As well as skiers and snowboarders, Ski Olympic also welcomes non-skiers and non-boarders to our chalets. You may also want to take a break from the slopes whilst in Vallandry and recharge your batteries, but still want to enjoy everything the resort has to offer on your days off.
The good news is, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained! Here are five things you can get up to both on and off the slopes during your holiday without your skis and snowboards.
1. Wander the mountains
There are some stunning walks and hikes in and around Vallandry. There is 20km of signposted trails in the region. Start in Landry and enjoy a 15km stroll along the Isère river, take a trip to Les Arcs 1800 directly from La Foret, or journey to the Sanctuary of Notre Dame des Vernettes from Plan Peisey.
2. Find your sense of adventure
If you want a day off skiing or snowboarding, but still want to enjoy the mountains and the snow, the ultimate fun-filled, adrenaline-fuelled activity for all the family is the Aiguille rouge 1800m zip wire. You’ll soar over the piste that hosted the demonstration of the Flying Kilometre at the 1992 Albertville Olympics and could reach a speed of 130 kph. You can fly solo or with a friend, and either lay down or sit up. Start at the top of the Varet telecabin (2680m) and land close to the Olympic Flame in Arc 2000.
You can also take to the sky via paraglide. Reaching up to 10km, anyone over the age of 12 years old (children must weigh 45kg) can give it a go. Fly solo or with an instructor.
3. Visit the Mountain Animal Museum
Free to enter and accessible for pedestrians and skiers/boarders, the museum is located at the top of the Vallandry cable car. Here, you can meet over 30 animal species, and learn about biodiversity and how to protect it. And, the view of Mont Blanc from the panoramic terrace is an extra bonus. Sit and relax on the reclining loungers and picnic tables, and grab a local snack or drink from the vending machines.
4. Dive into Arc 1800
The Arc 1800 “aquafun” centre is a great place to relax and have fun away from the slopes. There’s a leisure pool, massage jets, whirlpool baths, massage beds, a wellness area, a fitness area, and you can even have a go at aquagym or aquabiking.
5. Fancy a game of bowling?
Arc 1800 and Arc 2000 is the home of the resort’s bowling lanes, where you can also enjoy billiards, table football, and air hockey.