Unique Winter Experiences

Paret Sledging

This is a fun-filled group activity for adults and teenagers to enjoy. You’ll take the last lift up to the mid-station at Grands Montets once all the pistes have closed for the day, then race down to the bottom on a traditional wooden ‘paret’. It’s a bit like sledging but with only one runner underneath you, you’ll be using your legs and body weight to move around and brake. 

You will need to wear your ski gear and a sturdy pair of boots (no ski boots though!) high visibility vests are provided and the lift is included in your ski pass - if you don’t already have a pass you can buy pedestrian passes once you’re there. Join a paret sledging session every Wednesday in winter from approximately 16:15. Booking in advance is essential. Other dates may be available on request.  Priced per person - minimum group sizes apply.

Wilderness Soirée

Combine Paret sledging (see above) with an evening meal meal in a traditional Mongolian Yurt, hidden away in the forest. Once you’ve finished sliding down the home run at Grands Montets on your sledges, you’ll be met with roaring fires and a nice welcome at the yurt. Dinner will comprise of a soup starter, followed by a traditional meal of salad, tartiflette and a dessert to finish. 

This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, or just to have a lot of fun and enjoy something completely different with a group of friends or family. Wilderness evenings take place every Wednesday in winter from approximately 16:15. Booking in advance is essential. Other dates may be available on request. Price is dependent on group size.

The Italian Job

There are no Minis in this Italian Job, just high-speed skidoos and mouth-watering Italian food and wine. You leave Chamonix at around 5pm and head through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Courmayeur. Put your head torch on and jump on the back of a skidoo, ready to race up the mountain to 2000 metres where a cosy restaurant and sparkling champagne awaits.

Salads, roasted vegetables, crispbreads, amazing pasta, grilled meats: the food is, as you would imagine, as special as the journey! At the end of the evening you descend on your skis or snowboards, with head torches lighting your way. Non-skiers will be taken back down on the skidoos. Minimum group sizes apply - contact us for more details. 

Winter Olympic games

Suitable and fun for everyone! Enjoy a great afternoon with your colleagues, friends or family and complete the adventurous parcours in great surrounding. Along the way there are stations with lots of challenging activities such as team ski, snowshoe football, sawing, nailing, slack lining, pine cone throwing, rope skills, navigating, giant tower building and a tree quiz with tricky questions.

After the parcours, which will take around 1.5 – 2 hours, we will have the winning ceremony next to an open fire where we will serve you homemade mulled wine, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies. This activity can be combined with an outdoor fondue or igloo fondue or a delicious meal in the Yurt. 

Location: Trient (Switzerland). Minimum 4 people, includes pick up and drop off in Chamonix, a qualified guide, snowshoe rental and open fire apéro. Get in touch for prices and to arrange a date for this activity. 

Open fire fondue & sledging

With a head torch you will sledge down the speedy 2 kilometre track through the dark forest as many times as you want before you will enjoy a delicious open fire fondue. For the starter you will grill your own sausage on a stick. For the fondue we will equip you with the longest forks you have ever seen and a traditional apron you will stand around a huge fondue pot which is hanging above an open fire. Use the massive forks to dip your bred and other things into the delicious mix of three cheeses and enjoy great company and beautiful surroundings!

Location: Trient (Switzerland). Minimum 2 people. Includes sledge and head torch rental, pick up and drop off in Chamonix, sledge shuttle, fondue dinner excluding drinks. Get in touch for prices and to book this activity. 
Try something totally different on your trip to Chamonix this winter

Book Paret sledging

Book wilderness evening

Book the Italian Job

Book Winter Olympics