Chamonix Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (29)
- ChamonixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Feb 13, 2014
What happens when downhill skiing becomes passe, the backcountry is old news and even heli-skiing no longer provides enough of a rush? Speed riding. A new winter sensation in mountain oases like the Alps, ski and speed addicts have come up with a unique way to get their fix: a blend of paragliding and skiing that allows you to "fly" the slopes at incredible speeds -- up to 100 mph! -- with exceptional maneuverability. This relatively new sport is gaining a lot of attention as it's a surefire way to excite both participants and spectators on the slopes. But it's certainly not for the faint of heart nor the untrained.
- ChamonixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5May 04, 2013
Great skiing for those who dare, but a fun place to visit all year-round, Chamonix is not for beginner skiers, or even for most advanced skiers, but if skiing off cliffs is your jam, this is the place to do it. Chamonix can be a bit touristy, but where else can you go ice-climbing in August? Just skied in chamonix for the first time and there is nothing like it! So incredible and fun, but really not for beginner skiers-- at least at this time of year, when the easy runs on the bottom of the mountain are too melted to be skiable.
- ChamonixDec 06, 2012
Great place for a late ski holiday even in April. There will still be some snow in the higher slopes and you can basically almost ski in a t-shirt. Mind you, you better use some sunscreen or you'll burn up nicely in the spring sun! Also I would recommend an early start as the slopes get quite slushy in the afternoon, so it's better to do your skiing in the morning and then get on with the after party!
- ChamonixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 06, 2012
The last stop before your cross into Italy, and by that I mean you must stop! Beautiful ski town at the base of some of the most majestic peaks in the French Alps, Chamonix is a spotless mountain town with plenty to do year round!
- ChamonixAug 12, 2012
Breathtaking! And not just because of the thin air. The town is quaint with cute shops, and cafes with friendly service. None of the snooty Paris attitude, though not much English is spoken. The locals will make an effort to understand you if you make an effort to understand them. I went there with a touring choral group, and sang to a house packed with locals. Many of the audience members came to thank us after the concert, telling us they loved Americans because they, their parents, or their grandparents were saved by US GI's when Chamonix was occupied by Germans during World War II. Absolutely, the most gracious hosts we experienced on our entire tour. Oh, and the cable car ride to peak of Aiguille du Midi is not to be missed. Be sure to go all the way to the top no matter what the weather. Just be sure to dress warm, even in August. The views of the Rhone Alps are spectacular!
- ChamonixJul 04, 2012
Not sure about villas or babysitters but make sure you take the second gondola to the top of the mountain no matter the weather. Last time I was there a lot of people weren't going all the way to the top because of the clouds and cold. Once you got to the top though the gondola broke through the clouds and it looked like you were on top of an ocean of clouds and mountains. Some of the best views I have ever seen. Enjoy!
- ChamonixJul 04, 2012
Hubby went on ski trip to Chamonix France with Boys last year and stayed at http://www.collineige.com/chalet-villaterrier-en.htm with a group of ten .. it included half board: so breakie and 4 course dinner prepared by inhouse chef, welcome drinks , towels and rep advise regarding passes, equipment etc ... it cost around 500 Euros per head for 4 nights ... not sure about babysitters even though I'm sure they needed one ...
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Aliases: Chamonix Mont-Blanc