Have you ever considered a ski holiday to Chamonix or the neighbouring resort of Argentiere, but have been swayed by friends or family who have said you don’t want to go there? Some of the reasons I expect they may have said is that “it’s only good for the experienced skier” or “it’s a pain as the ski area isn’t all interconnected!” Well, if you have a quiet couple of minutes and are intrigued to see if there is more to Chamonix than the myths, take a little read of my ski guide to Chamonix and why it can be a great skiing destination for a whole range of ski groups.
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Apres ski – arguably one of the best parts of your ski holiday. Being one of the World’s most renowned ski areas, Chamonix has to extend its reputation to apres too! But apres ski in Chamonix is different to anywhere else; whilst there are bars at the bottom of each ski area, the main apres action takes place in the town centre. There are plenty of drinking establishments to top off your awesome day on the slopes. Whether you choose to unwind with a hot chocolate with the kids, or with a pint (or pitcher) of that well deserved beer, everyone can be satisfied with endless choices!
There are so many amazing restaurants now throughout the Alps. There are great Michelin Star restaurants in Courchevel and Megeve whilst in other resorts such as Morzine or Val d’Isere you can enjoy more traditional Savoyard cuisine. With these amazing eateries on offer we have found that more and more people are shying away from the traditional catered chalet experience and are preferring to instead cater for themselves in a luxury self-catered chalet. In this blog we look at some of the best large luxury self-catered chalets in the French Alps, properties which are great for a couple of families or a large group looking for flexible dining options.
When it comes to booking a luxury ski holiday, the catering is one of the most important aspects of the holiday. With this in mind, why not book your holiday to a chalet that is well known for their superb food and outstanding service. In early December, I was lucky enough to experience this when I headed out to Chamonix. My visit was not short of delicious food or snow, this was during one of the best snow dumps the Alps has seen in many years!
When you think of skiing you think of clipping in, sitting on an ascending chairlift to then style your way down the slopes, right? The most common form of skiing of course, which became popular and experienced significant growth in the mid-1900’s. However, downhill skiing was not the first form of the winter sport requiring two wooden planks strapped to your feet and a poles in each hand, it was indeed cross-country skiing (often referred to as XC skiing). You can find cross-country routes in pretty much every ski resort, however there are some specific destinations that hold a reputation for offering the best kind of scenic trails. Read on to find out the best ski resorts for cross-country skiing….
When deciding where to head for your luxury winter ski get away, choices can be tough. Where will there be good snow? How is the après scene? Where will match my ski ability? Is there enough for the whole family? You can spend ages researching and checking through reviews. Let me tell you about why I think the world-famous ski town Chamonix (1035m), home of the very first Winter Olympic Games (1924) and to the longest off-piste run in Europe – the Vallee Blanche, should be added to everyone’s list of luxury ski resorts to visit…