Powder ocean

There is one thing we really like here : the return from the East, a weather phenomenon which brought us 1.80 m of powder last week and 70 cm on Sunday. It’s simple, freeriders have snow up to their chests.


Mountains, lots of snow

Powder ocean

Powder snow, trees
On Andagne chair lift

It’s ugly, and we’re proud of it

a fly

A rare fly was discovered in Bonneval-sur-Arc. No vulgar name, it only has a Latin name: Bibio lautaretensis, which shows how it plays classy…
Looked at like that, it is not that pretty, but we’re proud of it. What is scarce is more valuable for us. 🙂

Do you want to see it in real life? We are waiting for you here : Bonneval-sur-Arc

Bessans resort opens on November 4, 2023

Cross-country skiers, mountains
Cross-country ski trails in Bessans at the beginning of November (photo taken on November 6, 22)

As every year since 2018, the cross-country ski resort of Bessans is the first in France to open its slopes. The first tracks are available by means of snow-farming. The resort stored 16,000m3 of snow at the end of last winter under a thick layer of sawdust and spread it over the biathlon ring this week.

A pile of snow under sawdust

The tracks are open from November 4, 2023 at 8 a.m. for champions and from 1 p.m. for the general public. Wax your cross-country skis, we are waiting for you here: Bonneval-sur-Arc

June 10 2023. Summer ski is open

The Iseran pass is open. Summer skiing on the Pisaillas glacier too, from 2725 to 3300 meters above sea level, from Saturday June 10 to Friday July 7, 2023 and from 7 a.m. to noon (subject to weather conditions).

It is 15 km from the Pré-Catin and Michka chalets. In addition, the road is beautiful. Just watch out for marmots on the road on the way up 🙂

A ski instructor on the slopes of the Pisaillas glacier
(Photo taken on June 27, 2023)

We are waiting for you here: Bonneval-sur-Arc

The Iseran pass is open!

The Col de l’Iseran which allows you to pass from the Maurienne valley (Bonneval-sur-Arc) to the Tarentaise valley (Val d’Isère) is closed in winter and reopens around June. June 9 this year.

We are waiting for you here i : Bonneval-sur-Arc


Enter the rock-hewn church of Vals

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We are waiting for you here : Teilhet

French TV France 2 at Bonneval-sur-Arc

Do you feel good in Bonneval-sur-Arc? France Télévision also that honor us of a small report on the village this Sunday, January 29, 2023 in the 1 p.m. news.

Bonneval-sur-Arc vu par le journal de 13 heures de France 2

We are waiting you here : Bonneval-sur-Arc

French TV news at Vals

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Sunday January 15, France two 1pm TV news goes to the department of Ariège, to discover a church that looks like a fortress. Notre Dame de Vals is a site built more than 1,000 years ago

Chalet Le Pré Catin, a whole symbol

Le chalet le Pré Catin is a symbol of Haute Maurienne Vannoise architecture, we are almost used to it but we are proud to be on the cover page of the first winter entertainment bulletin.

La couverture d'un magazine, un chalet la nuit
The cover of HMV animations décember 18 2021

We are waiting you here : Le Pré Catin

Mountaineering in the heritage of Unesco

Mountaineering is listed in the intangible heritage of Unesco

We are waiting for you here : Bonneval-sur-Arc