Exceptional snow cover
Due to its proximity to Mont-Blanc, Arêches-Beaufort benefits from exceptional snow cover for its altitude. Most of the slopes in the ski area are oriented towards the north side, this makes it easy to conserve snow and at the same time limits the production of artificial snow. Its location at the bottom of the valley protects it from the winds and stops the course of the clouds which deposit their flakes from the villages to the top of the Grand-Mont.
In some years when snow is scarce in the other valleys, Arêches-Beaufort therefore benefits from its microclimate! A bailiff even came to see the amounts of snow in 1989 and 1993.
This makes it a benchmark destination for modern freeriders looking for powder. On fresh snowy days, we jostle at the opening of the lifts to make the first tracks!
Skiing in all its forms
100 hectares, 1300 meters of vertical drop, 50 kilometers of tracks spread over 30 tracks, in a setting of unspoiled nature.
Le Arêches-Beaufort ski area has 2 connected sectors: Grand-Mont and Planay, which offer very different slope profiles to meet the needs and desires of all types of skiers.
Fun areas reserved for beginners will allow you to discover the joys of skiing, while the “Bovoland” ski cross area or the snowpark will allow you to progress and have fun. Various ungroomed marked trails will open the doors to freeride ski to discover this practice in complete safety.
For Nordic Ski, the Marcôt sector offers 15 km of slopes for all levels.
But Arêches-Beaufort is not limited to its ski area. Apart from it, you go to the assault of the summits in freeride ski or Nordic skiing to immerse yourself in this mountain with unique charm. Reference in its field, the massif offers varied profiles with slopes accessible to novices and aerial ridges for the more experienced.
From beginners to advanced, through the contemplative, the sportsman, the ski mountaineering enthusiast or the skicross enthusiast, there is something for all tastes, and all ages.
The Arêches-Beaufort team
Arêches-Beaufort has brought together high-level athletes, as talented as they are accessible, in a team. They are the resort's ambassadors on international races on which they have built impressive records.
Axelle Gachet-Mollaret - Ski mountaineering
World team champion, combined world champion, triple European champion, winner of the Pierra Menta...
His record is impressive! As a young mother, Axelle turns everything she touches into gold. She discovered this discipline with her parents in the Aravis massif. Today, it is in Beaufortain that she has decided to settle with her companion Xavier Gachet. Together, they navigate the ski mountaineering routes and know the Arêches-Beaufort area inside out. An advantage that allowed him to win the Pierra Menta twice (2016 and 2018). In 2021, she had an exceptional season by winning all the races in which she participated (except one, with 3rd place at the Pierra Menta 2021) and by “logically” winning the Crystal Globe, the general classification of the World Cup. .
Xavier Gachet - Ski mountaineering
Medalist at the World Championships
Originally from Beaufortain, Xavier fell into ski mountaineering from his earliest childhood. Indeed, he was only a few months old when his father won the 7 meters of the 000rd edition of the Pierra-Menta. He is a ski mountaineering fanatic who never misses a Pierra Menta. Xavier catches the “virus” and has only one ambition: to ski in his father's footsteps! Since then, he has achieved numerous podiums in the World Cup and on the Pierra Menta!
William Bon Mardion - Ski mountaineering
Individual and team world champion, French champion, winner of the Pierra Menta
Discreet and passionate, this native of the country is nonetheless a formidable competitor. He is twice world champions in the circuit's most feared events and won the Pierra Menta in 2013. He arrived in ski mountaineering late after a successful career in alpine skiing. At 38, he continues to aim for the podiums, as his recent victory in the Adamello Ski Raid in April 2021 shows. “Ski mountaineering has always given me pleasure. When you are in the heights, alone and you access landscapes of such beauty, you feel small, but also much stronger. Arêches-Beaufort, in this, offers me real happiness ”. In summer, he welcomes you with his partner to the Refuge du Plan de la Lai, on the Tour du Beaufortain route.
Chloé Pinto – Nordic skiing & disabled biathlon
MEMBER OF THE FRANCE HANDISPORT team
Chloé Pinto is a young disabled athlete from Arêches-Beaufort. Dreaming of following in the footsteps of Marie Bochet, she decided to resume competitions 5 years ago. Member of the French team for 3 years, his disciplines are Nordic skiing and biathlon. Chaining the World Cups, his dream is to access the Paralympic Winter Games 2026 in Milan-Cortina in Italy.
Matis Leray – Nordic skiing
ARÊCHES-BEAUFORT TEAM AMBASSADOR
Member of Team Nordique Experience, a French Nordic ski team, he evolves on the Visma ski classic world circuit, a long-distance circuit, where he participates in the most recognized cross-country ski races on the planet such as the Marcialonga or the Vasaloppet . Circuits with a very high level, he has a real ambition for this type of event, with the desire to acquire great experience and progress race after race.
Yoan Sert - Ski mountaineering, cycling
ARÊCHES-BEAUFORT TEAM AMBASSADOR
The extra-terrestrial! Yoann Sert is a true alien in endurance sports, which he practices at a high level. Seasoned mountain dweller, he does everything and is equally at ease by bike, mountain bike, trail or ski mountaineering. On average, it absorbs between 250 and 350 meters of D + per year, all sports combined ... In 000, it notably won first place in the EDF Pierra Menta in summer and in Frisian Roche!