Chamonix Winter Exploring

Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are no shortage of things to do in Chamonix in winter – here are just a few:

Glacier Walking Chamonix

Famous for its glaciers, Chamonix is the ideal place to try this for the first time. With ready access via lift or steps you can take a guide, put on your crampons and go and explore the stunning Mer de Glace – the longest glacier in Europe.


Chamonix Helicopter Tours

Mont Blanc and its massif is one of the most stunning mountain ranges on the globe and viewing it from the air is a once in a lifetime experience. There are daily helicopter site seeing flights available complete with magnificent views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers and alpine forests.

Chamonix Ice Climbing

There are more than 200 routes in and around the Chamonix valley so something for every ability. There are also great routes for vertical ice in nearby Trient (Switzerland) and the Cogne Valley in Italy (1-2 hours drive). 

Snowshoeing in Chamonix

Snowshoeing is an amazing way to explore the mountains in winter. You don’t need any experience and for keen walkers, it’s a must. It’s also just a great way to ring the changes if you want a change from skiing for the day and the perfect activity for bad weather days. Whether you want to create your own adventure or head out with a guide to explore the wilderness, we can arrange everything for you.

Cross Country Skiing

Cross country or ski du fond is the perfect option if you enjoy peace and solitude or if you want to get away from piste skiing. There are 58km of prepared cross country trails spread between Les Houches, Bois de Bouchet (Chamonix), Les Praz, Argentiere and Vallorcine with access to lots more in nearby Les Contamines, Les Saisies and Val Ferret in Italy. Whether you want to try classic or skate, we can recommend the best locations, introduce you great groups and instructors or just arrange to get you kitted-out and on your way.