Bordered by Italy and Switzerland, Chamonix is a stylish, cosmopolitan ski town in France that offers a luxury experience year-round
Chamonix is a vibrant ski town in the French Alps that preserve its history and traditions whilst encompassing a modern feel.
The imposing Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain range, which peaks at 4810 metres at the top of Mont Blanc, overlooks the town. Visitors can head to the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car for astonishing 360-degree views at any time of year.
Within easy reach from Geneva, Chamonix offers a wide range of pistes set over five separate ski areas, making it ideal for a luxury ski holiday.
Moreover, Chamonix is an easy drive from several nearby ski resorts; Megève in France, Courmayeur in Italy, and Verbier in Switzerland, all accessible with a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass.
Non-skiers can also enjoy many activities in the area, from rock and ice climbing to snowshoeing or husky sledging.
During the summer months, the resort town is a hive of activity. Hiking, mountain biking, parapenting and rock climbing are all popular activities for visitors to enjoy. A visit to the Bossons Glacier – the biggest icefall in Europe – is an unmissable experience, accessed via chairlift or on foot.
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Incredible views of the Mont Blanc Massif from the top of L’Aiguille du Midi - reached via the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world
A pretty town centre with an assortment of charming eateries and shopping boutiques
Birds-eye views of the resort from a paraglider
Stand on a glass-bottom platform at the top of Aiguille du Midi
Enjoy five different ski resorts within Chamonix
Visit the Bossons Glacier during the summer months