Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix, rightly, has a reputation as the freeride capital of the world, with skiers coming from all over the world to take on the famous off-piste, such as the ‘Vallee Blanche’.

You don’t have to be a pro though to take advantage, with a large number of intermediate pistes to discover, together with a small number of beginner slopes. The town itself offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and boutiques and has excellent nightlife with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Geneva airport or take the trainto Chamonix itself. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here

Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix, rightly, has a reputation as the freeride capital of the world, with skiers coming from all over the world to take on the famous off-piste, such as the ‘Vallee Blanche’. You don’t have to be a pro though to take advantage, with a large number of intermediate pistes to discover, together with a small number of beginner slopes.

The town itself offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and boutiques and has excellent nightlife with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

Skiing & Boarding in Chamonix

There are 2 lift pass options, a Chamonix local pass and a Mont Blanc Unlimited and with 90% of the ski areas above 2000m you can be sure of good snow coverage even during early/late season weeks. The local lift pass covers the main ski areas in the valley, whilst the area pass includes access to the spectacular Aiguille du Midi lift, together with the mountain trains and the top station of the Grands Montets ski area (well worth a look!). The area pass also offers a free days skiing in the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur, a 30 minute free bus ride from Chamonix.

 The Aiguille du Midi lift – the world’s highest vertical ascent cable car – is well worth a visit. Not only are the views from the summit (3,842m) spectacular, you’ll also get a great view of the famous Mont Blanc peak.

Staying in Chamonix

Zenith offer a range of catered chalets, self catered chalets as well as hotels and apartments. Details of all the ski accommodations can be seen at....

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Doing more in Chamonix

We offer a range of options to enjoy including Snowshoeing, dog sledding, paragliding & skidoos

Can also visit the ice rink, bowling alley and enjoy some tobogganing

For non-skiers:

Other activities include paragliding, skidoos, helicopter trips, ice driving and micro light flights. 

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Geneva - transfers can be arranged from other airports - contact us for further details.

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

The local train station is Chamonix and we can arrange trains for you from Paris or from London- more detail at travel arrangements

Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

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Ski Area

No of km of skiing (local area): 205
No of lifts: 50
No of km of cross country routes: 33
Mountain restaurants: 14
Altitude (max): 3842
Altitude (min): 1000

What we like

  • The town has excellent facilities with a large selection of shops, boutiques and restaurants.
  • Great nightlife.
  • Excellent intermediate and advanced skiing, which includes some of the best off-piste in the world (a guide is recommended).
  • Great for non-skiers.
  • Short transfer from Geneva airport.

What we would change

The local bus system – during peak times it can take a while to get to-and-from some of the ski areas, and the buses often get crowded. Once you reach your destination, however, it’s well worth it

Top 5 things to do

1. Ski the Valley Blanche or at least visit the Aiguille Du Midi.

2. Experience Apres ski at 'Chambre Neuf'

3. Eat a fondue or raclette

4. Peruse the shops & people watch the Italians in their furs!

5. Ski all the different areas for a full 360 degree version of the valley.

Location

Local Currency: €

Time difference to UK: +1hr

Doing more

  • Glacier skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Resort creche
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Rink
  • Paragliding
  • Ice climbing
  • Good for non-skiers
  • Tobogganing
  • Bowling alley
  • Skidoos

  • Hotel Alpina

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    138 BEDROOMS SLEEP UP TO 3 PEOPLE WIFI IN PUBLIC AREAS PAID PARKING ON SITE WELLNESS AREA

    Situated in the heart of Chamonix, the Hotel Alpina offers a great location and stunning views from the popular 'Le Vista' panoramic restaurant.

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  • Hotel Croix Blanche

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    (£pp on std occ)

    35 BEDROOMS BEDROOMS SLEEP UP TO 2 PEOPLE FREE WIFI IN THE PUBLIC AREAS PRIVATE CAR PARK PAYABLE LOCALLY

    Situated in the heart of Chamonix, the Croix Blanche is a comfortable 3 star hotel with plenty of charm and character.

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  • Hotel de L'Arve

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    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS UP TO 5 PEOPLE DEPENDING ON ROOM TYPE FREE WIFI FREE PARKING SAUNA, FITNESS ROOM AND CLIMBING WALL

    A traditional and comfortable 3 star hotel with fantastic new apartments in the heart of Chamonix, with easy access to the Savoy beginners piste and ski bus.

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  • Hotel Excelsior Chamonix

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    79 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI COMPLIMENTARY PARKING THE PURE ALTITUDE SPA

    The Excelsior Chamonix Hotel has an enviable location in Chamonix with spectacular views of Mont Blanc and just 1.2 miles from La Flégère ski slopes.

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  • Hotel L'Heliopic

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    102 BEDROOMS BEDROOMS SLEEP UP TO 4 PEOPLE FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL SPA

    A fantastic new four star hotel set at the foot of the Aigulle du Midi lift, offering a fabulous wellness suite as well as stylish interiors and a wealth of other features.

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  • Hotel Le Faucigny

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    (£pp on std occ)

    28 BEDROOMS UP TO 4 PEOPLE PER ROOM DEPENDING ON ROOM TYPE FREE WIFI PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY - CHARGES WILL APPLY WELLNESS SUITE

    Hotel Le Faucigny is a little known three star gem set in the centre of Chamonix. Renovated in 2011, the hotel has a contemporary feel and stunning views from the balconies.

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  • Hotel Le Morgane

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    56 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL WELLNESS CENTRE

    The Hotel Le Morgane is an excellent four star hotel in the heart of Chamonix Sud.

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  • Hotel Les Aiglons Resort & Spa

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    107 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI DEEP NATURE SPA BY ALGOTHERM 20-CAR PARKING GARAGE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION

    This recently renovated four star hotel is a great place to stay as it is within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and bars as well as the Aiguille Du Midi tele-cabine.

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  • Hotel Les Lanchers

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    19 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI ACCESS FREE CAR PARK SAUNA PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY

    Recently renovated, the family run Hotel Les Lanchers is located in the pretty village of Les Praz and is a fantastic base for your holiday in the Chamonix valley.

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  • Hotel Pointe Isabelle

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    45 BEDROOMS CAR PARK FREE HIGHSPEED WIFI IN ALL AREAS BEDROOMS CAN SLEEP UP TO 4 PEOPLE

    Set in the heart of Chamonix, the Hotel Pointe Isabelle has a wonderful location and underwent a huge refurbishment program opening it's doors in Summer 2014.

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  • Hotel Prieure

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    97 BEDROOMS ROOMS SLEEP UP TO 3 PEOPLE FREE WIFI SELF PARKING IN GARAGE SPA

    Within walking distance of the Brevent lift, this traditional hotel offers real Savoyarde charm close to the centre of Chamonix. All of the bedrooms are south facing and there are some great views of the Mont Blanc Massif.

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  • Chalet La Taniere

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    4 BEDROOMS UP TO 12 PEOPLE FREE WIFI HOT TUB AND SAUNA 1 COVERED CAR PARKING SPACE AND PUBLIC CAR PARK NEARBY.

    Sleeping up to 12 people, this charming chalet offers a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of lift queues in a quiet area of the Chamonix valley.

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  • Residence La Riviere

    £125- £338

    (£pp on std occ)

    The residence offers 102 apartments of varying sizes and there are supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and a bakery all close by.

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  • Residence La Ginabelle

    £167- £514

    (£pp on std occ)

    These high quality apartments are located close to the centre of Chamonix and are 300m from the nearest lifts (Planards) and offer a range of excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness room.

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  • Chalet Eole

    £290- £567

    (£pp on std occ)

    4 BEDROOMS 8 PEOPLE FREE WIFI CAR PARK

    Chalet Eole is well located in Chamonix offering easy access to the resort and close to the Brevent slopes. The chalet sleeps 8.

    The chalet is quoted on a self catered basis for sole occupancy.  We can offer the chalet catered for a supplement - do e-mail us or call us for details.

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  • Chalet Macha

    £330- £634

    (£pp on std occ)

    4 BEDROOMS 10 PEOPLE 4 BATHROOMS WIFI ACCESS OUTDOOR PARKING AVAILABLE

    Chalet Macha is a cosy chalet which can sleep 10 people and is located in La Frasse, approximately 1 km from the town centre of Chamonix.

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  • Chalet Serac

    £357- £619

    (£pp on std occ)

    6-7 PEOPLE 3 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI GARAGE PARKING AVAILABLE SAUNA

    Chalet Serac is a cosy chalet that can accommodate 6 - 7 people located just 2.5 km from Chamonix and with beautiful views of the Mont Blanc and Les Drus.

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