Chamonix France

Ice Cave at the Mer de Glace, Chamonix

Here's Our Quick Chamonix France Review:

... a glimpse of the "must knows".

Read below our visitors Chamonix stories and their recommendations in this world-class resort in France.  We'd love your reviews and see your pictures too!

Phillip from Sydney, Australia shares his tips.

1. Chamonix France Really Does Cater For All Levels Of Skiers

As the ski resort really is vast, it really is best to read the overview of the Chamonix ski resort. It really is a world class skiing experience and the expansive terrain has more than enough variety for beginners, intermediates and advance skiers.

2. The Regions Are Not Interconnected

Chamonix, France, like Aspen Colorado, runs along a valley with a commune of ski regions working in concert as a resort. However the 5 main skiing regions being so vast, are not lift interconnected. Transport is only by road and rail at the bottom of the valley.

3. Free Transport For Skiers

Read more about the Chamonix Ski Bus and Getting Around the Resort.

4. Chamonix, France Is NOT Chamonix Mont Blanc

Don't get confused with the names.

Chamonix is a collection or a commune of little villages that run along the Chamonix Valley. The page, Chamonix France gives an orientation of the commune of villages.

The main town in this valley is Chamonix Mont Blanc. This is THE happening place in the valley with restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, bars, open air parties, charming little coffee shops and tea houses, excellent shops and high end retail shopping.

5. The Resort's Major Regions
The Les Grands Montets Cable Car
Ski the Kandahar, the world cup piste at Les Houches
The wide open slopes at Domaine de Balme

skiing on the vallee blanche chamonix
The cable car terminal at Brevent
The sunny southern slopes at Flegere

6. The Two Types of Ticketing

Try to figure out which of the passes is best value for you before you get to the ticket office. It's a little complex and you'll need to do some research as to where you'd think is the best skiing and best fun to be had.

7. Book Ahead

Trust me...the guides to Vallee Blanche are booked out early, the free buses to Courmayeur are filled to capacity in no time, and the bus to Verbier may be close to full... So, plan and book as soon as you arrive in Chamonix!

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