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World Record Attempt for the Largest Torchlit Descent

World record attempt again

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Les Arcs will be aiming to break their own record for the most number of people involved in a torchlit descent this season. This was achieved in Les Arcs in 2016 with 2887 skiers

This is normally reserved for ski instructors but this time it's different, everyone is invited to participate in trying to consolidate Les Arcs place as the World record holders. It's free to enter you just need to be a level of 2 star and over.

Good to know:

- Bring warm clothes and a helmet for children and adults.
- Do not bring your ski poles, they are not practical for carrying a torch
- The torch will be provided at the start of the Vagère chairlift after the participants have been counted. It will be lit only at the request of the organisers.
- Entertainment and hot drinks will be at the Vagère summit while you wait to descend.

There will be shuttle services to return you to the villages of Les Arcs, the funicular to Bourg St. Maurice until 9pm and you can ski back to Peisey-Vallandry on the blue piste La Foret.

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Where and when

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Map of the surrounding area