Activities in Chamonix
Travel at the speed of dog through the stunning alpine wilderness of the Chamonix Valley. Learn how to harness and ‘mush’ your own sled!
Aiguille du Midi cable car
Europe's highest cable car takes you up to 3842m, offering unforgettable panoramic views of the Alps (weather permitting!) and the "step into the void" attraction where you can stand in a glass viewing area above a 1000m drop. Please note that you may need to plan several hours for a trip up the Aiguille du Midi, particularly on busy dates and it is not recommended for babies and very young children. Access to the Aiguille du Midi cable car is included in a MBU lift pass - alternatively cable car tickets can be purchased seperately (approximately €60 per adult return).
Boarder Coaster Luge on Rails
In addition to several sledging areas, including a seperate area for very young children (aged 2-6 years), Chamonix also boasts a 1300m long luge on rails, suitable for all ages, providing thrills with maximum security!
Chamonix has a 5 alley bowling centre which also has billiards, video games, covered mini-golf and a bar.
Cinema Vox has 3 screens and offers a selection of films, including in English.
Panoramic helicopter flights
Discover the splendour of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains by helicopter (departing from Argentière). Group or individual trips on reservation.
Paragliding is a very popular Alpine activity, and is such a great way to get a completely different perspective of the slopes that you have been skiing – a bird’s eye view to be exact!
Chamonix's sports complex has all the usual facilities including a 25m swimmning pool, 130m covered water slide, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, weights room, gym, indoor climbing wall and covered ice rink
Ski Touring is very popular in the Mont Blanc Massif. There are a number of routes you can do from the famous Vallée Blanche to the Haute Route which goes from Chamonix to Zermatt and if that doesn't tire you out, you can continue onto Saas Fee. Ski Touring is only recommended for the high-intermediate to advanced skier who is physically fit.
Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to get away from the ski crowds and right into the heart of the wilderness.
There are a few different guided tours on offer, from half day to full day ones, and also an evening one which finishes off with a traditional meal in a mountain hut or restaurant – apparently this is great fun when there is a full moon!