Chamonix is the oldest ski resort in France and without a doubt one of Europe’s most exciting. It’s located at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, and is renowned for having the longest most-challenging runs, impressive off-piste, breathtaking views and a nightlife to match.
There are four main skiing areas, which unlike most of our other resorts are only accessible by the free local bus service, but it is very reliable. Altogether this gives you access to around 600kms pistes in the Monte Blanc area, 90% are above 2000m making this one of the best resorts for all-season-long snow. Advanced skiers and boarders could never be bored here, with the vastest expanse of off-piste, including and especially in the Mont Blanc Massif, some of the most extreme free-riding terrain, oh, and the pistes too. The only down side to Chamonix is probably that, although superb for experts, it’s not as suitable for beginners and intermediates as other resorts.
One of the most spectacular areas of off piste in Chamonix, if not the whole alps, is the Vallée Blanche which runs for 24km from the top of Mont Blanc. With a variety of routes for a variety of standards this promises to be an unforgettable day of awe-inspiring views and (weather permitting) a serious amount of powder. Classified as somewhere between a red and a blue run, it’s manageable for most levels of skiers, but we highly recommend hiring a guide and wearing tranceivers, especially for most adventurous amongst you who want to seek out safe alternative routes.
|Chamonix town iteslf is cosmopolitan and vibrant; there are a number of fantastic bars and restaurants, pubs and clubs. Our accommodation is situated in the popular Chamonix Sud area which is fast-becoming the best place to be as it is where the better bars and clubs are found. The accommodation is situated within a stones’ throw of the slopes and the lifts.|