Festival of British Children’s Ski Racing – BARSC announce new dates for 2014

BARSC announce their plans for New Year 2014 – Les ARCS 28th December – 2nd January 2014

After reviewing their offer in line with the latest coach driven proposals for skill development, BARSC plan a full programme of racing and training for the U16/U14/U12/U10 age groups. The draft programme includes Super G training and 1 Super G race, 1 GS and 1 Slalom for the U14 and U16, 2 Kombis or parcours d’abilité and an all mountain skill test for the U12 and U10, a team parallel slalom for all age groups and may include other events. Details will be in the invitation.

Les Arcs is a world famous resort with reliable snow, we will be based in Arcs 1800. Subject to conditions the U16/U14 races will take place on the piste Stade de Tetras finishing at 1820 metres. There is a vast amount of accommodation, catered and self-catered and groups could even stay in Bourg St Maurice if they do not mind travelling on race day.

Arcs 1800 is part of the massive Paradiski in Savoie in the heart of the French Alps. The area is a skier’s paradise offering over 425km of runs, glaciers with an altitude of over 3,000m, guaranteed snow with 70% of runs at over 2,000 meters. It includes the biggest cable car in the world – the Vanoise Express between the resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne. For beginners there are specially designated quiet ski areas.

Getting to les Arcs is easy, by train, car or plane! Direct Eurostar to Bourg with the free (on the lift pass) funicular to 1600 and shuttle buses to 1800. By car it is about 9 hours from Calais, 1 from 3 Valleys and 2 hours from Chamonix. There are three main airports, Chambery, Geneva and Lyons.

All British calendar proposals are subject to ratification at the TD calendar conference held in May.

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