"Chamonix is not just a ski resort, but a real town with an eclectic mix of people from allover the world.
A vibrant and buzzing place, 365 days of the year!"
Chamonix offers 69 pistes of all levels spread over
4 ski areas: Le Tour, Les Grands Montets,
Brevent-Flegere and Les Houches.
Altitude of valley floor: 1100m.
The highest piste is 2,800m.
12 black runs (34km)
25 red runs (70km)
27 blue runs (46km)
16 green runs (5km)
Chamonix also has the best and most varied off piste and
ski touring terrain in Europe.
3 Michelin Star restaurants
- open year around.
Courmayeur and Italian fine dining awaiting at the
other side of the Mt Blanc Tunnel.
Chamonix has a fantastic variety of traditional and
cross over cuisine.
Buzzing year around, Chamonix's nightlife is vibrant.
Live music, local bars and late-night clubs with
something for everyone.
At only 1h's drive from Geneva Airport, Chamonix is extremely easy to access.
Choose to rent a car in Geneva, or we can organise a transfer (private or shared) to make the journey up to Chamonix.
Chamonix boarders both Switzerland and Italy, with renowned neighbouring resorts such as Courmayerur, Megeve, Verbier - all fantastic places to visit for the day.
ACTIVITIES IN CHAMONIX
IN A NUTSHELL
Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and alpine capital of the world.
As a destination it has a reputation for the extreme and this, whilst undoubtedly true, can mask a wide array of sporting and leisure activities, peace and quiet, great nightlife, entertainment, things to do and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you.
There really is something for everyone here.
The lively streets of Chamonix are colourful with a mix of sport shops, guide offices, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Every Saturday morning the town hosts an outdoor market brimming with local crafts and produce.
On bad weather days there is a brand new SPA with hot springs, a cinema, bowling alley, an ice rink, a large sports centre and a fantastic indoor climbing wall.
Situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Chamonix is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain which peaks at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m) - the highest in Western Europe.
The local population of Chamonix numbers around 10 000 inhabitants but this figure swells to nearly ten times that with the influx of tourists, climbers, alpinists, backpackers, students and seasonnaires.
Chamonix has 4 schools - families have gathered here from allover the world, to take part of an endless choice of sporty activities, culture and stunning nature - 365 days of the year.
There are two distinct seasons here: summer and winter, but the whole valley is busy for most of the year.
Chamonix is home to apx 300 Mountain Guides, who are there to share the spectacular and unique Alpine terrain, accessible to all
fitness levels and ages.
Whilst the principal town is of the same name, 'Chamonix' is often used in reference to the whole valley, stretching over 28km from Le Fayet to Switzerland.
It is, however, made up of several distinct and charming villages including Servoz, Les Houches, Les Bossons, Les Praz, Les Tines, Argentiere, Montroc, and at the top of the valley - Le Tour and Vallorcine.