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Non-Ski Activities at Val D'Isere
Non-Ski Activities at Val D'Isere

Non-Ski Activities French Alps

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The French Alps boast some of the world's premier ski resorts, featuring over 10,000km of slopes serviced by more than 3,000 ski lifts. While skiing may be the main draw, there's so much more to experience amidst these snow-capped peaks. Beyond the slopes, France offers a plethora of winter activities, from heart-pounding adventures to tranquil sightseeing excursions by air. Whether you seek adrenaline-fueled afternoons or serene vistas, there's something for everyone to enjoy this winter.

Snowshoe walking

Escape the crowds and uncover the authentic beauty of the mountains away from the usual trails. Snowshoeing opens up a world of exploration off the beaten path, and the best part? It's accessible to everyone!

This serene activity offers a near-silent journey through the Alps, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the stunning surroundings. It's a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with nature and encounter the diverse wildlife that calls the Alps home. Explore the flora, forests, and local history of the resort from a fresh perspective while engaging in aerobic, low-impact exercise.


Embark on an unforgettable adventure soaring above the pristine white mountains! Delight in breathtaking 360° vistas as you gracefully descend over the snowy peaks.

After gliding on skis for a brief moment, prepare for the journey of a lifetime! Nestle into the harness, unwind, and marvel at the majestic panorama while your instructor handles the details. If weather conditions permit, you might even have the chance to take the controls for a thrilling moment or two!

Dog sledding

Discover a unique way to discover the mountains by embarking on a sled adventure, accompanied by a team of charming pointers and skilled mushers. Dog sledding offers an unparalleled experience, allowing both skiers and non-skiers to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the slopes.

For those seeking an extra dose of excitement, why not take the reins and lead the pack yourself? Dog driving offers a thrilling experience that requires a modest level of fitness and is typically available to adventurers aged 12 and above.

Heli tours

Sit back, unwind, and soak in the mesmerizing views from a helicopter as you embark on an exploration spanning from France into Italy, all the way to the iconic Mont Blanc. Glide over your resort, witnessing the enchanting snow-draped chalets from a bird's-eye perspective, before venturing further to behold sweeping powder fields, towering cliff faces, awe-inspiring glaciers, and expansive forests and national parks. It's a journey that promises breathtaking sights at every turn.

Ice Driving

Indulge in the ultimate driving adventure with an exhilarating ice driving experience, guaranteed to leave you thrilled and captivated! Nestled at a lofty altitude of 1550 metres, the Tignes ice circuit, situated in the picturesque Tignes les Brévières, offers a sensational opportunity like no other. Boasting impeccable climatic conditions, this haven of icy terrain unveils its approved and versatile 800-metre track, accompanied by a sprawling 3000 m² training area, fostering enjoyable and secure learning. Whether you're manoeuvring through a quad, a rugged buggy, or a specialized high-performance car, ice-driving activity allows you to create unforgettable memories as you navigate the track's varied turns. Seize this chance to elevate your driving skills while embracing the sheer thrill of the frozen adventure!


Embrace the call of the wild and immerse yourself in the sheer joy of skidooing – an outdoor escapade that promises an unparalleled adrenaline rush! The choice is yours – become a daring driver or a thrilled passenger, either way, you're in for an unforgettable experience. Navigate the pristine mountain landscapes solo or as a dynamic duo, taking control of these remarkable machines that redefine adventure. Following a comprehensive briefing, embark on an exciting journey to master the art of driving your snowmobile, all under the watchful guidance of seasoned and skilled instructors. Prepare to be captivated by the thrill of the great outdoors in an entirely new light!

Fat Biking

Embark on an exhilarating journey like never before with an electrifying fat biking experience offered by your resort. Visitors can brace themselves for the thrill of riding on snow as they navigate the stunning landscapes on an electric mountain bike. Inhale the crisp Alpine air and immerse in the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before you. You will first receive a comprehensive briefing led by an expert instructor, ensuring you're fully equipped to conquer the snowy terrain. Once primed and ready, adventurers set off to explore the nearby villages and the picturesque mountains, guided by a knowledgeable local guide. Traverse snowy forests, winding trails, and majestic mountains, all while relishing the most awe-inspiring panoramas you've ever witnessed. This excursion guarantees an unforgettable experience where the crunch of snow beneath the wheels and the pure air of the mountains combine to create moments of sheer liberation. Joining this electric mountain bike escapade is a truly unmissable adventure that brings the beauty of The French Alps to life in a way never imagined!

Visit a sports centre

Aqua Sportif in the centre of Val d’Isère is a hub of non-ski adventure for adults and children alike, boasting 800m² of water-based fun! A whole host of activities including a leisure pool, lazy river, water cannons, massage jets, bubble bench, and a 25m swimming pool so you can get in some lengths while at altitude.

If you would like to relax, Aqua Sportif offers a traditional sauna, an infra sauna, a hammam, spas, massages, well-being body and facial treatments and even waxing. For the adventurers, it has a 200m², 12m-high climbing wall. Fans of volleyball, indoor football, basketball, badminton and table tennis will also enjoy the sports centre’s 540m² multi-activity hall. Enough to occupy the whole family for the whole day and more!

Méribel and Courchevel also feature sports centres, including swimming pools. Fun for the whole family - particularly on white-out days.

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