Chamonix is one of the most convenient locations in the Alps for a skiing holiday, being just an hour's drive from Geneva airport. It is also home to some of the finest on and off-piste skiing in Europe, if not the world. Chamonix was the birth place of Alpinism and since it hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924, skiers and mountain enthusiasts have flocked to this charming French resort.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Chamonix's après-ski has on offer some excellent restaurants and a good number of lively bars and clubs
  • Powder hounds will relish the chance to ski totally untouched slopes on the descent from the Haute Route (you just have to do some mountaineering to get there!)

Luxury Skiing Holidays in Chamonix: the Detail

The Chamonix Valley offers something for skiers of all levels, with over ninety miles of pistes ranging from gentle forest runs to steep black runs, but is chiefly renowned for its superb glacier and off-piste skiing. The most famous off-piste descent is the Vallée Blanche - a 12-mile, high-altitude route accessed via the spectacular cable-car ride to the Aiguille du Midi.

The Compagnie des Guides can provide private expert ski guiding or tuition to beginners and experts alike, as well as helping you experience a diverse range of other mountain activities, including paragliding. All in all, Chamonix is the complete mountain resort for a luxury ski holiday.


Original Highlight

Chamonix is the best ski resort in close proximity to an easily accessible airport in the Alps. Not a bad little combo, that!

Dave, Original Traveller

A note on price

A no-expense spared weekend on the Côte d'Azur can cost upwards of £2,500pp. Or, take a self-catered villa in Provence, arriving in comfort via the train to Aix en Provence and your luxury holiday over the May half-term week can be taken care of for less than £10,000. Based on 8 people self-catering. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 6°C / 42°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.1 inches
Flight from London

1:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

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