Useful info

Statue of Jaques Balmat pointing to Mont Blanc summit
Statue of Jaques Balmat pointing to Mont Blanc summit

Chamonix Skiing Resorts & Hotels & Others

Chamonix – The area

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is located in the beautiful department named Haute-Savoie, on the border with both Italy and Switzerland. Surrounded by high altitude peaks and vertical mountains, it’s the ideal place for summer and winter alpine sports.

It is also called the world capital of mountain sports, as in 1924 Chamonix welcomed the first Olympic Winter Games.

The ski area is very wide, also giving access to Verbier in Switzerland and Courmayeur in Italy. The entire area is famous for off piste skiing, but it’s got plenty of options for family skiing, beginners areas and snow parks. There are separate ski areas throughout the valley of Chamonix from Les Houches, Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere to Vallorcine.

The most famous ski route is the Vallée Blanche – for confirmed skiers accompanied by a high mountain guide.

For more details on skiing and hiking areas and passes please visit Mont-Blanc Natural Resort.   

Recommendations

If you need a few good addresses in Chamonix, we are proudly listing below our partners that we warmly recommend!

Accommodation

If you haven’t booked your accommodation in the Chamonix valley yet, we warmly recommend AlpsMagic. They own nice chalets located in beautiful, green spots throughout the valley: Chalet Narnia, Chalet Fiz and Chalet Charme.

Haute Collection are the perfect choice for a bespoke luxury holiday in Chamonix and Megeve. You can chose a luxury self-catered chalet or a tailored catered one. Gorgeous chalets with spa, amazing views and a great team to assist you.

Tourist information

We are a member of the tourist office of Chamonix ourselves. Therefore we highly advise you to go and see them for any information needed about the Chamonix Valley.

Activities

Book your adult and kids’ summer activities like white water rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, parapente, adventure park and many others with Cham Aventure. Very professional people and easy to communicate with.

For a ‘haute montagne’ experience get in touch with Maison des Guides.You will not be disappointed by their guides and the over all experience. Local people, most of them follow a family legacy in this occupation from father to son.

Ski school

For best ski lesson experience adult and children, we recommend ESF Chamonix. The national French ski school that has discovered and trained many legendary athletes over the years.

Snowboard school

Onyx infuses the latest techniques and knowledge into fun and easy to understand sessions driven by a highly qualified team filled with passion, personality and the desire to share their knowledge.

Ski rental

As a client of Reference Transfer you benefit from a 30% discount on your ski and snowboard hire with Local CHX. You can pre-book your equipment by using the following link and Local Chx will deliver everything at your accommodation on arrival. Easy, hassle free.

Restaurants

Casa Valerio restaurant min entrance

Casa Valerio is the perfect place for a tasty Italian dinner or lunch. Always a cozy atmosphere in this family run restaurant, we love the pizza here (there are internationally awarded pizzas in the menu), the service and the tiramisu.

 

Cafes

Moody Coffee roasters logo

Moody Coffee Roasters is the best place for coffee with a large variety of speciality coffees roasted in Chamonix. You can also treat your sweet tooth with a fresh home made cake, a muffin or a cookie.

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