Here are our Top Tips to help you with your Chamonix Travel Planning. Chamonix is deserved the Who's Who of serious skiing. It's the capital of European ski resorts and sits in the valley just below the highest peak in Europe, the Mont Blanc.
For the majority of skiers visiting Chamonix, France you're likely to have perhaps a week, no more than a fortnight here and frankly, there's so much terrain to ski and so much to do, you'll need to prioritize so that you get to experience the best skiing in Chamonix.
Focus on the the pistes to explore.
The resort is
massive and each of the individual 5 regions are by themselves
extensive. However the serious skiing happens here
DON'T MISS These Experiences.
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Check the weather. Book the guide to Vallee Blanche
There's no question about it - if you're not familiar with this glacier and the location of secure and stable snow bridges that form over the crevasses, go with a guide. They'll have on them ropes, shackles, locator beacons and other safety equipment.
Our Ski Guide from Compagnie du Guides
Can Your Chamonix Travel Plans Coincide With The World Cup?
Les Houches is the location of the Kandahar, the home of the Grand Slalom World Cup Events, and while the name " Kandahar Verte" implies it's a green piste, there's nothing nursery about this. This steep black course is 3300m long with a vertical drop of 870m - World Cup Champions launch themselves out of the gates and are down the bottom in 2 minutes!
The Unlimited Pass
For advanced skiers, don't even waste your time in your travel planning, reviewing the value
options of the tickets on offer. Go for the more expensive one, The
Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass as this is one which gives access to
the very best skiing in Chamonix, and the objective is to explore the best
this ticket has to offer.
In fact, we consider this ticketing to be the best value skiing in France because of the clever co-ticketing with nearby resorts in Italy and Switzerland.
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The Most Important Tip!
Include in your travel plans checking out the location of the proposed accommodation. Chamonix is vast, so spread out, it takes an hour by bus from one end of the valley to the other.
Don't waste time in daily commuting.
Do a little research to check that the short listed hotels or apartments in Chamonix are close to transport and ideally close to your preferred pistes.
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