The town of Chamonix needs little introduction and is often described as being the Mecca for skiers. With 4 distinct areas and altitudes soaring up to 3842 m, the resort is a vast playground for adventurous skiers, off-piste lovers and even ice climbers. When you’re not on your skis, the cobbled pedestrian centre offers an abundance of bars and restaurants that will keep even the most seasoned foodies coming back year after year. The summer in Chamonix is as impressive in the winter, and the town remains as populated in the warmer months. This makes for a fantastic year-round rental market that these new apartments will be in a perfect position to capitalise on.
All this, just an hour drive from Geneva airport – you can see why it is a long-standing favourite.
If you are a non-skier, or just want a break from the skiing, there are still plenty of activities for you to enjoy. If you still want to be out on the mountain you can take a husky ride, Italian snowmobile adventure or go snowshoeing.
If it’s just a break from the mountain you want altogether then you can go and relax at the health spa and gym, go bowling, visit the many village restaurants and the local shops.
The Chamonix Valley is considered by many to be the best freeride resort in the world. With its 5 ski resorts (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevent) Chamonix Mont-Blanc offers the perfect ski holiday.
Anything you would ever want to know about skiing in Chamonix Mont-Blanc is here. How to ski in Chamonix, when to ski in Chamonix and where to ski in Chamonix and the rest of this magnificent Valley.
Depending on your level of proficiency, consider hiring a mountain guide to ski the breathtakingly beautiful Vallée Blanche, Chamonix’s well-known ski route of 20 km, over glaciers, navigating around and over crevasses and surrounded by some of the most inspiring mountains in the Alps.
Despite its low altitude at 1035 m, 90% of the ski area is located above 2000 m, making Chamonix a snow-sure resort.
From Geneva, it is an 1 hr 30 min drive to Chamonix.