Special Events

Experience an unforgettable Alpine adventure...

Have a toboggan race down the mountain after dark...

Dine in a traditional mountain refuge, accessed by skidoo...

We call these special for good reason!

Paret Sledging

Here’s something that will have you in hysterics for your entire holiday. Take a "paret" – a traditional wooden sled – and head down the Grands Montets home run!

This is great fun for adults and teenagers but not suitable for children under 12. Use your lift pass to go up and then slide down with the rest of the group.

Every Wednesday, meet approximately 16h15 at bottom of Grands Montets to collect Paret and take last lift up.

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • Don’t worry about avoiding skiers – it’s at the end of the day so it’s just your fellow paret pilots you’ve got to worry about!
  • And you’ll get hi-visibility jackets too, so you should be able to spot them.
  • Must wear ski clothing (no ski boots) and bring your goggles!!

Soirée Bachais

Experience a fabulous evening adventure where you will feel like the star of an action movie.

Huddled inside a snowcat truck, you’ll grind your way up to 1970m in the dark with only the headlights of this beast and the stars illuminating the snowy track up to the fabulous Chalet Bachais. 

Enjoy an aperitif on the terrace under the stars, before settling in to the cosy mountain refuge to tuck into a delicious and three course Savoyard feast with a plentiful supply of excellent local wines and cheeses. 

Later and with a belly full, it’s time for goggles and hats again and a real adrenaline rush with an unforgettable toboggan ride down the snowy trails to the village of Combloux.

This is an adventure for all ages, children from 6 years old are welcome.

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • You don’t have to be super fit to do this one, just game for a laugh!
  • Great fun for groups of colleagues or for celebrating a special occasion with friends.
  • Transport is included in the price, you will be picked up from and returned to Chamonix by your guide.

The Italian Job

Even we get jealous when we book people on this adventure. There are no Minis in this Italian Job, just high-speed skidoos and mouth-watering Italian food and wine.

You leave Chamonix at around 5pm and head through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Courmayeur. Put your head torch on and jump on the back of a skidoo, ready to race up the mountain to 2000 metres where a cosy restaurant and sparkling champagne awaits.

Salads, roasted vegetables, crispbreads, amazing pasta, grilled meats: the food is, as you would imagine, as special as the journey! 

Much later, after endless wine and a boogie (to some classic 80s tunes), it’s time to head down. Did we mention that you’d be doing this on your skis, via the stars and your head torch?

If there is ever an adventure not to be missed, this is it.

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy hints from Mountain Base
  • Don’t worry non-skiers can use the skidoos to get back down
  • Leaves Chamonix at 17:00, return approx 23:30
  • Minimum group sizes apply - please check first

Combloux Soirée

Hiking up to a mountain restaurant at twilight, sharing a hearty meal with friends, then skiing or sledging down under the stars - what could be more a more special way to spend an evening in the Alps?

We pick you up from your accommodation in Chamonix at around 5:30pm, giving you time to ski all day if you wish, then drive to the nearby ski resort of Combloux, near Megeve, which takes about 30 minutes.

After a short ski or a hike you'll come to a wonderfully atmospheric mountain restaurant, situated at the top of the slopes and overlooking some of the most beautiful views of Mont-Blanc and the Aravis massif.

We hope you've brought your appetite with you to fully appreciate a delicious “tartiflette" or one of the chef's special dishes, followed by a home made dessert.

After dinner, it's back down the slopes for a magical descent by torch-light, either on skis or sledge. The descent is guided and the route will be shown to you, so there's no chance of getting lost in the dark!

Book now or contact us to find out more

Handy Hints from Mountain Base:
  • Take a camera or video camera - you'll want to remember the sight of all those torches weaving their way down the mountain in the dark!
  • Layer your clothing so that you are nice and warm on the descent but not too hot inside the restaurant, hats and gloves are a must.
  • This is an excellent way to celebrate a special occasion - get in touch with us beforehand if you want to add on champagne or a birthday cake. We guarantee we can keep a secret!

Wilderness Soirée

A magical adventure in the snowy mountains, enjoy a traditional Savoyard meal in a Mongolian Yourt.                      

Venture up into the mountains at night and take a ride on a traditional wooden "paret" sledge to discover the Mongolian yourt, hidden away in the forest.

Camp fires and warm soup greet us on arrival and then a traditional meal of salad, tartiflette and a dessert is served, before you're whisked back to Chamonix.

A unique alpine experience that you definitely can't do at home!

Handy Hints from Mountain Base
  • This is a fantastic way to celebrate a special occasion - keep them guessing by not revealing the secret location until you arrive at the yourt!
  • Bring a camera along, the paret ride is hilarious and you'll want to film the action as you skid and slide across the snow.
  • This evening usually runs on Wednesdays but bigger groups can book it privately on other nights of the week, just contact us with your requirements and we'll see what we can do.

Wine Tasting

One of the joys of visiting France is enjoying the delicious food and wine!

Once you've munched on croissants for breakfast, nibbled on cheese and saucisson for lunch and devoured a fondue for dinner, you'll be ready to sample some of the finest wines of the region.

Our partners at ChaChaCha welcome you to a wine tasting for a special price of just 12€ per person (public price 15€). You will be guided through 6 wines (3 reds, 2 whites, 1 rosé) while the sommelier explains the different flavours and methods of production.

It is a very friendly and informal evening, you are welcome to remain at the bar afterwards where you can carry on enjoying your favourite tipple, or you can buy a bottle to take home.

If you want to try something in particular then ChaChaCha are happy to organise a tasting specially for you - perhaps champagne or whisky tasting? Prices may vary according to what you would like.

Handy Hints from Mountain Base
  • Wine tastings are normally held at 7pm and take about an hour, so opt for a slightly later table reservation if you're going out for dinner afterwards.
  • If you're dining in then take advantage of having a wine expert at your disposal! They'll be happy to recommend a couple of bottles to accompany whatever you'll be eating later.
  • ChaChaCha is open as a shop and wine bar from 4pm to 9pm every evening, please feel free to call in without reservation to browse their fine collection of wines, beers and spirits.

Special Events & Group Activities