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The best things to do in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc in spring In April, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc reinvents spring in the mountains

Our selection of must-haves for a successful spring

Spring is an ideal season for a nature getaway in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. Already more like winter, but not quite summer, this transitional season offers adventure-seekers an idyllic setting for a multitude of outdoor activities. Hiking, mountain biking, ski touring or relaxing in the spa… Discover our selection of springtime activities, and enjoy a unique stay at the foot of Mont Blanc.

April 2 to 7 End-of-season special

With a partial closure of the ski area from 1ᵉʳ April 2024, a special operating period is planned for the week of April 2 to 7, with special organization to supervise novel activities and exceptional lift openings. Ski touring, gondola and chairlift openings, supervised mountain biking activities, downhill skiing, piste safety in the area, discounted ski passes… Find all the information you need on this page.

Ski touring safe, supervised practice

For this unprecedented period, the ski area will be largely closed, leaving a fantastic space for ski touring. Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is offering safe, signposted itineraries all the way to the Mont-Joly refuge, so that skiers and snowboarders of all levels (accessible to the general public) can enjoy a ski area entirely reserved for them!

From Mont d'Arbois TC12 Summit

Follow the marked route up (left edge of the track), ending at the Mont Joly refuge. Redescente by the same route + jonction by la chateluy

From Mont Joux Refuge du Mont Joly by Evasion - Col de christ - Blanchot

Follow the marked itinerary on the way up via the scooter itinerary, ending at the Mont Joly refuge. Redescente via same route + jonction via la chateluy

Mountain biking on track

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to ride a mountain bike on a ski slope! Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc offers you the chance to take to the slopes not on skis, but on a mountain bike! This unparalleled experience will give you a unique thrill, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Mont-Blanc. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, our activity providers will be with you every step of the way, showing you the best techniques for descending on snow and ensuring your safety. The ultimate ephemeral mountain biking adventure that will leave you with lasting memories. Book your mountain biking session on the finance trail now and enjoy a biking experience like no other.

Downhill skiing a selection of accessible tracks

During the period from April 2 to 7, the ski area will be open on a reduced scale, but will still offer some interesting descents. The selected ski runs will offer a wide range of options, depending on the snow conditions at the time. Whether you’re a family looking for a mountain getaway, a thrill-seeking skier or a pro at technique and tight turns, you’ll find what you’re looking for on our slopes:

  • Chateluy
  • Girafe
  • Bas Clairières
  • Vardasses
  • Dujon
  • Arcosses
  • Marmottons
  • Chateluy junction

In terms of safety, the PIDA will remain operational, guaranteeing constant security on the pistes. All routes are patrolled as usual, opened and closed according to needs and snow conditions. On-piste rescue services are ready to intervene, with a PGHM medical team on standby should the need arise. BERA displays and weather updates are maintained to ensure skiers’ safety and comfort.

Spring hiking a breath of fresh air in the heart of the mountains

As the trails gradually open up and the snow melts to make way for the green pastures of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, hiking is the ideal way to clear your head in the mountains and enjoy breathtaking scenery! In spring, crocuses are the first flowers to appear after the snow has melted, heralding the return of fine weather. This show is a must for lovers of hiking and wide-open spaces. Whatever your level of ability, there are a number of signposted walks that will enable you to make the most of spring, such as the hameau de miage from La Gruvaz or Le Champel, the chalets du Truc, or Porcherey from Saint-Nicolas de Vaucluse. For families and those looking for a gentle stroll, a trip around Lac du Vivier offers a beautiful view of the Dômes de Miage. Please note that not all hiking itineraries are accessible at this time of year, and it’s advisable to check with the Tourist Office before embarking on a hike if you don’t know where the path is.

Between road bikes and mountain bikes in the saddle to discover Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc

With the air cooler than in summer, but the roads and trails clearer than in winter, spring is a particularly good time to cycle, whether for touring or for a more sporting experience. Numerous mountain bike service providers offer guided group or individual outings to suit all levels and tastes. There are also a number of dedicated, signposted itineraries, so you can explore the mountains at your own pace, enjoying the fresh spring air and the beauty of snow-covered mountain peaks! With many mountain hamlets accessible by road, and a wealth of cultural attractions such as the chapels of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc or typical old mountain farms, road biking is an ideal way to visit our beautiful destination. With snow-covered landscapes and accessible roads, set off to discover the mountain roads, or tackle the remarkable ascent of Le Bettex, in the footsteps of a mythical Tour de France stage!

Ski touring and snowshoeing perfect for enjoying the snow on the summits

Warm in the valley, but still wintry or even icy on the summits… Spring is the season to enjoy the snow in the morning, and the barbecue at lunchtime! Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc’s territory ranges from 580 meters (at Le Fayet) to 4,808 meters (atthe summit of Mont-Blanc), and naturally offers a vast playground of varied landscapes and biotopes. That’s why ski touring is still possible on the heights during the months of March, April and May! There are plenty of opportunities for adventurers in search of fresh snow and snowy combes. For those who still prefer snowshoeing to gliding, it is also possible to find itineraries, necessarily more huat in altitude, in the mountains of Saint-Gervais and Val Montjoie: contact the Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais / les Contamines for the best information or to find a guide.

A mountain of outdoor activities to discover in spring

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc has a wealth of outdoor activities to suit all seasons. In spring, there are plenty of opportunities for sports and nature lovers, guaranteeing an invigorating breath of fresh air! From the most intense activities, such as paragliding, via ferrata or bungee jumping, to the gentlest ones, such as adventure courses or all-terrain electric scooters, the playground is almost infinite! In springtime, the mountains are the ideal place to get away from it all for a weekend, a week or an afternoon, while enjoying the fresh, sunny days and inimitable fresh air that can only be found at the foot of Mont Blanc.