Hikes and ski tours

Some of our favourite trekking and skiing routes in the French Alps

The French Alps are full of amazing hikes and ski tours. So much so that it can be difficult to know where to start. To help out, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite routes, both summer and winter. Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your next trip. We’re adding routes around our base in Chamonix all the time, so keep checking back for more inspiration. We also have a selection of our favourite routes near our previous home in the Ecrins Massif.

Let us know if you have any great walking or skiing routes you think we should add around Chamonix or elsewhere in the Alps.

We can offer guided hiking on any of the Chamonix routes mentioned. We can also take you ski touring on most of the routes, with the exception of high mountain routes on glaciers which are included purely for information and personal interest. We’re happy to provide information and help you organise a trip to the Ecrins, but we can’t always get across from Chamonix to do the routes with you.

If you’re looking for longer routes, have a look at our Tour du Mont Blanc trips and other multi-day routes on the Summer Hiking page.

Hiking routes around Chamonix and Mont Blanc

Have a look at our guided hiking page for the classic Chamonix Day Hikes as well.

Ski Tours around Mont Blanc

Hiking routes in the Ecrins

Ski Tours in the Ecrins