Les Arcs 2012

by Fraser

I’m off to Les Arcs next Saturday for a week of shredding. It’s been a good season in Europe – hopefully that will continue while we’re there…

This will be my first time in this resort so there’s the excitement that comes with travelling to somewhere new. I think the park is gonna be good… What if we get fresh snow – will we score some decent powder turns? How about somewhere decent to get a beer? The list goes on.

I’ve been thinking about the park quite a bit. On the recent trip to Breckenridge, I’d say we were a little unlucky with what was available. Both the half-pipe and the Gold King park on Peak 9 were un-built. The jumps in small park on Peak 9 were too small. As for Park Lane – I just didn’t feel I could hit the kicker line there. I wanted something in-between…

Not too long after we got home, Breck released this video of the Gold King terrain park, built less than two weeks after we left. It’s the type of thing I was after:

I’ve been looking for a video showing what’s on offer in Les Arcs. The following isn’t perfect, but it does give a good idea. It looks like a good place for me to progress:

Of course, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, hopefully it will dump every night and I’ll spend all week riding pow!

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