Chamonix

Chamonix with its cobbled streets is a charming, historic town nestled in the French Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc and is the highest mountain in Western Europe.  The skiing is world-class with an extensive network of ski runs and lifts, the highest of which takes you up to a staggering 3842 metres.  The off-piste skiing is second to none, with endless options for ski touring as well.  You can also get involved in cross-country skiing, snow-shoe walking, ice climbing and mountaineering.  Try the Vallee Blanche Glacier with one of the longest runs in the world and the legendary skiing at the Grand Montets where a state-of-the-art ten man gondola replaced the tired four-man chairlift in 2014. A great variety of terrain for all standards of skiers and riders.  Because Chamonix is a year round town, this destination also caters very well for the non-skiers.  The town centre offers a great variety of shops, museums, art galleries and spas.  Looking for something more active?  Go dog sledding and ride your own husky sled or explore the Chamonix valley by skimobile.  Finish off your day with a lovely dinner at one of the excellent bistro’s and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Chamonix.  Being one of the closest ski area’s to Geneva Airport, getting to the town is easy and convenient.

Gateway City             Geneva 100km

Why Chamonix

  • Chamonix is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc and is a short transfer from Geneva which makes it ideal for a shorter stay.  The village is charming and lively with lots of bars and restaurants.
  • Chamonix is not for the faint hearted. It’s challenging skiing and off-piste terrain is a great choice for thrill seekers looking for an exhilarating week on the snow.
  • The Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass not only gives you access to all areas in the Chamonix valley, but also a day in Verbier, Switzerland and a day in Courmayeur in Italy.

Chamonix Mountain Statistics

Summit 3842m
Base 1040m
Vertical 2802m
Acres
Lifts 49
Runs 170km
Average Snowfall 670cm
Beginner 23%
Intermediate 31%
Advanced 46%

Additional Accommodation

Hotel Alpina,  Hotel Le Prieure, Hotel Vallee Blanche, Hotel Croix Blanche