With countless sporting activities, an exceptional setting and breath-taking panoramic views… Spring Skiing makes you shiver… with pure delight.
Activities that shake things up
Adventure, experiences and thrills: in spring, the mountains have exactly what it takes to blow away anyone who thrives on new experiences and relishes the weather and surroundings. Snow-scootering (Tignes-Val d’Isère, Valmorel, Châtel, Avoriaz …), snowmobiling (Les Deux-Alpes, Les Arcs, Praz-de-Lys, La Clusaz, Les Saisies, Montgenèvre), paramotoring (Val Thorens), skibobbing (Le Grand Bornand, Chamrousse, Orcières, Les Menuires), snowskating (Valmorel), paret sledging (Le Grand Bornand, Manigod, La Clusaz, …), yooner sledging (Avoriaz, Châtel, Les Arcs, Les Saisies…), freestyle lessons (La Plagne, Les 2 Alpes, La Clusaz, La Rosière, Le Grand Bornand, Serre Chevalier, Les Gets, Val Cenis…), paragliding (Châtel, Saint François Longchamp, Valmorel, Morzine, Les Saisies, Les Menuires…). Totally in the moment, your hair blowing in the wind and your sunglasses on your nose, seize the chance to be able to say: I did it!
Unique mountain thrills
Even if you’re not faint of heart, you no longer need to go flat out and be totally impulsive to have a great time. Though some activities like paragliding and freefalling require a certain nerve, others can also give you that adrenaline high without scaring you witless. For example, Made in Le Grand-Bornand, skibobbing is the event of the season. Accessible to everyone including non-skiers thanks to its high-performance braking system, it lets you glide down green and blue runs from your very first go, without losing any of the adrenaline rush. Among the many new activities on offer, Châtel’s Le Fantasticable has become an absolute must. It promises a 1,200-metre flight at 100 km/hr. In Val d’Allos La Foux and Le Seignus, the Verdon Express rail toboggan run offers 995 metres of insane downhill fun, as does Montgenèvre’s Monty Express, Les Saisies’ Mountain Twister and even the Orcières Roll’Air Cable. If you’re looking for something even more unusual, Val Thorens offers the chance to go diving under the ice or try out paramotoring. The principle: you wear a little motor on your back that lets you manage your altitude and stay in the air as long as you want. Val Cenis isn’t lagging behind either, with its introduction to Snowkiting; supervised by an instructor, you can explore the Haute Maurienne Valley at almost 70 km/hr.