Chamonix

 

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Surrounded by cliffs and mountain peaks, and sitting in the shadow of Mont Blanc; Chamonix is a spectacular ski resort that deserves its reputation as one of the best freeriding areas in the world.

Having been a base for mountaineering adventures since 1760, Chamonix was catering to adrenalin-seeking tourists long before it hosted the inaugural winter Olympics in 1924 and subsequently became a mecca for all-mountain skiing. Despite the increase in popularity, Chamonix itself has grown more gracefully than the purpose-built resorts often seen in France. 

Receiving more visitors in the summer months than the winter actually gives the atmosphere of a thriving market town, rather than ski resort. The narrow cobble streets help create an attractive, if not picture-perfect, centre with all the amenities, bars and restaurants holiday-makers would expect. A lively nightlife can be found if this is what you desire, and accommodation is plentiful and wide-ranging for all budgets.

As well as the thriving town centre the smaller villages of Argentiere, Les Houches and Vallorcine sit in the valley and provide a quieter village atmosphere for those looking for it.

Chamonix is a world-class French resort with a well-deserved reputation as such. A holiday here can cater to the most extreme, or the most relaxed tourist – it is completely up to you.

 

Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix has rightly become a hub for skiers and snowboarders – with numerous ski slopes heading off in all directions around the stunning local area. There are high altitude glacier runs, slopes below the treeline for in bad weather, and some of the toughest and most testing runs in Europe.  Options for beginners and intermediates do exist though with areas for peaceful cruising dotted around the piste map. The Vallee Blanche is one of the most famous off-piste areas in the world and draws adrenaline seekers from all over the world to Chamonix.

While it does have an impressive skiable area, not all these ski areas are connected by lift directly from the town centre.  Full exploration will involve taking a bus or car ride from the town – but providing you are prepared for this then there is a lot of flexibility on offer in terms of ski areas.

 

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