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No matter what your level of skiing or snowboarding, we’ll find the best ski or snowboard model for you. Our shop Goitschel Sport 1 is located at the foot of the slopes and our team will be pleased to give you some advice so that you’ll spend an unforgettable holiday hitting the slopes in Val Thorens! Are you skiing for the first time? You’ll then get an easy ski to ride from our store Goitschel Sport 1. Are you looking for a fast and new ski to improve your performance? We’ll offer you the best skis on the market! Is Val Thorens also known for its great freeride potential? You’ll find exactly what you need at Goitschel Sport 1. Our team will select the perfect equipment based on your experience and wishes. Don’t hesitate if you have any questions about your ski equipment, Goitschel Sport 1 will be happy to answer and help you any time during your stay in Val Thorens.
Goitschel Sport 1 is located in the center of Val Thorens. You can easily reach either the slopes or your accommodation after picking up your skis. Renting your ski equipment at Goitschel Sport 1 is a good way of saving time upon your arrival. You can also book your equipment online before going on holiday. You’ll get the chance to rent your skiing equipment at the very best price by selecting the date, resort and kind of equipment you want to rent. You’ll not have to wait in the shop since your equipment will be ready to be picked up when you arrive at Goitschel Sport 1! Are your children attending a skiing course? Don’t forget to book a helmet then and don’t worry about getting to the ski school in Val Thorens …it’s just a few steps away from Goitschel Sport 1. You are not quite sure about going skiing and would rather go for cross-country skiing? You also get the opportunity to rent the required equipment at Goitschel Sport 1. Cross-country skiing is actually the perfect solution if you want to train and admire the beautiful countryside at the same time. Val Thorens is also the perfect place if you want to get away from the daily grind and just relax after a beautiful day on the slopes. Restaurants, bars, clubs, swimming-pools and spas…you’ll definitely get the chance to experience life in the mountains. Don’t wait any longer and come to our shop Goitschel Sport 1 in Val Thorens. Goitschel Sport 1 offers lots of different rental packages for everyone so that you can all enjoy your winter holiday in Val Thorens. Our team is waiting for you and ready to help you find the best skiing equipment! See you soon in Val Thorens!
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There are many theories about the best way to learn to ski. Most of us are probably familiar with the old chips-and-pizza method of teaching kids how to position their skis. Chips to go faster, pizza to slow down and stop.
But one ski school in France has decided to try something new: attaching wings to kids and then guiding them down the piste.
While a pair of fairy wings or dragon wings attached to a young skier's back might sound cute and a good way to get their imaginations going, the wings being used in the Three Valleys are not of the fancy dress variety. They're more like miniature parachutes that have been turned into capes.
Parents might not see the benefits of this option at first - after all, it sounds a little bit like the younger skiers might just go airborne during a lesson. In actuality, however, it seems that the wings can be really useful in overcoming many of the difficulties that kids have when learning to ski.
According to Ski Cool in Val Thorens, the wings can significantly help youngsters find their sense of balance, and they also instil confidence. Called Wingjump, this style of skiing is particularly useful for those who are trying to improve their parallel turns and the added feeling of lift that the Wingjump wings provide helps to encourage kids to keep their weight forward. This makes turns easier and allows for a bit of speed to be built up at the same time.
What's more, young skiers find it a lot of fun - and reasonably so! Who wouldn't enjoy having a pair of wings attached to their arms while swishing down a mountain?
Wingjump is part of the standard six-day child group lessons offered by Ski Cool. Classes run from Sunday to Friday for kids in First Star to Gold Level.
Alternatively, if you don't want to commit to a whole week of ski lessons, private sessions are also available.
There's no doubt that skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities for anyone heading out on a snowsports getaway. But just because you love swishing down the mountain doesn't mean skiing and snowboarding are the only things you can do during your trip to the Alps. In fact, many people like to take a few hours, or a whole day, to try something new during their winter holiday.
If you're really looking to get the adrenaline flowing, there are several alternative snow sports you might want to consider, which will get you moving faster and higher than ever before. Here are some options to consider:
For many years now, kiteboarding has been growing in popularity at the seaside. Using large kites, surfers harness the power of the wind, enabling them to move above the water and enjoy some enormous jumps.
Now, the kites are being brought to high altitudes, and the results are amazing. There are designated snow-kite pistes across France, Italy and Switzerland where you can learn the sport and put your newfound skills to the test, flying, spinning and twisting through the air as a snow kite pulls you up and down the mountain.
This sport might look like normal Alpine skiing at first, but you'll have special bindings that only attach the front of the boot. This allows more flexibility and freedom - especially in the turns. The technique isn't easy to learn, but once you've mastered it, you'll enjoy a more natural and unrestricted feel to your skiing.
Also known as parapenting, this is one of the world's fastest-growing air sports and is particularly popular in the Three Valleys area, which includes resorts like Val Thorens and Courchevel.
To get started with paragliding, you'll probably begin with a few trips flying in tandem with a qualified instructor. Once you get the hang of the activity, you can also go solo.
You begin by running downhill, gaining speed until the parachute lifts you into the air. Then, you can sit back and enjoy the view, while catching wind currents to carry you upwards and allowing you to glide for longer.
You can also try ski-paragliding, which allows you to pick up even more speed. Chamonix is a popular location for paragliding, with the best conditions in May and June.
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