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Welcome to Chamonix

Six different ski areas cater to all levels, from beginners to extreme skiers. Chamonix town is at the foot of Mont Blanc and was one of the world's earliest ski resorts, even hosting the first winter Olympic Games in 1924. 

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Why Visit Chamonix?

Chamonix is a town in southeastern France known as the mountaineering capital of the world. It is located in the Chamonix Valley, surrounded by many peaks like Mount Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe. 

It is also where Mount Dolent is – the peak where French, Swiss, and Italian borders meet. With Chamonix on the feet of the towering mountains, it is absolutely the best place in France to see spectacular ice-capped peaks and enjoy thrilling outdoor sports.

Chamonix has over 150 km of pistes and 15,000 acres of off piste skiing, and with a skiing altitude of 1035 – 3842 metres it has an excellent snow record, the season lasting from December to May.

Chamonix Piste

Chamonix is the place to go for alpine thrill seekers. The resort is known for its steep, challenging runs, off-piste powder, and dramatic mountain scenery. Be sure to check out the 20-kilometre (12-mile) Valley Blanche - a challenging high off-piste run. Chamonix hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924 and is considered by many to be the birthplace of alpine skiing. The resort is in a traditional alpine town littered with restaurants and après bars.



From the Aiguille du Midi (3,812m) you can see the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Mont blanc is usually nestled amongst the clouds and offers breath taking views at every point.

With it's close proximity to Geneva Airport (1 hour 15 mins) it is perfect for long weekend breaks and short stays - check out our accommodation in Folie Douce Hotel for the ultimate get away.

Top picks for restaurants and bars

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MUNCHIE

BEST RESTAURANT

Chamonix is a hub for incredible mountain food - a whiteroad team favourite is Munchie. An Asian-inspired cuisine with a French twist, choose 2-3 plates each and share amongst yourselves.

If this isn't to your taste, anything along Rue de Moulin is a guaranteed favourite.


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POCO LOCO

BEST CHEAP EAT

With a vast selection of burgers and sides, Poco Loco is a firm favourite, whether you're wanting a quick lunch or a quiet night in takeaway after a long days skiing you'll never be disappointed.

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LA FOLIE DOUCE

BEST APRES

A firm favourite all over the alps, take only a few steps out of your accommodation for guaranteed incredible apres, surrounded by the panoramic view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Getting to Chamonix

Your transportation and travel questions, answered.

Nearest airport: Geneva

London to Geneva: 1 hour 35 minutes

Birmingham to Geneva: 1 hour 45 minutes

Glasgow to Geneva: 2 hour 15 minutes

Dublin to Geneva: 2 hour 10 minutes


*Transfers run throughout Saturday and Sunday (for Sundays there is a £5.50 pp/per journey supplement). These are shuttle transfers and, in some cases, you will be required to wait at the airport. The last transfer from Geneva is for flights arriving into the airport at 21:30 at the latest, we recommend not landing after 20:00.


We recommend not booking any flight which takes off before 06:30am as the earliest flight arrivals we can meet are 08.50 (anyone arriving on a flight before that, of which there are few, would need to wait until this time). Transfers are available from 05.30 (first pick up in resort) to 21.30 (latest flight arrival).


Transfer times are subject to change and availability. As such we do not publish a timetable. If you are concerned please feel free to call the office on 0208 246 6677 (ext: 2) for more advice. *


Visit SkyScanner to check flights

Geneva to Chamonix: 1 hour 15 mins

Coaches will drop travellers as close to their accommodation as possible.

See * above for more information on timings.

Price on request.

Private direct transfers are available for groups of all sizes from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon. Get dropped at your door for ultimate convenience.

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