Hiking and cross-country skiing are also popular options in this area. There are 17 kilometres of marked trails between Chamonix and Argentiere with varying difficulties allowing you to discover the alpine landscapes even further. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and is the capital of alpine sports. There are plenty of climbing routes with varying difficulties depending on your abilities. Stages Expeditions, Evolution 2 and Odyssee Montagne are companies with expert mountain guides to help you achieve the feat.
There are scores of signposted trails around the villages like Servoz, Houches, Chamonix-Mont Blanc and Vallorcine allowing you to explore them easily by mountain bike. The list of activities in the valley is endless but you can also do more relaxing things like winter walks, shopping and indulge in the excellent gastronomy with dishes like the Fondue Savoyarde and the Raclette. Winter concerts are often hosted there and there’s a lively nightlife and après ski scene.