One of the great ancient alpine capitals with a huge variety of attractions and epic skiing to boot.

Synonymous with epic skiing and mountaineering, Chamonix is beloved by the best skiers in the world. However, there are pisted trails of all abilities, although it’s fair to say that there is more on offer for experienced skiers. The ski area as a whole provides skiers with a fabulous 952km of downhill skiing over 490 pistes. As the resort is so high, at 2,500 meters, skiers can rest assured that good snow cover will last all season long.

Advanced skiers can head up to one of the most famous off piste ski areas in the world, the Vallee Blanche. It’s a long way down with 2,800m of vertical descent to ski with stunning glacial scenery to enjoy as you do. We advise you go with a guide and safety equipment as this off piste slice of heaven is not to be taken lightly.

The town of Chamonix, which lies in the shadow of Mont Blanc, came to prominence as an alpine capital well before skiing was invented. It has long been an important mountaineering centre and still today receives more visitors in summer than winter. A huge advantage of Chamonix is that it is just one hour’s motorway drive from Geneva airport, which makes it a popular choice for weekend skiers looking to make the most of a snowy long weekend.