It’s almost closing time on the slopes. As skiers head for home, 2 new activities take over: snakegliding down the slopes with Christophe Moulin at Le Pleynet, and airboarding with Jochen Bogghero. On the Prapoutel side, the tourist office guide will introduce you to snakegliss. At the top of the slopes, there’s an inflation session for some (those who’ll set up on the airboard) and a serpentine formation for others.
For both, the airboard and snakegliss descent promises to be sensational. You’ll feel a rush of excitement and adrenalin, but then the moment comes when you can’t put it off any longer: you’ve got to launch yourself down the slope.
A serpentine with the air of a racing car
At the top of the Prapoutel and Pleynet runs, facing the slope, you can see the snakegliss coil gradually taking shape. Several sledges are hung together, where adults and children can settle in. The less reassured settle in at the front, where it’s quieter, while thrill-seekers take their place at the back. It’s in the back that you feel it most.
In a few moments, the snakegliss will be gliding down the snow-covered slopes now closed to skiers. A few minutes of descent! A few minutes in which your adrenalin will be pumping.
Airboarding: adrenalin guaranteed
Head first, low to the ground, you feel the wind and the snow whipping your face. What’s your cruising speed? You don’t know, but one thing’s for sure: on this inflatable sled, sliding down snow-covered slopes goes down fast, sometimes very fast. The bottom of Le Pleynet is fast approaching.
If you have to hold on tight to tame your mount, there’s no denying that the sensations are immense. Bumps, turns, hollows, you slide down the snow-covered slopes on a snakegliss or airboard headfirst, with just one thought on your mind: do it again!