Chamonix is a valley with a soul, a place where people fall in love and just keep coming back! So what makes this destination so special?
A beautiful buzzing alpine town
As one of the first ever mountain resorts, Chamonix has heaps of history and charisma! To prove a point, this winter marks the centenary of the first Winter Olympic Games, hosted of course by the town in 1924! The winter agenda is rhythmed by World Cup ski races, music festivals, ski touring and freeride events. In addition to a thriving music scene and gastronomy inspired by multi-cultural influences, the variety of facilities, activities and excursions on offer, captivates all ages and all aspirations.
From December to May, the Chamonix Valley is favoured with snow-sure conditions as 90% of the skiing is above 2,000m. Whilst Chamonix has forged its reputation on the outstanding off-piste possibilities, the valley also offers cruisey slopes, tree-lined trails, snow parks and several delightful beginners’ areas. The UNLIMITED pass includes the longest glacier descent in Europe as well as skiing in both Italy and Switzerland.
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Wherever you look in Chamonix, the views are spectacular! Epic trips include a cable car ride to the famous Aiguille du Midi at 3,842m, with its 360° breathtaking panorama, or a ride on the legendary cog railway to the Mer de Glace (sea of ice), France’s largest glacier. Take the Mont-Blanc Express panoramic train to visit our outlying villages, from where marked winter trails will lead you to frozen waterfalls, enchanted glens and the best luncheon addresses in the valley!
So close to nature
With 3 natural reserves and the most densely glaciated area in the Alps, the Chamonix Valley is a sanctuary for wildlife. Chamois, ibex, deer, white hares, black grouse and ptarmigan are among some of our mountain residents. Snow-shoeing and back-country outings with local guides and nature-specialists invite visitors to connect with this exceptional natural environment in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif.
If you’re already an adept of the Chamonix Valley, this blog is for you! Come backstage and discover some of our best-kept secrets
Much more that a ski resort, Chamonix is a legend! For over 250 years visitors have been inspired by the glaciers and the breathtaking mountain scenery. From the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786, to the first winter Olympic games in 1924, the valley never ceases to pioneer mountain adventures…
Time to live your adventure!