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Skiing Holidays in Chamonix, France


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Best for: Après-ski, Glacier skiing, Families, High altitude skiing, Non-ski activities, Short transfers
Range of pistes: 500km
Skiing altitude: 1,035m to 3,850m
Number of snow cannons: 34
Cross country trails: 42km
Resort ski bus available: Depends on the resort.
Number of mountain restaurants: 14
Lifts: Draglifts - 19, Chairlifts - 16, Cablecar - 5, Gondolas - 8, Total no of ski lifts (local pass) - 49
Number of runs: Green - 13, Blue - 30, Red - 26, Black - 12


Skiing Holidays in Chamonix


Chamonix Ski Resort - Map

Ski Chamonix

Chamonix - now there's a name to conjure with for both mountaineers and skiers alike. And indeed, it's a place with a whole lot of magic, ever since it hosted the first Winter Olympics way back in 1924. At 1035m, in a steep-sided valley beneath the spectacular peak of Mont Blanc, it combines fabulous skiing and dramatic scenery with the added bonus of Chamonix itself being a traditional Alpine town.

There are nursery slopes with tuition for novices that is nothing short of brilliant - for it's Chamonix where ski instructors come to qualify. There are also cruisey pistes below the tree-line but it's skiing for thrill-seekers which is where Chamonix excels - le grand ski. Powder hounds will be in seventh heaven and some of France's most challenging off-piste skiing is here for the taking. Above all, there's a 20 km glacier run along the beautiful Vallée Blanche - and you don't have to be an Olympic-class skier to enjoy it.

Skiing and snowboarding Chamonix means not just one but five areas - (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent) linked by a jolly good bus service. The lift pass even includes a day in Courmayeur, the magnificent Italian resort just over the border.

Après-ski Chamonix

Chamonix is a busy town, retaining its Victorian style and full of facilities. The centre is thankfully traffic-free, thrumming with cosmopolitan cafés and interesting little shops, top-range snow sports stores and galleries. Every Saturday morning there's an open air market too.

Nightlife? Oh yes! Check out Chambre 9 why don't you? Live music between 5 and 7 p.m. Or have a drink in front of a roaring log fire in The Vagabond. Or hang out in the central bar, La Terrasse. For sports fans there's an Irish bar (isn't there always?) called the Munster. There are nightclubs too if you have the energy - L'Amnesia (is the name a clue to your hangover experience?) and The Bunker are just two of renown.

If you need more exercise, there's the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon - a multi-purpose sport complex - and opportunities for many non-skiing snow sports including husky sledding, snowshoe trails, parapenting and helicopter rides.

Chamonix skiing holidays cannot fail to be epic, because that's the nature of Chamonix. Seize the day and book with GetSkiing!

Gary's Little Gems

"The Chamonix/Mont Blanc valley is a mecca for off-piste and big mountain skiing. For those who want to experience the thrill of big high mountain skiing on a glacier, hire a local French mountain guide and try the Vallée Blanche. The skiing scenery is breathtaking and the local guides are a great source of information not only about the pistes but the lovely rustic mountain restaurants. Taking the local Chamonix train back to town is fun and unique as is the Aiguille du Midi cable ride to 13500 feet."




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Ski at Residence Ginabelle Apartments in Chamonix, France

Residence Ginabelle Apartments in Chamonix, France

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From £199 for 7 nights

Designed and built to a high standard, with a predominance of local pine and in traditional Savoyard style, the Ginabelle is a first class résidence. With a wide range of facilities, proximity to the centre...

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Ski at Residence La Rivière Apartments in Chamonix, France

Residence La Rivière Apartments in Chamonix, France

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From £345 for 7 nights

These apartments are located in the area of Chamonix Sud which is built around pedestrian promenades and shopping arcades including a supermarket and bakery, bars and restaurants. The bus terminal for the sh...

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Ski at Chalet Hotel Sapiniere in Chamonix, France

Ski at Chalet Hotel Sapiniere in Chamonix, France

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From £416 for 7 nights

Arguably the best located hotel in Chamonix. The Savoy nursery slopes are literally just over the road from the hotel, from where the Savoy téléski lift whisks you up to the Brévent gondola, to access one...

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Ski at Richemond Hotel in Chamonix, France

Richemond Hotel in Chamonix, France

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From £507 for 7 nights

A grand old traditional hotel, the Richemond is run by the welcoming Sarraz family and has been popular with our guests for many years. Whilst enjoying an unbeatable central location, the hotel is nontheless...

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Ski at Les Balcons du Savoy Apartments in Chamonix, France

Les Balcons du Savoy Apartments in Chamonix, France

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From £516 for 7 nights

Regarded as one of the best residences in Chamonix, these highly sought after apartments offer high standards of accommodation as well as a spectacular piste-side location. Situated by the nursery slope and ...

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Ski at Penthouse Chalet Jacques in Chamonix, France

Ski at Penthouse Chalet Jacques in Chamonix, France

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From £521 for 7 nights; Sleeps 6

On the third floor of the Val d'Arve residence is the Penthouse Chalet Jacques. The location cannot be bettered as it is on the Rue de Dr Paccard in the centre of Chamonix in a lovely chalet-style building, ...

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Ski at Excelsior Hotel in Chamonix, France

Excelsior Hotel in Courchevel, France

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From £554 for 7 nights

Situated in the charming village of Les Tines, some 4kms from Chamonix, the fully renovated Excelsior is a delightful, informal hotel and full of character (a 3 chimneys Logis de France). Expect a very warm ...

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Ski at Prieure Hotel in Chamonix, France

Ski at Prieure Hotel in Chamonix, France

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From £667 for 7 nights

Built in a traditional Savoyard style, the Prieuré is a charming and traditional hotel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The health spa with sauna, steam room and whirlpool make for the perfect après-s...

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Ski at Les Aiglons Hotel in Chamonix, France

Ski at Les Aiglons Hotel in Chamonix, France

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From £826 for 7 nights

The Hotel les Aiglons is a stylish and modern hotel with excellent facilities, superb levels of service and cuisine and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Benefiting from a superb location at the footsteps of t...

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Ski at Club Room in Chamonix, France

Club Room in The Brévent, The Mont Blan and The Savoy, Chamonix-France

From £983 for 7 days. All inclusive (flights, transfers, ski passes, ski school, entertainment, food and alcohol)!

The Resort has a total of 272 rooms in a hotel with several wings, just 5 minutes walk from Chamonix town centre.

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