23 Ski Lifts
450m to 2650m Altitude
100s of Km of Bike Park
Extra Shuttle Support
The Riding / Gravity & Enduro
Modern Enduro bikes are blurring the line between ‘DH’ and ‘trail riding’ and we aren’t about to set any rules or limits in this discussion! For us, ‘downhill’ means simply using gravity to make get the most out of amazing trails in big mountains and we were doing this at trailAddiction since a long time before ‘Enduro’ became its own thing. We offer classic “DH’ in several world-class man-made bike-parks if that’s what you love the most, but its the 100’s Km of hidden backcountry trails that really stand out (Read more). All directly lift-Accessed. Almost no pushing or pedalling required! In our opinion, the variety and easy access of our terrain makes ‘mainstream’ destinations such as the Portes Du Soleil (Les Gets), Whistler, and Queenstown begin to look very repetitive indeed.
Man-Made / Bike Park Riding
For the seasoned adrenaline junkie in search of steep drop-ins, big air-time and the buzz of taking man-made berms at full pace, Les Arcs will not disappoint… it is indeed the home turf and training ground of a number of top french downhillers.
For starters, the village of Arc 1600 is home to the Cachette Downhill course used as the Sprint Avalanche race track. This is a highway of fast turns, big berms, tabletops, fly-offs and several wooded technical sections! Secondly, just outside Arc 1600 lies the start of the acclaimed Black 8 descent, a course which just begs you to go faster, ducking and diving quickly down 800 vertical metres to the valley floor. With the possibility to either test your speed on the main run or to veer off track onto some cheeky new man-made alternatives (steeper sections, drops, kickers), the Black 8 is a firm favourite amongst downhillers of all ability levels. May new ‘locals’ trails are opening up each underneath the funicular, including trailAddiction’s very own ‘Intellectual Property’ trail that has quickly become established as one of the area’s best new rides.
Natural Terrain for 150mm+ bikes
In addition to the man-made terrain, there is a huge amount of lift-accessed natural singletrack on which your big rig or Enduro steed will feel right at home… let us dispell one myth right now: singletrack does NOT necessarily mean XC riding or pushing uphill, at least not at trailAddiction! With one of the main lifts running virtually straight out of our Chalet’s front garden, you needn’t worry about pushing or pedalling to the tops of the trails. Thanks to the squat conical shape of the Les Arcs mountain these singletrack trails are upwards of 10km long and can involve no climbing whatsoever if that’s your preference! As such, these trails are perfect for testing any downhiller to the limit.