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Ski Holidays

Chamonix skiing is great for...

Apres ski
Big ski area
High altitude
Traditional charm
Non skiers

Welcome to Chamonix Ski Resort

  • Chamonix skiing is world-renowned
  • 4 separate ski areas on offer
  • Charming town with plenty to do post-ski
Sooner or later, anyone serious about snow needs to head to the place those in the know simply call ‘Cham’.
For the experienced or intermediate skier, no resort comes close to offering the kind of wild, untapped big mountain skiing and riding that a Chamonix ski holiday provides. The French ski resort may not be the biggest or the easiest to get around (the ski area is spread over a 10-mile-long valley from Les Houches to Argentière) but every skier should hit Chamonix at least once.
It’s home to the epic 23km long Vallée Blanche, one of the most spectacular off-piste descents anywhere in the world. The nightlife in Chamonix is lively and it’s just 1 hour from Geneva so it’s a great place for a ski weekend too. Chamonix is a firm favourite and it’s easy to see why.
Chamonix ski map
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Resort Information

Resort Altitude
Total Piste KM
No. Skilifts
Snow Range
Chamonix ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 171km
Beginner(Distance: 56km)
Intermediate(Distance: 76km)
Advanced(Distance: 39km)

Best time to ski in Chamonix

Like most of France, Chamonix's skiing is at its peak during January and February thanks to consistently great snowfall. While it's arguably the best time to ski in Chamonix, don’t write off the rest of the season!
If you’re dreaming of quieter slopes then avoid a Chamonix ski holiday in February. It’s at its busiest thanks to both UK and French half-terms throughout the month. And with many lofty pistes, it can get a little cold when you’re up high. That's why March can be a magical time to visit, with better weather, bluebird days and great après-ski options too.

Snow conditions in Chamonix

Snow conditions in Chamonix are routinely top-notch, thanks to its high-altitude. This helps create one of the longest ski seasons in the French Alps. The heaviest dumps of fluffy snow typically arrive in January to late February, giving powderhounds the opportunity to experience the best off-piste snow.
Slopes officially open mid-December and close from mid-April onwards, with the Grand Montets the last to shut at the end of the month. But off-piste, it’s not uncommon for ski tourers to still be skiing in May and even June.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoor activities in Chamonix
There are plenty of hair-raising things to do in Chamonix. Feeling brave? Ice climb frozen waterfalls or paraglide through the valleys. There’s also 60km of cross-country trails, snow-shoeing and dog-sledding on offer.
Shopping in Chamonix
Chamonix ski holidays are perfect for shopaholics. The streets are brimming with high-end sports stores, luxury fashion and delicious delicatessens. There’s also a legendary weekly market every Saturday at Place du Mont Blanc (a must-visit!).
Spas in Chamonix
The spas are some of the best things to do in Chamonix. Unwind in heated outdoor pools with views of Mt Blanc or plunge into cold water wells in an ice cave to start. Massages are easy to come by and options like La Folie Douce Sports Club & Spa even offer yoga classes. For ultra-luxury, the L'Heliopic Nuxe Spa is a top choice.
A beautiful shot of Chamonix town and the mountains
Family enjoying eating fondue cheese while on holiday in france

Restaurants in Chamonix

La Fine Bouche - One of our favourite restaurants in Chamonix and with oodles of 'cuisine de grand-mère' (Grandma’s cooking), come dine on hearty French meals and incredible cheese fondues.
Le Bistrot des Sports - A rustic and relaxed brasserie. Pull up a chair with the locals and get settled into one of Cham’s best venues.
Annapurna - Curry lovers rejoice! Loaded with plenty of Indian classics, it’s a great spot for eating in or taking away.
Le Munchie - Chamonix restaurants don’t get much better. Here you'll experience the best of French and Scandinavian cuisine with Asian-inspired influences.

Nightlife & Apres in Chamonix

There’s plenty of fun to be had with the nightlife in Chamonix. 
Chambre Neuf - When lifts close, this is THE place to be for Chamonix's après, with tunes pumping and dancing on the tables encouraged.
Beckett and Wilde Irish Pub - Once you're freshened up, get settled by the fire with drink in hand at this cosy alpine pub.
Micro Brasserie de Chamonix - 'MBC' to the locals, enjoy heaps of tasty craft beers in this Canadian-owned micro-brewery.
Les Caves - Enjoy a little more sophistication in Chamonix’s upmarket wine and cocktail bar.
L’Amnesia - For the party people. Stay out late and enjoy some of the best nightlife in Chamonix.
Couple having drink at apres bar by fire after skiing

Hotels & Apartments in Chamonix

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix, France
  10 minute bus

Alpenrose Chamonix

Chamonix, France
  8 minute bus

Alpina Eclectic Hotel

Chamonix, France
  4 minute walk

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