Safe, speedy off-piste pleasures for non-skiers

If skiing does not quite satisfy all your Alpine adrenalin needs, whizzing around a slippery race track just might. Ice driving and karting offer big petrolhead fun at altitude

Ski stations are rapidly evolving into winter holiday and leisure centres offering all kinds of activities and amusements, indoor and outdoor, involving snow or not. Helicopter rides, paragliding, ice diving... the experiences on offer are endless.

One of the most popular is driving on ice. The biggest ice driving circuit in Europe is in Abondance (Portes du Soleil), where you can learn to drive a variety of different cars on ice. Olivier Pignon runs the Ice Driving School in Val Thorens ( ...

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