Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Chamonix Information
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- Useful Information
- Area: Chamonix Valley
- Village Height: 1035m
- Avg. annual snowfall: 1090cm
- No. of lifts: 47
- Season dates: Early Dec - Early May
- Snow range: 1035m - 3842m
- Km of piste: 155km
- Terrain parks: 1
- Snow making: 23km of piste / 15% / 96 cannons
- Distance to airports: Geneva / Geneve 88km
- Runs: 14252912
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Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
Resort not yet open
Runs to resort: Closed
lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed: 18th Dec
Report date: 19th Dec
Overview of Chamonix Ski Resort
Chamonix has been famous for centuries thanks to its proximity to Mont Blanc, towering above the town. Western Europe’s highest peak (4807m), first attracted summer climbers, then for the past century every serious snow sports fan has wanted to ski Chamonix, drawn to the world’s biggest lift-served vertical and the planet’s longest ski run, the spectacular Vallee Blanche.
Those centuries of fame have allowed the bustling resort to spread out within the confines of the steep-sided valley it inhabits. It’s now one of the largest ski towns in Europe, with a great range of shops and restaurants and lively apres ski .
There are half-a-dozen separate ski areas along the valley, three of them ‘local’ to Chamonix itself. So advanced skiers seeking the resort’s many challenges, or same-ability groups of intermediate standard or above looking for a lively resort will get the most from ‘Cham'.
Chamonix is also one of the easiest to reach in France for independent travellers with a short transfer from Geneva, well served by a frequent bus service.
There's a huge choice of Chamonix accommodation either in town itself or dotted around the Chamonix valley. Lots of brits have escaped from the rat race to run small chalet operations and in addition there's a massive choice of Chamonix hotels and apartments.
For the best up to the minute pricing visit our Chamonix ski deals page
Steeped in history, Chamonix is a world class snow sports enthusiast’s dream!
Chamonix’s reputation doesn’t just come from the mountain, the town is alive with options for all.
Expensive child lift tickets and disjointed ski areas can prove challenging for families.
The stunning view of Mont Blanc is often enough but for those with spare energy there are plenty of activities on offer.
A good selection of Spas and a free shuttle bus to the famous Pré-Saint-Didier Spa in Italy.
Chamonix is one of the world’s best ski resorts for food, you will not be disappointed!