Are you going on a winter sports holiday and want to make the most of all the activities around you? You’re spoiled for choice, but the question is, where? Where to go and what type of space is best suited to your requirements!
To help you, Pauline, who comes from the Alps and is passionate about Skiing / Sledging, offers her TOP 5 French toboggan runs.
PS : You won’t find any lack of objectivity in her ranking… ;)
“La luge” toboggan run in Megève, Haute-Savoie
This winter, head for the toboggan run in the Princesse sector. If you’ve come to stay in this charming Haut-Savoyard village, don't miss it! 3 km of run, from the top of Mont d’Arbois, at the foot of the Princesse ski pist, discover the joy of sledging through the heart of the forest!
Open from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays outside school holidays.
Sledge rental available on site, only their own sledges are allowed.
Allow 18 euros for sledge hire + ski pass.
From 10 years old
The Colline des Bains, Villard de Lans
In the ski and toboggan park, all styles of sledging are allowed! From beginners to thrill-seekers, all sledgers will love the place. The ideal day out for large families, who will find something to please everyone here.
1hr €9.50€ per adult, €7.50 €per child
6 slopes for all levels
From 2 years old
In Font Romeu, sledging fans of all ages are sure to be delighted. 3 safe toboggan runs are reserved for children, including a baby toboggan run for 0-6-year-olds. But the pleasure of winter sports doesn't stop there: when the slopes close every evening, a Snake Gliss toboggan descent, led by an ESF instructor, is organised.
Children's toboggan run free access
3 toboggan runs
Snake Gliss descent from €12.50 €
Baby aged 0-6
Halfway through my ranking, I'll give you my secret for an unforgettable evening! ~
You can arrange to go snowshoeing and eat in a mountain restaurant. After your meal, the toboggan descent is even more enjoyable ~
Many mountain restaurants organise this type of outing. For more information, contact the resorts’ tourist offices.
Please note that access to all these runs depends of course on the snow conditions.
Be advised: here, you’re on the longest toboggan run in France! 6 km of descent, on a natural valley, accessible from 5 years old. The start alone is worth the trip, as you start at the foot of the Péclet Glacier, at an altitude of 3000 metres. The descent lasts 45 minutes, on varying slopes and turns.
€16.50 €per descent (sledge and helmet included)
Free for children 5 to 10 years old if under 1m25 on the sledge of an adult
€24.50 €for an evening descent
An iconic resort in the Vosges, Gérardmer of course has its own toboggan runs! It has a toboggan stadium with 2 tracks. The slopes are safe and their level of difficulty varies. Everyone can sledge at their own pace however they wish.
- Free access
- From 2 years old-
No ski lift
OFFERING TOBOGGAN RUNS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
It's very simple: take your ski equipment and good après-ski snow boots, and you’re fully kitted out!
Your hands do a lot of work when sledging to brake and steer, and they’re quite close to the snow, so go for a good pair of waterproof ski gloves / mittens.
We can never say it too many times, but for you, as well as for your children, a helmet is essential for all winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, sledging etc).
A ski mask, to protect your eyes from UV rays and ensure good vision even when you pick up speed.
And of course, it’s important to respect the following safety rules:
Do not set off down the track while another sledge is heading down in front of you to avoid any risk of collision.
Go back up the sides of the track so as not to get in the way of other sledgers.
You must not toboggan on ski slopes and on mountain roads, even if they’re snow-covered.
SO WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THIS WINTER?
Communication team, passionate about sledging and skiing