Luxury in Chamonix: Unique skiing experience at the foot of Mont Blanc
Chamonix provides one of the most stunning settings for luxury winter holidays in the Alps. It nestles at the foot of the Mont Blanc and of several stunning peaks and glaciers in a valley that stretches for 20 kilometres from Les Houches to Le Tour. There is history in the air as this was where the first company of mountain guides was established, where many records of mountaineering were both set and broken, where the first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. If you like nature and sport and luxury catered ski chalets, Chamonix is the resort for you. If you are looking for the jet-set you will probably give it a miss. Skiing in Chamonix is unlike skiing any other French resort; each unique skiing area has something different to offer skiers and boarders and the variety on and off the slopes will keep you entertained and enchanted throughout your stay in a charming private ski chalet. Non skiers will love the many art and culture and musical events, inspired French cuisine, shopping to their hearts' desire.
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France. The terrain varies from dramatic glaciers and peaks to gentle rolling slopes and it ranks 3rd in the world in most visited natural areas. Conveniently located, it is just one hour from Geneva airport and two hours from Milan. Two categories of skiers are explicitly catered for. For beginners, children and skiers or snowboarders who prefer to play it safe, there are small and low and easily accessible runs at the bottom of the valley. The category of confident beginners and experienced skiers who love a challenge can venture out on the high vertical slopes, including Les Grands Montets going up to 3300m. Valley Blanche provide the most famous off-piste descent. Snow cannons as good as guarantee all season snow cover. Chamonix's different areas are linked by a regular bus and train system that is included with the price of your weekly or season lift pass.