PISTES de LUGE au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and nearby)

The ❄️ FIRST SNOWFALL au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . . when the ❄ first snowflakes arrive, the excitement and delight run high for the whole family: walks knee-deep (or shoulder-deep for the little ones!) in the white fluffy stuff, snowball fights, ⛄️ making a snowman (or perhaps a snowcat or other snow animal) . . . and 🛷 SLEDGING FUN!

[ note: due to the limited snow at the beginning of this 2022 – 2023 winter season, please do check the opening hours of all the spots listed in this article ! ]

With the first ❄️ snowfall of the season, the MBFF team regularly head up to 🗻 Plaine-Joux in Passy for some fun on a luge . . . one year, we were in such an excited hurry that we forgot to take 🛷 our luges! (yep – don’t get me started . . . we’ve also forgotten ski boots and the like and ski days!). So the kids just slid down the slopes on their tummies 🐧 penguin-style (until we managed to borrow some sledges from friends!).

A few years ago, we headed up to 🗻 Le Tour for the ❄️ first December snow, and guess what? Yes, we were in a hurry (again!) and we left 🛷 our luges in the garage! Thankfully, our friends found some and we had plenty of fun with just 🛷 two sledges and rolling in the snow!

Le Tour – December snow © montblancfamilyfun.com
Le Tour – December snow © montblancfamilyfun.com

Two years ago, we headed to 🗻 Notre Dame de la Gorge for some sledging action at the ❄️ Domaine Nordique, and we REMEMBERED to take the 🛷 sledges . . . but there wasn’t enough ❄️ snow for real sledging action! Still, we had a fabulous time: the boys made snowballs and Daddy pulled them FAST on their sledges (and he tried to snowboard on one!), and we discovered the beautiful cliff-hugging chapel La Sainte-Chapelle!

La Sainte Chapelle © montblancfamilyfun.com

This winter season – December 2022, we had an amazing afternoon up at Plaine-Joux sledging (we even remembered to take the sledges!) – the light was generous and the snow perfect . . . and we were there so late in the day that the boys managed some pistes descents once the skiers had all gone home !

Where 🛷 to go sledging au Pays du Mont-Blanc?

So, where to go for some 🛷 family fun on a luge? You may be lucky enough to know someone with a wonderful sledging slope in their garden or on their land . . .

If not, then I’ve compiled a list of some of the 🛷 designated sledging areas here 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) . . . The designated areas have:

  • protective netting and soft fixtures;
  • are set apart from other folks using ski pistes (ie skiers, snowboarders, etc . . .);

[ disclaimer – these areas normally set up officially from around mid-December, so do take due care if out and about on a sledge before that! ]

On the list you will find the smaller slopes, where you drag up your luge to slide back down the slope, and also some of the options for longer sledging trails (like 🛷 LaLuge at 🚠 La Princesse in Megève).

🏔 Au Pays du Mont-Blanc, you’ll also find:

  • 🛷 snow-tubing;
  • 🛷 paret sessions;
  • 🛷 yooners;
  • 🛷 snooc-friendly pistes;
  • 🛷 options to sledge down from a refuge at night;

. . . and at the end of the article there are some suggestions for:

  • 🛷 lovely places to take tiny ones for a walk with a luge;
  • 🛷 the all-year luges here au Pays du Mont-Blanc . . .

[ 🛷 DISCLAIMERplease remember that sledging is at your own risk and that you are recommended to wear a helmet when partaking in this activity / ski boots are forbidden on pistes de luge / every year there are serious accidents on sledging days, so do make sure your children are wearing helmets, and stick to safe areas, away from trees and pilons, and skiers and snowboarders! ]

Colour code for listings

Pays du Mont-Blanc

Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Argentière & environs) and Vallorcine

Passy and environs

Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy

Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, Le Fayet, Saint-Nicolas de Véroce & environs

Megève & Praz-sur-Arly

Les Contamines-Montjoie & environs

🇫🇷 Further France 

🇨🇭 Switzerland 

🇮🇹 Italy 

I’ve included a 🗺 GOOGLE MAP of all of these 🛷 luge spots, to make locating them a little easier:


Piste de Luge du Bois du Bouchet (CHAMONIX)

This 🛷 sledging area is located in the 🌲 Bois du Bouchet, near the ski de fond circuit.

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: Micro-Brasserie de Chamonix (MBC) address: 350 route du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix;

🅿️ parking: Parking du Bouchet;

address: chemin des Gourgnes, Bois du Bouchet, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;
Piste de Luge, Bois du Bouchet in Chamonix © montblancfamilyfun.com
Espace de Luge des Chavants (LES HOUCHES)

Located at 💦 Lac des Chavants in Les Houches, this 🛷 sledging spot has an area for 2 to 6 year olds (Petite Tortue) and a piste for children 6+ years (Petit Lièvre).

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December until mid-March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: La Guinguette at Lac des Chavants (🗓 open December ⇒ April, from 10h to 20h);

🅿️ parking: Parking du Prarion / Les Chavants;

address: 148 allée des Dilligences, Les Chavants, 74310, Les Houches;
La Guinguette, Lac des Chavant in Les Houches © montblancfamilyfun.com
Piste de Luge du Prarion (LES HOUCHES)

This 🛷 sledging area is located at the 🚠 top of the Prarion télécabine, in the beginners’ ski area.

🗓 opening dates: from late November/early December until mid-April (same hours as remontées méchaniques and snow conditions permitting);

price: you need to buy an 🚠 aller-retour piétons at the ticket office;

🅿️ parking: Parking du Prarion / Les Chavants;

address: Sommet du Prarion, 74310, Les Houches;
Luge du Prarion © chamonix.com
Piste de luge du domaine skiable des Chosalets (Les Chosalets, ARGENTIERE)

There is 🛷 a small piste de luge  here, as well as an area for snowtubing (paying).

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: Boulangerie Au Mont Chou – a short walk away;

Piste de luge de Vallorcine (VALLORCINE)

There is 🛷 a small piste de luge behind the Office de Tourisme in Vallorcine.

[ FREE! ]

🗓 opening dates: from late-December until late March (snow conditions permitting);

☕️ escape from the cold: Café du Comptoir (address: chemin rural dit du Plan de l’Envers, 74660, Vallorcine) – a short walk away;

🅿️ parking: Le Betté;

address: Office de TourismeLe Betté, 74660, Vallorcine;
© Vallorcine Tourisme

You’ll also find the Moon-tine piste de luge in Le Buet . . . they rent out snowtubes (please check opening).

Moon-Tine snowtubing © montblancfamilyfun.com
Piste de luge de Servoz (SERVOZ)

In Servoz, behind the tennis courts, pumptrack and playground at La Grangiat, there is 🛷 a small piste de luge called Le Tour.

[ FREE! ]

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December to late March (snow conditions permitting);

☕️ escape from the cold: La Sauvageonne & Délices de la Sauvageonne (address: 1 rue du Bouchet, 74310, Servoz), Hotel Restaurant Gorges de la Diosaz (address: 81 route du Mont, 74310, Servoz);

🅿️ parking: Parking du Tennis / Parking de l’Eglise;

address: La Grangiat, 74310, Servoz;


Plaine-Joux sledging

There is 🛷 a piste de luge at Plaine-Joux, and also a piste reserved for snow-tubing (sliding on an inflatable tyre!).

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December until mid-March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE to sledge! / you need to pay to use the snow-tubing ]

snow-tube rental: you can rent snow-tubes or luges at Skifiz;

☕️ escape from the cold: La Bergerie (address: 314 chemin des Parchets, 74190 Passy) – this family-run restaurant is warm and cosy and is well set up with books and toys for children; there are a couple more restaurants at Plaine-Joux and a 🍏 Salle Hors Sacs (indoor picnic room);

🅿️ parking: Parking de Plaine-Joux;

address: chemin des Parchets, Plaine-Joux, 74190, Passy;
Piste de luge at Plaine-Joux © montblancfamilyfun.com
Plaine-Joux sledging © montblancfamilyfun.com
Plaine-Joux sledging © montblancfamilyfun.com

MBFF also really enjoys sledging down from Plaine-Joux to Lac Vert on the road. But this path you have to share with ski randonneurs, and snow-shoers, so you must be careful! We wear helmets, as there are plenty of trees to avoid! We then walk back up to Plaine-Joux through the forest – this is lovely!


Refuge du Tornieux ⇒ Burzier car park (4km) (SALLANCHES)

This is an absolutely brilliant place to 🛷 sledge with older children, but it does take effort to get there (and the descent can be hairy, as you do pick up speed!) – a 1,5 hour walk up a piste that is well damée (usually no need for snow shoes), with your own luge. You must be careful on your walk up, as there will be children (and adults) hurtling down on sledges, parets, yooners and various other sledging creations! [ good to know: Refuge du Tornieux, which is a lovely mountain refuge, also organises dinner + night time descent on one of their luges (price: 40€) / you can also spend the night at this comfortable refuge! / 🧀 great food! / see here for more details ]

🅿️ parking: Burzier car park (road leaves from behind Eglise St Jacques in Sallanches);

⛷ interesting fact: in the 1980s, a small family ski resort was built in this area of Sallanches . . . sadly, three consecutive years of poor snow brought an end to this activity (Refuge du Tornieux was originally established as a on-piste restaurant, and instead re-branded itself very successfully as a summer and winter hiking or ski rando destination!);

Hike from Burzier to Tornieux © montblancfamilyfun.com
Espace de luge du Cuchet (COMBLOUX)

With a view of Mont-Blanc, this 🛷 piste de luge is set next to the departure zone for raquettes circuits.

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December until late March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: Chez Emilie (address: 3736 route de la Cry, Cuchet, 74920, Combloux), or Au Petit Cuchet (address: 3800 route de la Cry, Cuchet, 74920, Combloux);

🅿️ parking: Parking du Cuchet, Combloux;

address: Le Cuchet, 74920, Combloux;
Piste de Luge de la Cry (COMBLOUX)

This 🛷 piste de luge is set next to the Loupiots garderie, the Beauregard chair-lift and near the Tanière de Tilou softplay / it is small, so more suitable for very young sledgers.

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December to until late March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: O’PB (address: 2772 route de la Cry-Cuchet, 74920, Combloux), Chez Albert (big, spacious indoor area), La Taverne, and there is also a 🍏 Salle Hors Sacs (indoor picnic room);

🅿️ parking: Parkings des Brons or Le Cry Combloux;

address: 207 route des Brons, 74920, Combloux;
La Cry sledging © montblancfamilyfun.com
Restaurant le Chalet des Bachais (COMBLOUX)

This night-time 🛷 sledging, with a head-torch and helmet, is not for the faint-hearted (nor for children!). The Restaurant le Chalet des Bachais will pick you up for a dinner and you return to the car park on a sledge !

FB page

tel: +33 4 50 93 36 06;
Chalet des Bachais – watching mongolfières (Combloux) © montblancfamilyfun.com
Piste de Luge Domaine Skiable (CORDON)

There is 🛷 a small sledging area at the Domaine Skiable in Cordon.

🗓 opening dates: from mid/late-December until late March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: Chez Mireille, Le Darbelin (address: 1780 Route de Frebouges d’en Haut, 74700, Cordon) – a short walk downhill and there is a tiny 🍏 Salle Hors Sacs behind the Caisses;

🅿️ parking: Le Dandry, Parking du Frébouge, 74700, Cordon;

address: Domaine Skiable, Frébouge d'en Haut, 74700, Cordon;
Morning view on Darbelin, Cordon © cordon.fr
Morning view on Darbelin, Cordon © cordon.fr


Piste de Luge du Bettex (SAINT-GERVAIS)

Up at the 🚠 Bettex ski area, there are 🛷 two sledging areas set up: one for children 2 to 6 years and one for children 6+ years.

🗓 opening dates: from late-December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

🛷 special Descente en Luge outing: 4km of descent, with guide / 10+ years / price: 25€;

☕️ escape from the cold: Hotel la Flèche d’Or (address: 138 route des Crêtes, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains);

[ good to know: Le Bettex is the departure point for lots of ❄️ snow-shoe circuits . . . and the ❄️ circuit ludique de Charlotte la Marmotte ]

🅿️ parking: Parking du Bettex (or take the télécabine up);

address: near the 🚠 télécabine arrival station at Le Bettex, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;
Piste de Luge Plateau de la Croix (SAINT-NICOLAS-de-VEROCE)

There is 🛷 a small sledging area at Plateau de la Croix, in Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce.

🗓 opening dates: from late-December until April 2018 (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: the new Armancette – Hôtel, Chalets & Spa has a lovely, cosy room to have cake and warm up! (address: 4088 route de Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Nicolas-De-Véroce);

🅿️ parking: Parking du Plateau de la Croix, Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;

address: Plateau de la Croix, Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains;


Megève Tourisme has up-to-date information about 🛷 luge areas here. Some of the pistes are accessible from the road, some are within the separate domaines skiables;

If there is enough snow, in the centre of Megève, there is the 🛷 Piste de Luge du /Pré Saint-Amour.

🛷🚠 LaLuge longer piste de luge (Mont d’Arbois, MEGEVE) 

New in 2017, this 🛷 3km piste du luge opened at 🚠 La Princesse in Megève!!! The piste commences from the 🚠 summit of Mont d’Arbois, with a route through the forest of sapins (fir trees) and then opens out towards La Princesse arrival station. The sledge (only the authorised sledges are allowed) and a helmet (obligatory) are provided when you buy your ticket / for all (5+ years – 5-10 year olds must be accompanied by an adult – and alone 11+ years – one person per luge).

🗓 opening dates: see Megève Tourisme;

price: 1x descent luge 7€ (access 🚠 remontée mécanique included) / many of the forfaits ski also include a free descent!

☕️ escape from the cold: not far from the departure point is Café Woody (address: chemin de l’Encraty, 74120, Demi-Quartier);

🅿️ parking: Parking la Princesse;


address: Point Luge, Gare intermédiaire de la Princesse74120, Megève;
LaLuge © megeve.com
Espace Luge Côte 2000 (MEGEVE)

Available for children 6+ years;

🗓 opening dates: from late December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

🅿️ parking: Côte 200074120, Megève;

address: Côte 2000, 74120, Megève;
Espace luge – Cote 2000 © megeve.com
Espace Luge La Livraz (MEGEVE)

The 🛷 Espace Luge La Livraz is located within the cross-country skiing zone at La Livraz, located between the centre of Megève and Côte 2000 ski station. This is a great location to come for 🛷 a sledging session with children (for children under 6 years), as there is so much to find on-site: a salle hors sacs for picnics, an outdoor picnic area, a snack café and restaurant Deli’s Montagne, a sunny terrace, an indoor play area for children, and it is the starting point for many walks & snow-shoe circuits. You will also find toilets !

🗓 opening dates: from mid to late December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: in Chalet de la Livraz;

🅿️ parking: on-site (limited) or take a navette from the centre of Megève;

[ to read more about all of the activities on offer at La Livraz, ses separate MBFF article here ]

address: 1250 route de la Côte 2000, 74120 Megève;

[ good to know: 🐺 « La Grande Odyssée VVF » (husky racing event) – passes through Megève in January ! / see website / HIGHLY recommended – MBFF has been a couple of times!

© Grande Odyssée VVF
Espace Luge Pattes (Le Jaillet, MEGEVE)

The 🛷 Espace Luge Pattes in Megève is found at the departure of the 🚠 Télécabine du Jaillet. For very small children, it is also pleasant to walk around the lower fields of Le Jaillet, around the children’s ski area.

🗓 opening dates: from late December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE ! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: 540 Café at the bottom of télécabine;

🅿️ parking: Parking du Jaillet;

address: arrival station télécabine du Jaillet, 74120, Megève;
Espace Luge La Caboche (MEGEVE)

The 🛷 sledging area La Caboche (for children from 2+ years) is accessed either via the 🚡 Télécabine du Chamois (centre of Megève) or the 🚠 Téléphérique du Rocharbois (from Mont d’Arbois). There is a covered tapis roulant (Le Schuss) which allows you to transport your luge back up to the top easily!

🗓 opening dates: from late-December until mid-August (snow conditions permitting);

price: FREE to use sledging area, but you must pay aller-retour piéton to use the 🚡 remontées mécaniques: 8€ (free for under 5s with proof of age);

☕️ escape from the cold: Restaurant La Caboche (address: 453 chemin du Moutely, 74120, Megève);

🅿️ parking: Parking de Rochebrune or Parking de l’Office de Tourisme;

address: La Caboche, 74120, Megève;
Espace Luge Caboche © megeve.com
Village des Lutins (MEGEVE)

At the top of the 🚡 Télécabine Rochebrune is the ❄️ Village des Lutins: snow-tubing, , games and picnic areas! / more information here;

🗓 opening dates: from December until March;

price: FREE, but you must pay aller-retour piétons to use 🚡 télécabine;

🅿️ parking: Parking Rochebrune;

address: Sommet de Rochebrune, 74120, Megève;
Espace de Luge Praz-sur-Arly (front de neige, PRAZ-sur-ARLY)

There is 🛷 a designated sledging area at the bottom of the ski pistes in Praz-sur-Arly.

🗓 opening dates: from end of December until March (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: La K-Bane (address: bottom of ski pistes, Les Varins, 74120, Praz-sur-Arly);

🅿️ parking: route des Varins, 74120, Praz-sur-Arly;

address: route des Varins, 74120, Praz-sur-Arly;
© Praz-sur-Arly Tourisme
Praz-sur-Arly YOONERS & SNOOC

Praz-sur-Arly has its own 🛷 Praz Yooner Challenge (a yooner is like the modern version of a wooden paret, like a stool attached to a mini ski) in January, and the ski station has plenty of yooners to rent out and give a ride! Le Crêt du Midi and La Rosière télésièges accept yooners, and then you have access to nine runs (6 blue, 2 red and 1 green) / great adrenalin rush!

You can also try out a snooc – see below !

Yooner Challenge © Praz-sur-Arly Tourisme



Located next to the Nivorin téléski, this is 🛷 a piste de luge for children and adults from 6+ years.

🗓 opening dates: from mid-December until April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: you are not too far from the centre of town, which has lots of cosy cafés!

address: to the right of baby téléski du Nivorin, Le Nivorin, 74170, Les Contamines-Montjoie;
© Les Contamines Tourisme
Piste du Chalet Nordique (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE)

This is 🛷 a piste de luge for children 3 to 6 years, located near the Chalet Nordique in Les Contamine-Montjoie.

🗓 opening hours: from mid-December to April (snow conditions permitting);

[ FREE! ]

☕️ escape from the cold: there is a new snack bar at the chalet, and you also have the Restaurant le Chalet du Lac (address: next to pedalo lake, 524 chemin du Praz, 74170, Les Contamines-Montjoie / FB page) – a short walk (or stroll with luge!) away;

🅿️ parking: Foyer Ski de Fond, chemin du Praz, 74170, Les Contamines-Montjoie;

address: Foyer Ski de Fond, chemin du Praz, 74170, Les Contamines-Montjoie;
Chalet Nordique sledging Les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com
Domaine Nordique, Les Contamines-Montjoie © montblancfamilyfun.com
L’Auberge de Colombaz: 3km damé sledge piste (LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE)

[ note winter 2022 / 2023: the owners of L’Auberge de Colombaz are slowly retiring this winter season, ]

This is another brilliant place to 🛷 sledge with older children, and it only takes an hour to walk up the damée (usually no need for snow shoes) walking path and sledge run, with your own luge;

🅿️ parking: on the road leading up to the Auberge de Colombaz or in one of the car parks at the Montjoie télécabine;

© Auberge de Colombaz
L’Auberge de Colombaz © montblancfamilyfun.com

Areas set up for snowtubing are subject to change (they tend to set up and then they’re gone the following year!), so please do check openings !

  • ❄️ Les Chosalets ski domaine;
  • ❄️ Le Buet Moon*tine café restaurant;
  • ❄️ Plaine-Joux you can rent out snowtubes from Skifiz Skimium / see here;

snooc-friendly pistes au Pays du Mont-Blanc

More and more domaines skiables are offering snooc-friendly pistes . . . for now au Pays du Mont-Blanc & in the Chamonix Valley you have:

  • Domaine des Planards (Chamonix) this is a partner station of the snooc, and you can do beginner sessions, snooc alpin and snooc rando;
  • in Argentière and in Les Houches you can practise snooc rando;
  • you are allowed to use a snooc in Cordon, and in Praz-sur-Arly;

[ to read more about MBFF and Nickie’s snooc outing offered by le Domaine des Planards, see separate article here ]

snooc © montblancfamilyfun.com


Just across the border in 🇫🇷 Savoie you’ll find some more options : 

🇫🇷 Flumet sledging (FLUMET)

Just across the border in 🇫🇷 Savoie (just up the road from Praz-surArly), the hills leading down to Flumet’s plan d’eau (below the centre of the village) becomes 🛷 a sledging area come winter !

© Flumet Tourisme
🇫🇷 Crestvoluge longer piste de luge (CREST-VOLAND)

There is a 🛷 sledging piste (opened 2017), at 1600m of altitude in Crest-Voland: 2km long with a 400m dénivelé. The course starts at the summit of Mont Lachat (arrival station of télésiège la Logère) and your descent will take about 20mins (you will need to be equipped with a plastic luge with 2 hand-brakes and a helmet!)

🗓 opening hours: from mid December to mid-April (snow conditions permitting);


address: 253 route d'entre deux villes, 73590, Crest-Voland;


The 🇨🇭 Swiss do sledging par excellence, and there are some fabulous, 🛷 longer pistes over the border in the Vallée de Trient and a bit further away in Valais.

 🇨🇭 TMB La Grande Ourse (Trient, VALAIS) 

This hotel / restaurant has its own sledgin piste if there is enough snow !

© La Grande Ourse
🇨🇭 Col de la Forclaz ⇒ Trient village (Trient, VALAIS) 

This piste de luge is 2km long, and with a dénivelé of 255m, you’ll sledge down the ancienne route du Col de la Forclaz. It is FREE to sledge, but you’ll need to pay for the navette that takes you to the start of the piste. A little dameuse keeps the piste in condition to sledge! You can rent out sledges from the Yourte des Amis.

Col de la Forclaz to Trient sledging © Vallée du Trient
🇨🇭 Chemin de Luge des Télémarécottes (Les Marécottes, VALAIS)

Just over the border from the Pays du Mont-Blanc (and accessible via the Mont Blanc Express train), this 🛷 chemin de luge leaves from La Creusaz, and it is a 🛷 9km descent down to Les Marécottes!

website & FB page
© Télémarécottes
Chemin de Luge Télémarécottes © Télémarécottes
🇨🇭 Piste de Luge Champex-Lac (Champex-Lac, VALAIS)

This 🛷 sledging piste is a 7km descent, starting from the top of the Breya chairlift (last montée at 15h30), and it heads down through the sapins and the vallon d’Arpette.



A few years ago, when it was raining 🗻 au Pays du Mont-Blanc, but ❄️ snowing big fluffy snowflakes on the other side of the Mont-Blanc tunnel in 🇮🇹 Italy, we decided to head to Val Ferret with our 🛷 luges, but the road was blocked !

Baby brother then 💤 fell asleep in the car and his big brother was still full of sledging energy . . . quite by chance, we discovered the ❄️ Baby Snow Park in Dolonne, Courmayeur! So, while baby brother slept, the big boy 🛷 sledged for an hour with his daddy (and Dad even managed to get himself ☕️ a good Italian coffee!). This snow park offers magic carpets, which means that little ones (or accompanying adults!) avoid the laborious duty of dragging the luge back up the slope. There are also snow-tube pistes and a beginner ski zone. For sledging, you buy a card, which is stamped each time you use the magic carpets or other attractions.


address: Fun Park Dolonne, Strada Chécrouit, 9, 11013 COURMAYEUR (AO);

When you have very young children, but of an age when they can sit up on their own, there are 🛷 luges suitable for easy walks (albeit with the odd “face in snow” moment, when you go over a bump or take a turn too fast . . . which never seems to produce the same giggles as downhill fun!).

The first snow of the season is a lovely time to head out for this type of (flat) walk: in 🌲 a forest, around a lake, through a pretty alpine village . . . over the years, the MBFF team has had some magical féerique walks of this type.

[ more information in separate article: ❄️ Family Strolls: Winter Wonderlands au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond) ]

Briefly, here are some ideas :

  • ❄️ winter wonderland Narnia of Argentière village;
  • 🌲 Bois du Bouchet in Chamonix (which can combine nicely with a downhill luge session at the sledging zone);
  • 🗻 up at Plaine-Joux;
  • 💦 Lac de Passy (there are even some little slopes for some downhill giggles, snow permitting!);
  • 💦 Lacs des Ilettes in Sallanches;
  • ❄️ Saint-Gervais from Le Bettex to Les Communailles;
  • ❄️ Megève at La Livraz or Lac de Javen . . . ;
  • ❄️ Notre-Dame de la Gorge (Les Contamines-Montjoie) along the river in the Domaine Nordique to ⛪️ the pretty church or past the church to the cliff-hugging pretty ⛪️ chapel La Sainte-Chapelle;
  • and, if you head into 🇮🇹 Italy, Val Ferret is a lovely place to go for a walk with a luge (with other activities for older children and adults alike: cross-country skiing, snowmobiles . . . );

And don’t forget the 🛷 all-year alpine coasters available au Pays du Mont-Blanc, which also run over the wintertime !

  • 🛷 Chamonix La Luge Alpine Coaster in the Domaine des Planards . . .
  • 🛷 Megève Luge 4S at the bottom of 🚠 Le Jaillet télécabine;
  • 🛷 Les Carroznearby, there is the Speed Dragoz, located next to 🚡 Télécabine de la Kédeuze / for 4+ years (accompanied by an adult) / and, 🎮a virtual reality option for your luge descent with 🐲 Les Dragoz, the little Les Carroz dragons !

🛷 Happy & Safe Sledging! 🛷

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