St. Patrick’s Day
March could be considered the month of celebration here in Les Arcs. Longer days and warmer weather improve après-ski, while more adults and fewer kids mean longer nights at the bars. Of course, one of the biggest holidays of the season is March 17th. For St. Patrick’s Day, even the beer goes green as bars try to outdo each other with Irish-themed parties. Expect Irish drink promotions, fancy dress and plenty of live renditions of the Irish Rover.
The Beautiful Adventure (Arc 1800)
La Belle Aventure Les Arcs is a free ski touring event by invitation. This is an opportunity to climb (and ski) with torches on the slopes of Arc 1800. The goal is not competition but conviviality; a fact underlined by the predetermined “rest” stop (of an hour or two) at the restaurant/bar Arpette, before descending on skis.
Freestyle Show (Arc 1950)
The village of Arc 1950 hosts an après-ski freestyle spectacle with the main square taken over by acrobatic snow freaks performing mind-blowing tricks and skills in confined spaces. Now a regular feature on the Les Arcs calendar, this show, whose popularity is justified, begins at the start of the evening.
Electronic Peak Festival
The Electronic Peak Festival arrives in the bars, clubs and slopes of Les Arcs in the middle of the month. Featuring over 20 different acts, it’s a five-day party with seemingly endless live DJs determined to get you dancing. It all starts with an intimate “secret party” (limited to 350 people) at an undisclosed location in Arc 1800, followed by days and nights of disco, house, techno, hip hop, rock and absolutely everything in between. two plays out downhill – bars, village cafes, resort nightclubs and literally everywhere… The festival culminates in a late-night warehouse party with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at least 03:00! Most concerts are free.
While some people are gearing up to do their warehouse rave, other (perhaps crazier) people will be hitting the Star Trail. This is not a euphoric musical journey of self-discovery but an arduous and intense uphill journey over an 11 km course. The Star Trail is a foot race that takes place on snowy slopes and has 710 meters of elevation. Oh, and you do it in the dark, with a headlamp on. Still interested? Well, the bravest and fittest among us are invited to sign up, with a prize of €300 for the top male and female runners, it could be an investment…
European Gay Ski Week
The party continues with the arrival of European Gay Ski Week. Billed as the only LGBTQ+ winter sports festival, EGSW is a full week of events happening all day and all night. Highlights include (but are not limited to) welcome party, pool parties, daily cabaret, club nights, after-hours parties (after 5:00 a.m.!), fondue dinner, raclette, mountain lunches, headlining DJs, with plenty more on the agenda. It’s a guaranteed contender for the “funniest week of the season.”
Check out our Events Calendar for more information on what’s happening at the resort in March.