Skiing in Chamonix

Country: France

In a nutshell: An iconic ski resort with a vibrant town, epic advanced skiing and wild mountain scenery

We like:

  • Staying in an iconic mountain town with loads to do on and off the slopes
  • Lots of high altitude skiing plus abundant snowfall thanks to Mont Blanc make it a snow-sure choice
  • The high alpine mountains and stunning glaciers make for some mind-blowing scenery. It’s really beautiful
  • Short transfer from Geneva and lots of short break availability make it a great choice for ski weekends
  • Probably the world’s best off-piste skiing

We don't like:

  • The several ski areas aren’t connected and the town is large, so there’s lots of traipsing around in ski boots and waiting for busses 

  • The traffic through valley going to the Mont Blanc tunnel can spoil the mountain ambience

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,040m
  • Highest lift: 3,850m
  • Lowest piste: 1,040m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva – 1h 40m
  • Number of lifts: 49
  • Number of runs
    • Easy: 16
    • Intermediate: 52
    • Difficult: 12 (plus seemingly endless off-piste opportunities)

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Everyone should visit Chamonix at some point in their lives. Although having said that, a Chamonix ski holiday won’t be right for everyone. Chamonix is a reasonably large mountain town sat at the foot of Mont Blanc and is steeped in alpine heritage. Mountaineering and skiing is woven into the fabric of the town and you can feel it wherever you go, from having a coffee in one of the town squares to queueing with the extreme skiers for the ski lift.

The town is attractive and built in a belle-epoque style. There are numerous squares to have a drink or a coffee, a big choice of chic shops, fantastic restaurants and great nightlife. What really gives Chamonix its edge though, is the staggeringly beautiful scenery with wonderful views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the walls of glaciers tumbling down to the valley.

But what about the skiing? The Chamonix valley is made up of five different ski areas, each with their own unique character and connected by bus. For the most part the skiing is on challenging high alpine terrain and will appeal to advanced and improving intermediate skiers. The off-piste skiing in Chamonix is probably the best in the world, but of you do venture off-piste please take a guide. There is pleasant tree-lined, family and beginner-friendly skiing in Les Houches.

For the most part though, beginners and families will find a chamonix ski holiday unnecessarily challenging as there is fairly large hassle-factor that comes with skiing in Chamonix. Depending on the hotel, most days start and finish with a bit of a walk and a bus ride.

For those who are happy to sacrifice some convenience on their ski holiday, Chamonix offers world class skiing in an amazing setting and a vibrant town all within an hour from Geneva airport.

Best Western Plus Excelsior Chamonix Hotel & Spa

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£159 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Chalet Hotel le Castel

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£315 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Le Cristal de Jade

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£684 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Hotel Richemond

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Central location

Chalet Whymper

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-01-12
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£383 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Le Hameau Albert 1er

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-01-12
3 nights

FROM£568 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Mercure Chamonix Les Bossons

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-13
3 nights

FROM£206 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet available
  • Bar & Restaurant

Le Labrador

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-03-22
3 nights

FROM£316 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Appartements de l'Heliopic

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-12
3 nights

FROM£427 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Chambre D'hôtes La Tanière de Groumff

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Internet available

Park Hotel Suisse & Spa

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-01-25
3 nights

FROM£627 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Alpina Eclectic Hotel

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£268 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Pointe Isabelle

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£228 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Central location
  • Internet available

Langley hotel Gustavia

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£201 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Central location
  • Internet available

L'Héliopic Sweet & Spa

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-13
3 nights

FROM£253 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Boutique Hôtel Le Morgane

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-13
3 nights

FROM£256 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

La Chaumière Mountain Lodge

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-12
3 nights

FROM£228 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Internet available
  • Bar & Restaurant

Hotel Les Lanchers

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£202 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Hotel Gourmets & Italy

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-03-09
3 nights

FROM£234 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium La Ginabelle

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-01-08
3 nights

FROM£558 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Le Jeu de Paume

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-01
3 nights

FROM£465 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet available
  • Bar & Restaurant

Hotel Le Faucigny

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£196 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Central location
  • Internet available

Les Balcons du Savoy

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£401 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Hôtel Mont Blanc Chamonix

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-01-28
3 nights

FROM£1132 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Appart'Hôtel le Génépy

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-17
3 nights

FROM£269 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Résidence Pierre & Vacances La Rivière

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-10
7 nights

FROM£409 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Internet available
  • Self-catering

Chalet Hôtel Le Prieuré

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£185 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Grand Hôtel Des Alpes

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-17
3 nights

FROM£404 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Odalys Résidence Prestige Isatis

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£299 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet available
  • Self-catering

Hôtel de l'Arve

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£191 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Mercure Chamonix Centre

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£193 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£234 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Maeva Particuliers Chamonix Aiguille

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
2020-04-12
3 nights

FROM£237 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Central location

Hôtel-Chalet de Tradition Hôtel Hermitage

Chamonix, France
2020-03-21
6 nights

FROM£1151 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Chalet La Tanière de Groumff

Chamonix, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Chalet Darjiling

Chamonix, France
2019-12-14
7 nights

FROM£865 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Hôtel du Clocher

Chamonix, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£216 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Auberge du Manoir

Chamonix, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£434 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Appartements - Hotel les Lanchers

Chamonix, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£452 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Aiguille Verte

Chamonix, France
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£238 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Hotel Du Louvre

Chamonix, France
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£213 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Hôtel des Lacs

Chamonix, France
2020-01-08
3 nights

FROM£253 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Résidence Les Périades

Chamonix, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Résidence du Brévent

Chamonix, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Appartement - Hotel de l'Arve

Chamonix, France
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£268 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

La Croix-Blanche

Chamonix, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£183 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Chamois Blanc

Chamonix, France
2020-04-11
7 nights

FROM£447 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift

Chalet Lumiére

Chamonix, France
2020-03-28
4 nights

FROM£2516 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Chalet Eden

Chamonix, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift

Chalet les Pelerins

Chamonix, France
2020-02-23
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£315 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Villa Mont Blanc

Chamonix, France
2020-01-13
3 nights

FROM£743 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

La Télécabine

Chamonix, France
2020-01-05
3 nights

FROM£239 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Mini-market on site
  • Internet available

Chalet Cosmique

Chamonix, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available
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