Ski Chamonix
What's It Really Like?
  Skiers Paradise?

Chamonix, a glamorous, world class winter resort favored by the beautiful people is dominated by the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc.  Our site shares with you our independent view of this world-class ski resort from the perspective of an experienced skier.

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Accom & Hotels
Need To Know

Train Chamonix - the Mont Blanc Express


experiments at the LHC are at the frontiers of knowledge

LHC Tour

Ski Passes
3 Options

Geneva To Chamonix


The Skiing
The Pistes

This is the main square in town and where all the action happens. Ideally you'd stay close to here.

We did. Right here.

chamonix holidays main square

If you're here to ski and you'll want to know what the pistes are really like and where's best for your accommodation.


For first time visitors, these two pages will help you with your research before you book your accommodation:

Orientation map of Chamonix Mont Blanc


Chamonix France  - orientation map of the villages

Chamonix Valley




Most accommodation sites will gush about the closeness to lifts. The page on Hotels tells you where's most central.  For example, there's masses of apartments close to the Aiguille du Midi cable car.  But... this lift is a tourist cable car for sightseers and the access lift for those adventurers skiing the Valle Blanche.

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inside a Chamonix Apartment


This is the Chamonix Train Station

Train Station

Getting To

Not Skiing?
Chamonix Valley Fun

Select the correct Chamonix Ski Pass to access slopes near the villages

Which Pass For
Which Village?

Getting Around Chamonix Ski Resort

Getting Around
The Resort

Quick Links: Independent Review And Tips

skiers at vallee blanche chamonix

10 Tips
Cham Holiday

chamonix is good for family skiing holidays. There are gentle pistes like this.

Skiing Holidays

Ungroomed steep pistes when you ski chamonix

Review Chamonix
Ski Resort

We Tell You What
The Official Sites Won't

It's beautiful here, but...not perfect. A little research before making bookings will go a long way in getting the best value for your vacation.

The Steep

Bucket List
Vallee Blanche

This is what it's like skiing the Vallee Blanche - totally natural, complete with crevasses and ice towers. It's sensational!

Vallee Blanche

For Non-Skiers

The large hadron collider near Geneva

Large Hadron

Annecy France Market Day

Market Day

View of Montreux Switzerland across to Lake Geneva

Montreux On
Lake Geneva

Non-skiers, you'll be surprised that there's so much to do.

Amazing Chamonix
Fun Facts

Fun Stuff

The First Winter Olympic Games: These were held at Les Houches. 

The World Cup Downhill Competitions are now hosted here too.

Chamonix hosted the Cosmo Jazz Festival at Les Grands Montets!

Maximise Value in Your Short Vacation

Our interest in winter resorts around the world is not just the quality of the athletic experience, but just as important is the ambience of the village and the service delivery for tourists.  Afterall, you are here for just a short time and you'd like to maximise value in this brief period.

Yes, it's all true...the resort has:

  • a vast groomed terrain, as befits one of the most extensive ski resorts in France
  • the Valle Blanche, a most unique skiing experience
  • the legendary Les Grands Montets
  • the World Cup Piste at Kandahar. This is the main game at Les Houches
  • a charming sophisticated town, ideal for a romantic skiing holiday
  • open bowls, perfect for family skiing holidays
  • Unique ticketing where you access world class resorts in  France, Italy and Switzerland
  • a central location close to historic towns, ideal for local excursions.

Yes, the resort is...expensive, but it is a place for the beautiful.

You can pack all these experiences into your vacation, providing you plan ahead. Have a look at "How To Get The Most Out Of Your Week's Skiing".

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