Set at the foot of Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc with its summit at 16,000ft, is Chamonix; one of skiing and climbings spiritual homes.
This is a town steeped in Alpine history where the smell of past mountaineering exploits hangs heavily in the air. The skiing is impressive and so are the opportunities for apres ski. There are over 200 shops, numerous bars and restaurants, four nightclubs and an international casino, as well as activities such as skating, curling, indoor tennis, squash, swimming, bowling, fitness centre, saunas, snowshoeing, ice climbing, paragliding and 17km of Alpine walks.
The area provides good skiing for all levels and includes some of the most challenging terrain in the Alps. Argentiere lies just 8kms further up the valley from Chamonix and provides great access to the pistes of the Grands Montets with exhilarating runs on the glacier. Less advanced skiers will enjoy the gentler slopes in Les Chosalets.
1035m - 3842m
Self Drive Distance
895Km: 8-9hrs from Calais
Geneva 90Km (1.5hr)
Information Updated for Winter 2013/14