An historic ski and climbing town on the picturesque side of Mont Blanc, by the entrance to the Mont Blanc tunnel. Chamonix offers the world’s greatest lift-served vertical drop. Away from the slopes it is very lively all year round with numerous bars and restaurants.
Not One But Four Ski Areas
It’s no secret that the Chamonix Valley is considered a Mecca for freeriders, particularly in the Grands Montets ski area. But there’s plenty for all abilities and Balme and Les Houches offer wonderful family skiing and fun terrain parks, whilst Brevent -Flegere have a variety of south-facing intermediate slopes with breathtaking panoramas. 90% of the Chamonix Valley’s skiing is located above 2000m making it the perfect choice for early and late skiing.
Much More Than a Lift Pass!
The Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass is one of the world’s most remarkable tickets. Not only does it provide access to a total of 900km of world-famous ski terrain throughout the Chamonix Valley and even on the other side of Mont Blanc at Italy’s Courmayeur, it also provides unlimited access to some of world’s most remarkable locations, whether you take your skis or board with you or not, including the Aiguille du Midi, the Mer de Glace, the new Funivia Monte Bianco (Italy), the valley’s panoramic and even resort facilities such as ice rinks, swimming pools, the mountain coaster luge ride and the Alpine Museum.
Take a Breathtaking Step into the Void!
At more than 3,840m (12,000ft), amidst Europe’s highest Alpine peaks, the Aiguille du Midi far surpasses the definition of a ski lift! The cable cars lift you from central Chamonix up more than 2,800 vertical metres – the biggest vertical lift on earth in fact. Some take it to access the world’s longest lift-served ski run, the 22km long Vallee Blanche, but some don’t ski at all and instead bravely Step into the Void an amazing clear glass box sticking out more than 1,000 metres (3,000ft) above the nearest ground below.
Gastronomy Rhymes with Chamonix
From Michelin stars to Asian fusion, from Scandinavian flavours to Savoy specialities, the Chamonix valley offers the most astonishing gastronomic choice, reflecting the diversity of a very cosmopolitan population, alongside a French flair for fine dining!