There are a huge selection of sport climbing routes that are all within 20 minutes of St Gervais but there are many, many more only slightly further afield.
There are also climbing courses for children and adults available from the local guides.
If the weather turns there's the new indoor climbing wall built into the bridge in St Gervais. Cost is 5 Euros and tickets are to be bought in the Tourist Information office or the MJC (opposite the Post Office). The wall is open from the 15th April until the autumn. Phone 00 33 (0)4 50 47 73 40 for opening hours and details.
The Mont Blanc Escalade is another indoor climbing centre in Les Houches and is open all year
Tel: 00 33 (0)4 50 54 76 48
Obviously the area is famous for it's mountaineering, especially as the summit of Mont Blanc sits inside St Gervais' boundaries. If you're thinking of climbing Mont Blanc please book a guide. The mountain is accessible but very dangerous! For mountaineering equipment hire we highly recommend David at Unlimited Sports in St Gervais. See here for details: http://www.unlimited-saintgervais.com/en/
There are two tree top adventure parks nearby, one in the Parc de Loisirs in Les Contamines and one in the Park Thermal in Le Fayet. Great fun for kids and adults alike as you cross rope bridges, swing from tree to tree and use zip lines etc.
Nearby Megève has an 18-hole golf course. The course has excellent facilities and is open to non-members in the summer (June-October depending on snow conditions). For more details please see their site here:
St Gervais has a new indoor pool (actually 2 pools indoor, a 25m pool and a childrens pool) open all year round and an outdoor pool open during the summer. It's a wonderful pool with superb views, but please don't forget to take your trunks - large baggy shorts are not allowed!
There are also some lovely swimming lakes with beaches in nearby Sallanches (Lac des Ilettes, 20 minutes drive), Les Contamines (within the Parc du loisir so you have to pay but it's included on the weekly family leisure pass for St Gervais and Les Contamines), 10 minutes drive) and Passy (Lac du Passy, 10 minutes drive).
St Gervais also has a large tennis club, with a selection of clay and synthetic courts, open to the public. This is also where they hold the St Gervais Open each year in July with $15 000 prize money!
More details here: www.opensaintgervaismontblanc.com
Treks through the mountains can be arranged through the Centre Equestre du Bettex at Le Bettex. (Tel. +33 (0)4 50 93 16 84 or +33 (0)6 13 35 72 75). The riding centre in the Parc de Loisirs at Les Contamines is open throughout the summer for pony rides and treks (1 to 2 hours), lessons and courses. Prices from 6 €. (Tel. +33 (0)4 50 47 01 60) or visit their site here: http://en.lescontamines.com/equitation.html
The Merlet Animal Park in nearby Les Houches is open from 1 May to 30 September. You can walk around the park and see the park's resident animals - marmottes, chamois goats, Lamas and a number of other animals . There is a small cafe/bar at the park where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif.
The Parc Thermal in Saint Gervais/Le Fayet is the perfect place to relax. The spa offers a range of medical, health and beauty treatments.
Tel: 00 33 (0)4 50 47 54 54
There is an indoor ice skating rink in St Gervais which is open all year and is one of the homes to the Mont Blanc ice hockey team and regularly hosts ice hockey matches during the season.
There are many activities that are available all year round in St Gervais and the surrounding area. You can take Europe's highest cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi and once at the top you can eat in the restaurant or just take in the panoramic views on the viewing platforms. Or take the Montenevers rack rail train will to the foot of the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), Europe's largest living glacier. Once at the glacier you can visit the Ice Grotto carved out of the glacier.
You could take a day trip to the beautiful city of Annecy, Geneva, Megève or Courmayer in Italy.
Visit the huskies in Les Contamines in spring, summer and autumn. Booking is required.
Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 47 13 99
Visit the husky farm in Chamonix. The Husky farm is open for visits and trips. Tel: 0033 (0)4 50 47 77 24, www.huskydalen.com
Nearby Megeve offers hot air ballooning and helicopter and plane rides around Mont Blanc and the area and there are several companies that offer tandem paragliding jumps.