Non-Skier Activities

There are so many activities to enjoy during your Richmond holiday other than skiing and snowboarding!

In the chalets…

Each of our chalets has two saunas and two wonderful outside hot tubs, which look out onto the Alps and can be used throughout the day. Additionally, our comfortable lounges, where complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day, offer great spaces to relax, read a book, and enjoy the ambience of being in the mountains.

In the local area…

A number of the chairlifts can be used by everyone, whether skiing or not. These lifts take you further up the mountain, where you can enjoy stunning views over the valley. We arrange daily lunch-meets, which are in mountain eateries accessible to skiers and non-skiers alike! So, come along and take the opportunities over the week to meet up with the skiers of the group and enjoy a mountainside pizza, crepe or soup!

There are regular buses that can take you to the local towns of Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville or Val Thorens. Here, you can browse local shops, enjoy a coffee and patisserie in one of the many cafés and take in the ambience of a bustling mountain village. If you are staying at Reberty, the frequent, free bus system is particularly easy to use as the bus stop is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the chalet. From our chalet in Le Bettaix, the bus stop is 15 minutes' walk away at a gentle pace; enjoy the stroll through the village, following the snow-topped Doron river, before starting your day’s adventure.

In the nearby town of Les Menuires and village of Bruyères, there are sports centres each with a large pool, wellness centre and indoor sporting activities. Learn more on the Les Menuires website.

If you enjoy being in the outdoors, then you can make the most of the fantastic location of the chalets and enjoy a number of picturesque walks. In particular, there is a beautiful walk very easily accessed from Chalet Elise which takes you opposite Bettaix Village and along the burbling river to the nearby village of St Martin de Belleville.

If you fancy trying out a different alpine sport, then cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is available - please see the Les Menuires local walking map for an idea of some fantastic routes to try. Jean, one of our guests, enjoyed a cross-country ski holiday whilst staying at our Reberty chalet and wrote a blog about her holiday, which you can read here!