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Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Ski France

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

Chamonix by Marc Velzen photo


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The Magnificent Grands-Montets in the Chamonix Valley photo


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View from the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix photo


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From Hotel Chamonix photo


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Winter in Chamonix photo


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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.


  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Chamonix
  • Tourist Office Phone:+33450530024
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  •   20+


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

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  • Issued:18 Mar
  • Last Snowfall:18 March 2019
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  • Piste:Fresh
  • Off-piste:-

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

light snow
10 NNW10
-10 °CF-Level
light snow
10 NNW10
-9 °CF-Level
snow showers
10 NNE10
-10 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Chamonix

Bob from Switzerland writes:

Chamonix is great for advanced off piste. There are some really classic routes, although with the glacier dropping some are getting quite dangerous, like the Pas de Chèvre.
My advice would be to use a guide if you want to get the most out of Cham. Just join the ‘guide day’ group which you can book at the Guides Office. It’s quite cheap at around 85 euros and you just ski with whoever else has pitched up. You meet some interesting people and enjoy a guided day for a fraction of the price of hiring your own guide. Often the guides prefer to go through to Courmayeur and there are great off-piste routes there too. The food is better there too!

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