The Espace Diamant area boasts a choice of sports activities, leisure activities, spa and well-being options for your winter ski holiday.
The Yooner – A great sliding device
Authorized on the slopes of Praz-sur-Arly, lightweight, easy to handle and incredibly comfortable, the yooner guarantees a sensational ride from the first bend downwards! One can also try the yooner in Flumet.
Hot Air Ballooning – A prestigious activity in the village
Praz sur Arly boasts a permanent take-off and flight base all year round. A flight in a hot air balloon is an exceptional event. However, a flight opposite Mont-Blanc is an extraordinary opportunity!
The Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place here on the 14th & 15th January 2017. More than 15 hot air balloons will take to the skies above Praz.
SPA – “Bulle de Bien-être”
At the gateway to the Espace Diamant, this new spa, situated in the village main street, offers you the opportunity to wind down after a day in the fresh air. Discover a relaxing atmosphere inspired by a combination of distant cultures and alpine serenity.
Body treatments, steam baths etc.
SNOWSCOOT – Initiation and discovery sessions
Enjoy a snowscoot initiation session in Flumet. A snowscoot has handlebars, a bike fork and two skates. This activity is suitable for the whole family.
Pulled along by a horse, this activity is accessible to both adults and children capable of taking a draglift and keeping their skis parallel. Age 6+.
Snowshoeing – A great outdoor adventure
This activity is accessible to all. In the company of a professional mountain guide from the local Tourist Information Office, enjoy a snowshoe excursion through the forest towards the open spaces of Mont Rond.
Exceptional: 6 different snowshoe itineraries exist in proximity of the resort. Enjoy remarkable scenery and panoramic views at “Covetan”, “Fay”, “Lachat”, “Col du Dragon” , “Mont Rond” and the descent towards Notre Dame de Bellecombe via the different alpine hamlets. All itineraries are well signposted and have a varying degree of difficulty.
MUSHING – Introductory sessions and outings
Throughout the winter season, a group of professional mushers await sled dog enthusiasts at the heart of the alpine forest. Visitors can enjoy sled outings, driving initiation sessions and animal care.
Theme Trails for Children
On foot : Young visitors can follow the « Gargantua » circuit with the help of a puzzle book. They will discover the legend of this friendly giant and the story behind the birth of the famous Pierra Menta.
On skis: At the heart of the enchanted forest, accessible via the Blanchots slope, young skiers can discover the magical universe of Tauron and his elves. As they advance along the path, around corners and over bumps, from one clue to the next, children will discover Tauron’s secret cabin.
THE MOUNTAIN TWISTER – A sensational activity !
A crazy descent and a source of thrills and spills for holidaymakers, this “all season” toboggan run is mounted on rails. Nearly 800 metres of fast track up to 8 metres above the ground. Enjoy the surrounding landscape and a rush of adrenalin as you race down around hairpin bends and along a series of bumps and waves. Laughter guaranteed in solo or in teams of two. Great fun for all the family from 3 years upwards.
For the less adventurous: No panic, there is a braking system to control your speed!
Drive a snow-grooming machine
Well seated at the wheel of this impressive 10 ton machine, 6 metres wide, with a capacity of 300 horsepower, budding drivers can learn how to shape the snow alongside a team of experienced professionals.
WHAT IS A SKIBOB OR SKIBIKE?
The SKIBOB isn’t a recent invention. The modern skibob originated at the end of the 1940s. An Austrian ski manufacturer, Engelbert BRENTER, invented the SKIBOB and obtained a patent for a "sitski" (ski seat). With his invention, it was possible to take inclined turns and control speed. Using real skis at the front and rear as well as a strong suspension system, the skibob became a true sliding device.
Easy, fun and user- friendly, enjoy the snow in a new and safe manner. Great fun guaranteed.
OPOUALAND & WAOULAND – When skiing becomes great fun !
Opoualand is an area reserved for children aged 6-12 years along the Tovat slope. Fun and educational, this course delights young skiers: banked corners, skillful games etc.
Waouland is a combination of a snowpark and a boardercross with a selection of modules for guaranteed thrills!