Chalet Baby Bear
Chalet Baby Bear is a wonderfully cosy chalet, tucked away in a quiet spot but just a few minutes chauffeured drive from the world class skiing of Chamonix. Chalet Baby Bear may have just three bedrooms, but don’t be fooled – the quality of the...
If you’re keen to feel the wow factor when you walk into a chalet, you won’t be disappointed with Amazon Creek. Hidden amongst the trees and surrounded by soft mounds of snow, it’s a postcard-perfect setting that just gets even better indoors. The...
Set amongst snow-kissed woodland, Baloo is everything a ski chalet should be: a luxurious haven crafted from chunky wood, filled with places to snuggle down in style, and warmed by a roaring fire. Sleeping 10 people, Baloo is pleasingly spacious....
Chalet La Ferme Du Bois
Four hundred years of history lie within the rugged stone walls of this tastefully modernised Chamonix farmhouse. Chalet La Ferme Du Bois is one of the oldest buildings in Chamonix, sitting on the outskirts of town within a private garden, its...
Chalet des Drus
Is it possible to have too much luxury? You might like to contemplate this whilst relaxing in a cowhide-covered bath with a glass of Champagne in the splendid surroundings of Chalet Des Drus. This substantial, recently-built mega-chalet is a haven...
Get back to nature on your ski holiday in this beautiful light-filled luxury ski chalet, located right on the banks of the Arve river in Chamonix, and decked out in a combination of birch wood and granite. As the sun streams into the living spaces,...
Ski-loving stylistas will love Chalet Dalmore. This architect-designed, ultra-modern luxury ski chalet couldn’t be further away from the traditional ‘antlers and cuckoo clocks’ Swiss chalet style. From the laid-back cool of the living and dining...
Brand new for 2015/16. Original, charming and uber-stylish, this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is really special find. Nestled in the quiet and pretty village of La Lavancher, it feels hidden away from swish, party-loving Chamonix, yet is just a...
Oozing comfort and relaxed style, this luxury ski chalet near Chamonix has the feel of a snowy spa retreat about it. Everything has been designed to the highest of standards here - only the comfiest of sofas and the smartest of bathroom suites made...
Uber modern and ultra laid-back, this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is the perfect snowy retreat for a group of friends or family. The large and airy open-plan living space, with open fire and music system is a great spot for both relaxing and...
So here you are, ensconced within the luxurious nest of Bouji Lodge, in a charming village setting, yet just minutes from the fashionable hubbub of the town. This roomy stone townhouse in the centre of Argentiere was originally a school, and has...
When you’ve got a fabulous location, you should make the most of it, and make the most of it Chalet Valhalla certainly does. This luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is a stroll from the town centre yet peacefully located just slightly away from the...
A stunning location calls for an equally impressive interior, so this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix, with its views of the Mont Blanc range, has a lot to live up to internally. Chalet Inuit is a five-bedroom, ski-in/ski-out chalet with spa, which...
Make yourself at home in your own mini hotel. This luxury chalet in Chamonix has all the facilities you could ask for – as well as the privacy of your own four walls to escape to after the bustle and excitement of a day spent on Chamonix’s slopes...
As Alpine as Toblerone, Chalet Pomo is a very well-equipped luxury ski chalet in Chamonix, that’s packed with rustic charm. Rough-hewn woods, faux fur throws, cuckoo clocks and roaring fires abound, offering guests an exceedingly warm...
The ideal snowy retreat for those who like the cheery bustle of a good-time ski resort, but love to escape to some peace and quiet, too. Chalet Ute is a luxury ski chalet in Chamonix that offers the best of both worlds. Just a short drive from the...
Brand new for this season, Chalet Couttet is a one of a kind luxury ski chalet in Chamonix designed by renowned architects Laughland Jones. Sleeping up to 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms the chalet has been designed with utter relaxation in mind....
A tranquil haven nestled on the banks of the river Arve, Chalet Cristal is one of a hamlet of four luxury ski chalets forming Les Rives d’Argentière, right in the heart of the picturesque village of Argentière yet close to Chamonix’s vibrant shops,...
The Eco Lodge
There’s nothing like the pleasure of knowing that you’re in the lap of luxury, enjoying the best of everything, while also doing something good for the environment. So sit back in that hot tub, polish your halo and pour yourself another drink at...
Chalet Zenith 1
‘Rich’ is a word that sums up this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix very nicely. Rich colours, rich, rustic woods and a great entertainment scene to enjoy both in and out of the chalet. Set in the sought-after old village of Argentieres, this...
Sleeps 9 - 15
From €6,600 per week
Chalet Zenith 2
The perfect match of traditional and modern is hard to find but we think we’ve found it here at Chalet Zenith 2, perfectly situated in the traditional village of Argentiere. Every wall of this luxury ski chalet in Chamonix is clad in warm,...
Sleeps 10 - 13
From €5,600 per week
Chalet La Ferme
From the outside, this beautiful 200-year old building appears to be a traditional Alpine chalet – but step through the door at Chalet La Ferme and you’ll be awed by the stunningly contemporary interior. Artisan builders have lovingly converted the...
From €11,495 per week
Destination Guide: Chamonix
Chamonix has been a Mecca for skiers and mountain climbers for over a century and is a very special and historic place. Dominated by the dramatic outline of Mont Blanc, this French alpine resort is a charming, bustling town, pulsing with life. Chamonix has a string of pretty satellite villages either side of it, strung along the valley, including Les Houches, Argentiere and Les Praz. There is a wide choice of accommodation in the area, from luxury hotels and chalets to affordable apartments.
Even the most peaceful village location is never far from a fragrant boulangerie, a friendly bar and a first class restaurant. As well as excellent skiing, there is plenty of action going on in Chamonix. You can keep active at the indoor swimming pool, skating rink, climbing walls and bowling alley, and chill out in the many beauty salons and health spas. The shopping is great here too – Chamonix has numerous chic French boutiques, plus everything from delicatessens to specialist wine shops and supermarkets.
Busy in summer and winter, Chamonix is a paradise for sports lovers. In summer you can go mountain biking, climbing, paragliding and hiking through the spectacular Alpine scenery. In winter, the resort’s five major ski areas are linked by a frequent and free bus service and there are snowshoeing and cross country trails too.
The Chamonix cinema regularly shows films in English and there is even an elegant casino if you fancy a flutter. A visit to the excellent Alpine Museum is the best way to appreciate the local history and culture. Last but not least, no visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car, rising to over 12,000ft. You’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Mont Blanc and intrepid mountain climbers.
Chamonix offers some of the most challenging skiing in the Alps, especially when it comes to off-piste, but it also caters for beginners and intermediates. There is a choice of lift passes, from the all-encompassing Mont Blanc Unlimited, to individual tickets for cable cars.
Chamonix has five separate ski areas, each with their own lift systems, along in the valley. There’s enough to keep you busy for a day at each one, but having a car to get around is an advantage. Les Planards and Les Houches have excellent skiing for beginners and there is a snowpark at Les Grands Montets.
There are 155km of piste in total, plus plenty of off-piste runs. Good skiers make a beeline for the famous Vallee Blanche route, accessed by the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Expert local guides and freelance instructors are able to show you the best way down the 20km glacier trail.
Best places to eat and drink in Chamonix
Chamonix has it all – from cheap pizzerias to Michelin starred restaurants. Just take your pick. The Bistrot at Hotel Morgane is one of several fine dining restaurants, whilst local Savoyard dishes are a speciality at the Caleche and the Monchu.
La Maison Carrier is a particularly popular Savoyard restaurant, part of the 5* hotel Le Hameau Albert 1er. This traditional restaurant will not disappoint, especially when you are settled own in front of the fire and enjoying typical dishes such as a spit-roasted rack or lamb or Piedmonteuse risotto. The hotel also plays host the 2 Michelin-starred Albert 1er Restaurant which offers modern cuisine inspired by the local area as well as from the Head chef's travels around the world - dishes such as line-caught sea bream with basil in a squid and herb crust, consommé, garlic rouille and croutons or whole roasted Breton lobster served in two ways, with yuzu confit, avocado, grapefruit and Nepalese Timur pepper, will be sure to tempt your tastebuds.
Every village in the valley has its own restaurants and bars. Argentiere has a range of restaurants from pizzerias, a tapas bar to modern cuisine, and in Les Houches there is an excellent choice, from sophisticated French cuisine to cosy home cooking, and even an Indian restaurant.
Bars, music venues and nightclubs, often all mixed into one, are all over Chamonix and the surrounding area. The après ski scene is lively and fun, encompassing everything from sedate piano bars to full-on, ‘dancing on the tables to a live band’ action.
Best time to visit Chamonix
Open all year round, this French resort has peak seasons in both summer and winter. The Chamonix ski passes run through from December to April.
What we love about Chamonix
We love the extensive skiing options for all levels across the resort and the buzzing atmosphere of the town.
Ski Area: Chamonix Mont Blanc
Altitude of resort: 1035m
Highest altitude: 3842m
Total pistes: 81
Number of Lifts: 52
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