Chamonix Ski Weekends
Chamonix is one of France’s most famous skiing communes and a popular spot for short break skiers. The town is one of the Alpine skiing capitals in the world; well known for the huge scale of its vast and varied ski area; and whilst it’s not all connected, it’s easy to get around.
Weekend visitors flock here because of the world-class skiing and the incredibly short transfer times from Geneva airport. The resort’s large town also makes it a great hub for non-skiing activities too.
- Approximately 90 minutes from Geneva
- Chamonix has a brilliant ski area that is well suited to the intermediate and advanced skier
Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix has attracted skiers from far and wide for its spectacular scenery and superb skiing. The resort is a large and lively town; 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.
The town’s real attraction is its renowned skiing area. There are over 150km of slopes to keep skiers occupied over a 4 night stay. If that’s not enough, skiers can opt into the Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass which will give them access to over 1,000km of skiing around the other mountains surrounding Chamonix. You can also catch a bus over to Courmayeur for a day of skiing; Courmayeur is on the south-facing side of Mont Blanc and a good alternative if the weather isn’t as good on the Chamonix side.
Chamonix is an off-piste paradise. If you’re looking for some of the best freeride skiing in the world then this is one of the places to do it. Skiers can enjoy taking a guide to carve down some famous runs such as the Vallée Blanche, a 22km long powder bowl. Alternatively, being so close to the Italian border, you can take to the skies for some heli-skiing in Courmayeur and around the Aosta valley.
Being a functional inhabited town during the summer months means that there is a wealth of non-skiing activities to do whilst you’re not on the slopes. Other than having lots of stylish shops and a large selection of gourmet restaurants, there are also two cinemas, an Alpine museum and even a large sports centre. Groups of weekend skiers can look forward to a thriving après scene too, with live-music bars and electrifying nightclubs that guarantee entertainment and excitement well into the night.