With 3593 participants gathered for the occasion, the resort of Les Arcs beat the world torchlight descent world record set in 2016.

3593 participants in the torchlight descent, a world record.

Usually reserved for the resort’s ski professionals, this season it is the holidaymakers and locals who are invited to take part in this animated and festive moment of sharing around skiing at Arc 1800.

Several resorts in Austria, France and Italy have already tried to achieve this record, but to no avail. The choice of the date 22 February is not trivial, as this day is part of a week that includes two of the three French zones and all the other European public holidays.

Preparing for the world record torchlight descent in Les Arcs

The bailiff Aurélie Tabouret was present to tell the participants about it. In a very festive and family atmosphere, this torchlight descent brought together all the resort’s stakeholders and numerous holidaymakers who enjoyed this unique night-time experience.

This very special torchlight descent allowed all skiers, whether beginners or experienced, to make the descent with the ski instructors and ski patrollers, during which they carried a light in their hands.

The uninterrupted flow of skiers lit up the slopes of Arc 1800 for more than an hour before ending with a beautiful fireworks display and a moment of celebration and conviviality with DJ and dance floor on the snow front.

Les Arcs is very proud to have mobilised so many visitors and all the partners of the resort for this moment of cohesion and conviviality.
The previous record was held by the Savoyard resort with 2887 skiers.

Several resorts in Austria, France and Italy had tried to beat it without success.