Just down the road from Val Thorens there is a Paragliding School which claims to have started the sport. The area has many Paragliding schools but there is only one in Val Thorens. If jumping off a mountain with some ropes, a bit of material and your prayers is your thing then doing it off the highest Ski Resort in Europe has to be a place to tick off. The views should be fantastic and you should see at least 3 different countries. We say ‘should’ because there isn’t a chance in hell any of us would go up there! Having said that the boss here has done it before and the first thing he said when he landed, ‘never again!’.