Chamonix Ski Holidays
France

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Home to the world-famous Mont Blanc, the French town of Chamonix represents, to many, the pinnacle of outdoor adventure in the French Alps. A proper town in its own right, Chamonix is a back-country skier’s paradise in the winter months — with some of Europe’s finest and most challenging off-piste terrain right on the doorstep.

Chamonix itself is remarkably pretty; a French Alpine village nestled at an altitude of 1,000 metres with slopes running up to nearly 4,000 metres. Traditional and characterful, Chamonix offers spectacular views, outdoor adventure, and plenty of things to see and do away from the slopes.

Chamonix town sits in the valley and is surrounded on both sides by neighbouring villages and hamlets including La Tour, Argentiere and Les Houches.

Chamonix has some fantastic bars for apres ski and nightlife:

Chambre Neuf is one of the liveliest and loudest apres ski bar in Chamonix. The bar is located at the top end of the town near the train station and is a popular spot with visitors and locals alike.

La Terasse sits in a fantastic position in the centre of Chamonix. The bar, cafe and lounge serves food all day on it’s sunny terrace.

The Office is a lively apres bar located in Argentiere. The bar offers the best choice of beers and food for superb value.

Micro Brasserie de Chamonix is a brewery run by four Canadians who offer a vast selection of beer from the Blonde de Chamonix to the Granite Pale Ale and the Stout des Drus.

Elevation 1904 is located opposite the train station in the centre of Chamonix. The bar has a sunny terrace offering a great ambience with live music and DJs.

Moo Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot located near the train station. The bar is open all year round and is very reasonably priced.

The Pub is a typical British establishment in Chamonix centre. The pub has a heated terrace right on the main street and shows live sports on the big screen.

Monkey Bar is a seasonnaires favourite. They have a great apres vibe with live music, happy hours, and ping pong.

South Bar is located at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi. The bar is an excellent apres spot with daily happy hours and regular drinks promotions and special offers.

L’Amnesia is a nightclub located near the Aiguille du midi cable car. The club is open from midnight till 4am and is a popular spot with both locals and visitors.

Le Chamonix Social Club is a funky cocktail bar located in the heart of Chamonix. The residents has more of a formal feel and hosts guest Djs to keep the music fresh.

Bar du Moulin is a cosy cellar wine bar located on the Rue des Moulins in Chamonix old town. The warm and welcoming bar has a wide range of drinks to choose from and often has live music and DJs.

Les Caves is an upmarket cocktail bar. The bar plays jazz/blues music early evening and more upbeat tunes later on. The bar offers a great wine and cocktail menu and is the perfect spot for those looking to dress up a bit.
There are several activities for non skiers in Chamonix:

Ice Climbing
Paragliding
Snowshoeing
Husky Sledding
Fat Biking
Arts & Culture
Winter Trail Running
Wine Tasting
Spas & Massages
Shopping
Restaurant/bars

Dog Sledding

74 Place Edmond Desailloud

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 86 68 87 16

Paragliding

11 Avenue du Savoy

74400

Chamonix

+33 6 61 84 61 50

Snowshoeing

190 place de l'Eglise

74400

Chamonix

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88

Chamonix has a good selection of restaurants both on and off the mountain.

Chalet Refuge de Lognan is a small mountain restaurant accessed from the Grand Montets cable car. The restaurant is open all year round and offers fantastic views and access to the Argentiere Glacier.

Alpage de Balme is a charming restaurant located at the foot of the Aiguillette des Posettes at Le Tour. The restaurant serves typical mountain food and is very reasonably priced.

Munchie is a popular restaurant located on the Route du Moulin in the centre of Chamonix. The restaurant serves a mix of French and Scandinavian food with an Asian influence. Dishes include duck teriyaki, steak frites and sushi.

Le Panier des 4 Saisons sits tucked away just off the main street in Chamonix. The restaurant offers the best seasonal produce with some of the finest regional wines.

Plan Joran ia a mountain restaurant serving delicious dishes including local products and Italian cuisine.

La Bergerie de Planpraz is one of the best mountain restaurants in resort and offers one of the best views of Mont Blanc. The chef serves a range of regional dishes cooked over a wood fire.

Casa Valerio is a popular pizzeria and Italian restaurant in Chamonix centre. The restaurant has won awards for its pizzas and is a popular spot amongst locals.

Le Cap Horn is one of Chamonix’s nicest restaurants serving fine food in comfortable surroundings. The restaurant serves contemporary style Savoyard dishes, in particular seafood.

La Maison Carrier is a cosy and traditional restaurant located in the Hameau de Albert Premier Hotel. The restaurant offers both an a la carte menu and a set menu which are both very reasonably priced.

Revola Restaurant is located near the Montenvers station. The friendly restaurant offers simple and tasty food made with fresh seasonal produce.

Les Vieilles Luges is a mountain restaurant in Les Houches. The authentic restaurant has a warm and charming ambience and serves delicious home-cooked local food.

Poco Loco Chamonix serves some of the best sandwiches and burgers in the resort.

Le 3842 is one of the highest restaurants in Europe, located at the top of the Aiguille du Midi cable car. The restaurant is open all year round serving daily specials from locally sourced produce.

Chez Constant is located in the centre of Chamonix. The restaurants’ interior is beautifully furnished mixing traditional Savoyard style with modern features and offers seasonal dishes and local/regional specialities.

Le Jekyll is an Irish Pub in Chamonix centre. The pub is an institution in resort and serves great high quality food.

Good for Couples

Albert Premier

38 Route du Bouchet

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 05 09

Good for Couples

La Yaute

2100 Route d'Argentière

74400

Chamonix

+33 9 66 83 58 18

Good for Couples

Le Bistrot

151 Avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 57 64

Good for Family

La Maison

44 Route du Bouchet

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 00 03

Good for Friends

Chambre Neuf Brasserie

272 Avenue Michel Croz

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 00 31

Good for Friends

La Terrasse

43 Place Balmat

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 53 09 95

Good for Friends

Monkey Restaurant

81 Place Edmond Desailloud

74400

Chamonix

+33 4 50 96 64 34

On the mountain, the pistes above Chamonix are not entirely well suited to beginner skiers, and parents taking the kids to the slopes need to choose location carefully if staying here. (La Tour has the best nursery slopes.) If you do bring children, you may find yourself in need of a few things to see and do if the weather closes in or if the kids decide they’d like a break.

This is where the resort excels because in Chamonix you’ll find an absolute wealth of off-the-slopes activities to keep the kids entertained.

Ice Caves http://www.chamonix.com/montenvers,81,en.html
The caves are incredible, and worth a look whatever the weather! They sit in Montenvers and the twenty minute railway journey up there is worth the effort in itself. The Mer de Glace is France’s largest glacier and sits at an altitude of 1913m above sea level. The ice caves, or grottes de glace as they are known locally, sit right inside the glacier and are well-maintained throughout the winter. They melt as the spring and summer come around then are completely remade each winter.

Dog Sledding http://www.chamonix.net/english/activities/dogsled.htm
Husky sledding is wonderful fun for adults and kids of all ages, and the thrill of zooming off into the back country led by a pack of these enthusiastic animals is a fantastic experience. Whether you opt to take the reins yourself or sit at the back to enjoy the ride, it’s a great way to see the stunning mountain scenery away from the slopes.

Tobogganning
Although Chamonix doesn’t have a specialised toboggan run as such (you may want to consider Courchevel or Val Thorens for that) it does have a number of spots where you can take the children in comparable safety for a spot of tobogganing. Near Chamonix town, the Savoy and Plenards areas both allow tobogganing and up in le Tour, the La Vormaine area is also a great place to try it out. If you’re staying at the other end of town in les Houches, the Le Tourchet area is another good spot to bring the children.

Swimming pool
The resort’s Sports Centre is the perfect place for an afternoon’s entertainment. You’ll find a 25 metre swimming pool alongside massage jets and waterslides, and if the kids are four years-old or younger they get in for free! http://www.chamonix-mont-blanc.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=474

Cinema
All the latest releases are screened here so it’s a good place to come if the weather closes in and the lifts shut, or just for an evening’s entertainment with the family. The cinema sits right behind the main square in Chamonix centre and offers three screens showing the latest offerings. You can check beforehand to see if the film you want is being screened in its original version, or dubbed in French with English subtitles here: http://www.cinemavox-chamonix.com/

Ski chalets in Chamonix

Cachat
Sleeps: 12

Type: Catered

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From: €471pp £432pp*

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Eco Lodge
Sleeps: 10

Type: Catered

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From: €1000pp £916pp*

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Hideaway I
Sleeps: 12

Type: Catered

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From: €500pp £458pp*

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Hideaway II
Sleeps: 14

Type: Catered

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1035m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    24km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3843m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    64

  • TOTAL PISTE

    152km



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