Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Chamonix.
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- Restaurants | Bars80 | 20+
- Nearest Airport Geneva
- Nearest Train Station Chamonix
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+33450530024
The terrain at Chamonix includes::
- Terrain Parks1
- X-Country42.0 km
- Ski Hire
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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.
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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.
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Visitor Reviews of Chamonix
Tom from France writes:
I think many of these comments are clearly from people who are not well suited to Chamonix. If you want a soulless Disneyland style resort where everything is perfectly groomed, if you want everything managed for you, if you spend most of your time on pistes, if a massive gourmet lunch stop is an important part of the day and if it's important to be seen wearing your best Gucci fur in the evening then you're completely missing the point of Chamonix and would be better off in one of the many purpose built 'resorts' like the Porte du Soleil. But, if you're a good skier, if you actually want to experience skiing in the mountains, if you're happy skiing different types of terrain and snow because you appreciate this is the real world and not some manicured playground then Chamonix is unrivalled across the world. Simple.
Resorts close to Chamonix
Discover ski resorts near Chamonix. Click below to view there ski resort guides.
- Latest WebcamBrévent-FlégèreLast snow: 1 cm Thu 09 JunLifts: 18Trails: —3 km away
- Les HouchesLast snow: 6 cm Thu 05 MayLifts: 18Trails: 227 km away
- ArgentiereLast snow: 1 cm Sat 30 JulLifts: 10Trails: 178 km away
- Le TourLast snow: 1 cm Thu 09 JunLifts: 10Trails: -2011 km away
- Passy Plaine JouxLast snow: 3 cm Thu 05 MayLifts: 8Trails: 1011 km away