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CHAMONIX

French Alps

Winter Paradise

Chamonix is one of the most popular alpine area for skiers and snowboarders. Come and enjoy the ski resorts with 300 kilometers of ski slopes and much more.

THE AREA

Chamonix resort is a busy town of 9,000 permanent residents at the foot of Mont Blanc, just below the French entrance to the Mont Blanc road tunnel. At the height of 1035m and a top lift at 3842m, the range at Chamonix is exceptional, long runs below the tree line offer good sport and ski instructors and mountain guides come here to qualify. The town’s old buildings have kept their Victorian and Belle Epoque look and, since the town is jam free, it offers a pleasant area to walk, with cafés overhanging the river Arve’s torrent and a lot of interesting shops, galleries, bookshops and speciality food, as well as souvenirs and the latest technical snow-sports clothing and hardware.

CUISINE

Foodies won’t be disappointed with the level of restaurant offerings here, not only a good choice at all budget levels but a mix of stylishly contemporary and topnotch traditional types too. Savoyard cooking, the typical food from Chamonix Mont-Blanc, based on a diet of cheese and potatoes. Produced locally in summer and easy to store during the long winter months, they make for a good human fuel source. With a little ingenuity, the Savoyards make it taste good too.

NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

Chamonix has one very vibrant ski scene usually revolving around live music, happy hours and early food deals which blend into the night... Many bars are open from around 16:00, then as the night draws in, the fun in the bars continue with DJs, music and dancing. If you want to stay out into the early hours of the morning, the nightclubs in Chamonix stay open to around 4am so plenty of time to celebrate your hard day on the piste whatever time of year.

Winter Activities

SKI

When it comes to skiing, Chamonix is for sure, world-class level. You’ll find a vast area of groomed pistes where skiing is part of everyday life. The mighty Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest mountain won't disappoint with endless possibilities for ski mountaineering, steep skiing and full-day epic off-piste descents. Skiers of every level flock to Chamonix each winter, from families and couples who enjoy the wide open pistes of the Alps to serious all-mountain skiers who pit their wits against the steep terrain.

Summer Activities

PARADISE IN THE ALPS

Chamonix is not only a winter playground, the summer offers the opportunity for adventure too. There are countless things to do from mountain biking to mountaineering, hiking, paragliding, canoeing, rock climbing.

Events

WINTER EVENTS

Christmas Parade on 24th of December, a fairy is invited to the streets of Chamonix and will parade with dancing toys, and other magical and mythical creatures. ''Musilac Du Mont Blanc'', music festival held in April. Many more events and happenings await!

SUMMER EVENTS

Chamonix is a hive of activity in the summer months with multiple sporting and music events on through out the season. Chamonix summer events include Marathons, climbing events, festivals and much more. ''Fete de la Musique'' held on the 21st June  is more than a music festival, a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians and from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.

Travel to Chamonix

AIRPORTS

Geneva is the nearest airport to Chamonix 88 km away and one of the best options due to its daily connections to Chamonix.

TRANSFERS

We can arrange for a mini bus, taxi, or chauffeur-driven service from your chosen airport to your luxury chalet in Chamonix.

RAIL

The easiest way to get to Chamonix by train is through St. Gervais-le Fayet. Located 20km away from the ski resort, it is served by TER regional trains and the TGV. From here you can take a bus or a taxi or we can arrange a private transfer to your chalet/apartment in Chamonix.

SELF-DRIVING

If you are driving from France you can get straight to Chamonix via Autoroute Blanche A40. From Switzerland follow the motorway to Martigny, Col de la Forclaz and Col des Montets. From Italy, the best way is via the Mont-Blanc Tunnel.

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