What’s new this winter in Les Arcs

First of all, we’re just happy that it looks like this winter will actually happen! The resort is scheduled to open on December 11, 2021

Despite the disruption we have all faced over the past 18 months, the ski industry here is impatient and this winter is shaping up to be exceptionally busy.

COVID protocols
The current opinion is that the 2021/22 winter season will run smoothly. The French government has introduced a Pass Santé (Sanitaire Pass) requirement for anyone aged 12 and over to access bars, restaurants and cafes, and other indoor public spaces. This can take the form of a full vaccination, a PCR test done within 72 hours, or a certificate of recovery from COVID within the past 6 months. The Health Pass is not compulsory to use the ski lifts (includes all cable cars, gondolas, chair lifts and ski lifts). However, wearing a face mask and respecting health measures when queuing and using the ski lifts will be compulsory. The ski lift company is committed to disinfecting all contact areas on a regular and daily basis. The ski lift company has also pledged to reimburse in full for unused days of passes from 4 hours to 21 consecutive days, in the event that the ski lifts are closed due to COVID. In addition, you will be able to change the dates of your package free of charge if you are affected by COVID up to 48 hours before the expected date of use of your package.

Take a look at our COVID information page for the latest updates.

Winter tires
This year, it is mandatory to have winter tires (M&S marking, or all-season (4-season) tires), OR at least two snow chains / socks in the vehicle when driving in mountain regions in France. This stems from the new Mountain Law II 2016 law and will be applied from November 1 to March 31.

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