View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Val Thorens Activities

Toboggan in Val Thorens

There are many fun activities in Val Thorens, from the Bee Zipwire to the Cosmojet Toboggan and Ten Pin Bowling at Le Bowling.

Read about Val Thorens activities here.


Bee Zipwire | Ten Pin Bowling | Ice Rink | Toboggan Run | Ski Doos | Ice Driving | Mountain Bike | E-Motocross | Paragliding | Orelle Zipwire | Dog Sledding | Ice Climbing

Val Thorens Activities: Bee Zipwire

Bee zipwire, Val Thorens
Bee Zipwire, by T Loubère, Val Thorens tourist office

The Bee Zipwire is open to pedestrians and skiers. It starts from the top of the Moutière chair.

It's a double zipwire, so you descend side-by-side with another person. There are two intermediate stations, and the total length is 1800m.

The Bee Zipwire takes you back to the resort of Val Thorens, so you could do it at lunchtime or the end of the day.

Val Thorens Activities: Ten Pin Bowling

Le Bowling, Val Thorens

Le Bowling is Val Thorens' ten pin bowling venue, at place de l'Arche. It's open every day from 12 noon to 2am. They have eight bowling lanes.

As well as ten pin bowling, there are arcade games, snooker and pool, big screen TVs, and internet access. There's a bar, La Bicicleta, where bowlers are not the only ones to quench their thirst.

Read more about le Bowling, Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Activities: Ice Rink at Place Péclet

Ice rink, Val Thorens
Ice rink, Val Thorens, by L Brochot, Val Thorens tourist office

There's an ice rink, La Patinoire, at place Péclet, open from 4 to 8pm every day (weather permitting). There is a charge.

Children can skate from 3 years old. Skate hire is available.

A snack bar sells hot chocolate and pancakes.

Sound and light show.

Val Thorens Activities: Toboggan

Toboggan, Val Thorens

Val Thorens has the longest toboggan run in France, with 6km (3.7 miles) and 45 minutes of exhilarating tobogganing, from an altitude of 3000m down to 2300m.

It's now called Cosmojet which in my view doesn't add much value. I preferred the more straightforward 'le Toboggan'.

Hire your toboggan from the toboggan chalet then use the Funitel Péclet to get to the top. You're ready to slide!

Read more about the Val Thorens toboggan.

Val Thorens Activities: Ski Doos

Ski doos (snowmobiles), Val Thorens
Ski doo ride in Val Thorens, by C. Cattin (OT Val Thorens)

The ski doos in Val Thorens (snowmobiles) are run by Valtho Motoneige, based at a hut in the place de Caron. They offer one hour guided ski doo rides, with a guide on the lead ski doo, then five or six ski doos following.

You can drive for the full hour, or share with a friend, and swap drivers half-way.

Read more about ski doos in Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Activities: Ice Driving Circuit

Sébastien Loeb at the Trophée Andros, Val Thorens

There's an ice circuit in Val Thorens, for car and motorbike racing. The main race of the winter is the Trophée Andros, in early December.

Ice Driving Val Thorens offers people the opportunity to have a go on the Alain Prost ice circuit. You go through a series of lessons, and it is expensive.

There's also a karting option, and karting for groups.

Val Thorens Activities: Mountain Bike on Snow

Fat Biking, Val Thorens
Fat Bike, by T Loubère, Val Thorens tourist office

There's mountain biking on snow with e-fatbikes (mountain bikes with very large tyres and electric assist).

It's in the early evening after the lifts close to skiers, organised by the ESF and accompanied by an instructor.

Val Thorens Activities: Paragliding & Paramotor

Paramotor, Val Thorens
Paramotor in Val Thorens

Tandem paragliding is organised by Didier Goujon of Libre Envol. Meet at the Chalet Caron, take off from the top of the Boismint chairlift, and land again at Chalet Caron.

There's also tandem paramotoring, which uses a paraglider, plus a light motor strapped to the pilot's back, allowing more control over altitude. Contact via Ski Cool ski school.

Val Thorens Activities: Orelle Zipwire

La Tyrolienne zip wire, Val Thorens

The Orelle Zipwire was the original, opened in February 2014.

It goes from the top of the Bouchet chairlift to the top of the Funitel de Thorens. It's only open to skiers and boarders, as you can't get there otherwise. Your ski or snowboard equipment is strapped onto you.

It's open to anyone of 8 years old or over.

Read more about the Orelle Zipwire.

Val Thorens Activities: Dog Sledding

Dog sledding, Val Thorens
Dog sledding in Val Thorens, by T Loubère, OT Val Thorens

Dog sledding is offered by Evolution 2.

You're pulled along by six huskies on the Traversée du Montaulever. 

As well as the ride there's time to play with the dogs.

Val Thorens Activities: Ice Climbing

Ice climbing, Val Thorens
Ice climbing, ©OT Val Thorens

Ice climbing on the ice wall of Cascades.

Morning or afternoon session, organised by the ESF, the Bureau des Guides or Evolution 2.  Equipment provided.


Enjoy the activities in Val Thorens.