Val Thorens Events & Activities

Posted by George Biffen

Last updated on May 16th, 2018 at 10:27 am

Val Thorens Non Ski Activities

Val Thorens, like all other ski resorts, it is mainly about skiing, but the Val Thorens non ski activities scene it huge!

If you fancy a day off the slopes, here is a great selection of activities for you.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking

Not had enough thrills and spills on the mountain and want to try something new?

At an altitude of 3000m, at the foot of the Peclet glacier, you can hurtle down the Tete Ronde blue run experiencing a 700m height drop.

Departure is at 5 pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, accompanied by an after the slopes have closed, Gerald Bigot a state qualified instructor.

You will learn how to control your bike, position yourself and be turning and braking techniques, during the 45 minute (6km) run at nightfall.
At the bottom of the run, you will be presented with a well-deserved warming glass of mulled wine!
€40 per decent with a valid ski pass (€50 without a ski pass)
Groups of 5-10

All equipment provided – bike & protection

Ice driving

ice driving

Love driving, love ice skating…..why not combine them and try out Val Thorens Drivers’ School?!

Discover the highest ice-racing track in Europe for a guaranteed adrenaline rush.

You will experience steering, countersteering and braking amongst numerous techniques, all under the watchful eye of a trained professional, so you are sure to be in safe hands.

Track spec: altitude 2200m, length 760m width 10 – 12m, circuit officially recognised to welcome the ‘Trophee Andros’ races.

Paragliding 

 Paragliding 

Tired of having your feet firmly on the ground and want to try something new on your ski holiday?

Why not discover Val Thorens from a height, soaring above the ski runs and snow-capped mountains and experiencing nothing but silence and the freedom of flying.

If you have ever thought about paragliding but never had the chance, now is the time – the views over the beautiful Vallée des Belleville are worth every penny! All instructors are state-certified

Tobogganing

Tobogganing

A family favourite when it comes to Val Thorens non ski activities. This is like no other sledge run you have ever experienced before – rediscover your childhood on the longest toboggan track in France.

You get to experience the spectacular views of the snowy mountains as well as experience plenty of adrenaline, hilarity and surprises en route to the finish.

The 6km track starts at the foot of the imposing Glacier de Peclet at 3000m; you will then hurtle down the freshly groomed course featuring banked and tight angled turns.

The track in open daily from 10am-3pm or experience an evening descent, culminating in warming vin chaud.

Accessible from the Funitel Peclet.

Suitable both adults and children.
Daily 10am-3pm as well as Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings 5-6pm
€14.50 for a daytime descent or €22.50 for evenings (free for children 5-10yrs on an adult’s sledge)

Booking – same day at the Chalet du Toboggan

For the little ones over 2 years, there is a free, safe and secure ‘baby Fun’ toboggan area in the Place Caron in the middle of the resort.

In addition, there is a specially designed 250m toboggan run for 6-10-year-olds featuring banked turns and a 45m vertical drop.

No one needs to miss out on this classic alpine experience!

Snowshoeing 

Snowshoeing 

Val Thorens isn’t all about the skiing and extreme activities; there is also an abundance of breathtaking nature walks.

Snowshoeing is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the mountain scenery and fresh air, as well as build up a healthy appetite for some hearty Savoyard cuisine!

Snowshoes or ‘raquettes’ are available to hire from most ski shops and the ESF also runs guided tours to several local places of interest.

Sports centre

Val Thorens non ski activities

Val Thorens has a well-equipped sports centre whose facilities include indoor tennis, squash, badminton and football, in addition to 2 swimming pools, gym and spa area.

The latter also has a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as offering body and face treatments.

A children’s fun park will keep the little ones amused with trampolines, bouncy castle and other safe fun activities.

Open 7 days a week

10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 22:00 and nonstop in bad weather

Swimming pool closes at 20:30

We hope you found The Val Thorens Events & Activities post helpful. If you plan to leave the kids behind, be sure to check out the local childcare services.

Discover the best ski runs, accommodation and key information about Val Thorens here.

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