Before booking your Chamonix apartment in the delightful rustic villages in the Valley, the most vital information you need to know about Chamonix France, is the resort is comprised of several villages and the large town of Chamonix Mont Blanc.
As a result the location of your apartment is crucial to a good, hassle free vacation.
Minimize commuting if traveling with children
If you're traveling with children, we’ve found over the years, you'd aim to stay at or close to the kids' ski school so as to minimize traveling time with the children.
There are lovely Haute-Savoie style chalets in the villages along the valley and many large Savoie residences have been converted into apartments. You'll have a decent selection of authentic chalet style Chamonix apartment accommodation in these villages.
The villages starting at the head of the valley:
• Le Tour
• Les Bois
• Les Praz
• Chamonix Mont Blanc
• Les Houches
Some of these villages are close to access to cable car terminals and you can find out more about the village adjacent to the ski region by clicking on this link: Valley Orientation.
Ski Pass and Ticketing
But before paying for your apartment, it will be worth knowing the pass required to access the ski region closest to the apartment. For example, if you're selecting the pass that does not permit access to the Les Houches pistes, then it's not much point having an apartment in this part of the resort.
Read the full report on Lift Passes and the village closest to that ski region.
You'll need to love the buses
Getting the Chamonix ski bus is easy and convenient. You can refer to the bus links for the route and the times. While buses are just a fact in this resort, ideally, you’d try to minimize commuting time, between regions.
Be sure it's close to a Bus Stop
Be sure your shortlisted apartment is close to a bus stop. While the train is handy, there's still a hike to get from the station to the cable car terminal.
Buses fill quickly at peak times and you'll find it frustrating if you're just on the outskirts of town, as they'll not stop if they're already full to bustin'.