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Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Ski France

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Chamonix by Marc Velzen photo

Chamonix

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The Magnificent Grands-Montets in the Chamonix Valley photo

Chamonix

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View from the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix photo

Chamonix

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From Hotel Chamonix photo

Chamonix

Photo credit: Will and Nina from Melb

Winter in Chamonix photo

Chamonix

Photo credit: Ernesto Schilling

Chamonix photo

Chamonix

Photo credit: Snow Forecast Admin

Chamonix photo

Chamonix

Photo credit: Snow Forecast Admin

Slope Stats

  • 3842m

  • 2805m

  • 1037m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:69
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:42 km
  • beginner52%
  • intermediate35%
  • advanced13%

Chamonix is a winter wonderland! The Chamonix Valley is consistently rated as one of the top ten ski resorts in the world, catering for every taste and ability. Chamonix, site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, is a city of 10,000 residents and the main resort in a valley dominated by Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest mountain (15,770 feet). Chamonix valley can boast of some of the best skiing and scenery in the Alps and a hard-to-beat list of winter sports activities. One of the world's greatest runs is the 13-mile journey down the Valle Blanche glacier and the Sea of Ice, a drop of 9,200 feet; highest lift-served vertical descent in the world. Chamonix has six separate ski areas in the valley. They have a total of more than 90 miles of prepared slopes and trails and 49 lifts. Particularly popular with powder skiers and snowboarders is Les Grands Montets, which rises above the village of Argentiere which is near Chamonix. Noted for its tough terrain, the area's 20 miles of groomed runs are 50 percent, serious, black and only 10 percent easy. The vertical is just short of 6,800 feet. No one gets bored.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Chamonix
  • Tourist Office Phone:+33450530024
  • Tourist Office Website:www.chamonet.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
  •   80
  •   20+

Lifts

  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:49 (16 chair lifts, 19 surface lifts)
  •   14
  •   16
  •   19

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  • Issued:19 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:19 October 2019
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2440 m)view full snow forecast

night
partly cloudy
10 SE10
6 °CF-Level
3700m
AM
partly cloudy
15 SE15
7 °CF-Level
3700m
PM
partly cloudy
15 ESE15
8 °CF-Level
3600m

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Visitor Reviews of Chamonix

Simon cook from France writes:

Don't expect a ski resort; Chamonix is a spectacular mountain town. it would be wrong to try to compare Chamonix with a huge purpose built "ski drome" such as Les Trois Vallees. It does have some of the most challenging world class free-ride terrain and off-piste potential, enough to challenge most people for a lifetime; world class skiing and ski touring but you will have to make an effort and give of yourself to make the most of it.. Hire a guide or join a guided group.

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