Chamonix is surrounded by the Mont Blanc's (4,810 m) impressive mountain scenery. This region's largest resort offers its guests perfect access to the ski region. Challenging and diverse ski areas, stretching up to an altitude of 3,842 m, all group around the resort of "Cham", as the town is lovingly also referred. However, the real fun starts off-piste. Every year extreme skiers and freeriders from all over the world compete here. Chamonix, venue for the 1924 Olympic Games, is retrospective of a long tradition and is distinctive in its outstanding activities available to tourists, as well as its spectacular scenery. Situated at 1,035 m, there is a fabulous panoramic view for visitors to enjoy. The "Large Beauty", as she is called by the locals, dominates the valley with its 4,810 m high snow and ice covered summit. However, even wild and rugged summits such as Drus (3,754 m) or Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m) are not easily overlooked. The city offers a lively centre with a pedestrian zone, numerous restaurants and cafés, as well as a great aprés ski scene. All the same, Chamonix has retained its typical Savoyard village character.
Remember if you don't find quite what you are looking for you can always give us a call. We are ready to help you find your perfect alpine holiday. Or perhaps you might like to consider an alternative destination? For example have you considered Adelboden in Switzerland? - The Adelboden ski resort offers a chocolate box village setting with lots to do off the piste, but also with extensive slopes including an area shared with Lenk. Or perhaps as a possible alternative suggestion how about Livigno in Italy? - When hiring a ski chalet in Livigno you will enjoy a great combination of low prices thanks to its duty free status and high altitude that is relatively snow-sure, all set in a pleasant alpine ambience near to the Swiss border. Take a look at the Livigno accommodation on offer at our sister site ski-apartments-italy.co.uk. [Less]