Chamonix is a very popular resort in Winter and Summer, offering a selecting of luxury  chalets and hotels open all year round. Chamonix welcomes all skiers to its 5 ski resorts (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent). The Chamonix Valley is famous for the off piste skiing it has to offer. The ease with which you can access the backcountry here is unparalleled, thanks to the lifts that whizz you up to the peaks of the Mont Blanc range. Chamonix is a charming traditional, stunning and lively town which has lots to offer aside from skiing.

Destination information

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Key Facts

  • Skiing Elevation: 1035-3840m
  • Green: 16%
  • Red: 32%
  • Geneve Airport (1hr15)
  • Resort Height: 2100m
  • Pistes: 155km
  • Blue: 36%
  • Black: 16%

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Chamonix Resort Info

The Chamonix Valley has a total of five ski areas from the family favourite of Les Houches at the bottom of the valley where many of our ski in/ski out chalets are located to Grand Montets and Le Tour at the top of the valley. There is a total of more than 150km 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.  Flégère and Brevent (accessible from central Chamonix) are both south facing sunny ski areas with some of the best mountain views anywhere in the Alps. Les Houches has perhaps the best view of Mont Blanc from anywhere and some beautiful tree lined pistes and family skiing.

Hop in a helicopter and soar over some of Chamonix’s many spectacular glaciers, drive your own team of huskies through the forest, set out cycling on the snow on a guided fat-bike tour, cheer on the local team at an ice hockey match, browse the art exhibitions and galleries or indulge yourselves in one of Chamonix’s many luxury spas… These and the list of suggestions below are just some of the many activities on offer in Chamonix. Speak to your concierge to discover even more possibilities.

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Recommended Mountain Restaurants

Bergerie de Planpraz

Tel: +33 4 50 53 44 11

Located at the top of the Brevent Cable car with the most stunning panoramic views over the Chamonix Valley.

Their menu offers a good range of for pasta and steak options.

La Panoramic

Tel: +33 4 50 53 44 11

A stunning location for lunch and snacks and one of the best places to bask in the view of Mont-Blanc.

Located on the summit of Brévent and therefore easily accessible even for pedestrians (gondola and cable car).

La Cremerie du Glacier

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 54 07 52

Follow the signs of the red run home and find yourself on a wee helter skelter to this charming and rustic mountain caff.

They provide a great menu of cheese, cured meats and homemade soups.

Les Vieilles Luges

Tel: +33 6 84 42 37 00

Located by the Maison Neuve chairlift, this rustic, 18th–century barn provides a feast of fantastic homemade dishes and warming vin chaud.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a long lunch break with the family.