For non-skiers in winter...

Ice climbing

Helicopter tours & Paragliding


Husky sledding

Winter trail running

Aiguille du Midi – stepping into the void

Mer de Glace Train and Ice cave

Ice skating and Sledding

Fat biking

Wine tasting

Spas & Massages

Gourmet Dinning


Things to do with kids - Winter...

Chamonix has plenty of activities to keep children of all ages entertained in winter! So if skiing doesn’t turn out as planned, this list will give you some ideas of other great activities you and the kids can enjoy!


Husky sledding

Aiguille du Midi – stepping into the void (older than 4 years). Or just to the mid-way station for younger kids.

Mer de Glace Train and Ice cave

Ice skating



Luge des Planards

Hiking tips...

Our top hikes:

  1. La Jonction

  2. Refuge de Bel Lachat - Aiguillette des Houches

  3. Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers - Balcon Nord

  4. La Buet par le Vallon de Berard

  5. Lac Blanc via col des Montets

Or here is a great page for other hiking options:,241,en.html

Our top resturants....

Look no further than this list! We are local’s & love good food.

La Calèche

La Cabane des Praz

Albert premier Or Maison Carrier

Le Cap-Horn


Les Vielles Luges

Pizzeria des Moulins

Crèmerie du Glacier

Hibou Deli

"Must do's" in the valley...

Aiguille du Midi & stepping into the void

Mer de Glace Train & ice cave

Parc Merlet Animal Park (summer)

Chamonix Village

Glacier des Bossons Chairlift (summer)

VerticAlp Emosson

Things to do with kids - Summer...

Merlet Animal Park

Le Paradis des Praz

Chamonix Swimming Pools

The Bossons glacier chair lift

Lac de Passy

Les Planards Leisure Park & luge

Montenvers Train & Mer de Glace

Le Petit Train (Tourist Train in Chamonix)

Accro’Parka adventure park & climbing in Gaillands

Water rafting


(Electric) mountain biking


About Sam...

A father as a mountain guide, a mother as a ski instructor and former refugee guardian, a brother paragliding instructor, Sam grew up at the foot of Mont Blanc. In 1994, he joined the Compagnie des guides de Chamonix. Pitons, crampons, ice axes, wingsuit, paragliding, snowkiting, skiing, snowboarding … the hardest thing for him is to find a bag big enough to bring all his toys! Sam is an all-mountain climber: first ski of the Linceul in the Grandes Jorasses (1995) with Jérôme Ruby on snowboard, opening in the Himalayas of Sky blue in Kwangde Shar (1995), 700 jumps in Base-jump since 1994, attempted snowboarding of the north face of Everest (1998), opening of the Azazel track with the team of Planet Big Wall and first wing jump of the Pulpit of Trango (2005) … and still alive!

Our story...

We met while working in Antarctica, now Chamonix based yet spending a few months a year back in South Africa. Super blessed with two gorgeous little girls, Coco and May. With a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, we now have three properties in Sam’s childhood playground. While Sam enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of the valley, I organise the property rentals and have an excuse to exercise my passion for decorating, constantly upgrading and improving our properties. So our venture has organically grown into a family business that encompasses everything we love!

About Jenna...

 Jenna is a private chef based in the Chamonix Valley. She provides a private chef service for anything from a once-off dinner party to week-long fully catered packages, in private homes and holiday chalets. Offering a personalized service for each of her clients based on individual preferences and special dietary requirements. She is flexible and will do her best to customize a package to suit your needs. Jenna sources the very best ingredients, trying to use local and seasonal produce wherever possible.