Thinking of skiing in Chamonix? Chamonix is a pretty town situated just 15km from the Swiss border and known for its variety of shops and restaurants as well as being the off-piste capital of Europe.
Why Chamonix Ski Resort?
- Excellent for challenging skiing
- High-altitude skiing with a very good snow record
- Lively après ski
- Traditional village ambience in the town
Chamonix Mont Blanc Resort Information
The Chamonix Valley stretches from Servoz to Barberine on the Swiss border. The main towns within the Chamonix Valley include Les Houches, Les Bossons, Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere, Montroc / Le Tour and Vallorcine.
Chamonix is not a ski in - ski out purpose built. Chamonix became the world capital of mountaineering and developed into a world renowned ski resort after. It is actually formed of 5 ski resorts and one large famous off piste area (Vallee Blanche) with lift access via the Aiguille du Midi.
The main ski lift areas (working up the Valley) are:
- In Les Houches - Les Houches,
- In Chamonix - Le Brevent and the Aiguille du Midi (off piste only, the Vallee Blanche)
- In Les Praz - La Flégère
- In Argentiere - Les Grands Montets
- In Le Tour/Vallorcine - Le Tour/Balme
Flégère is interconnected with Brévent. Le Tour/Balme is connected by lift to Vallorcine. The snowpark is in Les Grands Montets. There are other smaller beginner lift areas including Les Planards in Chamonix.
Chamonix and its valley are dominated by the Mont Blanc chain to the south and the Aiguilles Rouges (red peaks) to the north. Even if you’ve never been to Chamonix you’re bound to have heard of it - and seen photographs of the magnificent mountain it’s irrevocably linked with: the mighty massif of Mont Blanc – the highest peak in the Alps!
For strong skiers Chamonix Mont Blanc is the undisputed off-piste capital of Europe with some quite extraordinary experiences awaiting you on the Mont Blanc Massif.
Chamonix is in the north-westerly part of the Alps, just 15 km from the Swiss border via the Col des Montets and 15 km from Italy via the Mont-Blanc tunnel. The town centre is situated at an altitude of 1035 metres, and the highest village at the top of the valley is Le Tour (1462 metres).
The picturesque year-round town of Chamonix enjoys a wide range of attractions, shops, bars and restaurants as well as a large sports complex offering a variety of sporting activities, a swimming pool, and an ice rink. Argentière lies 8kms further up the valley and is linked by an efficient bus service (free with your lift pass). The car-free centre has cobbled streets, old buildings, a river and pavement cafes.
Chamonix is part of the international “Best of the Alps” network which groups together twelve resorts that are emblematic of the history of the Alps. They all share the same respect for tradition and an ongoing quest for quality.
Chamonix is a great place for ski weekends as well.
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Chamonix ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 69
- Green slopes: 8
- Blue slopes: 28
- Red slopes: 20