Activities: Wintersports

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.

  1. Skiing/Snowboarding (December to April) – 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. 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. Ski Pass Prices: 6 Days -EUR 240.5 for adult, EUR 192.5 (up to 14years old). Ski equipment Prices: Around EUR 50 per day for full set ski or snowboarding equipment, including helmets.
  2. Private skiing/snowboarding lessons –  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. It is essential that a professional can impart wintersport techniques, safety issue and share alpine etiquette with you as a beginner.Prices : EUR 360 per guide per day for up to 4 people.
  3. Cross Country Skiing – Also known as Nordic Skiing or Ski de Fond in French, 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.
  4. Snowshoeing – Whether you are after a simple and relaxing hike around the seracs, or a sporty trek. You will be fascinated by this amazing sport full of mountaineering history ! More information about the sport here .
  5. Ski Joëring – This mix of skiing and equestrianism is perfect for nature lovers. 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.
  6. Huskies sled rides – 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.

 

 

 

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.

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