TOP 5 unusual off-ski activities in French Alps

Looking for new sensations this winter? We found 5 completely unusual activities to spice up your stay in the mountains! No more snowshoeing, or afternoons at skating rink, let yourself be tempted by our top 5:

1. Ice Daving

Ice diving is an experience worthy of the greatest explorers! Beginner or advanced diver, wear a special cold-weather suit and dive yourself under this thick layer of ice. Once in contact with water, you will contemplate the light of the sky and the darkness of the depths that mix, the running of air bubbles under the surface, and fishes that will snake in and out your feet. You will also enjoy natural beauty and its silence. Throughout this activity, you will of course be always accompanied with a professional who will guide you during your exploration. A very special experience, full of emotions!

Find this activity in ski resorts of Tignes, Val Thorens, Avoriaz and many others.

From 85€ per person.

2. Bobsleigh

If you are a fan of high speed, you must definitely try bobsleigh! First of all, bobsleigh is a winter sport, which is to go down an icy and narrow track, in a slippery device, as fast as possible. In France, the only way to try this activity is at La Plagne ski resort, on the bobsled run created for the 1992 WInter Olympic Games. From 80 to 130 km/h, with or without driver, you will be offered to go down 1.5 kilometers of slope and 19 turns at full speed! Unique experience, and chills are guaranteed 😉

Try out this activity in France, Germany, Italy et Switzerland.

From 45 € per person.

3. Airboard

You usually use plastic sleds on slope, or sometimes on rails : this winter, discover the Airboard! It is an inflatable sledge, which is practiced laid head first, level with the snow. Easy to control, just turn your body on the side of turns to turn, and to stop you just start a turn and place the sledge perpendicular to the slope. With your friends or family, this activity is safe and accessible to all! Between thrills and adrenaline, you’ll be filled!

Find this activity in the ski resorts of La Plagne, Chatel, Valmorel and many others.

Between 10 and 35 € per person depending on the duration of the slope.

4. Giant zip line

Want to fly above the most beautiful mountainous landscapes? It is now possible thanks to the giant zip lines present in a lot of ski resorts. You can do this activity alone, or two, hooked to a cable and ready to hurtle more than a kilometer in the air! For a truly unique experience, test the highest zip line in the world, located in Val Thorens, France, and fly over 3000 meters ! At more than a hundred kilometers per hour, you can fly over nature and admire an exceptional panorama.

Find this activity in ski resorts of Super Besse, Valfréjus, Val Thorens and many others.

Between 30 and 50 € per person.

5. Ice Driving

You thought it impossible to drive a car on the ice? Think again 🙂 Many ski resorts offer lessons, and also courses to master the driving of a car on the snow. Accompanied by professionals, you will be able to discover the “mysteries of skiing”, perfect your winter and sport driving to cope with the most extreme situations! Get on a Subaru or a BMW and let you guide and slide safely ! Strong sensations guaranteed!

Find this activity in ski resorts of Flaine, Serre Chevalier, Val Thorens, and many others.

From 79 € per person.

You have now plenty of thrills after your days of skiing!


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