophile Mayor, Michel Giraudy, is once again be flying the British flag as a series of events are held to mark the close relationship the high altitude resort has with the Brits.

A host of on and off-snow activities take place between 30th March and 5th April.

Highlights for 2019 include a Franco-British quiz, a toboggan race, speed skiing tuition, an ice warrior obstacle course, a slalom race and a closing night concert.

PlanetSKI was in Les Arcs for the 2018 event which had British snowboarding royalty, Jenny Jones, as its ambassador.

Michel Giraudy & Jenny Jones

Mayor Michel Giraudy & Jenny Jones in 2018















Les Arcs is popular with British snowsports fans.

Around 45% of its overseas skiers and snowboarders come from the UK.

The resort says that 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.

“We are delighted to be hosting the Great British Celebration for the third time,” Michel Giraudy said.

“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 of the 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!”

The Great British Celebration

The Great British Celebration



















Save 20% in Les Arcs 1800 for Great British Celebration week with the UK operator, Erna Low:

7-nights from 30th March at Les Alpages de Chantel in Arc 1800 in a Superior 1 Bedroom, 5 People now £1170 saving 20% and including the Eurotunnel.

Free upgrade to Paradiski full area lift pass for the price of Les Arcs local area pass (6 day individual passes). Also includes Free half day skiing on arrival day.

See here for more.

The foor delivery company, Huski, will be on hand with teas and cakes on Thursday 4th April at the Mille 8 sledging.

If you’re going to be in town, here’s a summary of the Great British Celebration 2019 Programme

Sunday 31st 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

Tuesday 2nd April

Arc 2000 – Speed skiing tuition

Arc 1800, Miravidi –  Ice Warrior – Challenge your friends on a 100m obstacle course with a wall, a tunnel, a net

Wednesday 3rd April

Arc 2000, Speed skiing tuition

Arc 1800, Slalom Mille8 – test your race skills on the timed slalom piste

Arc 1950, Place de l’Horloge – tea party & DJ set

Thursday 4th April

Arc 1800, Mille 8 area – Toboggan race

Arc 1800, Place haute des Villards – End of celebration concert

More information about the resort: www.lesarcs.com

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