Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc in winter

The best things to do in Saint-Gervais in winter

Our selection of must-sees

Get close to the peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif and enjoy a timeless moment in Saint-Gervais. Live on mountain time, wrapped up in your ski jacket and facing a landscape of pure snow. Plan your winter vacation now and find out what winter activities to do during your stay in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains.

What snow sports are available in Saint-Gervais?

When you think of mountains, you think of winter sports. Come and enjoy the surrounding nature and discover the Alps in all their majesty. Put on your boots and wetsuit and hit the slopes.

The magic of cross-country skiing at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif

Our ski resort invites you to enjoy the protection of the flanks of the Massif du Mont Blanc for the duration of a sporting getaway. The area boasts over 30 km of trails to enjoy the surrounding forest and mountains. A map of cross-country ski itineraries is available from the Tourist Office.

Good practices

Pedestrians and cross-country skiers, you’ll be using the same routes, so you’ll be rubbing shoulders. That’s why it’s important to observe a few rules of mutual respect for good cohabitation on the trails.

The pluses

At the Plateau de la Croix (access via the Chef Lieu chairlift) enjoy our free toboggan run for children over 6 years old!

Ski touring from Saint-Gervais

6 itineraries are available for you to discover the slopes of the Mont Blanc Massif from the Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc resort. Accessible to all, the trails are around 3 km long and take less than 2 hours to cover.

Take advantage of your ski touring outing to admire the alpine scenery. They can be skied day or night, and offer a unique and grandiose experience.

Les plus

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc offers a wide variety of itineraries, for all levels. From beginners to experienced athletes, there’s a route to suit everyone’s profile.

The benefits

Unique in the region, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc offers a night-time ski touring itinerary! Safe and signposted at night, enjoy a climb under the setting sun and a descent by headlamp.

Snowshoes for mountain trails

Set off to discover one of our 8 itineraries specially designed for snowshoeing. With family, friends or groups, there’s something for every taste and every level.

Admire the pristine natural landscapes before you and breathe in a big bowl of pure air.

Take to the skies from Saint-Gervais

The Mont Blanc Massif can also be discovered thanks to the tramway, the ski lifts, paragliding… There is no shortage of activities to discover Saint-Gervais as seen from the summits.

Climb aboard the Tramway du Mont-Blanc for a unique journey

Discover Europe’s highest mountain range. From Saint-Gervais, a cogwheel train awaits you. Sit back and enjoy the sumptuous scenery that unfolds before your eyes.

The pluses

The Tramway du Mont-Blanc will transport you effortlessly, directly from the center of Saint-Gervais, to the foot of Mont-Blanc and right into the heart of an unspoiled mountain!

The advantages

Once you’re in the Les Houches – Saint-Gervais ski area, you’ll have a choice: ski, go snowshoeing or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the terrace of a high-altitude restaurant!

Take a ride from the ski lifts

Enjoy an afternoon getaway in the heights. The lifts departing from Saint-Gervais will take you to the Les Houches/Saint-Gervais ski area and the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area.

Once you’ve arrived, take a stroll along the marked trails and open your eyes wide. The view of the Mont Blanc Massif is breathtaking.

The pluses

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is one of the few destinations to offer 2 different ski areas!

The advantages

Walking to the start of the lifts will allow you to start from higher points, right from the start of your hike!

Paragliding over the valley

The more adventurous will take advantage of their stay to come and touch the summits with their fingertips. Bundle up warmly and take to the skies in a paraglider. Between sky and mountains, fly over the village of Saint-Gervais without a sound. Under the protective eye of Mont Blanc, live an experience you won’t soon forget.

The plus

Our paragliding instructors will give you an unforgettable experience! Once in the air, you’ll be treated to a whole new panorama, inaccessible from the ground!

The benefits

In winter, weather and conditions permitting, you can take off directly from the top of the Mont-Joly chairlift, the highest point in the ski area.

Having a good time at the foot of the Mont-Blanc Massif

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains can be discovered in winter through a variety of activities. Around a table or in your bathrobe, there’s something for everyone.

Thousand-year-old thermal baths with recognized benefits

The Thermes de Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc have been known for over two centuries for their natural virtues inherited from the mountains. Enjoy the benefits of the minerals and other trace elements present in the thermal water, day and night.

Sports enthusiasts will appreciate relaxing in the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays. Imagine yourself enveloped by the gentle warmth of the hot springs, warming your body tired from an active day.

The pluses

Relaxation workshops, saunas at different temperatures, steam baths, herbal tea room and of course indoor and open-air pools at the foot of the Bonnant Gorge.


A benchmark since 1807, Les Bains du Mont-Blanc thermal spring water is reputed to be one of the best in Europe!

Eating out in Saint-Gervais: high-altitude restaurants and quality cuisine

At Saint-Gervais, we’ve got the art of giving you a warm welcome. Take a step up and enjoy a meal in one of the resort’s many restaurants. Family cuisine, gourmet cuisine, local cuisine… Above all, it’s the pleasure of the taste buds that comes first!

And if you’re dreaming of a quiet evening in your chalet, in-home chefs come and concoct a seasonal dish straight out of the mountain recipe books.

The pluses

Saint-Gervais is one of the few destinations to offer such a diversity of dining options on its slopes. Traditional, modern or local cuisine, you’re in for a treat!

The assets

In addition to its high-altitude restaurants, the village of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is packed with a variety of addresses. From Michelin-starred cuisine to gourmet bistros, from fusion to haut-savoyarde, you’ll find plenty to tantalize your taste buds!

Nightlife in Saint-Gervais

Life in Saint-Gervais is day on the slopes and night in the bars or casino. Live a rich and warm experience for an evening under the Alpine stars.

Bars in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc

These 7 bars will welcome you at your whim. Retro, family, world cuisine… Plan a sweet winter evening in one of the establishments listed on our site.

The pluses

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is packed with a variety of charming addresses! From typical pubs to lounge bars and offbeat concepts, you’re bound to find the beer you’re looking for!

The assets

Located just outside the city center, discover BJ’s, a bar/garage ideal for spending a pleasant moment with friends amidst classic cars!

Aperigloo, a unique mountain experience

Aperigloo is a snowshoe outing with a stopover in a converted igloo where you can rest with a glass of local aperitif in hand. Lost in the middle of the mountains, Aperigloo is the promise of a memorable, timeless moment.

In a totally different register, if the mood takes you, come and try your luck in our casino. Place your bets!