France Ski Resort Guide for Chamonix

Chamonix Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

This is a long established resort. It has spread out over the years. It has stunning views from its peaks and glaciers. Chamonix is a bustling town with lots of scores and restaurants and a lively saturday market. The car free centre of town is full of atmosphere with cobbled streets and squares.

About the Mountains near Chamonix

There are 11 areas within the Chamonix valley and are within small, low, beginners or are much higher up, above the wooded slopes that plunge to the valley floor reached by cable car or gondola. It is a freat resort for the expert skier with ungroomed black pistes which are exhillarating. Intermediates will find a good smattering of runs and even the less timid are well catered for. Beginners should perhaps learn elsewhere.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Chamonix

The mountain restaurants are table serviced and self service, some with amazing views. The top hotels all have great restaurants. The apres ski is lively and a good choice of bars and discos make it very popular with the younger crowd.

Chamonix Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 47
Resort HeightResort Height 1035 m
3400 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1035-3840 m
3400-12600 ft
QueuesQueues 2 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 20%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 34%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 33%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 13%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: 0450 530 024