About Chamonix

The Chamonix Valley comprises the villages of Chamonix, Argentiére and Les Houches and is considered the ski capital of Europe!

Chamonix is situated on the foot of the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of the Alps. It was one of the first villages where Alpine tourism started to developed in the early eightteenth century and in 1924 it hosted the first Winter Olympics.

The Valley stretches for 17 kilometers and offers slopes for all levels from nursery slopes to fast-cruising pistes and off-piste skiing. There are long runs below the tree line and impressive glaciers that can be reached skiing even without being an expert.

Chamonix village is at a height of 1053 meters. It’s a vibrant town that has kept much of its Victorian and Belle Epoque look and its traffic-free centre offers many French restaurants, pizzerias, cafés overhanging the torrent of the Arve river and many shops, from galleries and bookshops to speciality food shops and sport shops offering the latest technical ski clothing and materials.

The smaller villages of Argentiere, Les Houches, Le Tour and 12 other resorts in the comune of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc all offer the same top-quality slopes but a quieter holiday. They are all covered by the Mont-Blanc Unlimited Pass.

The Chamonix Valley with its cliffs and tumbling glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif never stops being impressive and being one of the most beautiful, interesting and attractive ski area of Europe.

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