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Chamonix Resort Guide

The Chamonix resort guide summary is: Chamonix has 49 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2805m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 69 trail at Chamonix.


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Chamonix Resort Guide

The Chamonix resort guide summary is: Chamonix has 49 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2805m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 69 trail at Chamonix.

Vertical:

Top: 3842m
Arrow
2805m
Bot: 1037m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

69
52%
35%
13%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: Yes

Chamonix Lifts:

  • drag lift icon19
  • ski lift icon16
  • cablecar icon14
Total lifts = 49
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Visiting Chamonix

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Chamonix.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    80 | 20+
  • Nearest Airport
    Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station
    Chamonix
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +33450530024

Chamonix Features

The terrain at Chamonix includes:


What's it like at Chamonix resort?

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.


Explore Chamonix Location Map

Interactive Chamonix trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Chamonix?

MarchAverage: 4.5 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Chamonix is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.5 snowy days during this week with 75cm of snowfall. Check out the Chamonix Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Chamonix

Overall: 4.0 Based on 49 votes and 87 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.9
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 4.5
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Michael Griffiths from United Kingdom writes:

I really can't believe some of the miserable reviews below. I first really came to Chamonix 14 years ago and was blown away by the views of the mountains. Far, far better than any other resort in Europe.

If you are a piste cruiser, don't come to Chamonix, it is not for you. If you like to ski steeper runs, push your skiing and like adventure it is for you.

A real town, not a tinsel-town resort and very easy to completely fall for . I wouldn't choose to go anywhere else.

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