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Fancy trying a Paret?
Saturday November 17, 2012 - Email this article to a friend

It is a traditional sledge used by children to get to school and now a resort in France has opened a special slope for them. It is the only slope in the world dedicated to their use. If you think it is just for kids then think again.

Manigod, in the Lake Annecy ski area, has a 300m slopes with 7 gates for young and old alike to test their skills on this traditional mode of transport.

A Paret is a traditional simple wooden sledge developed in the village that children originally used for getting to school more than a century ago.

The resort promotes itself as a family resort and hopes people will try this traditional form of transport.

But if you think a paret is just for kids then you could not be further from the truth.

The resort hosts the Paret World Championships and for a look at what the event is all about see the report below from French Television.

And there are even ParetX races that look somewhat dangerous.

Manigod is a small ski area close to La Clusaz and le Grand Bornand.

One of our reporters, Iain Martin, visited the region last winter.

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