90% of the ski areas are located above 2000m, making Chamonix a “guaranteed snow” resort. The higher slopes offer snow well into May.
The Chamonix Valley offers something for everyone, with gentle nursery slopes for beginners and plenty of challenging pistes for intermediates to improve their skills. Advanced skiers will be spoilt for choice with some of the longest, steepest and most challenging runs in the Alps, and some of Europe’s finest off-piste.
Chamonix is internationally renowned for its exceptional environment. Situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest summit, the views from the Chamonix Valley are truly breathtaking.
A PARADISE FOR NON-SKIERS
Ice-climbing, paragliding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, panoramic helicopter flights, skating rink, indoor swimming pool – the list is endless, not to mention the alpine walking, with 17 km of specially designed footpaths which venture deep into the winter alpine landscape.
Experience the highest cable car in Europe, the Aiguille du Midi, which takes you up to one of the most visited sights in the world, the Mont Blanc. Ride the Montenvers funicular, which runs up to the famous Mer de Glace.
Les Houches has a few of its own restaurants and bars, but for serious nightlife, head for Chamonix, just a 5 minute drive away. Chamonix comes alive at night, with an endless variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in which to party the night away.
We’d be more than happy to recommend some of our favourite spots for those looking for a night out on the town – café culture, elegant bars, restaurants and rocking nightclubs.