Start Les Argentiere. Today there will be an introductory briefing by your leader.
A half day guided snowshoe walk and a half day 'classic' cross-country skiing session. Option for downhill skiing in Les Houches.
A day in the neighbouring Italian Ferret Valley with stunning views of the Italian side of Mont Blanc, for cross-country skiing and all day instruction/guiding for the group. Alternatively you can downhill ski in Les Houches or Courmayeur, take a marked prepared walk in the Ferret Valley or ride the ski lift to the Hellbrunner (3300 metres) for spectacular views including the Matterhorn. In the evening you may wish to visit the indoor climbing wall in Les Houches.
Half day dogsled outing in the Chamonix Valley (2-3 people taking it in turns driving a sled). A scenic ride on the Chamonix express train to Servoz where we visit France's largest St. Bernard Dog kennels. Later in the afternoon an orientation tour of Chamonix, and an ice skating session (entrance and skate hire included). Option to downhill ski in Les Houches or Chamonix/Flegere or cross-country ski in the Chamonix Valley.
Free day. Many options available including downhill skiing (lessons available), further cross-country skiing, self-guided snowshoeing on a marked trail, glacier snowshoe walk with a UIAGM mountain guide, ice climbing, tandem paragliding, helicopter sightseeing flights over Mont Blanc, ride one of Europe's highest cable cars - the Aiguille du Midi, take the Montenvers train to view the 'Mer de Glace', free rides on the Mont Blanc express train and local buses to Chamonix for shopping and sightseeing, visit Chamonix's sport centre with swimming pool, hamman, sauna, and gym, indoor tennis, squash - the choice is endless.
A morning of cross-country skiing with an instructor. Emphasis will be on learning 'skate' but those who wish can continue to do 'classic'. After lunch an introduction into the latest hiking craze 'Nordic Walking', followed toboganning! Option to down-hill ski in Les Houches or one of the other Chamonix areas.
A full day guided snowshoe outing normally including a stunning views of the Mont Blanc range. Option to downhill or cross-country ski.
End Les Houches.