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                                    “. . . Altitude without the Attitude”
 

Indoor Activities


  1. -Mont Blanc Escalade

  2. Climbing gym - Les Houches

  3. -Centre Sportif Richard Bozon

  4. Indoor and outdoor pool, weight room, saunas


Children’s Activities


  1. -Paradis des Praz

  2. Pony rides, art classes, play area

  3. -Parc de Loisirs

  4. High ropes course summer luge, trampolines, water rides


Nearby Nature Reserves


  1. -Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve

  2. -Gran Paradiso National Park

  3. -Passy Nature Reserve


Alpine Animal World


  1. -Parc Merlet

  2. See alpine wildlife close up

  3. -Ferme Payot

  4. Working goat cheese farmin Les Houches. Visits, tasting, sales.

  5. -Ski Joëring

  6. Ski on trails with horses

  7. -Huskydalen

  8. Husky sled rides in winter, hiking in summer

  9. -Compagnie des Ânes

  10. Hiking with donkeys and rides starting at €6. By reservation

  11. Tel: +33 (0)4 50 47 26 18

About Chamonix and the Surrounding Area


The Chamonix Valley is made up of 4 main communes and local governments. The valley communes are Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, and Vallorcine.


Smaller hamlets exist within each of these communes such as Les Bossons, Les Praz, Tacconaz, Les Tines, Le Lavancher, Argentière, La Joux, Le Buet and Barberine.


Chamonix is bordered on the Italian side by Courmayeur Italy and on the Swiss side by Châtelard and Trient. We are located an hour from the Swiss ski slopes of Verbier and the St Bernard pass. Other nearby tourist destinations are Geneva and Martigny Switzerland and Aosta Italy. Day trips are possible to the French towns of St Gervais les Bains,, Annecy, Mègeve, Morzine and Samöens.

Val d’Aosta Italy


  1. -Courmayeur Tourism

  2. Skiing, hiking and mountaineering

  3. -Castles in Aosta

  4. Ancient castles - some allowing visits - in the Val d’Aosta

  5. -Aosta Tourism

  6. Roman ruins and beautifully preserved town center

  7. -Pre St Didier

  8. Wonderful full service but reasonably-priced natural thermal spa

  9. -Val Ferret Nordic Center

  10. High altitude cross country skiing in a hanging valley.


Valais and Vaud Switzerland


  1. -Trient Tourism

  2. See alpine wildlife close up

  3. -Emosson Dam

  4. Large hydro electric dam accessible by cog wheel train

  5. -Foundation Pierre Giannada

  6. Renowned art museum

  7. -Martigny Tourism

  8. 45 minutes - Roman ruins

  9. -Geneva Tourism

  10. One hour by motor way

  11. -Verbier Tourism

  12. Skiing and hiking

  13. -Lavey Les Bains

  14. Family-friendly Swiss thermal baths

Chamonix Tourism Sites


  1. -The Office of Tourism

  2. -Chamonet

  3. -Chamonix.net

  4. -Virtual Tourist

  5. -Vallorcine Tourism

  6. -Les Houches and Servoz


Area Mountain Resources


  1. -La Maison de la Montagne

  2. Status of mountain routes, refuge information, etc.

  3. -Evolution 2

  4. Ski instruction, events

  5. -Chamonix Metéo

  6. Chamoix Weather

  7. -Avalanche Forecast

  8. Meteo France - Haute Savoie

  9. -CAF Chamonix

  10. Club Alpin Français. Refuge contacts and state of access

  11. -Club Alpin Italia Aosta

  12. Italian refuges

  13. -Swiss Alpine Club

  14. Swiss refuges

  15. -Brava Bella

  16. Woman-specific mountian adventure sports information and inspiration



Touristic Lifts and Trains


Chamonix Lifts


  1. Tramway du Mont Blanc

  2. Montenvers

  3. Aiguille du Midi

  4. Les Grandes Montets

  5. Brèvent - Flégère

  6. Domaine du Balme

  7. Les Houches Bellevue


  1. -Compagnie du Mont Blanc

  2. Piste maps, summer and winter pricing, hours of operation, online purchase of ski passes and summer passes, Aiguille du Midi reservations on line.


Les Houches Lifts


  1. -SEPP


Courmayeurs Lifts


  1. -Courmayeur Mont Blanc Funivie

  2. Helbronner, Entreves



Parasailing


Tandem flights and instruction

  1. -Absolute Chamonix

  2. -AA Haut Vol Parapente

  3. -Les Ails du Mont Blanc

  4. -Summits Parapente

  5. -Chamonix Parapente


Helicopter Rides


Touristic flights over the region with Chamonix Mont Blanc Helico

  1. -CMBH


Area Trail Races


  1. Chamonix Region

  2. -Ultra Trail Tour du Mont Blanc

  3. -Trail des Aiguilles Rouges

  4. -Marathon du Mont Blanc

  5. -Trail Tour des Fiz

  6. -Ultra Trail du Beaufortain

  7. -Trail de l’Edelweiss


  8. Italy

  9. -Gran Trail Valdigne


  10. Switzerland

  11. -Trail Verbier St Bernard