Covid Changes Wintersports Landscape

Here in Chamonix, the ski lifts are closed but the heart and soul of everything we love about the mountains and their charm is still evident in this beautiful mountain resort.


It’s the February Half Term Holidays, and the weather is absolutely glorious with iconic blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Anyone venturing out and about would not fail to notice the long queues at the ski and bike rental shops in Chamonix town centre. You can hire so many things such as cross-country skis, touring skis, snowshoes, sleds in every shape, colour and size, and at the many bike hire Chamonix shops there is an array of bikes to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Mountain bike rentals are available to children and adults, while electric-powered bikes are offered to teenagers and adults only.

The Electric Bike Revolution

Fat-tire-electric-bikes are the latest craze with visitors this year. These fashionable bikes can be seen cruising along the pisted paths and along the forest floor for a fun-filled afternoon. If you are curious about this new and fascinating pastime, you may be surprised to find a bike hire reasonably priced at around 40€ for 3 hours.

The Future is Bright

You have to marvel at the ingenuity, as shops adapt to cope with the changes in demand from renting the customary downhill ski and option snowboard equipment to a whole new range of alternative sports materials. And for sure, this can only be a good thing as Winter holiday activities become more diverse to suit our future needs.

Top 3 Tips for Booking your next Winter Ski Chalet

Before booking your next luxury Chamonix ski chalet, check out Chalet No.5 and our top tips:

  • Book early to reserve the week of your choice.
  • Take out holiday insurance and check the covid policy.
  • Book more than one week to catch up on lost skiing time.


………………..Then relax, put your feet up and say hello to your next ski adventure.

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