Destinations / Ski, Lakes & Mountains / Chamonix (France)
Located in south eastern France in the lap of the Rhone-Alpes in Haute Savoie, Chamonix is the oldest ski resort in all France. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is more popularly known simply as Chamonix and was the site of the first ever Winter Olympics. As its home is the north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is also highly favoured for extreme sports such as ice climbing, paragliding, rafting, extreme climbing and rafting. Even in summertime, Alpine mountaineers flock to the area as the challenges presented by Mont Blanc are fearsome.
Just so for skiing, Chamonix offers great challenges and runs that are not only steep, but long too with high variants and plenty of off-piste terrain. It is a genuine winter wonderland with stunning scenery which includes dramatic glaciers, snow-capped peaks and glistening, silver-white deep valleys.
Even non-skiers will adore Chamonix as the town is full of life and bustles with commercial as well as tourist activity. An established culture of night life, plenty of quirky shopping and good restaurants fill the hours after dark. the town is lively and offers diverse pleasures beyond the world of snow and skiing. An indoor swimming pool, sports centre, cinema and casino vie with sleigh rides, ice skating and snow shoeing for the most popular activities.
Aer Lingus has regular flights to Geneva and transfer time to Chamonix is approx 1.5 hours. We have a range of accommodation options in Chamonix.