Chamonix

At the crossroads of France, Switzerland and Italy, Chamonix-Mont Blanc or best known as Chamonix or ‘Cham’ is a ski resort dominated by Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe reaching 4,810m. Host of the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix offers world-class alpine ski holidays with stunning alpine views, traditional European charm and a lively après ski atmosphere.

Overview

Located in South Eastern France, the Chamonix Valley lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.  Boasting four large high altitude ski areas spread across four mountains and virtually unlimited off piste terrain, Chamonix offers ski slopes suitable for all ski/board ability levels in the heart of the French Alps.  Key ski areas

Renowned for its steep and adventurous ski runs,  copious amounts of off-piste powder and terrain and stunning scenery, the area has over 170kms of skiable terrain to explore accessed by a network of more than 60 lifts. The area is also home to the longest off-piste ski run in Europe, Valley Blanche, a 20km descent down a glacier, delivering a thrill seekers dream and over 90% of ski terrain is located above 2,000 metres delivering exceptional snow quality and a long ski season with lifts being open into May

Experience the charm of a European ski holiday at one of the oldest ski resorts in Europe, combined with world class skiing and boarding across multiple mountain slopes with breathtaking views of Mont Blanc. Off the slopes the village offers a variety of vibrant and fun apres ski options, shopping and gastronomic delights to keep you entertained.

  • Host to the 1st Winter Olympics in 1924
  • Mont Blanc – Highest Mountain in Europe
  • Vallee Blanche ski run
  • Advanced terrain
  • Breathtaking scenery

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 3,275 Metres
Base Elevation 1,042 Metres
Vertical Drop 2,233 Metres
Skiable Terrain 170 kms
Lifts 47 lifts
Runs 86
Ave Annual Snowfall 5.09 Metres
Terrain Beginner 3%
Terrain Intermediate 28%
Terrain Advanced 39%
Terrain Expert 29%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

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Other Activities

At Chamonix there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Ice Climbing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Speed Riding
  • Ice Skating

Accommodation

Chamonix has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor made European ski/board experiences.

Getting There

Getting  to Chamonix

Geneva International Airport is the closest airport to Chamonix being only 82 kms away from the resort.

Contact our Active Travel Experts to assist you in pre arranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

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