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4th Stop of the Virtual Tour: Chamonix.

For those of you who have been part of this tour from the very beginning, here is our fourth stop of the virtual tour through the French Alps! If you’ve only just joined us, welcome aboard!

Our previous stops was La Plagne, which is 102 km south from Chamonix.


#Ski Resort Info


Chamonix Ski Resort is rated as one of the top ten best ski resorts in Europe. Tucked beneath the shadow of Mont Blanc - a french treasure - it has 5 separate ski areas (There’s a total of more than 90 miles of groomed slopes and 49 lifts):  


1. Les Houches (beginners - intermediate)

2. Le Tour (beginners - intermediate)

3. La Flegere (beginners - intermediate)

4. Les Grands Montets (intermediate - advanced)

5. Aiguille du Midi (experts)


This ski resort is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers. However, there are also some areas for beginners and, if you’re travelling with kids, there are also nursery and kiddies programmes for them while you’re having a blast on the slopes!


This ski resort is rated as one of the top ten best ski resorts in Europe and is a top ski destination for both week ski holidays and short ski breaks. 


On Esquiades.com you can choose between 2 types of ski pass when booking your ski holiday to Chamonix:  Ski Pass for Chamonix Le Pass or Ski Pass for Chamonix Mont Blanc Unlimited. 


What’s the difference? 


The extensive Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass covers more slopes than the other option, Le Pass, including resorts such as Courmayeur through the Mont Blanc tunnel in Italy and Verbier in Switzerland. 






When is the snowiest time to go skiing in Chamonix? 


If you want to know when is the snowiest time to visit the Chamonix Ski Resort, then you should head over there on the first week of March as there are 4.5 snowy days during the week. 


#Things to do for non-skiers


What if skiing is not your thing? Don’t worry! You can do other things besides skiing and snowboarding. 




Anyone that likes being outdoors and surrounded by nature will enjoy this activity. Snowshoeing is a great way to see the beautiful scenery and stay active during your holiday!


Husky Sledding


This is a nice activity if you are travelling with children. The husky sledges can be driven by anyone over the age of 8 so, you can let your kids have a go! The dogs are super friendly and love it! 


Spas and Massages  


If you fancy taking a break while the rest are skiing, treat yourself to a spa day. There are loads in Chamonix ;)





#Après-ski in Chamonix


People go to Chamonix town for dinner and drinks and there are also clubs open until the early hours in the morning. 


There’s a night bus called “Chamo’Nuit” that does 4 services per evening between 8.50 pm and midnight, from Les Houches to Argentière, via Chamonix. So, you can book your accommodation at either of these 3 villages. If you are planning on staying out until late, you should probably book your accommodation in Chamonix town.


If you are planning on having a few drinks and some food, you should head to Avenue Michel Croz where you’ll find bars with food and outdoor tables and music. 


If you are more into the party scene and want to experience an authentic après-ski party, then you should definitely go to La Folie Douce hotel and it starts at 4 pm until 8pm. If you want to continue with the party, then you should head to Le Janssen Cocktail Club which is open until 1 am. 





#Hotels, Apartments and Chalets in Chamonix with Esquiades.com



On Esquiades.com you can already book your holiday and go as early as the beginning of December, so, if you are thinking of taking a pre-Christmas ski break, if have some great ski deals with ski pass to Chamonix Le Pass. 


If you are planning on heading over there during the kid’s February Half Term Holiday, we have some great offers in Les Houches and also Chamonix town centre. 


And don’t forget our fantastic March Ski Holidays!  


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#How to get to Chamonix


If you have to take a flight, you should fly into Geneva. The International Airport of Geneva (GVA) is 100 km from Chamonix. You will find a selection of transfer companies at the airport and it’s a short transfer ride to the resort (around 1 hour).


Depending on where you are coming from, you can also consider driving to the ski resort. Make sure you plan your travel itinerary in advance and enjoy the ride!  



If you need advice, our team of ski experts are more than happy to assist you.


You can call our customer service line +44 (0)2 036 959 406 which is available from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm. You can also reach us via the following link and we can send you a quote via e-mail. 


What are you waiting for? You can always confirm your rooms now and add extras later! On Esquiades.com our ski deals are totally flexible and adaptable ;) 





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