Snake Gliss sledge
The 140 instructors of ESF La Rosière will help you learn, perfect and enjoy the sport we all love.
So that everyone can find somethig to enjoy on our mountain, we also offer a huge range of different activities during the day and post skiing, all of which are organised and run by our highly trained professionals.
The Snake Gliss is sort of like connected sledging. The sledges are attached together to form a snake. They are steered by a specialised guide at the front of the sledges. He’s in charge and will make the snake wind and slither down the circuit at various speeds.
From 7 to 77 years old, the Snake Gliss is an activity that’s open to anyone capable of classic sledging.
On the agenda is up to 45 mins of downhill from the top of the Roches Noires. Your driver only has one goal: to vary the meanders and bends to bring maximum pleasure to his passengers. The longer the snake, the bigger the sensations, especially if you place yourself at the back! To sign up, go to the website of the ESF.
Other ways of sliding on snow are also available, beyond the Snake Gliss. It’s the case of the Yooner and the Paret. The first is sort of the version 2.0 of the second. The Paret is a traditional wooden sledge made with just one runner. The Savoyard school children used to use it to get to school, or for getting home. With modernity and advances in plastics, the Paret then made way and gave birth to the Yooner.
If you ‘d like to learn more about the history of the Paret, we invite you to consult this page. All in all, it could be said that this sledge is just as much a way of practicing sat-down skiing as it is for sledging. Whichever the case, both the Paret and the Yooner will make for some fun kicks. It would be a shame to miss out on this experience.