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Chamonix Luxury Chalets

Mont Blanc Region, France

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The Chamonix Valley is a truly unique ski area in the Alps. Unlike many other resorts, Chamonix was not a purpose-built resort, constructed purely for ski holidays. This charming and traditional town was and remains a fully functioning town and is open year-round. It is famous for being the birthplace for mountaineering and alpine activities in Europe!

The Chamonix Valley ski area benefits from having skiing on both the northern and southern sides of the valley as well as an area of skiing at each end of the valley. The valley is about 16km long and 2 km wide.

Skiing in Chamonix is a great experience for novice and accomplished skiers alike. There is access to 5 different ski areas as well as options to ski the infamous back country route, the Vallee Blanche, and the amazing Italian resort of Courmayeur. Advanced skiing in Chamonix is very well known due to its easy accessibility onto the back-country terrain. However, there is fantastic choices of pistes for intermediate and beginner skiers. Les Houches and Courmayeur have the best variety of terrain catering for skiers of all ability levels. For advanced skiers, Les Grands Montets & and Vallee Blanche areas are a must. Les Grands Montets resort is known as being one of the best off piste ski resorts in the Alps. People travel from all over the globe to have the opportunity to ski this fantastic resort. Les Grands Montets offers more than 2,000m of vertical skiing terrain spread over three huge bowls, including the very picturesque Argentiere glacier.

The Vallee Blanche area, has the world’s largest ski lift-served vertical descent at 2,807 metres. The back-country area, covering 22km features high mountain and glacial skiing. It is recommended to have a mountain guide when skiing in the Vallee Blanche.

For Intermediate and beginner skiers, Le Brevent and La Flegere are a great place to start. They offer great well-groomed pistes, southern exposure and some of the most incredible panoramic views of the Alps.

At each end of the valley you have Les Houches and Le Tour. Les Houches is home to the Kandahar World Cup Skiing Event and is a very traditional Savoyarde ski resort with lots of charming mountain restaurants. Les Houches sits in the tree level making it perfect for bad weather days. There is also a large plateau area at the top which provides gentle slops for beginner skiers.

Le Tour is also a beginner friendly ski area with large open pistes as well as tree lined runs. There is also intermediate skiing and some great off piste areas, recommended for the very advanced skier.

The final area is the Courmayeur ski area, just the other side of the Mont Blanc tunnel in Italy. The area is much slower paced than in Chamonix. You will find most deck chairs in the mountain restaurants will be occupied by people enjoying a bit of the Aosta valley sunshine. Courmayeur offers a good variety of pistes and can cater to all skiing abilities. All of this is included in your Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, offering you vast and varied areas to explore!
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Apres-Ski

Chamonix is a popular resort for its shops, bars, restaurants and non-skiing activities. The après ski in Chamonix starts around 5pm with many choosing to head to the Chambre Neuf bar. However, with a range of bars along the rue du Docteur Paccard you are not short for bars in Chamonix. There are so many to choose from but ones to be recommended include the Jekyll and Hyde pub, Bar du Moulin, La Cantina and the bar d’UP.

If you are not staying in of the many luxury catered chalets in Chamonix then you can always head out to one of the restaurants in Chamonix. The best restaurants in the town include L'Eden for traditional French cuisine, the superb Restaurant Atmosphère next to the post office, and L'Impossible, just to name a few.
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Luxury Chalets in Chamonix

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