After several consecutive days of skiing or snowboarding Chamonix’s notorious terrain, you’re bound to tire. Thanks to a storied winter-sports and mountaineering history Chamonix is brimming with plenty of off-mountain things to do sure to provide plenty of entertainment, enjoyment and relaxation. Chamonix’s shops provide top-of-the-line, high- performance ski, snowboard and climbing equipment, making it an ideal place for gear junkies to shop.
If you’re looking to simply unwind and rejuvenate your fatigued muscles, the Chamonix Sports Centre provides access to several pools, saunas and hot tubs for a reasonable price.
Chamonix offers tourists several museums that feature educational exhibitions regarding the region’s culture. Musee Alpin takes visitors through the area’s skiing and climbing culture, specifically early summits of Mont Blanc. You’ll be blown away at how early the first ascents took place. Musee Montagnard, in Les Houches area, offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s mountain life in the past.
As one of the world’s favorite year-round meccas for outdoor recreation, you’re sure to find some Chamonix outdoor activities to suit your preferences. You can organize any number of excursions with one of Chamonix’s guiding operations. In addition to heli-skiing and off-piste tours, you can experience Nordic ski touring, ice climbing and tandem paragliding. Here are some other choice Chamonix outdoor activities: