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Val Thorens Zip Wire

Val Thorens once again are leading the way for European ski resorts. For the 2013/14 ski season they have launched their own Zip Wire.

In 2018 Val Thorens added another Zip Wire, this time they are going long instead of high. More on this below.

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Ready for lift off!

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Whoa! it’s high up here!

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Put your hands up in the air!

Try for yourself from your sofa!

Val Thorens and Orelle Zip Wire

For just under 2 minutes you can travel at over 100 km/h over one of Val Thorens and Orelle’s valleys. This is not for the faint hearted and we are not sure its for people who are scared of heights, but it looks impressive! So here are the facts:

Length: 1300 metres

Starting Altitude: 3230 metres

Arrival Altitude: 3000 metres

Max height above the ground: 250 metres

Speed: 65 to 105 km/h

Age: from 8 to 88 years old

Weight: Max 120 kg

Travel time: 1 minute 45 seconds

Price: 50€ (purchased on-site)

Start: The top of the Bouchet chairlift in Orelle (10,597ft)

Finish: Summit in Val Thorens (9,842)

First Season: 2013/14

Weather: It is high up and high winds or bad weather can stop it running

Max wind Zip Wire can be used: 12mph

Will you be scared: Oh yes!

What do you do with my skis or board? You strap your skis or board to your back so you can continue skiing afterwards.

Time to make the zip Wire: 2 years

Cost to build: £663,000 (800,000 euros)

Concrete used: 240 tons

How many: Up to 80 skiers/snowboards per day

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Securely connect, don’t worry!

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The race is on!

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Strap your skis on, and carry with you

Bee Double Zip Wire

The latest addition to the Val Thorens Zip Wire family is the Bee Double Zip Wire. Did you notice the word “Double”? That’s right you are not alone up there!
Here are the facts about this fun zip wire ride!

Length: 1800 metres

Starts: Top of la Moutière chair lift

Ends: At Place Caron in the resort centre

Max height above the ground: 65 metres

Available: For both skier and pedestrians

First Season: 2018/19

Double? Yes there are two zip wires both starting and ending at the same point, the race is on!