Chamonix is one of the Alp's most accessible ski resorts with well-maintained roads leading all the way from Geneva airport into the town.
A sudden dump of snow or extreme cold snap can quickly throw a spanner in the works though, especially if you're not accustomed to Alpine weather conditions.
Stay safe and keep an eye on the state of the roads before you set off. Mountain passes such as the Col des Montets often close overnight until the risk of avalanche has passed, so it's always worth checking if you're driving between Chamonix and Le Tour.
You'll also need to make sure that your car is fitted with winter tyres and has snow chains. Click on the following tab for essential advice on driving in the Alps.
- official road conditions for all across France, they also have a mobile version so that you can check the latest updates from wherever you are.
- road closures & slow-moving traffic (just type "Chamonix" or whichever region you want into the text box and it'll bring up a traffic map).
Viaduc des Egratz, approach road to Chamonix