Les Arcs has always been ahead of the game as far as sustainability is concerned.
Already awarded the ‘Flocon Vert’ accreditation and in the course of attaining B-Corps accreditation, the resort has also announced measures to reduce the resort’s energy usage this winter by 10%.
- Ski lifts (6.5% reduction in overall resort energy consumption)
– ‘Eco-driving’ of ski lifts – setting speeds to ensure they are run as economically as possible
– Ensuring temperature regulation in the ski lift buildings
– Renovation of the ski lift buildings to improve their insulation
- Piste grooming (2%)
– Reducing the electrical consumption of the Catex avalanche control system
– Reducing the electrical consumption of the night skiing lighting
– Optimising the artificial snow production
- Service buildings and chalets (1.5%)
– 1°C reduction in heating in all buildings
– Optimisation of the lighting of buildings, screens and signs
Les Arcs has been committed to an eco-responsible approach by consuming less for several years. The strategy includes:
In 2014, the Cap Energie project, a major operation to reduce the energy consumption of 18 public buildings has led to a 36% reduction in consumption, saving €250,000 in 2021.
Les Arcs continues to offer a return funicular journey to all travellers arriving by train. In addition, a free urban bus and subsidy for locals wanting to buy a bike have reduced the carbon footprint for local journeys.
In addition this year, a free GoWiz carpooling platform was launched
Les Arcs plans to produce 25% of its electricity consumption by 2030. There are already 120 photovoltaic panels on the Varet, Aiguille Rouge and Vallandry lifts and the new Transarc gondola will also be equipped with solar panels.
In addition, the first hydroelectricity production site using power from the artificial snow network will start this year. It could generate 1,600 MWh, i.e. 12% of the mountain area’s annual consumption