Val Thorens is a thriving ski resort for ski enthusiasts. Intermediate and expert skiers head to this beautiful resort for the adrenaline rush that no other resort provides in the French Alps. Apart from skiing, the resort offers a ton of different activities to keep everyone busy.
The Airbag: A Unique and Fun Activity
The Airbag at Val Thorens is a must try for everyone. The Airbag has multiple purposes, apart from giving a safe landing spot for snowboarders, who want to perfect their jumps, it serves another fun-filled purpose! For tourists who can’t ski or snowboard, they can have the Air Tubby.
Simply settle in a rubber ring and slide down the slope, landing gently onto the giant air cushion. The Airbag and the Air Tubby are open daily from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is free entertainment every Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 pm onwards. The location of the Airbag is right opposite to the Le Roc draglift at the Rond Point des Pistes.
The Fun Slope
The Fun Slope is a must try for families and children enjoy the exciting obstacle course. Val Thorens has created this interesting course. It is over 900 meters in length, and the tourist must use all their senses to navigate their way through the course.
It has snow tunnels, bridges, banked turns, spirals, for everyone to enjoy. The Fun Slope is located parallel to 2 Lacs chairlift right at the center of Val Thorens. The Fun Slope is unique and different, and a fun activity for people of all ages.
After the skiing, take a short trip from Val Thorens and head to the frozen Lac du Lou. The frozen lake offers something very unique and adventurous. Take a plunge down into the freezing water with diving equipment and explore the frozen lake from underwater for 20 minutes. This activity will pump up the adrenaline as soon as one plunges beneath the frozen waters.
Explore the lake under the ice surface, watch the light penetrate the glassy surface to reach the lake. The diving experts will accompany the tourist on their trip, every type of safety measure is taken into consideration before the dive. After the adventurous underwater dive head back to the resort on skis or snowshoes. The diving lesson requires advance booking. The activity is suitable for children aged 16 and above.
If skiing does not give you an adrenaline rush, then head to the highest ice-racing track in Europe. The Val Thorens Driver’s school offers new sensations at 2200 m altitude. The circuit is perfect for counter steering, braking and other techniques that will pump up the adrenaline. Take the greatest rush filled drive not found anywhere else.
Another fun activity from the Val Thorens driving school is ice karting. The ice karting ring is over 300meters long and 5 meters wide made entirely of ice. The run is made for Alain Prost driving circuit center. A fun-filled attraction for friends and family to enjoy the sensation of sliding around on the ice on a kart.
MTB – Snow Bike
This is a newly introduced sport for those who are looking for adventure. MTB bikers can enjoy this activity at an altitude of 3000m at the foot of the Péclet glacier. Remember to register for MTB Snow biking when visiting Val Thorens. The event is open every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Departure is at 5:00 and the run opens in February when the slopes have closed.
The tour is led by an experienced and state qualified instructor. Take this sporty and adventurous descent for an exciting excursion in the beautiful snowy peaks. The whole trip takes about 45 minutes. A group of 5 to 10 people can participate in this activity at a single time. Equipment and bikes are provided by the institute. Information and booking are available at the Chalet Toboggan.
Paragliding for Bird’s Eye View
After crossing the slopes take an unforgettable paragliding trip. The paragliding trip is the best way to explore the beauty of the French Alps. See the glorious Mont Blanc under expert supervision with complete safety measures. Depart from 3000meter height for a 650-meter descent, enjoy the sensations and make unforgettable memories for a lifetime.
Get into a paramotor and enjoy the dreamy locations of Val Thorens and Belleville. An experienced instructor takes tourists on an airborne adventure to experience the best aerial views at a comfortable cruising speed of 20 miles per hour.
The best part is that according to personal preference, the flight is adjusted to suit a smooth picturesque flight or a more exhilarating acrobatic flight. Fly over massive glaciers and giant summits of the Massifs de la Maurienne, Tarentaise, Vanoise all the way to the Mont Blanc and the Ecrins mountain ranges. For reservations, contact Ski Cool 3 days before the flight day.
Trip on the Snow Mobile
Discover the beautiful landscape at night by taking a snowmobile ride alone or with a friend, follow the tour guide to enjoy the scenery. Under the moonlight, exploring the landscape has its own thrill and adventure.
The Tyrolienne is 1 minute 24 seconds of a pure joy ride in the beautiful French Alpine surroundings. Take a plunge from the high peaks of the Alps at 3230 meters. The journey starts at the highest point of the Bouchet Chairlift in the Orelle resort over to Val Thorens crest at 3000m right at the top of the Thorens Funitel.
Float in the air like an eagle-suspended by a steel cable nestled comfortably in a cocoon fabric that can reach the speed of 62 miles per hour. This joy ride is available for skiers, using the Bouchet chairlift at the Orelle resort. The activity is for everyone and children as young as 8 can enjoy this thrill ride.
Toboggan at Val Thorens
Enjoy the longest toboggan run in Europe at Val Thorens. This is one of the best toboggan runs in Europe that is fit for children as young as five under adult supervision. The ascent is 8 minutes long and it uses the Péclet Funitel.
Tourists arrive at the starting point located at the bottom of the great Péclet glacier situated at 3000m. There are many bends and slopes at different angles adding another dimension to the fun and joy. The activity is completely safe for children, adult supervision is mandatory.
Footpaths for Hikes
Walking the beautiful trails are entertaining and as much fun as skiing. There are many trails for walking and snowshoe hikes. A new way to explore the spectacular Val Thorens resort and surrounding areas. There are several trials and departure points to suit different tastes. Get a map from the tourist office and head off to explore. Tourists can take any of the following trails
• The 2 Lacs Path, 1.2 miles takes about 1 hour 30 minutes
• The Moutiere Path, 3.7 miles long, takes 4 to 5 hours
• The Marine Path, 3 miles long with one-hour descent accessible only through the Cascades chairlift
This is the best opportunity to enjoy a remarkable one of a kind helicopter trip to enjoy the glorious beauty of the prestigious summits of the Alps. These 10 minutes of flight will be a memorable journey with the unforgettable beautiful scenery of the Alps.
Discover the beauty of the Alps by Traditional Dog Sledge
Experience the true beauty of Val Thorens by taking a traditional dog sledge ride. Professional mushers will take tourists on a journey they will never forget. A must activity for children to enjoy the nature and beautiful countryside of Val Thorens.
Yoga Classes at High Altitude
Maintain health and wellbeing by taking yoga classes from expert Yogis at Val Thorens. Relax and exercise in the serene peace of the mountains. Connect with nature, tone the muscles, relax, and gather the energy of the mountains in a Yoga class.