What are the activities to do in winter?
The mountains of the Alps have so much to offer. Breathtaking landscapes, charming villages and tons of activities to do. Whether you're going on a family holiday, a getaway with friends or a romantic getaway, whether you're a sporty person or a cosy holidaymaker, there's always something to enjoy in the moment
The must-have board sports
Skiing is of course the most popular activity for holidaymakers who go to the mountains in winter. The season generally offers very favorable conditions for skiing down the snowy slopes. The hotels Montagnettes are located at the foot of the slopes to make the most of skiing during your stay.
Please note that persons with reduced mobility or a disability can have fun skiing thanks to handi-ski. Accompanied by an experienced instructor or on their own, they will discover the pleasure of skiing with adapted equipment.
Still with your skis on, you can consider cross-country skiing or ski touring, for the more athletic. Cross-country skiing consists of sliding one foot after the other on flat or slightly hilly terrain. The latter differs from alpine skiing in that skiers climb to the top of the mountain during a hike before hitting the slopes.
One of the most fun activities to do with children is sledging. Most ski resorts offer toboggan runs that are designed to ensure the safety of children. This is a great way to reassure parents and to give youngsters unforgettable moments in the snow.
From the classic to the most unusual activities
The ski resorts are full of winter sports during the high season. They are accessible to both experienced skiers and beginners, with the possible exception of extreme sports which require some preparation. To keep you busy during your winter stay in the mountains, we can also mention the ice rink, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or paragliding to gain even more altitude.
If you want to try other leisure activities, the resorts can be original. Dog sledding is an unforgettable experience to explore the beautiful Savoie landscape in a different way.
You can also try driving on ice to test your limits, get a good feeling and perfect your driving skills on ice at the wheel of a kart or a 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicle.
Speaking of two-wheelers, the fatbike, a mountain bike with big tires, can be a fun activity for the whole family. It's an opportunity to get together for a ride on the snow and discover the natural wonders of the Alps.
Snowshoeing is also a great way to get to beautiful sites without getting stuck in the snow. If you want to enjoy the ski areas without skiing, it is possible. The ski lift companies offer pedestrian packages. You board a chairlift as a pedestrian, enjoy the view at the top and come back down without any effort.