An independent guide to Val Thorens
Snowmobile ride in Val Thorens, by T. Loubère (OT Val Thorens)
Snowmobile tours in Val Thorens are organised by Val Tho Motoneige. You can explore some of the pistes in Val Thorens by snowmobile in the early evening. Either go solo and drive for the full hour, or share a snowmobile, in which case you can keep the same driver all the way or change drivers half way through. Read about Val Thorens snowmobiles here.
The snowmobiles in Val Thorens are based at a hut in the place de Caron, close to La Maison restaurant.
Snowmobile excursion, Val Thorens, by T. Loubère (OT Val Thorens)
Val Tho Motoneige offer one hour guided snowmobile rides on a circuit of around 20km on the pistes. The guide is on the lead snowmobile, and participants follow in a line.
These are the times and prices:
Snowmobile ride in Val Thorens, by C. Cattin (OT Val Thorens)
There are some rules and recommendations for a safe and happy snowmobile trip:
Contact Val Tho Motoneige in person in Val Thorens, or by phone:
Here's a short video of the guided snowmobile tours in 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. The Ice Driving Academy offers people the opportunity to have a go on the Alain Prost ice circuit.
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. You use the Funitel Péclet to get to the top, then you toboggan on the piste for a short stretch, before joining the dedicated toboggan run, for a total of about 45 minutes of helter-skelter descent.
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