Les 2 Alpes launches Outdoor Festival

12th May 2017, by Abi Butcher

Les 2 Alpes will turn into an outdoor adventure Mecca next month

Les 2 Alpes will turn into an outdoor adventure Mecca next month

The world’s best slackliners will converge on the French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes next month, in an attempt to break the slacklining world record during the resort’s brand new, high-octane Outdoor Festival.

The festival will run from 22 to 25 June, featuring every type of outdoor activity you can think of doing in the mountains — from mountain biking (by day and night), slacklining, trail running, skiing and snowboarding (on the glacier), yoga, paragliding, golf and much more.

The festival is for pros and amateurs — so visitors can watch and try out as many outdoor activities as they want in a friendly, unpretentious festive atmosphere.

The world’s best slackliners will be in Les 2 Alpes to try to break the highline world record during the Outdoor Festival, with a 2km line above the resort suspended between Les Crêtes and Vallées Blanche, both at 2,100m. Slacklining means walking along a suspended length of flat webbing that is stretched between two points.

There are several types of lines: a slackline is above the ground, a waterline is above water, a highline is stretched between two high points, and a jumpline is for doing acrobatics above the ground. For all types of lines, you need very good balance.

Read Where to Ski and Snowboard’s review of Les 2 Alpes here

There are 100km of mountain bike tracks to explore by day and night with endure races and an MTB Moon Party, and three different trail running competitions — from 1,500m with a 500m climb to an experts-only 35km race with a vertical ascent of 2,750m.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Paragliding Pre World Cup will take place in Les 2 Alpes from 22 to 25 June, and between 80 and 100 professionals will fly at the same time to give an incredible show.

A visitor pass for this incredible festival is just €45 for the weekend — providing access to all the activities and competitions. For more information, visit les2alpes.com

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