TOP 5 must-do non-ski winter activities

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When you come on holiday to a ski resort what are the first activities you think of? Well, skiing and snowboarding of course! However, did you know you can do plenty of other activities while enjoying a winter break?

We have a multitude of other, fun, interesting, relaxing or adrenaline activities you can enjoy during your next holiday in the French Alps. Here are our TOP 5...

SLIDING in La Plagne - The Superluge Derby is super fun.

Get ready for an adrenaline-filled experience of a lifetime! This one-and-a-half-hour sledging descent takes place after the ski slopes have shut.
Enjoy an evening 5-kilometre sledge run down from Aime 2000 (at 2000m in altitude) to La Roche (at 1550m in altitude). Once you have crossed the finish line, you will be offered a hot chocolate or vin-chaud while getting your breath back and reminiscing about your adventure.
Sledge, helmet, headlamp and transport back to Plagne Centre are all included, plus the guidance and supervision of a professional Oxygène instructor at all times. 
From 14 years old.

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FLY in the Grand BornandParagliding, let's go up, up and away!

No matter how you feel about flying like a bird, excited or nervous, once you've taken off with a Starski professional in the Grand Bornand, you'll never look back! It is undoubtedly an activity that will leave you wanting more. Enjoy the soothing silence while soaring through the air with views like no other. Once you're up there, it's all about you! Your paraglider pilot adapts to your desires, maybe you prefer a relaxing flight, possibly something with a few more turns. Don't worry, you are always in the best of hands...
To take part, you must be comfortable on blue runs if you are a skier or red runs if you are snowboarding.
From 5 years.

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WALK in the 3 Valleys - A snowshoe excursion into the heart of nature.

It's always important to take time, breathe in the fresh mountain air and relax during your holiday. And while visiting the 3 Vallées this winter you should head out on a snowshoe adventure. Enjoy a moment away from the busy ski slopes, see some spectacular views and explore the hidden tracks and forest trails. Whatever your desires or level of fitness your snowshoe guide will take you to the best places for you.
This activity is perfect for everyone!

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CLIMBING in Megève -Ice, Ice climbing, baby!

Ever wondered what it's like to climb a frozen waterfall? You can do so in Megeve. You may be unsure to start with, I mean, it is something you've probably never done before. However, this gives even more reason to have a go now! All you have to do is pop your harness on, put on your crampons, grab your ice axes and start climbing! The feeling of satisfaction as soon as you stick your first crampon point in the ice and find that it holds is incredible. One small step by one small step. It's fun and surprisingly easy.
From 14 years old.

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RIDING in Val d'IsèreEMTB on snow, mountain biking like never before...

No, you do not need to be the best bike rider out there, nor the fittest fiddle of them all, electric mountain biking is 100% accessible to everyone (as long as you can already ride a bike).Thanks to its electric-powered battery you can choose how much you want to peddle (or not). After a short briefing from your guide, you'll discover the village and surroundings like never before. Riding on snow offers a completely different feeling from riding on grass or mud, and it's something that you absolutely must do during your next trip to Val d'Isère.
Sessions are available from 16 years old (or depending on your height).

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Are you tempted by one of these activities? Find all our Oxygène winter activities and experiences here. And don't forget, if you have any questions or if there is something else you want to do, contact us directly and we will get back to you with a personalised offer.

Last but not least, stay tuned, we'll be telling you about our TOP 5 summer activities very soon.

Book your ski holiday with OSC today and don't forget to share with us on Instagram or Facebook your best moments in the mountains using the hashtag #OSC.

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