3 New Activities To Try In The French Alps This Winter
When winter hits the northern hemisphere, many people complain about the cold weather. However, there is more to winter that just icy temperatures and huddling around a blazing fireplace. Why not head up to the French Alps to enjoy exciting and fun winter activities and a brand new adventure?
While many people have tried skiing, according to Undiscovered Mountains, there are other snow-related sports that are equally challenging or easy to do. The following is an introduction into just some of these winter activities.
1. Husky Dog Sledding in the French AlpsHusky dog sledding isnít just for those heading to the furthest poles on Earth. This fun sport can be enjoyed in the French Alps too.
The history of dog sledding dates back to a time when people wanted a way to easily traverse the snowy landscapes of northern America and Europe. The solution they came up with was to cross their domestic dogs with wild wolves in those regions to breed the perfect dog. These days the husky is still around 1/8th wolf to ensure endurance and stamina to pull the sled. Nowadays sleds are made of strong, lightweight alloys and plastics, easy for huskies to pull.
2. Ice Climbing In The French AlpsFor those a little more daring, ice climbing is a great experience in the French Alps and itís not just for the experts. With a variety of grades to try depending on your skills, including ridges, frozen waterfalls and gullies, anyone from a complete novice at the sport to experts can find something suitable.
3. Winter Paragliding In The French AlpsParagliding is a sport that can be enjoyed all year around in the French Alps. Gliding through the amazing scenery is perfect both in summer and in winter. For those that are new to the sport, tandem paragliding with an experienced pilot in a seated harness is the perfect way to experience the view. While in summer, youíll land in green pastures, in winter you will land in the snow after an amazing flight.
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Latest update: December 19, 2017