Known world wide for its breath taking mountains and extreme sports, Chamonix is more than just another ski resort. Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, it welcomes tourists and mountaineers all year round.
Families with little kids jostle for space on the ski buses alongside hardcore Alpinists; go for a beer at one of the many bars and overhear conversations ranging from first day at ski school to ice climbing inside glaciers.
The tourist information office can be found in the Place de Triangle de l'Amitié, alongside the church, the mountain guides office and the Hotel de Ville (town hall). They are open daily from 08:30-19:00 during the season.
Chamonix in winter
Of course, Chamonix is most famous for its skiing – it's what brought us here! 4 distinctly different resorts and a whole load of back country is what makes it so special. Whatever the conditions, whatever your level, Chamonix has plenty to keep you happy.
Chamonix is more than a ski resort though – high mountaineering, ice climbing, snow show hiking, paragliding, husky sledding... contact us
to find out what we can offer the non-skiers in your group.
Chamonix in summer
People are often surprised to learn that Chamonix is just as popular in summer as in winter. The high mountains are breathtakingly beautiful when the snow melts, uncovering a carpet of wild flowers and berries. Marked hiking trails criss-cross the valley and ski runs become mountain bike descents. There is also an excellent 18 hole golf course in Les Praz.
Chamonix is a mecca for climbers of all disciplines; in the summer you'll be hard pressed to find a bit of rock that doesn't have a rope dangling from it and in the winter ice axes and crampons are must-have accessories. Visit in June to watch the World Climbing Championships that take place on a specially constructed climbing tower in the town centre – incredible to watch and always followed by a great party!
Mountain Lifestyle favourites
- Aiguille du Midi; spectacular views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from a viewing platform at 3842m. Even more breath taking since the opening of “Step Into the Void”, a glass box suspended 1035m above ground...
- Après-ski at Chambre Neuf: classic dancing-in-your-ski-boots entertainment from the best Swedish rock band in the Alps.
- Rue des Moulins; Chamonix's historic quarter packed with bars and a couple of very good restaurants.