This is a guest post by Alpine Infusion.
The Three Valleys has plenty to boast about when it comes to winter sports. It’s best known for being the largest and one of the most impressive ski areas in the world, but making the most of the Alps isn’t just limited to skiing.
For those looking for something a little different, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained throughout the year. From mountaineering to sledging, we’ve thought of everything when it comes to the best non-skiing activities in the Three Valleys.
Ice Karting and Ice Driving
Fancy taking a car out for a spin? In Val Thorens, situated in the Tarentaise Valley, you can hire specially modified cars to drive around an ice circuit.
You’ll be co-driver to an expert for the first few laps, but after you’re shown the ropes you’ll be able to grab the wheel for yourself! If you want something a little more downsized, there’s also a mini track available for go-karts.
Exploring the Summits on Foot
The slopes themselves aren’t exclusively accessible through skiing!
Non-skiers can buy a ‘pedestrian pass’ and walk to their chosen summit. You’ll be able to meet friends at mountain restaurants, travel on pedestrian-friendly lifts and take those all-important holiday snapshots.
There’s something for everyone throughout the Three Valleys, whether it be gentle walks for all the family or more challenging, mountaineering hiking routes for those in need of a challenge.
Of course, it’s always vital to plan your routes and check the weather before you head out. Always ensure you’re being as safe as possible!
Spend a Night at a Mountain Hut
There’s nothing quite like the magic of a mountain refuge in the evenings after a long hike. Throughout the Three Valleys you’ll find plenty of huts available for overnight stays, ranging from the basic to top-quality accommodation.
While the huts make for a fantastic experience, you may want something more permanent to keep you cosy during your holiday. Alpine Infusion offer award-winning luxury ski chalets in both Meribel and Courchevel with catering from top chefs, extensive client services and true extravagance.
If you’re in need of a fresh perspective on those fantastic mountain views, there are several accessible paragliding points dotted about the Three Valleys.
With both winter and summer flights available around many of the resorts, you’ll be able to take in the scenery all year round.
Once the snowy season comes to an end, the summer weather plays host to some fantastic mountain biking trails across the Three Valleys. There’s a wealth of variety when it comes to scenery, and a huge range of trails to dig your wheels into.
You can find many guided tours that’ll keep you within the eye of an experienced professional, and you can hire equipment to ensure you get the best out of the Three Valley trails.
Book Your Stay with Alpine Infusion
If you’re tempted by the alternatives to skiing, you may want to consider booking your accommodation with Alpine Infusion.
Choose from catered chalets and enjoy unique leisure and entertainment facilities, including swimming pools, saunas, complimentary bars and plenty more. Be sure to book your stay today and guarantee your spot in the mountains!