Experience the skiing, glaciers and rock climbing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!

Glaciers, jagged snowcapped peaks and miles of ski slopes have made Chamonix-Mont-Blanc one of Europe’s best-known ski areas. The alpine town is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak. Come for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountaineering and hill walking in the summer.

You can find ski areas for all experience levels spread across three mountainsides. Ski the beautiful Vallée Blanche glacier, Chamonix’s off-piste ski run. Hire a guide from one of the operators in town to take you.

Non-skiers can go ice climbing, ride on a ski-cab or walk along 10 miles (17 kilometers) of trails. Climb aboard the little red train for a scenic trip on the Montenvers Mountain Railway to the base of the Mer de Glace glacier. Walk through the ice grotto that has been cut into the glacier.

Ride a gondola to the summit of Aiguille du Midi. From the viewing platform, watch skiers descend Vallée Blanche. If you are brave enough, Step into the Void, a glass platform that hangs over the mountain and offers incredible views. Access to Step into the Void is included in the price of the cable car ticket to the summit of Aiguille du Midi.

There are plenty of attractions away from the ski runs. Go shopping, pamper yourself at a spa and learn about the area’s history at Musée Alpin. Visit Chamonix’s tearooms, live music bars, international restaurants and nightclubs, or try your luck at the casino. Try traditional Swiss cuisine such as raclette, a dish made with melted cheese and rösti, which is fried, grated potato.

Chamonix offers plenty to do in the summer. Hike along mountain and valley trails, and learn how to paraglide, play golf and scale mountain peaks.

Geneva International Airport is the main gateway to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and is 64 miles (103 kilometers) from the town. Get around by renting a car or electric bike, or by public transportation. Chamonix experiences snow from November until as late as June. In the summer, it is hot and sunny in the valleys but cooler higher up.

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Skiing, Hiking and Spas

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Where to stay in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Chamonix City Centre
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Chamonix City Centre

Skiing, Glaciers, Mountains

Chamonix City Centre is a destination visitors seek out for its captivating mountain views, luxurious spas and stunning ski slopes. You might also want to check out attractions like Aiguille du Midi Cable Car or Planards Adventure Park while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

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Top hotels in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
823, Allée Recteur Payot, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
£54/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4/5Very Good! (103 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Brevent-Flegere Ski Area and Aiguille du Midi ...

4/5Very Good! (103 reviews)

"Great breakfast, and perfect spot to see the paragliders land."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2019

La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
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Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
£66/night
19 Sep-20 Sep
4.6/5Exceptional! (716 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is in the mountains and within a 10-minute walk of Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, Casino Barriere Chamonix ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (716 reviews)

"Great location, clean hotel, will stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
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Park Hotel Suisse & Spa
4 out of 5
£102/night
13 Sep-14 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (337 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains and within 1 mile (2 km) of Chamonix Church, Aiguille du Midi Cable Car ...

4.1/5Very Good! (337 reviews)

"The location is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I think the hotel decor is a bit naff, and the spa is not very big, though the swimming pool was nice. The room was clean with fresh fruit but some things missing e.g. complimentary water/milk and cups bigger than espresso ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2019

Park Hotel Suisse & Spa

Popular things to do in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Mont Blanc
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Mont Blanc

Western Europe’s highest peak is a hub for extreme sports enthusiasts, while its bustling base town offers all the amenities for a perfect European ski holiday. 

Aiguille du Midi
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Aiguille du Midi

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Aiguille du Midi, a well-known green space in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Discover the area's spas or seek out its ski slopes.

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car
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Photo provided by Gilles Lansard/Office de Tourisme Vallee de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

Hit the slopes at Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, a top ski area in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Sea of Ice
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Sea of Ice

Hit the slopes at Sea of Ice, a top ski area in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Make time to visit the area's spas or simply enjoy its lively bars.

Les Grands Montets Ski Area
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Les Grands Montets Ski Area

Hit the slopes in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc with a visit to Les Grands Montets Ski Area. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's spas.

Chamonix Church
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Chamonix Church

Enjoy a stop at Chamonix Church, a landmark worth seeing in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Top activities in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace

£168

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. Ride the cable car to the top of the peak, Aiguille du Midi, and gaze over one of the world’s largest mountain ranges, spread over 3 countries.

Chamonix & Mont Blanc Excursion
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc Excursion

£66

If you don't have a lot of time to explore the stunning mountain scenery of Chamonix and see Europe's tallest mountain, this half-day tour is perfect for you. Cross the border into France and soak up the exclusive atmosphere of one of the most famous villages in the Alps.

Chamonix & Mont Blanc Full-Day Tour
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc Full-Day Tour

£84

Leave Geneva behind and journey through some of the world's most picturesque scenery as you drive across the France–Switzerland border to the stunning Alpine village of Chamonix. Situated at the foot of Europe's tallest peak, the town oozes style and has attractions to keep you busy for hours.

Full-Day Guided Tour : Chamonix & Geneva Citytours
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Full-Day Guided Tour : Chamonix & Geneva Citytours

£117

Get to know the charms of Geneva and Chamonix on this guided tour of both cities. Cross the Swiss-French border and bask in the Alpine allure of Chamonix and the majestic Mont Blanc, then return to Geneva for a tour of its international culture and most iconic landmarks.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc & Mountain train from Geneva
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Chamonix Mont-Blanc & Mountain train from Geneva

£120

At 90 minutes from Geneva, discover the typical alpine village of Chamonix. At the foot of the highest mountain of Europe you might feel small. Once in Chamonix board for the mountain train of the Montenvers, enjoy the ride until the larger glacier of France: La Mer de Glace (The Ice sea).

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc-Paraglide-Aiguille du Midi(optional)
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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc-Paraglide-Aiguille du Midi(optional)

£239

The Chamonix valley is even more beautiful view of the sky. Done a paragliding jump from Plan Praz.