For a bird’s eye view of the spectacular alpine scenery, book
a flight with Air Sports Chamonix. Soar above the pistes for the
experience of a lifetime. They are open all year and offer tourist
parapente flights, for adults and children as well as lessons in
parapenting and speed skiing. Call them to book or for more information,
or visit their office opposite the MBC. www.airsportschamonix.fr
The perfect après-ski adventure for both skiers and non-skiers
of all ages. Ride down a speedy 3km track as many times as you like
and then enjoy refreshments around an open fire. From Vallorcine
you will be taken over the border into a picturesque Swiss mountain
village (don’t forget your passport!).
Race your friends and family then gather around an open fire to
enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate, festive biscuits and cake. Alternatively
choose the delicious 3-cheese fondue option including mulled wine
and hot chocolate. www.chamonixresortshop.com
Panoramic flights are available daily, weather permitting with either
Chamonix Mont Blanc Helicopters or SAF Chamonix Helicopters.
A minimum of 4 people is required per tour
Chamonix has a multitude of ice-falls and gulleys where you can
experience the thrill of ice climbing with a guide. This activity
is open to both beginners and experts.
Take a care free ride by the light of the moon.
Sit back and enjoy the unique experience of being pulled along by
Alaskan huskies. The more adventurous can even learn to drive a
3 or 4 dogs themselves! Mush.
Weather permitting, tandem flights are available throughout the
year with one of the various professionals in the valley. These
are open to people of all ages, from 7 to 77, no matter what their
TThis is a fantastic way to experience the mountains in relative
calm and quiet. You are advised to take a guide. Most of the sports
shops hire snow-shoes for around 8€.
The Chamonix valley consists of around 43km of ski runs split into
four circuits. The main circuit is located 1km from Chamonix on
the road towards Argentière.
Mountain walking paths have been cut into slopes by the lift pass
company, so that even those who don’t wish to ski can still
enjoy the walks. For more information contact the Tourist Office
Speed riding consists of skiing and paragliding the length of a
slope wearing skis strapped to a small paraglider (8-14m2).
The aim is not to fly but to play with the mountain side like a
skier and to descend the slope quickly combining skiing and flying.
This sport is open to everyone with good off-piste skiing ability.
Training lasts a full day either in group or private lessons.