Whilst traditional winter-sports can deliver their own unique adrenalin shot, sometimes that just isn’t enough.Here are some of the best alternative activities to try out in a ski resort.
Whether you are looking for something to do on a downday or hoping to add to an epic day on the hill, there are a number of mountain activities available around the world to get your heart racing.
We pick some of our favourite off-the-chain, off-the-piste eye watering activities.
Ice Diving - Val Thorens, France
Scuba diving is a pursuit usually associated with sunny beaches and warm waters, but imagine submerging yourself in ice cold water, under a layer of ice, atop a mountain. Ski+board headed beneath the surface last season to see what all the fuss was about.
Ice diving is also available in Tignes and a number of other locations around the Alps.
Tryolienne - Orelle, France
Thrill-seekers can launch themselves from the tallest point in France’s 3 Valleys on one of the worlds highest altitude zip lines. Those adventures enough reach speeds of up to 100km/h with incredible views of the surrounding mountains, have a look for yourself in the top image!
On her visit to Val Thorens Harriet also flew along Val Thorens’ “Tryolienne” or Zip line, read about it in her above article.