The Alps extend north from the subtropical Mediterranean coast near Nice, France, to Lake Geneva, before trending east-northeast to Vienna. Whether in Geneva for a business trip, or leisure time, a day out in the mountains is a day well spent. Within a few bus stops from the city center, and a short cable car ride, you will have the chance to treat yourself with some winter hikes and cross-country tracks on Mont-Salève.
There are more activities to do during wintertime in-and-around Geneva though. An unforgettable one could be, for example, planning a sled dog experience. No special training is needed to be taken around from a bunch of fluffy Huskies.
Another fun thing to do, perfect also for team building purposes, is building an igloo. Venues, in the Alps or Jura mountains, are as close as a 30minutes drive. A set of required skills involve organization, preparation, support, processing and endurance.
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With 3 permanent municipal rinks, 2 featuring attached outdoor ice, speeding across a glossy frozen surface may sound nice. The time frame to work on your graceful ice skating moves stretches from October through March. Go take a twill at natural rink Lac de Joux for instance.
A less sportive and more cultural activity to consider, would be to read that book that has been sitting on your night table for months, while enjoying the stunning view of a white topped scenery.
For more on what to do in Geneva, visit our Destinations page.