With much of the terrain above 2000m, the skiing in Chamonix valley has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow and who also want to ski the famous Vallée Blanche, or tackle the rest of the extensive off-piste skiing. However, skiers and snowboarders of all levels should find runs to the suit them. The scenery is truly spectacular, being at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc massif. There’s an efficient ski bus which links the five main ski areas and the town of Chamonix offers an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities, and the nightlife, complete with an excellent choice of restaurants, is unrivaled. Why not head over to Italy for lunch with a ski over to the linked Courmayeur?

Activities

Snowshoe walking, indoor ice skating, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool with waterslides, paragliding, husky rides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Helicopter rides.

Eating out

Over 100 restaurants in Chamonix to suit all tastes and pockets, from fondues to pizzas. Chamonix offers a greater variety than most French resorts. The top hotels all have excellent restaurants and there are many good value cheaper places at the other en

Other amenities

Cleared walks. Casino, cinema with films in English, Alpine museum, Open-air market.

  • Transfer time: Geneva : 1hrs 15mins
  • Currency: Euro

Suitability

  • Beginners: 3
  • Intermediates: 4
  • Advanced: 5
  • Snowboarding: 4

Resort statistics

  • Resort height: 1035m
  • Ski range: 1035-3840m
  • Total kilometres of piste: 410kms
  • Number of runs: Area: Blue 64 Red 69 Black 24
  • Number of lifts: Area : Draglift 19, Chairlift 16, Cablecar 5, Gondolas 8.

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