image of a mountain range in summer

The Chamonix Valley is a destination that offers everything, which is why holidaymakers flock all year round. While it’s famous for its winter sports and ski resorts, Chamonix and the surrounding areas also have a lot to offer during spring and summer. When the white stuff melts, the fun doesn’t stop! Whether you’re enjoying a summer family holiday in France or celebrating a special occasion with friends, Chamonix has something for everyone.

While some ski resorts are only open for the winter months, Chamonix welcomes visitors all year round – the lifts even stay open all summer so you can still explore the mountains. Take a look at our list of things to do during spring and summer in Chamonix.

Adrenaline Activities

Looking for a summer adrenaline fix? Chamonix will leave you spoilt for choice!

Mountain Biking

Without the white stuff, you can take to the mountains on your bike for some serious mountain biking action, or just attempt some trekking and hiking.


Some of the best times to try paragliding in Chamonix is May and June. Experience the amazing sensation of flying with a qualified paragliding pilot. It’s a great place to try it out, as the birthplace of paragliding lies just 50km from Chamonix.


Want to improve your climbing skills? Chamonix has some great bouldering sites, in particular the Col des Montets. Here you can climb the French side or the Swiss side, surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve.

Family Friendly Activities and Relaxation

If you’d like to have a more relaxing holiday or are looking for days out with the kids, then Chamonix has plenty to offer!


Keen golfers might not think of the Alps as their first choice golfing holiday destination, however it is becoming more popular in the mountains. Take in the calming view and improve your skills at Chamonix golf club.


One of the best family summer activities is the luge experience at Parc de Loisirs. Take to the driving seat and enjoy the downhill ride with twists and turns! There is something for all ages in the park, including trampolines, slides and water activities.

Nature Reserves

Take a walk around one of the many nature reserves in the Chamonix Valley. The Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve is located near Argentière and features a huge range of alpine flora and fauna and wildlife.

Start planning your spring or summer mountain escape with Marmotte Mountain.