About Chamonix Mont-Blanc

  • Altitude: 1035m
  • Total Lifts: 65
  • Pisted Area: 155km
  • Average Snowfall: 1090

Chamonix is as an extreme sports paradise – full of gnarly backcountry addicts, high altitude parapenters and vertical mountaineers – but if you thought it was only for the hardcore, you’d be much mistaken.

The host of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 has a distinguished past. It was a ‘resort’ hundreds of years before it became a ‘ski resort’, but Chamonix certainly isn’t living in the past, as one new feature after another is helping it pivot into a modern, funky resort.

Five Varied Ski Areas

The Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley is considered a Mecca for freeriders and off piste skiing, particularly in the Grand Montets ski area. But there’s plenty here for all abilities, with five ski areas, Le Tour, Grand Montets, Flegere, Brevent and Les Houches, all connected by regular buses

With gentler slopes, Balme and Les Houches are best for families, whilst Brevent and Flegere offer sun-drenched slopes and stunning vistas sure to impress all skiers.

This is the perfect choice of destination for anyone travelling early or late in the season, with 90% of Chamonix’s slopes located above 2000m.

Brévent – Flégère: Brace yourself for challenging reds (🔴) and thrilling blacks (⚫️)!

Grands Montets: The crown jewel of Chamonix, this area presents a brilliant challenge with its reds (🔴) and blacks (⚫️).

Les Houches: An easier area, perfect for beginners or those progressing to intermediate slopes. 🏔️😍

Le Tour: Similar to Les Houches, this area offers more blue and red runs (🔵🔴).

The Famous Vallée Blanche: An off-piste route starting at the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Descend 20 km with a jaw-dropping vertical drop of 2700m. Bucket list material! ✅

The Mont-Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass

One of the world’s largest lift tickets, the Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass provides access to a total of 900km of world-class terrain spanning the Chamonix Valley and Italy’s Courmayeur, on the other side of Mont Blanc. What’s more, it gives you access to some stunning additional activities, including the Aiguille du Midi, the Mer de Glace, the new Funivia Monte Bianco (Italy), ice rinks, swimming pools and museums.

Take a Breathtaking Step into the Void

A visit to the Aiguille du Midi should be on everyone’s bucket list and is an essential part of any visit to Chamonix. The dramatic cable car journey takes you almost 3km vertically from the town of Chamonix to 3842m – the closest you can get to the 4807m Mont Blanc without hiking or climbing further.

Take it easy and enjoy the views as you prepare to ‘Step into the Void’ – a must for any visit to the Aiguille du Midi. This remarkable feature is only for the brave as you’re invited to step into a glass box, with 12mm thick triple-layer glass panels. The only catch is that the floor is glass too…and there’s a thousand metre drop below you to the ground. This great feature is free, so although there can be queues at peak times, all that’s required of you is the courage to ‘Step into the Void’

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Chamonix-Mont Blanc holds a special place in our hearts.

Location and Accessibility

This charming resort is ideally situated for British tourists, with just a 1-hour 15-minute transfer from Geneva Airport. Perfect for a long weekend getaway, the journey is a breeze! 😊


We stayed in the heart of Chamonix town at @planbchamonix. The hotel boasts large, spacious rooms with a modern ambiance. But the real surprise? Their own bowling alley! 🎳👀

Après Vibes 🍻

@chambreneuf: Live music, Aperol Spritz, and pints galore! Crowd surfing and table dancing—this place stole our hearts! 😍

@foliedoucehotelschamonix: A more relaxed après spot. Late afternoons till about 8 pm, circle tables around a fire pit, and a sun terrace at the base of the slopes. ☀️

Dining Delights 🫕

La Caleche: The magical setting where we celebrated our engagement in February 2023. Rustic alpine interiors, attentive staff, and unforgettable memories. ❤️ A must-visit.


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