Telephone FR : +33 (0)6 09 68 60 35 |Telephone UK : +44 (0)7939 067171 |info@myfrenchchalet.com

Telephone FR : +33 (0)6 09 68 60 35
Telephone UK : +44 (0)7939 067171
info@myfrenchchalet.com

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

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.

Ski Equipment

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.


Ski Lessons

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 planning.chamonix@evolution2.com 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 facey@rocketmail.com for availability.


Ski Passes

There are two types of ski passes Chamonix Le Pass and Mont Blanc Unlimited. All passes are available at each ski area cash desk/ caisse. The following website will provide information on ski passes and how to book: Mont Blanc Natural Resort.


Ski Transfers

You can book your airport transfer between Geneva and Chamonix below. The company we use are have been operating a very long time. Your driver will meet you directly from your flight and take you to your chalet. Approximate time is 1 hour and each mini-bus holds up to 8 people - you may share a mini-bus with other people making it up to 8 - the waiting time for a shared transfer is no longer than 45 minutes. Alternatively you can take a private transfer where there will be no waiting time. The prices are 1 to 5 people: 35 EUR one way per person or 6 to 8 people: 185 EUR one way per van. A private transfer is also 185 EUR one way per van. To book please follow the instructions below.