Chamonix Mont-Blanc is a spectacular French resort in both winter and summer and being located only 90km from Geneva airport, access is very simple, making long weekends and short breaks very easy. A safe bet for early and late season skiers since 90% of the skiing is above 2000m. Chamonix has skiing for all levels and there is ample to do for non-skiers too. Whatever you do, you can be sure that the views will be stunning plus the food and wine will taste great.
In winter, the valley is made up of a number of small ski areas - Les Houches, Le Brevent/ La Flegere, Les Grands Montets and Le Tour/ Vallorcine - all offering varied terrain and spectacular views of the Mont Blanc Massif. Chamonix caters for all levels of skiing - beginner areas, miles of blue or more challenging red runs for intermediates and gnarly trails on the Argentiere Glacier or the legendary off-piste Vallee Blanche, for the more advanced. If you fancy going further afield, then you can ski in Courmayeur (Italy) and Verbier (Switzerland) - both less than an hour drive from Chamonix.
In summer, Chamonix becomes a playground of alpine adventure - climbing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, so many sports to do. Besides mountain adventure, there is a thriving cultural scene, amazing shops and boutiques, and a fabulous gastronomic offering - including 2 Michelin starred restaurants. The town itself has a charming pedestrianised centre, full of ambiance, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops - plenty to do when you come off the mountain. The smaller suburban villages of Argentiere, Montroc and Les Houches, also offer great access to the mountain trail in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere.
We recommend Skiset for equipment hire - provide a professional service and also have a great range. They offer My French Chalet guests a discount of 10% on 'walk in the shop' rental and up to 20% for a 'book online' rental.
To book do the following:
Click Chamonix SkiSet
Select 'First day ski' and 'Last day ski' then 'BOOK NOW'
Where it asks 'THE SHOP' select the SkiSet nearest to your chalet from the dropdown list (please email us if you are unsure)
Where it asks 'DO YOU HAVE A PARTNAIRE CODE' enter your discount code CHAMMFC
Click 'OK' and continue with the steps.
We recommend the following companies for ski lessons:
Evolution 2 - they offer MyFrenchChalet guests a 5% discount off. To book visit their website to select your lessons, then email directly on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting MyFrenchChalet to get your 5% discount.
ESF Chamonix - view all lessons for adults and children, group or private all types and book directly on their website.
Private Lessons with Nico - we also do private work with a superb instructor called Nico Dunand, whose family has been working as ski instructors and guides in the Chamonix valley for several generations. He speaks both French and English and works with anyone age 3 upwards! His prices are from EUR 90 per 2 hours for 1-2 people and he can teach up to 8 in a group. As well as lessons in the Chamonix valley, he also offers ski days out to other resorts, such as Verbier, Courmayeur, Les Contamines and St Gervais and he can provide transport in his VW Caravelle for up to 8 passengers. You will have a fabulous experience and being private, you will gain invaluable experience and skiing ability. Please email email@example.com for availability.