View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Val Thorens Activities

Toboggan in Val Thorens
Le Toboggan Val Thorens, by T Loubère, OT Val Thorens

There are many fun activities in Val Thorens. The Bee Flying Zipwire is a hit. Ten pin bowling is great for families or anyone else, and Le Bowling has arcade games too. The toboggan run is the longest in France, at 6km and about 45 minutes of descent. Then there are ski doos, driving on the ice circuit, mountain biking on snow, paragliding and paramotor, and the Orelle Zipwire.

Read about Val Thorens activities here.

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

Val Thorens Activities: Bee Flying Zipwire

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

The Bee Flying 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 Flying Zipwire takes you back to the resort of Val Thorens, near place Caron.

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, ©Val Thorens tourist office

There's an ice rink, La Patinoire, at place Péclet, open from 3 to 9pm every day (weather permitting). They sell hot chocolate and pancakes.

In the evenings there's music and lights.

Val Thorens Activities: Toboggan Run

Toboggan in Val Thorens
Le Toboggan Val Thorens, by T Loubère, OT Val Thorens

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

Hire your toboggan from the toboggan chalet then use the Funitel Péclet to get to the top. Sledge down the piste for a short stretch, then join the dedicated toboggan run, for a total of about 45 minutes of helter-skelter descent.

Read more about the Val Thorens toboggan run.

Val Thorens Activities: Snowmobiles

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

The snowmobiles in Val Thorens (ski doos) are run by Valtho Motoneige, based at a hut in the place de Caron. They offer one hour guided snowmobile 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 snowmobiles 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 late afternoon (3-5pm) and evening (5-7pm), organised by the ESF and accompanied by an instructor.

Val Thorens Activities: Electric Motocross

Evolution 2 launches this activity.

It's with Swedish electric motorbikes, and each person drives their own.

Some motorbike experience is preferred.

Val Thorens Activities: Paragliding

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, and your equipment is transported with 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.  Equipment provided.

Enjoy the activities in Val Thorens.