Ski Holiday
Chamonix Must Do's

ski holiday chamonix down the Vallee Blanche

Here are the insider tips on how to plan for a most amazing ski holiday

Chamonix Tips No 1 - 5

Chamonix Ski Must Knows - Tips No 6 - 10

6. Don't miss Courmayeur Italy

Truly, the skiing at Courmayeur is BRILLIANT!. There's a free ski bus that leaves from the train station and you're there in 20 minutes traveling via the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

7. Book excursions as soon as you get there

  • The free bus to Courmayeur is incredibly popular. Be sure to book your seat at least a couple of days in advance (more in peak times) as the buses fill up quickly.
  • Your ski holiday Chamonix would simply not be complete without "doing" the Valle Blanche. But it must be explored in good weather.  The first thing to do when you arrive is to check the weather for the week and book your ski guide straight away. Then, book your crampons. You'll need these to help you walk down the steep slope from the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, to the little platform which is the start of the Vallee Blanche Chamonix.
  • Chamonix also co-tickets with Verbier Switzerland. It's about a 2 hour drive to get there. If you need to book a hire car, there's only one hire car company in town and that's Europcar. The little office has only a limited number of hire vehicles. If you plan to go to the Verbier Ski Resort by bus, make enquiries early..

    There are limited excursion buses to Verbier.

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Ski Holiday
Chamonix For Non-Skiers Too

8. Chamonix is ideal for ski holidays and for non-skiers too

It can be difficult planning holidays to suit the different ski abilities of family members.

Fortunately, at Chamonix, the 5 ski regions are enormous and there's more than enough ski terrain to keep the family entertained, challenged and happy.

For non-ski days or for non-skiers in the family, there's lots of activities and sights for everyone to enjoy on their Chamonix holidays.

9. Where to go for high end shopping

There is a good range of high end stores including Chanel along Rue du Docteur Paccard. The Chanel store is located in the building Apartments Les Alpes, which overlooks the main square.

Snell Sports store is directly opposite. There's a huge range of quality stock at this store.

10.  Best hamburgers in town

Go to Loco Poco for the best hamburgers in Chamonix! Be sure to tip generously, as the wait-person has to traipse up and down the stairs of this impossibly narrow building.

You'll love your ski holiday 
Chamonix. It is truly world class; you'll love the classy town of Chamonix Mont Blanc and the charming little villages along the valley.

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