Why Ski Chamonix?

Chamonix is located in the Rhone-Alpes region in south eastern France. It is situated near the enormous peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and shares the summit of Mont Blanc (at a height of 4810m) with its neighbouring resort of Courmayeur in Italy. The resort has a reputation for the extreme although there are many activities to enjoy such as the great night life, peace and quiet or superb scenery, all of which can be taken at a pace to suite you. The lively streets of Chamonix are bursting with a colourful mix of sport shops, restaurants, guide offices, bars and cafes and every Saturday the town is host to an outdoor market, brimming with local craft and produce. With plenty to keep you entertained this resort is the ideal location for whatever length or type of break you’re looking for.

Skiing in Chamonix

If you enjoy challenging ski slopes that seem to go on forever than Chamonix is certainly the resort for you. The valley floor is low and the lifts rise to up to 3000m, some slopes offering 2000m of fast paced verticals. The largest amount of vertical slopes is offered on the Aigulle du Midi, however the gradient on La Vallee Blanche is flat at times so won’t offer the high speeds of some of the others. From the dramatic glaciers and peaks of the Aigulle du Midi and the Grande Montets to the more gentle rolling slopes of Domaine de Balme, Chamonix is certainly a resort that can offer a great deal of variety to skiers and boarders alike. For many people a trip to Chamonix would not be complete without skiing the famous Vallee Blanche off piste itinerary run that drops 17km from the Aiguille du Midi to the Montenvers. Desending through some truly breathtaking glaciated scenery it is an experience said to be never unforgettable. However it is not a piste and there is a steep decent with steep drops on either side to be negotiated on foot before you can set off on your skis or board, it truly is only for extremely confident and capable skiers.

However don’t be put of by this if you are a beginner as there are a number of suitable slopes strung out along the bottom of the valley. Chamonix is also a base for a variety of other sports such as ice climbing, rock climbing, paragliding, rafting, bike riding and cross country and extreme skiing, meaning whatever your interests you wont be stuck for entertainment.

Location and Access

Chamonix has excellent road links; it is served by the French Route Nationale 205 which is an extension of the French autoroute 40 that ends at Le Fayet. The 11.6km Mont Blanc tunnel originates here linking Chamonix to Courmayeur in Italy. The nearest airport is Geneva at 88km in distance, there are regular bus services from here to the resort and taxi’s are easily obtainable.


Chamonix has a wide variety of accommodation types on offer from hostels to 5 star hotels, luxury chalets to mountain huts, tents or caravans and private or shared accommodation, whatever your preference and budget Chamonix can undoubtedly provide what you are looking for.

What to Pay

When you’re first starting out rather than buying a full ski pass which covers the whole of Camonix, it is cheaper to buy either full or half day passes to the various beginner slopes. Ski passes cost around £329 per adult for 6 days. There are an excellent number of stores to hire equipment from and you should shop around to find the best deals. There are a number of value for money package deals to be found online, many of which incorporating everything you will need from accommodation to ski hire and even tuition if required.

Submit Chamonix Ski Accommodation Request

Submit one single ski accommodation request form, Your requirement is shared with all relevant and registered ski accommodation providers. Individual Chamonix ski accommodation owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you. Even if it is not the Chamonix accommodation you initially planned to book.

Please also try our sister site Ski Transfer Finder. Helps you find Chamonix Ski Transfers and get Ski Transfer Enquiries in the same way Ski Accommodation Finder does.

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Ski Accommodation Finder is the only site that allows you share your ski accommodation requirements with all registered Chamonix owners and ski accommodation providers. There are no middlemen and there is no commission to pay. This should enable you to get the cheapest Chamonix ski accommodation possible.

Check out the Chamonix ski and mountain guide team for private groups. Guided off-piste skiing, Mont Blanc ascents, alpine rock climbing and mountaineering courses.Mountain Spirit Guides

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