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 to keep the whole family entertained.
We hope you will enjoy scrolling through the activities below, offered both on and off the mountain.
HOT AIR BALOON
Departing from Praz sur Arly, you will set off on an unforgettable journey, passing next to some of the most impressive peaks in the French Alps: Les Aravis, Beaufortain, Fizs, Bauges, the Swiss and Italian Alps and of course the Mont- Blanc.
Prices: Children 8-12yo 190€/
Adults 1 pax 255€
Adults 2 pax 255€
This brand new offering is an absolutely fantastic activity for the whole family, for beginners to competitive skiers.
SKI INDOOR 4810 offers the largest indoor carpet in Europe and will help you improve your ski technique in the most fascinating and fun way. Click here for more details and prices or contact us: https://skiindoor4810.com
Suitable for all ages and levels.
Take to the valley trails on these specially modified all terrain mountain FATBIKES, equipped with large wheels and fat tyres, allowing you to grip on all trail surfaces from muddy and rocky ground to ice and snow. Price includes private guide, fat bike and helmet rental.
Maximum 6 people per guide.
215 €pp half day / 385 €pp full day: Group 2 people
175€pp half day / 300 €pp full day: Group 3 people
145 €pp half day / 255 €pp full day: Group 4-6 people
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.
Note: Activity only available on Wednesdays
9h30 - 10h30 - 13h30 - 14h30
It is advised to reserve far in advance as this books up fast.
Prices: Driver sledge 80€ per person
Passenger sledge (75kg max) 99€ per sledge
Discover the incredible experience of a helicopter flight above the most prestigious peaks of the Alps.
The picturesque views offered by the Mont Blanc mountain range seen from the sky will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable memory that you will treasure for a lifetime!
Prices: Les Drus (10mins flight time) 80€pp
Les Grandes Jorasses (15min) 105€pp
Mont Blanc par les 3 monts (20mins) 155€
Mont Blanc valley (30mins) 205€pp
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Chamonix boasts a large Nordic skiing area of around 20 km marked out classic and skating tracks.
You can either buy a pass at the ‘Foyer de ski de fond’ and rent some equipment from Intersport rent (just in front of the foyer de ski de fond) and try it out for yourself, or book a private instructor to help you practise your Nordic skiing technique or enjoy a family outing and try the biathlon circuit.
Note: There are Nordic ski trails in Argentière and Les Houches as well as Chamonix.
Prices: 2H lesson 150€ / 4H lesson 250€
The Chamonix valley and Mont Blanc Massif are excellent for ski touring. This is a wonderful way to access nature as it was intended to be seen.
The Mont Blanc Massif is a vast area of spectacular, glaciated mountains and varied terrain for all levels.
With the necessary equipment, a mountain guides and a bit of effort, riders will be able to escape the crowds on the slopes and find fantastic skiing in a stunning setting.
Prices: Private Guide (1-4 pax) 420€ per guide / Group of 4-6 pax 110€ per person + equipment rental.
WINTER ALPINE CLIMBING
Discover the thrill of high altitude alpine climbing, with this exciting 1 day introduction. Our guides will teach you the crampon, rope and ice axe skills required to scale one of Chamonix’s easily accessible & classical alpine climbs. No previous experience required.
450 € groups of 1 to 2 people
*Lift pass & equipment not included
This mix of skiing and equestrianism is perfect for nature lovers.
Ski Joëring can be practiced by anyone who loves skiing and horses. Whether the horse be at a gentle stroll or at a thrilling gallop, this is a sport that both the young and old can enjoy.
The horse wears a harness with rectangular flap for the skier to hold. The skier then is pulled by the strength of the horse giving a sensation similar to a drag lift but much more rewarding.
Price: on demand
Rediscover your childhood thrills by hurtling down a ski slope using a Paret, once the ski area has closed !
Paret is an old wooden sled with just one runner - a hilarious experienc for the whole family!
Prices: 10pax minimum, 20€ per person
Within easy walking distance of the town centre, the Richard Bozon Sports Centre includes an indoor Olympic sized rink and an outdoor rink open for the winter season.
You can come along and enjoy an ice skate or support Chamonix's local team the Pioneers when they play home matches.
Prices: from 10€ including rental of skates.
SNOW SHOE WALKING
Avoid the crowds of the busy ski slopes, & set off on a tranquil alpine adventure along pristine forest & mountain trails with your own private guide.
A fantastic low impact activity with itineraries suitable for all ages and abilities. Maximum 8 people per guide.
No previous experience required.
Prices includes guide fees only.
225 € half day / 365 €full day: Groups 1-4 people
245 € half day / 385 € full day: Groups 5-8 people
*Lift pass equipment and transport not included
A mountain roller coaster for the whole family!
The Luge Alpine Coaster is a fun and thrilling attraction.
A 1,300-metre-long track with jumps, turns and 540° spins for some real adrenaline-fuelled fun! Open all year round, the Luge Alpine Coaster is located in the Les Planards ski area and is the star attraction at the Chamonix amusement park, right next to the slopes.
Prices: from 8€ per ride.