There are numerous mountain walks from La Giettaz. The plateau at the Col des Aravis, a short drive from the village, is also a good starting point.
Downhill tracks are plentiful with the Torraz chairlift open some days each week in July and August to transport you and your bike to the summit. Excellent mountain bikes are available for hire locally.
In Megève next to the Jaillet lifts is a fabulous ‘Palais des Sports’ with ice rink, swimming pools, sauna, turkish bath, fitness suite, climbing wall and trampoline.
Music & cultural festival: late July in La Giettaz. Numerous others in local villages and towns. Fishing, tennis & museum of rural life - Office de Tourisme for details. There are also trampolines, mini golf and a play area for children.
Take the tramway from St Gervais les Bains or the cable car up Mont Blanc to the Aiguille du Midi from Chamonix. Spectacular views on a clear day.
The 'biotope' is an environmentally friendly pool which lies in a beautiful setting at Combloux. Restaurant open lunchtimes and evenings. There is also an outdoor lake at Flumet - also beautifully situated.