Chamonix Ski Resort, France
Year round mountain lovers paradise with beautiful scenery.
Sprawled at the foot of the Aguille du Midi, the ski resort of Chamonix is a traditional old town with year round mountain activity. Although the ski area is spread out over 11 disconnected sections, they are all worth exploring and almost all the runs are above the tree line. Catching the bus to the different ski areas is the way of life in Chamonix, so having a car can be an advantage. The centre of Chamonix is car free and there are plenty of shops, cafes and bars to sit in and relax as your eyeline is instinctivly drawn to the peaks above you.
Chamonix Resort Key Facts
|No. of lifts:||47||Intermediate:|
|Total piste length:||147km||Snowboarding:|
Chamonix combines a wonderful variety of accommodation with charm and comfort, to create the ideal ski experience. There is something for everyone, providing ample choice of locations, price and amenities. Both catered and self catered apartments are on offer, which creates the luxury of your own home away from home. A wide selection of hotels are ideal for families or small groups, and there are a range of special attractions offered throughout the season.
About the Skiing and Boarding in Chamonix
Spread out over the valley, the ski resort of Chamonix has everything to offer. Beginners have a nursery area fairly seperate from the rest of the slopes so need not worry about people speeding past. Intermediates have a good choice of places to refine their skills - Col de Balme above La Tour offers good cruising runs and the Brevent and Flegere areas both offer a good mix of blues and reds.
The ski resort of Chamonix is however, one of the great resorts for an expert skiier. To make the most of the area, and to avoid risking your life, hiring a guide to show you some of the best off piste is worth it. The famous Vallee Blanche is one to do if you arean intermediate plus, looking for an adventure and some stunning scenery. There are plenty of other great runs off the Grand Montets cable car, a variety of runs from the Brevant cable car, and from La Tour, there are some good off-piste runs back to the village or towards Vallorcine.
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Chamonix Snow Conditions
|Last Snow||20th Apr|
|Lower Snow Depth||0 cm|
|Upper Snow Depth||260 cm|
|Weather||Cloudy today, rain/snow possible|
|Piste||Spring conditions across the resort|
|Last Report Update||18th May @ 12:00|