Visiting The Chalet In Winter (December to April)

St Gervais les Bains, situated at the foot of Mont Blanc with stunning scenery is the main entrance to the Evasion Mont Blanc with its 277 miles of ski slopes and a range of winter activities.

Skiing/Snowboarding (December to April)

The resort offers 4 different ski slopes levels: 34 black (expert) slopes, 80 red (advanced)slopes, 63 blue (easy) slopes and 42 green (beginner) slopes which gives you plenty of options whatever your ski level is. The 650 snow guns guarantee plenty of good-quality snow.

St Gervais is very beginner-friendly, with plenty of ski schools dotted around the area. The majestic landscape and view makes this a perfect ski resort to be initiated into the sport. 

With one single Ski-Pass, you can ride on 6 different resorts: Saint-Gervais, Saint-Nicolas, Megève, Les Contamines-Montjoie Hauteluce, Combloux, and La Giettaz.

Ski Pass price : EUR 225 per week per adult (source: http://skipass.ski-saintgervais.com/en/tarifs)

Ski equipment for hire: EUR 50 per day for skis/snowboards/boots/helmet.

 

Private Ski/Snowboard Lesson (December to April)

There are a multitude of ski schools or private instructors to choose from. Only ski instructors who are qualified to teach in France can practice in the Alps. Therefore you are in safe hands. English speaking instructors also available.

It is highly recommended if no one in your party can ski and it is essential that someone can show you some alpine etiquette as a beginner.

Price : EUR 360 per guide per day for up to 4 people.

 

Ski de Fond (December to May)

Also known as Nordic Skiing and Cross Country Skiing, this is an activity that takes place on the Valley floor, where the views are just as amazing!

Its not as strenuous as downhill but just as enjoyable.Perfect for those who are after a more serene experience, although it is a lung busting workout.

Snowshoeing (November to May)

La Mer de Glace or ‘Sea of Ice’ is one of the most well-known glaciers in the Alps.  Its source begins at around 3700m altitude in the Midi basin and flows down in the direction of Chamonix to around 1500m altitude.
You take the ” Small Red Train ” which is in circulation since 1908! Winding through the forest, a private guide will take you to 1900m. You will then descent to the Mer de Glace with the cable car. From this point you will start the hike, all roped up.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours (November to May)
Price: EUR 120 per person
According to your wishes, our guides will organize and customize the trek; just a simple and relaxing hike around the seracs, or a sporty trek.You will be fascinated by this amazing glacier full of mountaineering stories!

Ski Joëring

This mix of skiing and equestrianism is perfect for nature lovers. Derived from the Norwegian word “Skikjøring” meaning ski driving, this sport has been practiced since as far back as 2500 BC.

Ski Joëring can be practiced by anyone who loves skiing and horses. Whether the horse be at a gentle stroll or at a thrilling gallop, this is a sport that both the young and old can enjoy.

Ski Joëring is practiced on trails far from the hustle and bustle of the ski pistes in the calm of nature. The horse wears a harness with rectangular flap for the skier to hold. The skier then is pulled by the strength of the horse giving a sensation similar to a drag lift but much more rewarding.

Skiers can enjoy beginner courses, simple promenades in the woods, fast paced adventures, nighttime tours and more.

Huskies sled ride (December to April)

Realise your dreams and discover dog sledging within the impressive Mont-Blanc Mountain range.

If you like dogs even just a little bit, then dog sledding is exciting. Not for the speed – it’s just a little more than walking pace – but for the pleasure of being with such beautiful animals. They’re normally Alaskan Huskies or sometimes the bigger and stronger, but much harder to manage, Greenland Huskies.

The dog sledging company operating around the Chamonix valley offers everything from the chance to sit in a sled, to learning to mush a team, usually of 3 to 4 dogs to start with.

Ice Climbing (January to March)

Pinned to a frozen waterfall, the six prongs of your crampons holding you in place, the thud of your axe as it bites into the icy blue the only sound other than your breathing.
 
Ice climbing is a truly compelling challenge, but one which will leave you on an adrenaline high from which you may never come down. Here in Chamonix, we have the highest concentrations of quality alpine routes, with a choice of ice, snow and rock at every technical level. But this doesn’t mean you have to be a pro.
Ice climbing is the perfect playground for climbers of all levels. With your ice axe and crampons, two essential pieces of equipment, you will climb frozen waterfalls.

Period: January and February  (according to snow and ice conditions).

 The activity normally takes place at the Cremerie des Glaciers in Argentiere (weather permitting).
Price: EUR 360 per guide for 1-2 people

Winter Mountaineering (Dec to May, June to Sep)

Live a day as a true mountaineer! The access to the cable cars in the Chamonix valley enables us to attain a large number of 3000m+ summits in a day, with numerous possibilities involving climbing, with rock, snow and ice technicalities.

Level depends on the climbs but there is a large range where no previous mountaineering experience is required.

However you need to be in good physical condition and be opened to new experiences.

Period : All year long when lifts are opened

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Price: EUR 360 for 1-2 people with private guide

We can also arrange for you to Ski the Vallee Blanche (20km off piste route) , Heli-skiing, Winter Paragliding and even Ice Skating from the chalet. Please enquire for availability.

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