Chamonix Ski Holidays

Chamonix ski holidays boast views of Mont Blanc and some legendary off-piste terrain. Go skiing in Chamonix to explore 150km of slopes.

Chamonix Ski Resort France

One of the great ancient Alpine capitals Chamonix ski resort boasts some of the best skiing and scenery in the Alps, with a large variety of runs and wonderful views of Mont Blanc. It is a popular destination for international skiers and is consistently rated as one of the top ten in the world thanks to its reputation as a truly bustling and exciting town.

Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix ski resort is filled with an excellent array of shops, restaurants, bars and other activities to keep you occupied whilst you’re not skiing. Chamonix is a beautiful town and extremely appealing to the eye; you can look forward to a nice mix of cobbled streets, medieval church towers and traditional chalets.

Chamonix has a brilliant skiing area that is well suited to the intermediate and advanced skier. It should be noted that Chamonix is not a ski-in ski-out destination offering slopeside accommodation. The ski resort is comprised of six separate ski areas, which means that a bus service is required to travel between them. However, this is a small price to pay for the huge range of skiing which is then provided to explore, making the resort such a coveted destination for discerning skiers. 

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Chamonix ski resort.

Chamonix Transfer time
  • Geneva

Resort Statistics

Resort Altitude: 1,035m

Resort Skiing: 3,840m

Total Ski Area: 150km

Lifts: 65

Green Runs: 7km

Blue Runs: 42km

Red Runs: 55km

Black Runs: 41km

Cross Country: 40 km

Ski Areas in Chamonix

The ski area provides a fabulous 150km of downhill skiing accessed by 65 lifts. Chamonix ski resort is located at 1,035m, and with skiing going as high as almost 3,840m skiers can relax knowing that good snow cover will last all season long. Two of Chamonix's ski areas are linked together from the slopes, whilst the rest are separated along the length of the valley and are conveniently connected by an efficient bus service.

Chamonix accommodations

Chamonix Ski Accommodation

Skiing in Chamonix

Being such a vast ski resort you'll find the right difficulty of slopes to suit all levels of skiing in Chamonix. Col de Balme, Le Tour and Vallorcine are gentle ski areas offering cruisey blues which are perfect for beginners. Les Houches is good for intermediates with long blue runs and a few steeper more challenging runs including Chamonix’s world cup downhill course. Advanced skiers and confident intermediates will want to check out the 20km of freeride skiing along the Vallée Blanche and the off-piste on the Grands Montets glacier.

Snowboarding in Chamonix

Chamonix is a place of pilgrimage for the advanced snowboarder, with endless off-piste possibilities and on-piste runs which will push even the best boarders. Head to the Grands Montets glacier for a slice of the action where you will find an impressive fun park and half-pipe which hold regular competitions.


Top Runs

  • Vallée Blanche - an unmarked, unmaintained, unpatrolled off-piste run which runs down through the glaciers to Chamonix. It is recommended to hire a guide
  • Le Tour/vallorcine - a delightful sector, with gentle open slopes and reliable snow 
Chamonix weekends

Chamonix Weekends

Ski Schools in Chamonix

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Click here to book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Chamonix

The main Chamonix nurseries are called the Panda Club and the Piou-Piou Club, both run by the ESF ski school. There are also several private nanny services in Chamonix ski resort who can offer additional services such as evening babysitting for families.

Chamonix snow

Chamonix Snow

Restaurants in Chamonix

Les Vielles Luges - this rustic 18th century barn can be found near the bottom of the Maisonneuve chairlift and is a great spot for lunch

Restaurant Albert 1er - with two Michelin stars, this is one of the world's best ski resort restaurants 

Cap Horn - a nautically-themed chalet restaurant the (unsurprisingly) specialises in seafood

Après Ski in Chamonix

Le Vert - equipped with a pool table, UK Sky TV and a projector to watch your day's ski footage

L'Amnesia - for those who like to burn the candle at both ends, this is Chamonix's biggest club and is open from 1 am until dawn. Featuring international DJ's and themed parties

Les Caves - right in the centre of town, this is a great wine and cocktail bar 

Read more about Chamonix après ski here


Chamonix is a bustling, lively town which offers plenty of varied options to entertain non-skiers. Alternative winter sport activities such as ice skating, curling, indoor tennis and squash are available in the town. Those with a car can make day excursions to pretty nearby villages such as Megève which has plenty of designer boutiques and fine eateries to enjoy. It is also possible to take cable cars and gondolas up the mountain for a lunchtime rendezvous with skiers.

Chamonix Ski Holidays


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