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Ski Chamonix

Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Chamonix Information

One of the world’s most famous resorts, Chamonix today is a mid-sized town that offers half-a-dozen separate ski areas on slopes above the length of its valley with spectacular scenery above, including Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak. There’s everything here from the world’s longest lift-served off-piste run to Michelin starred restaurants.
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Chamonix facts

  • 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

Insider's guide to Chamonix

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Last snowed: 1st Jan
Report date: 26th Nov

Beginner

2 stars

Intermediate

4 stars

Advanced

5 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

4 stars

Families

2 stars

Aprés Ski

5 stars

Mountain Restaurants

4 stars

Resort Charm

3 stars

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
 

Skiing Guide

Steeped in history, Chamonix is a world class snow sports enthusiast’s dream!

Après Ski

Chamonix’s reputation doesn’t just come from the mountain, the town is alive with options for all.

Families

Expensive child lift tickets and disjointed ski areas can prove challenging for families.

Off the Slopes

The stunning view of Mont Blanc is often enough but for those with spare energy there are plenty of activities on offer.

Spa Guide

A good selection of Spas and a free shuttle bus to the famous Pré-Saint-Didier Spa in Italy.

Restaurants & Dining

Chamonix is one of the world’s best ski resorts for food, you will not be disappointed!

Customer Reviews

Average customer rating: 5 stars