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Indulge in true alpine spirit as you step into Chamonix, a charming and historic destination that exudes cool adventure all year round.

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Chamonix invites you to experience both winter and summer in the mountains, including a vast selection of eating and drinking opportunities to be explored and enjoyed.

In winter Chamonix offers world-class skiing and snowboarding against a backdrop of pristine grandeur.

As the snow surrenders to the sun, Chamonix reveals its summer splendour, becoming a haven for those who seek the best in outdoor adventures. 

Winter Ski in Chamonix

Winter in Chamonix

Exceptional skiing is a given in Chamonix, but there is plenty more besides.

SkiingIn Chamonix, you can expect an exhilarating skiing experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mont Blanc Massif. With its diverse terrain, from challenging black runs to scenic tree-lined pistes and off-piste options, Chamonix offers something for skiers and ski tourers of all levels, making it a premier destination for Alpine enthusiasts.

Snow Shoeing: numerous snowshoe trails cater to all levels, from beginners seeking an introduction to the sport to seasoned adventurers seeking challenging terrain. This is a fantastic way to connect with nature, enjoy physical activity, and bask in the awe-inspiring vistas of Chamonix.

Paragliding: Chamonix's steep peaks, magnificent glaciers, and robust thermals make it a prime destination for paragliding enthusiasts.

Husky Sledding: take the reins of your own team of spirited dogs, or if you prefer a more leisurely experience, become a passenger on a traditional Nordic sled and relish the adventure while these remarkable canines guide you through the snowy wonderland.

Paret Descent: a traditional wooden sled ride down the renowned piste of Grands Montets provides an exhilarating descent and unforgettable memories.

Helicopter Flight: what better way to savour the mesmerising glaciers and panoramic vistas than to soar to 3,000 meters, encircling Mont Blanc Massif.

Montenvers Railway: This iconic railway leads to the breathtaking Mer de Glace, France's largest glacier, promising an unforgettable Alpine experience.

QC Terme Thermal Spa: the ideal place to stop the hands of time and discover the enchantment of spas and thermal centers. In Winter or Summer, this is a must-do for a spa-enthusiast who loves to gaze at Mont Blanc.

Summer in the Mountains

Summer Hiking in Chamonix

Summer holidays in the mountains are as sought after as winter ski, and Chamonix has everything to make a summer holiday here unforgettable.

Hiking: the Chamonix Valley unfolds as a picturesque realm for hikers, featuring expansive pine and spruce forests, glistening glaciers, and towering rocky summits, creating a striking contrast of light and dark. Delve into the diverse tapestry of nature and encounter the wildlife that graces the valley. Well-marked trails beckon, readily accessible from both the valley floor and via cable car rides.

Mountain Biking: Chamonix has evolved into a paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts. With trails catering to a spectrum of skill levels, it welcomes riders of all abilities. Seasoned bikers will enjoy huge satisfaction from the Chamonix valley, as the riding can entail technical challenges and some steep descents.


Golf: Less than 10 minutes from Chalet Mélèzes, nestled between the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc Massif and the majestic Aiguilles Rouges, and at the base of the iconic Drus, Chamonix Golf Club proudly sets a benchmark for excellence, offering top-tier facilities in a breathtaking alpine setting.

Tennis: With 11 outdoor and 4 indoor courts, in addition to 2 squash courts and a beach tennis court for players to enjoy, Chamonix's Tennis Club is perfect for all. The Tennis Club boasts an exceptional location, situated in the centre of the Chamonix valley and is affiliated with the Roland Garros group of approved clubs. Non-members can also book and play, and enjoy the amazing views of Mont Blanc at the same time.

Water Sports: Chamonix is a hub for thrilling white-water sports like rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and hydrospeed. Meanwhile, the pristine local lakes offer ideal conditions for windsurfing and refreshing swimming.

QC Terme Thermal Spa: the ideal place to stop the hands of time and discover the enchantment of spas and thermal centers. In Summer or Winter, this is a must-do for a spa-enthusiast who loves to gaze at Mont Blanc.

Le Petit Social for the best Après Ski

Eating & Drinking in Chamonix 

Chamonix offers a wonderful mix of eating and drinking experiences.

Here's just a few of our preferred destinations:


Best mountain lunches:
La Crèmerie du Glacier, Grand Montets
Les Vieilles Luges, Les Houches

Alpage de Balme, Le Tour


Best traditional Savoyard Chamonix restaurants:

La Calèche

Le Serac

Le Castel

La Cabane Des Praz

Best Chamonix restaurants for something less traditional:

Best places for live music/après ski:
Chambre Neuf

La Folie Douce
Le Petit Social

Chamonix Events

Kandahar downhill slalom in Chamonix

Kandahar World Cup Ski Races: held annually in February at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. With three Men's Alpine Skiing World Cup events, you will see some of the best skiers in the world here, in an atmosphere that is simply electric!

The Unlimited Festival25th March - 1st April 2024 - 8 days of wild music and skiing held throughout Chamonix 


Climbing World Cup: Every year, Chamonix welcomes the IFSC Climbing World Cup, attracting the world's top climbers for three days of thrilling climbing. Now established as a prominent global climbing destination, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc continues to host the World Cup for both speed and difficulty, solidifying its status in the climbing community.

Cosmo Jazz Festival: the Cosmo Jazz Festival takes place in July each year and is a creative fusion of live music and stunning mountain settings. This entirely free festival showcases captivating live performances in some of Chamonix's most breathtaking locales. Apérojazz takes over the streets of Chamonix and as night falls, the musicians unite for the Cham Jam sessions, keeping the music alive until the early hours.

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB): Starting in Chamonix on August 26th 2024, runners will race 171 kilometers and 10,000 meters of positive elevation gain around the Mont-Blanc through Italy, Switzerland and France. Three countries are crossed for one extraordinary adventure.  

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