WINTER IN CHAMONIX
In the winter months the Chamonix Valley is transformed in to the ultimate winter sports lovers paradise with arguably the best skiing in the Europe and with other winter activities including dog sledging, snow shoeing, glacier hikes and much more to keep the whole family entertained.
Chamonix also has non-skiers well catered for with plenty of things do including great shopping, spas, helicopter flights and tourist attractions such as the Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers train/Mer de Glace
SKIING & BOARDING
The Chamonix valley offers something for everyone, from beginner to expert as well as incomparable views. There are five main ski areas; La Domaine de Balme, Grands Montets, Brevent, Flegere and Les Houches.
Chamonix is most famous for the Vallee Blanche, a 22 km off-piste glacier run with sensational views - a guide is essential.
Learn how to drive your own team of huskies! You'll be introduced to the dogs and shown how to control the sledge before hitching up and setting off around tranquil alpine paths.
Avoid the crowds and discover the tranquil alpine forest paths on snowshoes with a private guide.
An activity suitable for all the family. Itineraries customised to suit individual fitness level and experience.
PRE ST DIDIER SPA
Not far from Courmayeur through the Mont Blanc tunnel, is Pré-Saint-Didier Spa: a unique treasure right inthe heart of Valle d'Aosta. A timeless place that adds a new meaning to the concept of spa, well being and spiritual rebirth.
Three outdoor thermal swimming pools facing Mont Blanc, hammam, six different saunas and water jets to afford every chance for maximum relaxation and regeneration.
The famous little red rack and pinion railway is the perfect way to spend an afternoon if you fancy a break from the slopes.
The little train ascends to 1913m to the stunning Mer de Glace and the ice caves, which are re-sculpted each year into the retreating glacier. This is a real slice of Chamonix nostalgia.
AIGUILLE DU MIDI
The Aiguille du Midi cable car held the record for the world's tallest cable car for two decades when it was built in 1955. The record may have gone but the views are still as spectacular as ever.
If you are in Chamonix this is one activity that you really should do.
THE ITALIAN JOB
After your day's activities why not spend the evening in the neighboring resort of Courmayeur.
Leaving Chamonix at 5pm, we reach the foot of the Italian slopes and travel by skidoo to our restaurant – a thrilling trip piloted by expert local drivers.
After a fantastic dinner of the very best regional Italian cuisine, we return to the valley on skis with torchlit descent (non skiers can descend by skidoo).