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Three new wild and wacky winter sports

From Bellecombe to the Vercors Mountains, it's time to go snow crazy!

If you're tired of skiing or fed up with snowboarding, try something new with your family this winter holiday. Make new friends on the 'Snake Gliss' multi-person sledge in some of Europe's most beautiful ski resorts, enjoy the thrill of the 'Airboard,' or savour the freedom of the fat bike. There are plenty of new ways to go wild in the snow!

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Come downhill with a difference on the 'Snake Gliss'

At the heart of Haute-Savoie in the French Alps, the resort of Sallanches is the perfect location for a family holiday. From the windows of the ibis Sallanches Porte du Mont Blanc Hotel, you can enjoy a superb view of the Aravis range and the Mont Blanc massif.
And, this year, why not let your children try out the 'Snake Gliss', a sledge that can carry up to a dozen people? On an escape to Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, you'll love zig-zagging down the slopes with your family's laughter as the backing track!
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Thrills and spills on an 'Airboard'

It's virtually impossible to feel bored in Sion, the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. With its castles, museums, traditional market and carnival, there's always plenty to see and do during your stay at the ibis Sion Est Hotel
But playing in the snow is undoubtedly the top priority for your kids, so why not head to the nearby resort of Crans Montana to try out the 'Airboard'? It's a new activity which involves hitting the slopes on an ultra-lightweight inflatable sledge. Your kids will love it!
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Speed and lightness on a fat bike

When staying at the Hotel Mercure Grenoble Centre Président, a stone's throw from the Chartreuse and Vercors Mountains, how can you possibly resist the call of their immaculate peaks? You head for Villard-de-Lans for an outdoor adventure in the largest nature reserve in France. Hands firmly gripping the handlebars of your fat bike—a sort of snow mountain bike with big thick tires, in full contact with the elements, you head for the impressive 130-km course of slopes. The sense of discovery is unending, as well as the incomparable thrill of gliding and speed. Exhilarating!

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