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Winter Activities

Chamonix winter

Chamonix is not only a place for those in search of the extreme; it is also a beautiful relaxing mountain retreat.

As well as relaxing and taking in the breathtaking scenery there are less strenuous things to do to pass the time with friends or family on holiday. 

If you want to spend a day off the slopes click here to find out about the cinema, museums, galleries, and other indoor activities.

Chamonix husky sledging

Dog Sledging / Husky Sledging

For an exciting experience you won’t forget this holiday and something a little different for all the family to enjoy, dog sledging offers a chance to appreciate the beauty of the mountains in one of the most natural ways. The dog sledging, also known as husky sledging, is quickly becoming a popular sport around Chamonix. The dogs, usually Alaskan huskies are extremely affectionate and are bread to pull you along the snow covered paths. Due to its increasing popularity it is important to book ahead – try Husky Dalen or Yak and Yeti .

chamonix heliskiing

Helicopter Tours

For an unforgettable experience this holiday you can take a helicopter flight over the spectacular French Alps. Simply sit back and enjoy the amazing panoramic views of the white capped mountain tops, glaciers and alpine forests of the Haute Savoie.  Yak & Yeti and Evolution 2. 

chamonix tobogganing


Tobogganing is a great activity for young children during the winter. Although Chamonix does not have an official winter toboggan run, there are a number of places where it is allowed. You can take to the slopes of Le Savoy and Les Planards in Chamonix town, La Vormaine at Le Tour, La Poya in Vallorcine and Le Tourchet in Les Houches. Just be careful not to cut across paths or go onto the main pistes. Many sports shops hire out sledges in various sizes, or they can be bought fairly cheaply from sport shops, supermarkets, toy shops, etc.

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