Magnificent Mont Blanc Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"What could be better than a short transfer, a fantastic ski area, views of the Mont Blanc and a huge choice of restaurants and bars for a bit of après-ski? Nothing! That's why Chamonix is world famous, and skiers return year after year!"

Chamonix Ski Holidays

The world-famous mecca of mountain adventures, Chamonix sits at the foot of the towering peak and glaciers of the mighty Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. This spirited resort has achieved legendary status, thanks to its incredible range of skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering.  

Explore the slopes

Depending on your choice of lift pass, Chamonix's extensive ski area covers up to five different areas in the valley – Brévent, Flégère, Grands Montets, Balme Vallorcine and Les Houches - each with their own unique appeal. You can also ski further afield in Courmayeur and Megève but you will need to travel by public transport or have your own transport to do so.

Chamonix is renowned for its steep terrain and deep snow. But that’s not to say beginners can’t enjoy their time on the slopes here. The uncrowded slopes of the Balme Vallorcine ski area are great for cruising and there are a number of dedicated beginner areas dotted throughout the valley. The ESF ski school in Chamonix has a wide range of lesson options available. Its Piou Piou Club offers a combination of ski tuition and childcare for children aged 3 years old upwards.

The most iconic ski area for advanced skiers and riders has to be the Grands Montets sector. Here you can revel in a vast freeride heaven. Please note that the Grand Montets cable car is currently being upgraded with a new lift due to open in December 2025. Skiers can still access the majority of the Grand Montets section but the top slopes are currently inaccessible. Skiing the famous Vallée Blanche from the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car with a qualified guide is also a must for anybody looking to test their skills.

Enjoy the resort

You can feel alpine heritage in the air in Chamonix, as the resort continues to attract avid skiers, climbers and adventurers, just as it did those early 19th-century mountain pioneers. 

As a year-round town, Chamonix has a metropolitan selection of restaurants, bars and clubs to please an international crowd as well a fantastic selection outdoor equipment shops. The resort’s lively après-ski scene begins on the slopeside sun terraces and carries on into the early hours. Go low-key and budget-friendly or treat yourself to an evening of stylish cocktails in Les Caves and Michelin-starred dining at Albert Premier.

Chamonix has a massive choice of non-skiing activities to get stuck into. Try dog sledding, ride the luge on rails or simply soak up the most staggering views in the Alps.

Where to stay

We’ve complemented Chamonix’s wide range of world-class pistes with a wide range of equally stellar accommodation choices for you. We’ve hand-picked the best hotels and apartments in a variety of locations so you can choose between chic boutique establishments, cool contemporary hotels and high-end self-catering apartments. Amenities include indulgent spas, scenic outdoor Jacuzzis and fine dining, and many offer the opportunity to book a short break.

Important information
Ski Area Chamonix: 120+km
Ski Range 1040-2765m
Green Runs 13
Blue Runs 31
Red Runs 27
Black Runs 13
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
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Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr10mins