In the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, Chamonix is world-famous and is one of the skiing and alpine capitals of the world.
At the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix sits in a 17km long glacial valley and offers the very best in skiing and snowboarding. Although the resort may be best known as a mecca for hardcore snow sports enthusiasts its huge area is one giant fun park and all levels of skiers and snowboarders will be entertained there. Whether you're looking for downhill skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, free styling , telemarking, or unforgettable off-piste skiing, Chamonix has it all.
The quality of the facilities and the stunning natural scenery make Chamonix truly one of a kind. The main town of the resort sits at an altitude of 1,035m and is very attractive with cobbled streets and a Saturday market. Even though it's famous around the world and attracts a huge number of visitors every year Chamonix has retained its village feel and everyone will enjoy a warm and friendly welcome.
Chamonix and its satellite villages provide food and accommodation for all budgets. So whether you are looking for fantastic skiing and snowboarding in a cosmopolitan town, village or pretty little hamlet Chamonix is the place to go.The après ski in town is second to none. The bars and restaurants buzz in the evening after long days on the slopes. And if you're a night owl you won't be disappointed with the choice of late-night bars and clubs. As Chamonix has been a mountain sports hub since the 1700s, the town has a wealth of cultural activities as well as its adrenaline filled sports. There are many museums and art galleries to visit where you can learn about the history of the resort and see artworks inspired by the amazing alpine scenery.
With all this and more on offer at Chamonix how can you resist? Situated only 88km from Geneva airport Chamonix is ideal for weekend breaks and longer holidays.