TOP 8 Winter Activities to Test When There’s No Powder Snow in the French Alps

# 1: Winter paragliding tandem flight over Val Thorens

In winter, the Alps are transformed and offer amazing landscapes of white snow and light … Do not miss an opportunity to fly over the mountains with a paragliding tandem flight! Fly over the valley of Belleville, facing Mont Blanc and discover the thrills and unique freedom of paragliding in winter.

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# 2: Tandem Paragliding Flight in Morzine – Avoriaz

Discover the incredible sensations of flying with a certified state qualified instructor who will definitely do all he can so you never forget your first flight! The flight takes place on the site of Super-Morzine from a 1600 metres altitude. You will fly down 600 metres over the Valley of Morzine, comfortably installed in your harness which feels as comfortable as an armchair!

This activity is accessible to all ages, children and adults from all over the world… and even people suffering from fear of heights: since you no longer touch the ground, the feeling of unease simply disappears!

Sport level: Everybody welcome

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#3: Ice driving in l’Alpe d’Huez

This winter, enjoy a unique and useful activity and learn how to drive on ice on the legendary Andros Trophy circuit! Find the thrills and technical control of the greatest pilots! Ice driving courses take place every year from December to March, in the morning and late afternoon. The tracks are closed in the middle of the day since the weather gets hotter and driving would damage the ice.

All activities offered by the ice driving center: Ice driving discovery course . Ice driving initiation in Alpe d’Huez . Ice driving coaching session . Ice driving with buggies .

Sport level: Everybody welcome

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#4: Speedriding initiation in Tignes

Are you looking for a new challenge to take on while you’re on holidays in Tignes? Why not try speed riding and take off on the best ski slopes! We invite you to start safely your speed riding training! It is a rather accessible sport as long as you get the basic techniques and that’s precisely the objective of the school courses! The team works hard to provide you with exercises and training most suited to your level.

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#5: Ice climbing in Chamonix

Come and explore the hidden wonders of Chamonix with this personalised ice fall climbing excursion! This activity is open to people of all levels – no need to have previous experience! All you really need is motivation and a love for the outdoors!

Beginners will learn the necessary basic techniques whereas experienced ice fall climbers can focus on improving and perfecting their skills. Chamonix is one of the best ice fall climbing locations, it contains many varied terrains which help climbers develop and progress quickly.

Sport level: Everybody welcome

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#6: Ice diving in Val Thorens or in Tignes

Try the sensational activity of ice diving in Val Thorens. Discover the difference a simple layer of ice makes between the world above and below it! The school is located at Lac du Lou, a mountain lake situated at an altitude of 2,035 metres, perched at the top of a small hidden valley. In order to access the lake you have to climb up using snowshoes under the supervision of an expert mountain guide.

Sport level: Everybody welcome

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#7: Avalanche security Course in Verbier

While waiting for the snowfalls, take an avalanche security course in order to be ready for your next adventure outside the slopes. When going out in the mountains, you can not dissociate pleasure from security. Guide Alpes will teach you to understand your environment and its many dangers: snow, wind, avalanches…

During this course, you will learn the use of specific equipments in case of avalanches (avalanche detector, shovel, probe) and all the techniques displayed when searching for a victim in the snow.
You will gradually discover the different aspects of mountain safety:
– the complexity of mountain analysis in winter,
– the manipulation of equipments used to search for avalanche victims,
– how to prevent and manage risks related to the practice of snow sports…

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#8: Winter mountaineering initiation in Chamonix

If winter climbing has always fascinated you, why not give it a shot this winter? In a place where time appears to have stood still, a whole universe of ice, snow and rock awaits you. As the winter sets in and the mountains change, they offer new challenges to winter climbers. Loose chutes become frozen corridors, revealing many routes for you to explore. Finding and climbing the most perfect route to the top is a contest you previously only dreamt of achieving.

This excursion not only gives you a taste of the ice climbing world, but also sets you up to go explore the winter routes by yourself.

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