Ski resort of the “Mont-Blanc Natural Resort” group, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a destination that enjoys a certain distinction among fans. Here everything is part of the legend. You just need to look up. At the center of the myth, at the foot of Mont Blanc, within reach of absolute happiness.
The Chamonix ski resort
History of Chamonix
Chamonix made history in 1091, when Count Aymon I of Geneva endowed the valley with the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Michel de la Cluse, in Piedmont. The monks settle on the right bank of the Arve.
It does not take an expert to feel part of this mountain. Between fun skiing and extreme skiing, you will enjoy festive and leisure activities in a bustling city center, day and night.
Thanks to the topography that mark the valley, the Chamonix ski area allows you to discover and alternate, with your family or friends, all the joys of skiing. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freeride, freestyle, snowpark, speedriding, discovery ski, off-piste … Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the quality of the facilities and natural areas is unsurpassed to provide you with multiple sensations under Mont Blanc.
At the foot of Mont Blanc
If winter sports are the main activity of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, there is an authentic cultural mix in the Chamonix Valley. The proximity of Switzerland and Italy is related to this phenomenon. In season, the numerous nationalities present in the Chamonix complex give the Mont-Blanc valley a surprising cosmopolitan appearance; unrivaled wealth. Internationally renowned ski areas (Grands Montets, Brévent, Flégère); unmissable tourist destinations (Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers, Tramway du Mont-Blanc …)
The Chamonix Mont-Blanc ski resort is spread over 3 main slopes: Brévent / Flégère facing south, to the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Grands Montets to the north, dominating the town of Argentière. The Balme area, at the top of the valley, on the Swiss border.
The neighbour resort, Les Houches, is opposite the valley. Chamonix has 3 areas in the valley, ideal for children and to practice snow sports.
Chamonix ski areas
Due to its geographical location, Chamonix differs from other ski resorts. In fact, Chamonix does not offer a single ski area, but four (Le Brévent – la Flégère, Balme, Les Grands Montets and Les Houches). Each one has its characteristics and particularities. But they favor the possibility of every day changing and discovering new environments. We could say that you can ski “à la carte”. And their slopes have even been used for the Freeride World Tour!
The ski resort of Chamonix is committed to sustainable development
The Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley has been resolutely committed for several years, with numerous institutional partners and with its cross-border neighbors, in multiple battles to protect its environment, the living space of its populations and also the support of the local economy. In 2012, it adopted the first climate plan for a mountain region, and in 2015 developed a specific air quality plan.
“PROTECTING THE AIR WE BREATHE, THE WATER WE DRINK, THE EXCEPTIONAL LANDSCAPES THAT SURROUND US IS OUR PRIORITY.”
It is a difficult and costly battle that is being waged on multiple fronts, alone or in partnership, through various issues. The stakes are immense. It represents considerable public investment, given the size of our community, and the annual volume of environmental spending is constantly increasing.
Their objectives are clear: to fight against greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants, to enhance and protect our exceptional territory and those who live there.
Unforgettable experiences in Chamonix
Do you like the cold, the adrenaline rush, the shapes and crystal blue of frozen torrents and waterfalls, the verticality and the jumps?
Don’t hesitate, ice climbing is the ephemeral activity that will make you discover another facet of winter sports!
Chamonix, world capital of mountaineering. The evolution of the practice leads the mountaineers to frequent gullies and ice falls, but the great classics like the ascent of the Mont Blanc remain very sought after itineraries. According to their abilities, everyone can enjoy the fabulous experience of a high mountain race in this unique setting.
The mountain resort of Chamonix in summer
For a family outing or for a good dose of thrills…
From the bottom of the valley on marked routes to the sometimes technical and steep trails suitable for experienced riders.
Sites more specifically dedicated to downhill mountain biking are accessible thanks to the ski lifts on the Tour – Col de Balme, Brévent, Lognan, Bellevue and Prarion areas.
The architect of the golf course is Robert Trent Jones Senior. The golf course has eighteen holes. It has a length of 6,076 meters by 72 meters. The course is technical, subtle, with small water hazards and numerous bunkers.
The Chamonix Golf Club also has a training structure. This one includes, among other things, a practice of 32 posts including 14 covered, 2 putting green and pitching green.
Pleasure of the eyes and pleasure of the game, this course will leave you an unforgettable memory.
Hotels in the resort of Chamonix
Hotel le Hameau Albert 1er *****
Rooms with character, some with fireplaces, cozy chalets to enjoy with family or friends, indoor-outdoor pool facing Mont Blanc, Spa, 1-star Michelin restaurant and traditional cuisine restaurant…
all of which promise an unforgettable stay in the heart of this grandiose nature in summer and winter.
Hotel in Chamonix ski resort, this true Hamlet just a stone’s throw from the center, managed by the Carrier family since 1903, is an institution in the art of welcoming guests to the mountains.
Alpina Eclectic Hôtel ****
Discover or rediscover the breathtaking combination of modern and mountain styles.
The Alpina Eclectic Hotel has 138 rooms with a unique style in Chamonix ski resort. The Dahu and the Yéti are not far away… can you see them?
Come in and discover our large lounge with bar, the grocery store, the ski rental store and many other areas!
In winter: our ski store “Rent and Ride” is available within the hotel for equipment rental but also for purchasing equipment.
The panoramic restaurant “Le Vista”, nestled 26 meters high, has a breathtaking 180° view of the Chamonix valley and the Mont-Blanc! Taste dishes from here and elsewhere while admiring the landscape change throughout the day …
A spa is also available for our customers but also for people from outside. (For your comfort, the entrance to the spa is limited to 25 people maximum, please contact the hotel for more information).
Hotel Aiguille du Midi ***
The Farini family welcomes you in the village of Bossons, only 3 km from the center of town, facing the majestic seracs of the glacier and the Mont-Blanc Massif.
Come and enjoy our gourmet restaurant (French gastronomy and Savoyard specialties).
Also on the spot the relaxation and leisure area: lounges, garden, sauna, jacuzzi, massage room, heated summer swimming pool, clay tennis court, ping-pong, billiards…
From the hotel: Bus and train stop, ski slopes at 3km, hiking trails for all levels (Parc de Merlet, Lac des Gaillands, Chalet du Cerro, Chalet du Glacier des Bossons, Les Pyramides, La Jonction), Bossons chairlift, Snowshoe trail, Accro branche…
Skiing in Chamonix: the highlights of the resort
✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment
✅ Multitude of services and accomodations adapted to families
✅ Wide range of restaurants
✅ Wide variety of activities, summer and winter
✅ Guaranteed sensations for all tastes
✅ Very popular resort