Chamonix is enriched with supreme mountaineering history and prestige, host to Europe’s tallest mountain the notorious Mont Blanc, it is unique in so many ways. The first thing you will notice approaching Chamonix are the extremely steep, imposing spires shooting towards the sky from the valley floor, draped by one of the 14 Mont Blanc glaciers, there is truly nothing quite like it.
What separates Chamonix from many European Ski destinations is the fact it is a fully operative town in its own right, with a permanent population of more than 10,000, not a purpose built ski resort. This in itself gives Chamonix a rather diverse, upbeat cosmopolitan atmosphere all year round. The pedestrianised high street oozes charm providing excellent shopping, quality restaurants and chic cafes dotted along the l’Arve river with remarkable views that never grow old.
The Chamonix Valley stretches over 16km from Servoz in the West to Vallorcine in the far East of the valley. The valley offers 4 self-contained ski areas spread over both the north and south faces of the valley and limitless unrivalled backcountry to challenge even the most advanced skier. There is a reason why the Freeride World Tour is held in Chamonix every year, claiming its rightful title as the All-mountain capital of the world.
In Chamonix you will never run the risk of boredom, with the vast activities other than skiing also available including paragliding, dog sledding and premium spas. In addition to the numerous world class events hosted by the valley such as the prestigious Kandahar Downhill World Cup, Freeride World Tour, UTMB and the Cosmo Jazz festival attracting adrenaline filled enthusiasts, cultured connoisseurs and spa lovers from across the globe every year. You will never be short of adventure on your ski holiday in Chamonix!