The Chamonix Valley, More Than Just a Ski Area
Historically, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was primarily a summer holiday resort. Today, summers here are as popular as ever with numerous activities on offer such as hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, via ferrata, golf, horse riding, paintball and swimming in pools and lakes.
Guided tours are organised in the surrounding area to discover the protected fauna and flora within the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve. You can also rent a tablet computer at the tourist office and use the Itinerio app to help you discover the valley. The app will take you around seven geo-guided trails and 110 points of interest. Don't miss the view of the Mer de Glace from the famous Montenvers rack railway.
In winter, needless to say, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc offers all the activities you would expect to find in a world-famous ski area - alpine skiing (including off-piste), ski touring, cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, speed-flying, skating and tobogganing.
And whatever the season, the town has an abundance of amenities for visitors to enjoy including spas, shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.