Need a break from skiing and/or climbing? Are there members of your group who don’t ski or climb? 60% of people visiting Chamonix in the winter are not here to ski. An even higher percentage are not here to climb or walk in the summer.

Mark has been around a long time and has an extensive and unusual professional network. If you have a wacky idea or passion, discuss it and Mark might be able to help.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Iglooism. Winter camping, Eskimo-style.
  • Via ferrata. The exposure and thrill of hard rock climbing, without as much risk.
  • Snowshoeing. Not everyone skis, but that shouldn’t keep you inside.
  • Canyoning. Descending narrow stream gorges by rappelling, swimming, scrambling and jumping.
  • Hiking and eating (or eating and no hiking). The views and the mountain cuisine are lovely in the Alps, including many Michelin-starred restaurants (yes, skipping the exercise happens so don’t feel guilty).
  • French language or cooking lessons.
  • Seeking solitude. Visit religious retreats that have existed for thousands of years.
  • Parapente. Doesn’t everyone dream about flying?
  • Mountain biking. Whether you like cross-country or riding lifts, the biking in the Alps is stunning.
  • Horse riding.
  • Wild swimming.The Alps are famous as mountains, but wherever there are mountains there are lakes. This activity is exploding in popularity.
  • Global Warming Impacts tour. See it with your own eyes.
  • Birding, botany and photography tours.
  • Mushrooming, berry-picking and other foraging.
  • Crystal hunting. The Alps’ oldest profession?
  • Tracking Napolean and Caesar. Follow in their tracks and visit relics and ruins in the Alps and the south.
  • Tour of the Selfie Sites, including James Bond and other movie locations, and scenes of famous murders and deaths.
  • More. Let’s figure out something you and your entire group can enjoy!