There’s such a lot of activities to choose from in Chamonix that a summer holiday can seem daunting to plan. Our Resort Team have picked some recommended family activities so you can make the most of your stay.
Summer lift timetables are online now and with some spring sunshine showing its face in Chamonix this week, we’re starting to think ahead to June and beyond when the summer arrives!
If you’re visiting Chamonix in the summer months there’s a wealth of family-friendly activities to choose from, which the kids can experience for themselves or which you can enjoy all together.
Our Resort Team are your local experts, based in Chamonix and ready to advise on which activities are right for your group. Read on for their recommendations or get in touch for more help. We have also produced video clips to give you a taste of what each activity entails and whet your appetite for a fun-filled summer holiday – find them all on our YouTube channel as well as on the links below.
There are three tailored programmes for different ages, which offer a week of exciting activities for kids big and small. Book them in for as many days as you like and they’ll experience everything from pony rides, treasure hunts, animal parks and adventure parks through to water rafting, rock climbing and Via Ferrata.
- Alpine Discovery is perfect for introducing 3-7 year olds to the mountain environments. They’ll experience crafts, games and new skills.
- Older kids (8-12 years) will love the Alpine Adventure programme which offers adventure and alpine sports.
- Teens up to 17 years can get stuck into Chamonix’s exciting sports on th Alpine Adrenaline course and go home with great stories to tell their friends.
Chamonix water rafting: water rafting is fun in any weather so why not try out the gentle rapids of the Grade II Arve river in Chamonix? If the sun’s out then it’s a great way to cool down, and if it’s rainy then it doesn’t matter if you get wet!
Adventure tree park: with five courses from kiddies to adrenaline, the tree park is perfect for a family outing. In a beautiful location close to Les Gaillands lake and outdoor rock climbing walls, everyone will enjoy testing themselves against the tree-top obstacles!
Summer luge: not only is the summer luge great fun, as you’re in the driving seat, but the Parc des Loisirs also has 15 more attractions to keep the kids entertained – slides, trampolines, chair lift, nautical jet, flying boat, water pistols, comet ride and motorcycle go-karts! You’ll get a discount voucher when you arrive in resort to save too on your luge descents.
Family parks & trips: Chamonix has some great alpine playgrounds and animal parks which are some of the most popular family parks and trips within the valley. If you’ve exhausted the options here then cross the border into Switzerland to visit the Emosson Dam or head out of Chamonix to Annecy and explore round the beautiful lake.
Family hiking: check out some of our team’s favourite walks and hikes in Chamonix valley which are easily accessible from the valley floor or using the cable car system. The Lac Blanc in particular gives spectacular views over Mont Blanc and the surrounding massif, making it a very memorable day out. Older kids and active families will also enjoy the hike from Emosson Dam to see the dinosaur footprints, it’s a bit of a lengthy trek but worth it to see the ancient fossils.
Planning your holiday
We have a range of packages for families to choose from – kids and adults can mix and match their own activities or you can choose from our discovery and adventure packages.
We also offer extra services to help make your holiday experience as simple as possible – from cots and high chairs available in accommodation to family lift pass discounts. Read more in our dedicated guide to family holidays. And don’t miss our babysitting service either.
Booking & paying for summer family activities
If you’ve already got accommodation sorted then you can also booked all of your activities via our Chamonix Resort Shop, and pay securely online too. Then our Resort Team will organise everything for you, bringing along all the information when we meet you on arrival.