Some may be mistaken for thinking that Chamonix is only for the experienced skier due to the resorts reputation for exhilarating steep ski runs and extreme off-piste terrain. The reality is that the resort boasts 155km of piste catering for skiers of all abilities: Beginner skiers will enjoy the Le Tour or Les Hounches, whilst those who've had a bit more experience on the slopes will enjoy cruising along the blue and red runs of La Felgere and Les Grands Montets. Lifts to both are within walking distance on either side of the centre of Chamonix and all others are accessible by a bus service which is included in the cost of your lift pass. The resort is also the home of the Valee Blanche, one of the most famous off-piste runs over the glaciers from the Mont Blanc. We'd highly recommend this run for any experienced skiers, however we always advise taking a mountain guide.
Chamonix is highly regarded by many as one of the most important resorts in the skiing world due to its proximity to Mont Blanc, its awe-inspiring scenery and its challenging terrain. The resort is only one hour away from Geneva and is a very popular weekend destination. The typically French town boasts an impressive array of restaurants, bars and clubs guaranteeing that the excitement of your trip is not just confined to the slopes. Visitors who are looking to relax after a day on the slopes are also well catered for in the form of a cinema, bowling alley, a large sports centre with indoor pool and an ice rink.