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It is no wonder Val d’Isère is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe with an abundance of activities to try on and off the slopes. Those looking for a fun evening activity for family and friends can head to the leisure centre for a dip in the pool or a shot on the ice-rink, or for a little bit of relaxation, the steam rooms and saunas can sooth any aches and pains you may be feeling after a few days on the slopes. If you are the adventurous type, Val d’Isère has plenty to offer thrill seekers. From ice driving to heli-skiing, Val d’Isère is sure to quench your thirst for adventure. For those looking for to relax after a day on the slopes why not check out the shops selling delicious local produce including cheese and wine.
Why not try something new on your ski holiday to Val d’Isère by signing up to one of the many non-ski related activities in the town. Offering whole day, half day and hourly expeditions, take the reins of your very own pack of huskies and explore the mountain and surrounding area. A fun activity for the whole family, create unforgettable memories on a dog sledding tour of Val d’Isère.
For a truly memorable experience head on over to the ice driving circuit located just outside Val d’Isère. Speedsters can learn how to control the car while hurtling across sheets of ice. If you would prefer to be the passenger there is also the option to book a ride with the professionals as they test out the cars. With sessions available for groups and individuals, this exciting activity is bound to get your blood pumping and is not one to be missed if you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience.
Rapidly becoming the skiing world’s ‘must try’ activity, heli-skiing is an exhilarating way to visit remote parts of the mountains around Val d’Isère led by an experienced guide. A unique way to explore the mountain range, skiers are ferried up by helicopter and dropped off with their guide at the top. With full day, half day and hourly options, skiers can choose from a variety of packages to suit their preference.
If you are not too tired after a day on the slopes, a trip to Val d’Isère’s leisure centre is fun for all ages. Find time for a quick workout in the fitness centre or your body and mind with a yoga class. Children love the Beach World swimming complex with water cannons, aqua bikes and a lazy river. A great place to head to with a group of friends, on top of the superb sporting facilities, the complex also has a climbing wall, golf simulator and driving simulator.
For the thrill seekers, parapenting should be on top of your list. Fly high above the village of Val d'Isère and float over the snowy mountains and white dusted tree tops while attached to a large kite. It is the perfect way to gain truly breath-taking views of the town. Further information can be found here.