Our Favourite Family Activities in Chamonix | Summer Fun for Kids

School holidays are here and there are enough exciting family activities in Chamonix to keep everyone happy! We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite Chamonix children’s activities, all of which are fun for the whole family.


Rafting & Canyoning

Cool off your over-excited youngsters with a splash in the river! The gentle rapids of the River Arve are perfect for younger children, providing just enough excitement as you bob and bounce along the valley from Chamonix to Les Houches. If you want a wilder ride then older teens and adults will love the white water rapids over in Italy, this is a real adrenaline buzz! Other adventures include canyoning and hydrospeed; canyoning involves wading through streams, jumping into plunge pools and sliding down waterfalls while hydrospeed is a hilarious ride along the river on a body board. There is something to suit everyone from 7 to 77 years old and everyone always has a fantastic time – this is one of our favourite activities!

Rafting & Canyoning in Chamonix

Rafting in Chamonix, family activities


Discovery Photo Walks

Unleash their inner David Bailey with a guided tour around Chamonix’s hidden nooks and crannies. You’ll discover charming gardens, quaint little footpaths – you might even find yourself milking a goat or picking herbs with a genuine French chef! Wherever you end up, you’ll have a story to tell afterwards and a memory card full of wonderful photos. Your guide is the lovely Theresa, who has lived in the valley for many years and knows all it’s secrets. Walks can be tailored to suit your family or you can join a group, so contact us to find out more.

Chamonix Discovery Walks

Alpine wildlife on the trails of the Tour du Mont Blanc trek


Climbing & Via Ferrata

Little “grimpeurs” can experience the thrill of nailing their first ascent from the age of 6 with one of our expert climbing guides. There are plenty of crags in the Chamonix valley that have a good choice of routes, ranging from very easy to rather challenging, meaning that everyone can find a route that suits them. This is a great adventure for the whole family, building teamwork as you learn to belay each other and give encouragement from the ground! Teens can test their nerves on a via ferrata route; a network of ropes and ladders suspended high above the ground. You are secured roped up and harnessed, allowing you to climb higher and further than you could otherwise venture.

Climbing in Chamonix

Chamonix rock climbing


Nature Hikes & Wildlife

Summer in the Alps is like something out of a children’s story book – drinking from mountain lakes, wild goats skipping across rocks, the sound of cow bells, picnics in remote meadows… Explore the very best spots of the Chamonix valley on a guided nature hike; you’ll discover and learn so much more with someone who knows all the secrets of the mountains! Our IML hiking guides are experts in local flora and fauna, as well as essential survival skills such as which mountain huts serve the best homemade fruit tart.

Hiking in Chamonix

Hiking in Chamonix


Mountain Biking

Mountain bike trails in Chamonix vary from steep gnarly descents to flat gentle paths, with plenty in between to suit everyone. There are lots of easy routes alongside the river and through the forest, with dedicated biking trails at Le Tour and Les Houches. You can hire a guide to show you round and give you a few tips, or just grab a trail map and head off on your own adventure. Mountain bikes and helmets can be hired for children and adults, starting from half a day.

Mountain Biking in Chamonix

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Mont Blanc Multipass

To really make the most of your family holiday in Chamonix we recommend that you invest in the Mont Blanc Multipass – not only will you have unlimited access to all of the mountain lifts in the valley but it also includes:

  • Montenvers Train – ride the old rack and pinion train up to the glacier at Mer de Glace, explore the ice caves and visit the glaciorium.
  • Tramway du Mont Blanc – chug up through the meadows of Les Houches to the Glacier de Bionnassay, you’ll find lots of nice picnic spots and easy hiking trails around the Col de Voza.
  • Aiguille du Midi – two cable cars will whisk you up to the summit at 3842m, where you’ll be surrounded by the towering peaks of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Bring your head for heights and “Step Into the Void”, a glass cube suspended thousands of metres above the icy crevasses of the Vallee Blanche.
  • Les Bossons Chairlift – this cute and colourful little chairlift takes you up to the Bossons Glacier. Peer into crevasses, learn the fascinating history of the area and enjoy a snack on the terrace of the pretty little café.
  • Tourist Train – take a guided tour of Chamonix on the little red train that loops around the town, tickets are discounted with your Mont Blanc Multipass.
  • Alpine Coaster – visit the adventure park at Les Planards and get buy-one-get-one-free on the mini roller coaster ride that whizzes down through the forest.
  • Megeve & Saint Gervais – take a day trip over to our neighbouring resort of Megeve and Saint Gervais; the Mont Blanc Multipass now includes their lift system, which opens up a huge new area of hiking trails, picnic spots and sightseeing.

Best of all, the Mont Blanc Multipass is great value for families as you only pay for 2 adults and 1 child – all other children are included free of charge! Please visit our summer lift pass page for more information on the Mont Blanc Multipass and our summer areas page to find out where you can go with your lift pass.


Childcare & Babysitting

If you fancy a night out or a day in the mountains then don’t worry about where to find a babysitter; we work with a great team of professional, fun and reliable child carers. They have all been thoroughly checked, have excellent references and speak a variety of languages. So, just contact us directly to enquire about anything from a few hours to full days. Your little ones will have a great time and you can rest assured that they are receiving the very best care.

Babysitting and childcare in Chamonix with Baby-Cham

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Family Activities in Chamonix : Things to Do for Kids of All Ages

Now that summer is underway and the school holidays are not far off, we’ve been getting lots of enquiries for children’s activities. There are tons of things to keep kids of all ages entertained in summer, here are our favourite family activities in Chamonix:

Alpine Coaster ride at Les Planards in Chamonix

Chamonix Parc
Each summer Les Planards ski area is transformed into a mini-fairground with rides and games for children as young as one year old and upwards. The star attraction is the Alpine Coaster, a 1300m toboggan ride that twists and turns as it whizzes through the trees. Best of all, you can get a free ride on the Alpine Coaster with your Mont Blanc Multipass.

 

Rafting & Canyoning
The Chamonix rapids are perfect for families who are looking for thrills and adventure that they can enjoy together. Children from 10 years can go rafting from the centre of Chamonix, while the tamer waters of Passy are ideal for youngsters of 7 years and over. If you’ve never tried canyoning before, then you’ve missed a treat! Plunging into rock pools, splashing through waterfalls and abseiling across rivers will be the highlight of your holiday. In both activities you’ll get wet anyway, so they are great options for days when the weather isn’t great.
Watersports in Chamonix

Rafting in Chamonix, family activities

Trams & Trains
All kids love a train ride and Chamonix has two fantastic ones. The Montenvers train has been chugging up to the Mer de Glace since 1909 and is still a great day out. As well as France’s longest glacier, you’ll also be able to see the sculptures carved into the ice caves, the treasures of the crystal gallery, and find out more about the fascinating alpine fauna and geology at the museums up there. At the other end of the valley is the Tramway du Mont Blanc, which sets off from Saint-Gervais and trundles up through the meadows and pine forests of Les Houches to the foot of the Bionnassay glacier. Little explorers will find it very exciting to see all the mountaineers using the tram to start their ascent of Mont Blanc. There are various places en route where you can get off the tram to go for a hike, have a picnic or to visit the goats at La Charme. Both the Montenvers train and the Tramway du Mont Blanc are included in your Mont Blanc Multipass.

Tramway du Mont Blanc in Les Houches, Chamonix Mont Blanc

Climbing
There is lots of choice in the Chamonix valley with everything from rope bridges through the trees to bolted rock climbing routes on rugged crags. Our expert rock climbing guides will teach your children the essential skills to have them scampering about the mountains in safety and with confidence. You can also learn as a family, taking it in turns to belay each other and give encouragement from the ground. Little “grimpeurs” can experience the thrill of nailing their first ascent from the age of 6 with one of our expert climbing guides.
Chamonix Climbing

Chamonix rock climbing

Mountain Biking
With trails marked in the same way as ski pistes from green (easy) to black (hard), you’ll find something to suit everyone in the Chamonix valley. You can either hire bikes and helmets and set off on your own adventure, or book a mountain bike guide to show you the best trails and share a few tips on hammering down them like a pro. If you don’t fancy the thought of cycling uphill, then you’ll be pleased to hear that most of the trails can be accessed by the lift system and are included in your Mont Blanc Multipass, so you don’t even need to be super fit to enjoy them!
Chamonix Mountain Biking

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Teen Adventures
As well as all of the above there are plenty of options that older children will love – scrambling high above the valley on a via ferrata route, learning how to use ice axes and crampons on a glacier hike, paragliding over the mountains, hydrospeeding down the river… All these activities are great fun and a real adventure for anyone aged 12 years and over.

Paragliding in Chamonix

The Mont Blanc Multipass has a family option, which is worthwhile looking into for any families with two or more children. You only pay for two adults and one child, then all other children are included free of charge (with a maximum limit of 5 children in total). The pass includes all the lifts in the Chamonix valley including the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the Montenvers train and the Tramway du Mont Blanc as well as free entry and/or discounts on lots of other attractions. A family of 5 would save over 200€ on a 6 day pass, contact us now to find out more.

Family Fun : Our Favourite Summer Adventures for Kids & Families in Chamonix

Now that school holidays are well and truly underway we’ve been getting a lot of enquiries about how to keep children entertained in Chamonix; the good news is that there’s plenty for them to do and you’ll have a great time as well!

Photography in Chamonix, guided walking toursDiscovery Photo Walks
Unleash their inner David Bailey with a guided tour around Chamonix’s hidden nooks and crannies. You’ll discover charming gardens, quaint little footpaths – you might even find yourself milking a goat or picking herbs with a genuine French chef! Wherever you end up, you’ll have a story to tell afterwards and a memory card full of wonderful photos.
Chamonix Walks – find out more here

rock-climbing-chamonix-kids-01Climbing
Little “grimpeurs” can experience the thrill of nailing their first ascent from the age of 6 with one of our expert climbing guides. There are plenty of crags in the Chamonix valley that have a good choice of routes, ranging from very easy to rather challenging, meaning that everyone can find a route that suits them. This is a great adventure for the whole family, building teamwork as you learn to belay each other and give encouragement from the ground!
Climbing in Chamonix – find out more here

Chamonix canyoningRafting & Canyoning
In this heat it’s easy for kids to get tired and frazzled – so take them for a dunk in the river! The gentle rapids of the River Arve provide just enough excitement to make sure that everyone gets a good splash as you bob down the valley. If you want full immersion then take the plunge with a canyoning adventure – wading through streams, jumping into plunge pools and sliding down waterfalls. Our guides have taken everyone from 7 to 77 years and everyone always has a fantastic time – this is one of our favourite activities!
Rafting & Canyoning in Chamonix – find out more here

marmots-blog-01Nature Hikes
Summer in the Alps is like something out of a children’s story book – drinking from mountain lakes, wild goats skipping across rocks, the sound of cow bells, picnics in remote meadows… Explore the very best spots of the Chamonix valley with a guided nature hike; you’ll discover and learn so much more with someone who knows all the secrets of the mountains!
Hiking in Chamonix – find out more here

To really make the most of your stay in Chamonix we recommend that you invest in the Mont Blanc Multipass – not only will you have unlimited access to all of the mountain lifts in the valley but it also includes:

  • train-tourist-chamonix-01Montenvers train up to the glacier at Mer de Glace
  • Tramway du Mont Blanc up to the Glacier de Bionnassay
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • Reduced entry to the sports centre and swimming pool
  • Special discount on the little tourist train
  • FREE ride on the Alpine Coaster

Best of all, the Mont Blanc Multipass is great value for families as you only pay for 2 adults and 1 child – all other children are included free of charge! Please visit our summer lift pass page for more information on the Mont Blanc Multipass and our summer areas page to find out where you can go with your lift pass.

Besides all of the above, there is a wealth of fun things for families to enjoy this summer. For more information on children’s activities and facilities in Chamonix, please visit our Resort Information page.

Feeling the Heat? Our 5 Favourite Places to Cool Off in Chamonix

Hiking in Chamonix, Lac Blanc FlegereLac Blanc, La Flegere
One of the most stunning spots in the Mont Blanc Valley, this picturesque mountain lake gets its name from the white peaks reflected in its calm surface. You have to earn your refreshment though, as Lac Blanc is at 2352m! Take the Flegere cable car up to 1877m and then the hike across takes about an hour and a half through high alpine pastures, where it is common to see bouquetin, marmots and other mountain wildlife. Then kick off your hiking boots and dip your feet in the icy cold water while you soak up the magnificent view. If you really want to explore the area then consider booking a hiking guide to show you the valley in all its glory.

Lac de PassyLake Passy
For a taste of Costa-del-Chamonix, head to Lac de Passy where you’ll find a sandy beach, ice cream kiosks, BBQ grills, shady trees, pedalos and even a nearby go-karting track. You can get there by train to Saint-Gervais and then a walk of about 4km but the easiest option is to get a group of mates together and book a minibus through our partners at Haute Transfer – they’ll pick you up and drop you off from your door, so you won’t have to struggle too far with the coolbox, deck chairs, snorkels, picnic, inflatable crocodile…

Chamonix swimming poolCentre Sportif Richard Bozon
Located right in the centre of Chamonix is the local sports centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The indoor section is open all year round and has a 25m swimming pool and a smaller childrens play area with bubble pools and a slide. The outdoor area is open from 20th June 2015 and features a 50m swimming pool, a children’s splash pool, slides, sunbathing decks and a park area with duck pond, table tennis and a snack kiosk, not to mention incredible views of Mont Blanc while you’re doing your backstroke. Entry to the sports centre is reduced with your Carte d’Hote guest card, issued to all Mountain Lifestyle guests on arrival.

Hotel les Aiglons swimming poolDeep Nature Spa
An oasis in the mountains, the Deep Nature Spa at Hotel Les Aiglons is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing. With an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room you can unwind whilst looking up at Mont Blanc and planning your next day of activities. They also have a luxurious spa where you can indulge in a massage or beauty treatment, and then perhaps enjoy a glass of something sparkling from the bar… Mountain Lifestyle guests enjoy a 10% discount on all spa treatments at Hotel Les Aiglons.
Paradis des Praz ChamonixParadis des Praz
One for the kids and the young at heart! Paradis des Praz is a magical little clearing in a shady pine forest where a bubbling mountain stream widens into a natural paddling pool. With a playground, rope swings, ponies and a snack kiosk there is plenty to keep everyone happy on a sunny day. It is within easy cycling distance of Chamonix and is located along an off-road trail, so why not hire a bike and make a fun day out of it?

Au Revoir Winter, Bonjour Spring! Interseason Activities in Chamonix

Chamonix Freeride DaysThis weekend sees the last of the Chamonix ski areas close as Les Grands Montets holds it’s famous end of season party on Sunday.

Expect all the usual madness – fancy dress, DJs, rail contests, water slide competition, BBQ… and then even more partying down in Argentiere and Chamonix town afterwards.

It’s been a funny old winter with very early snow getting us all excited way back in November and then… nothing. Not a sausage until the weekend after Christmas and then it dumped down in such epic proportions that roads were closed, holidaymakers camped out in village halls and the British press had a field day reporting on “chaos in the Alpes”.

le-tour-chamonix-winter-01Despite all that, we’ve had a great season with enough snow to keep the pistes well covered right up until April and plenty of bluebird days to counteract the lack of epic powder days (of which there were a few, just not as many as we would have liked).

Now though, we must bid the winter a fond au revoir and look to what lies ahead. While summer is not yet in full swing, there is still plenty of fun to be had.

Canyoning in ChamonixCanyoning and rafting are now open and as neither of these activities are weather dependent, it doesn’t matter if it is raining or sunny!

Chamonix canyoningFor those who are wondering, canyoning is seriously good fun; it involves wading through streams, sliding down waterfalls, jumping off rocks and splashing through plunge pools. A real adventure that can be done by anyone over 8 years old. You’ll be met by a guide and kitted out with wet suit and helmet before venturing off into the streams and rivers of Barberine. The action can be as intense as you want it to be with options to suit everyone from little bum-slides down smooth rocks to adrenaline pumping leaps off 12 metre rock ledges! Contact us now to book canyoning in Chamonix for as little as 69€ per person.

chamonix raftingRafting might not spring to mind as a typical Chamonix activity but we actually have a few different options here for riding the rapids. The raft base in Chamonix is already open for business, with local rivers rated as level 2-3 (perfect for beginners and families), and it won’t be long before we can take people through to Italy to experience the wilder rapids of the Dorea Balta, rated 3-5. Rafting trips start from just 35€ per person (25€ per child) and are guided by qualified and experienced instructors. Contact us now to book white water rafting in Chamonix.

Chamonix climbingConditions are ideal right now for aquatic adventures, as the melt water from the mountains swells the rivers and gushes into waterfalls. If you like your adventures to be on dry land then the rock climbing and mountain biking seasons have both started already, or you can take to the skies with a parapente flight from the Aiguille du Midi.

And that’s Chamonix for you, it’s never the end of a season here, just the start of a new one!

8 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Chamonix this Summer!

Chamonix spring flowersThis is a beautiful time of year in the valley and although we’re always sad to say goodbye to winter, the lighter evenings and spring flowers make us very excited about summer.

The summer lift pass prices and timetables have now been released for 2015 and can be found on our website, so there’s no better time to start planning your holiday in Chamonix!

Most lifts open around from around mid-June to mid-September, you can find details of all the different lifts in the valley on our Chamonix summer lifts page and ideas on all the great things you can do here on our Chamonix summer activities page.

Hiking in ChamonixThere is so much to do in Chamonix from gentle Alpine hikes to high altitude mountaineering, including climbing the highest mountain in the Alps – Mont Blanc! None of these activities require any experience, just enthusiasm and a reasonable level of fitness, our mountain guides will take care of the rest and ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

mountain-biking-chamonix-01Chamonix might be a mecca for thrill seekers but it is also a great destination for families; children will love exploring the forests, meeting the donkeys, taking the Montenvers train up to the glacier, splashing in the rivers and generally having the time of their lives.

Events in Chamonix go on all summer long, this year more so than ever due to it being the 150th anniversary of the Golden Age of Alpinism. This year Chamonix will celebrate the incredible feats of mountaineering that took place in 1865 with a summer of exhibitions, events and parties. Here is a quick round-up of the main Chamonix summer events:

  • 26-28 June: Marathon du Mont Blanc
    Three days of races of various lengths from a vertical kilometre to an 80km ultra. A great experience whether you’re taking part or cheering on from the sidelines.
  • 11-13 July: World Climbing Championships
    The best climbers on the planet gather in Chamonix to pit their spidey-skills against each other on two massive walls in the centre of Chamonix, one wall for speed and the other for difficulty. Incredible to watch and a great atmosphere.
  • 14 July: Bastille Day
    The closing night of the World Climbing Championships coincides with the dawn of France’s national day, so you can expect there to be a few parties going on! Free concerts, fireworks, beer tents, food stalls and plenty of joie de vivre.
  • 21 July: Fete de la Musique
    Merely one week later is another chance to party the night away at the annual Fete de la Musique, a celebration of all types of music that takes place in the squares, streets, bars and restaurants of Chamonix – expect to still be dancing when the sun comes up.
  • 25 July – 2 August: Cosmojazz Festival
    Chamonix really does love its music! And the Cosmojazz Festival brings it to the most unlikely of places – you’ll find live concerts happening on mountain tops, in cable cars, beside lakes and in all sorts of locations all over the valley. The majority are free to enter and feature world-class musicians doing what they do best.
  • 15 August: Fete des Guides
    Expect this year’s mountain guides festival to be even more special than usual, given the Golden Age of Alpinism celebrations. Traditional ceremonies at the Maison des Guides will be followed by a big outdoor party with food stalls, live music and fireworks at the Lac des Gaillands – as always there will be a special performance on the rock face by the mountain guides!
  • 24-30 August: Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
    One of the world’s most famous trail running races, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc covers 170km, climbs 10,000m and passes through 3 countries as it circles the base of Mont Blanc. Oh, and the winner will probably whip round it in about 20 hours. A spectacular event to watch and an electric atmosphere as thousands of runners attempt the race of their lives.
  • 12-13 September: Evergreen Endurance Triathlon
    Give a warm welcome to the very first edition of the Chamonix Ironman! Not an official affiliate of the Ironman race series but two triathlons covering Iron and half-Iron distances around the lakes and mountains of the Haute Savoie – they have set themselves the goal of being both the toughest and the most eco-friendly triathlons in the world.

Chamonix chalet in summerAs you can see, no matter when you come there is plenty to see and do, so enter the dates when you want to visit into our Chamonix Accommodation search page and see what we can offer you!

In the meantime, Happy Easter from Chamonix! Not only do we get to eat our body weight in chocolate this weekend but it looks like good times are ahead with more snow on the way tomorrow and then clear skies on Easter Sunday and Monday.

Our 5 Favourite Bad Weather Activities

OK, so some may say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes but we say when you can’t see your hand in front of your face and the light is so bad that you can’t tell if you’re skiing uphill or downhil that it’s time to call it a bad weather day and do something else instead. Chill out, wait for the skies to clear and enjoy one of our favourite “day off” activities.

Spa Pre Saint Didier in Courmayeur
Spa Pre Saint Didier in Courmayeur

Spa Day – when it’s cold outside and there’s a complete whiteout up the hill, conditions are perfect for treating yourself to a pamper session in a warm cosy spa. Mountain Lifestyle guests benefit from 10% discount at Deep Nature Spa (in Hotel Morgane and Hotel Aiglon) – just use the voucher in your welcome pack or call into our office in Chamonix Sud to pick one up. Or make a day of it and visit the wonderful Pré Saint Didier thermal spa in Courmayeur, Italy – steam rooms, saunas, outdoor hot tubs, things that shoot jets of water in unexpected places… we offer return transport for just over 20€ a head (180€ for an 8 seater minibus). Alternatively, stay in the comfort of your accommodation and have the spa come to you with an in-house massage treatment. Have a look at our Spas & Massage page for more information.

Husky sledding in Chamonix Mont Blanc, family activities
Husky sledding in Chamonix

Husky Sledding – you don’t need to be able to see where you’re going, as long as the dogs can! Even in a blizzard the huskies know their job, you just have to hang on and enjoy the ride. Your musher will give you a quick intro on how to steer your sled and then you’re off – charging through the snow as the dogs do what they do best. Great fun and available to anyone over 8 years old, younger children can ride as a passenger with an adult. More information on husky sledding

Snowshoe hiking in Chamonix Mont Blanc
Snowshoe hiking in Chamonix

Snowshoe Tour – harsh weather up the mountain doesn’t just bring people down to the lower parts of the valley, if often brings animals too! Crunching through the snow on a snowshoe hike is when you are most likely to see deer, chamois and even the occasional wild boar. Your guide will take you on a magical tour of the forests and trails of the valley. Book a full day and you might even go further afield to a monastery where they breed the famous Saint Bernard dogs, or up to a mountain hut for a traditional Savoyard lunch. If you’re looking for something to entertain the kids we have a fantastic play group where they will have their own snowshoe adventures on easy trails in safe company, see here for more details

Paret sledding in Chamonix
Paret sledding in Chamonix

Sledging – hang on tight and race your friends to the bottom, loser buys the first round of drinks! Paret sledging is one of our most popular evening activities, just 20€ per person and loads of fun, you take the last lift up Les Grands Montets and whizz back down the Pierre a Ric – all 2800m of it. If you want to combine sledging with dinner in a traditional mountain restaurant then have a look at our Tornieux or Combloux trips for an unforgettable evening in the mountains. Details of all activities can be found on this page

Courmayeur in Italy
Courmayeur in Italy

Day Trip – with so much to do here in Chamonix it’s easy to stay put but we’re also lucky to have so many wonderful places to visit within a stone’s throw. Just a quick scoot through the Mont Blanc tunnel and you’re in the charming town of Courmayeur in Italy – a friendly bustling little hub of old stone streets, fantastic restaurants, glamorous boutiques, tantalising delicatessens, excellent wine cellars, cosy bars… need we say more? We offer a regular bus service every Tuesday and Thursday for just 30€ return per person, or you can book a private 8 seater minibus for 180€ any day you like. Read more about day trips to Italy here

As well as offering all the ski areas included in the Chamonix Le Pass lift pass, there are also loads of extra activities offered free of charge when you buy the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, making it the best option if you want to do more than ski or snowboard:

Aiguille du Midi cable car Chamonix
The new cabins on the Aiguille du Midi cable car
  • Aiguille du Midi Cable Car
  • Montenvers Train & Mer de Glace
  • Alpine Coaster
  • Tramway du Mont Blanc
  • Swimming pool & sports centre
  • Ice Rink
  • Chamonix Museums

You can also ski in Les Houches, Courmayeur and Verbier with the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass, giving you more options when bad weather closes much of the Chamonix lift system. Find out more about Chamonix lift passes here

Keep up to date with weather forecasts, snow conditions, lift openings and live webcams on our Snow & Weather page. Please be aware that although we’re very glad to see so much snow, the avalanche risk is going to be high over the next few days – please be patient and stay safe! If you have any doubts about the risks you can call into the Office de Haute Montagne near the tourist for expert advice on snow conditions and mountain safety.