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 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 and tackle the 2,000m descent down to the valley when you’re done. 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. Prepare to be buoyed up by all that collective energy as you explore the town.
As a year-round town, Chamonix has a metropolitan selection of restaurants, bars and clubs to please an international crowd – as well as an inordinate number of outdoor gear 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 two 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 (but sweet) break.
- Important information
Ski Area Chamonix: 118km Ski Range 1040-3842m Green Runs 16 Blue Runs 32 Red Runs 23 Black Runs 12 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
- Distance from airports
Geneva 1hr10mins Chambery 1hr30mins