Welcome to Chamonix Ski Resort

Sooner or later, anyone serious about snow needs to head to the place those in the know simply call ‘Cham’. As resorts go it’s not the biggest, or the easiest to get around. The ski area is spread over a 10 mile long valley from Les Houches to Argentière and the buses connecting them can get rammed. But for the experienced or intermediates, no resort comes close to offering the kind of wild, untapped big mountain skiing and riding that Chamonix does. It’s also home to the epic 23km long Vallée Blanche, one of the most spectacular off-piste descents anywhere in the world. The nightlife is wild and it’s just 45 minutes from Geneva so it’s a great place for a weekend hit too. Chamonix is a firm favourite and it’s easy to see why.
Great for
Apres ski
Big ski area
Advanced
Intermediates
Snowboarders
High altitude
Traditional charm
Foodies
Non skiers
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
1035m
Total Piste KM
171km
No. Skilifts
51
Snow Range
1000m-2765m

Best time to ski in Chamonix

Thanks to its altitude, Chamonix has one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps. Officially the slopes open in 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. Remember that in January and February it can get very cold when you’re up high. Things calm down after half term, and with its longer days March can be a magical time to visit, with better après options too.
Runs/Ski slopes
TOTAL: 171
EASY
Distance:  
56km
33%
INTERMEDIATE
Distance:  
76km
44%
DIFFICULT
Distance:  
39km
23%

Other things to do in Chamonix

Chamonix is the extreme sports capital of the Alps and it’s here where the world’s top adventure athletes come to push new boundaries. This is the place to try climbing, whether an ascent of Mt Blanc, a classic route on a lesser known peak or ice climbing a frozen waterfall. A strong head is a must. There’s also 60km of cross-country trails, snow-shoeing, paragliding and dog-sledding. If this sounds too exhausting, take the Aiguille du Midi cable car to 3,800m and admire one of the best views in the Alps. Chamonix is a proper town with many designer stores – it’s also home to some great shopping.

Hotels & Apartments in Chamonix

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