Ski Holidays in Chamonix

Chamonix is a renowned world-class ski resort that needs little or no introduction.

Situated in France’s Haute-Savoie region, it is nestled cosily in the shadow of the iconic Mont Blanc. Known worldwide for its challenging runs, fantastic off-piste and excellent snow conditions, Chamonix is undoubtedly the place to visit for thrill-seeking snowsports enthusiasts.

Chamonix’s history is steeped in snowsports. In 1924, it hosted the first-ever Winter Olympics and has since been regarded by many as the birthplace of Alpine skiing. It is still as popular as ever among the snowsport and ski holiday industry and welcomes skiers and holidaymakers from all over the world every year.


Chamonix’s history and credibility as a ski resort are steeped in history. It has always been known to possess an adventurous Alpine spirit and it was documented that as far back as 1760, a well-known scientist from then Geneva promised a handsome prize for the first successful ascent of Mont Blanc. We don’t know if anyone took on his challenge but we do know that the spirit of adventure very much remains and thrives in Chamonix until this day. Chamonix was also the host of the very first Winter Olympics in 1924 and it still remains a destination of choice for free riders across the world, whether skiing or snowboarding.

Bordered by Italy and Switzerland, the Chamonix ski area covers a relatively modest 150km ski terrain. However, its slopes reach an impressive 3,842m height featuring some thrilling and challenging runs that will test the worlds most experienced skiers.It has a state of art snowpark and excellent treelined glacier runs perfect for boarders and freestylers. It is also famous for its outstanding off-piste terrain, having one of the longest off-piste runs in Europe.

There is a lot more to Chamonix than snowsports. It is well known for its vibrant apres ski scene and nightlife. It also has plethora of restaurants across the village and on the mountain, serving a wide selection of cuisines from traditional Savoyard to continental dishes. An overall complete ski resort and thriving town, Chamonix has something for everyone.

Mountain Info on Chamonix
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Chamonix ski area is split across the five surrounding mountains of Les Grands Montets, Aiguille du Midi, Brévent and La Flégère and Le Tour. Most of the slopes are north-facing apart from Brévent and La Flégère which are south facing. The village is at an altitude of 1,035 metres and with Les Grand Montets the highest mountain at 3, 842 metres. Mixed ability pistes on the mountains at Chamonix caters to all skill levels.

Chamonix in a Nutshell

Chamonix is the original ski resort. It hosted the 1st winter Olympics in 1924 and has been welcoming skiers, boarders and mountain lovers alike for generations.

Places To Stay in Chamonix

Chamonix has an amazing selection of places to stay. From budget apartments all the way up to luxurious hotels!

Chamonix Best Bits

There is something for everyone in Chamonix. Great beginner slopes close to the resort centre, tree runs and some really steep runs if you head to Argentiere and Les Grands Montets. If you are venturing off into the backcountry, please make sure you have a guide. There is some dangerous stuff to do out there!

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Apres-Ski In Chamonix

Apres ski is a little bit different in Chamonix…you party back in town once you’ve finished your skiing for the day. Don’t worry though, this just means it carries on all the way past dinner time.

With a Folie Douce hotel and Chambre Neuf’s live bands, you’ll never want to come home!

Restaurants in Chamonix

Le Bistrot is a fabulous gourmet restaurant serving innovative modern cuisine mixed in with local the local cuisine. It offers daily specials and an à la carte menu; worth checking out. Le Panier des 4 Saisons is quirky little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. As the name implies, its menu is inspired by the four seasons and features traditional dishes with a creative twist, using fresh local produce. La Bergerie de Plan-Praz is a mountain hut located near the Brévent cable car. It is popular for its south facing terrace with stunning views. The menu offers tasty dishes with locally sourced produce.

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Bars and Clubs in Chamonix

Chambre Neuf

This is an institution. Chambre Neuf, is a staple in the Chamonix party scene and a much-recommended apres ski hang-out spot.

Folie Douce

You’ve all heard of Folie Douce but one of their newest ventures is taking over a hotel! The Folie Douce team have created a space that is just as mad as you can imagine!

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