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Mont Blanc is among Europe’s most iconic peaks. This 15,781-foot (4,810-meter) playground for thrill-seekers attracts visitors for extreme skiing, ice climbing, paragliding and other exhilarating activities. For something a little more low-key, relax in sophisticated Chamonix, a base town for activities around Mont Blanc. Dine in chic restaurants, browse high-end boutiques and experience the town’s exciting nightlife scene.
Ride the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi and ski the famous Vallée Blanche powder continuing onto the Mer de Glace glacier. This 12-mile (20-kilometer) run is one of the longest off-piste runs in the world. Arrange a guide for safe skiing.
Make the invigorating climb with ice picks and crampons to the summit of Mont Blanc. One popular route begins at the Tramway du Mont Blanc, then ascending from the Nid d’Aigle. This hike is geared toward seasoned mountaineers and should be undertaken with the help of a guide.
A lower altitude option is hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, a 106-mile (170-kilometer) circuit of the mountain, which crosses through France, Switzerland and Italy with highest elevations of about 8,700 feet (2,700 meters). The hike typically takes between 8 and 12 days to complete.
Try skiing at a number of excellent resorts surrounding Mont Blanc on both sides of the Chamonix Valley. Sunny Brévent-Flégère offers gorgeous views of Mont Blanc across the valley and a wide variety of slopes suitable for all abilities. For a greater challenge, head to Argentière-Les Grands Montets to take on some of the region’s steepest terrain.
At night, discover dining and nightlife in Chamonix. Find diverse restaurants, bars and a casino along the banks of the Arve River, beautifully contrasting against Mont Blanc and its neighboring peaks.
To reach Mont Blanc, take one of the regular buses to Chamonix that run from Geneva airport year-round. Alternatively, most trains coming from other regions of Switzerland and France stop in the nearby villages of Saint-Gervais or Martigny. The ski areas in the Chamonix Valley are linked by a bus system, which is typically free with a lift ticket. Enjoy your trip to this buzzing winter sports destination.
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Les Houches hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Bellevue Cable Car, Lake Gaillands and Bossons Glacier. Parc de Merlet and Aiguille du Midi are also within 9 mi (15 km). Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station is 10 minutes by foot and Les Houches (Station) is 22 minutes.
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 Cable Car, and is convenient for winter sports, such as snow tubing and snowshoeing. Planards Adventure Park is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Station is 7 minutes by foot and Chamonix Anguille du Midi Station is 8 minutes.
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Les Bossons hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Les Houches Ski Resort and Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, and close to winter sports, such as cross-country skiing. Sea of Ice and Aiguille du Midi are also within 6 mi (10 km). Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station is only a 5-minute walk and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Les Bossons Station is 17 minutes.
Situated on the riverfront, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Les Houches Ski Resort and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Bellevue Cable Car. Lake Gaillands and Bossons Glacier are also within 3 miles (5 km). Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station is 21 minutes by foot.
Located in Les Bossons, this chalet is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Bossons Glacier and within 3 miles (5 km) of Aiguille du Midi Cable Car and Parc de Merlet. Lake Gaillands and Les Houches Ski Resort are also within 3 miles (5 km). Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Les Bossons Station is 16 minutes by foot and Les Pèlerins Station is 27 minutes.
Situated in a national park, this chalet is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Les Houches Ski Resort and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bellevue Cable Car and Parc de Merlet. Lake Gaillands and Bossons Glacier are also within 3 miles (5 km). Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station is 9 minutes by foot and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Les Bossons Station is 25 minutes.
This family-friendly Les Houches chalet is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Les Houches Ski Resort and Bellevue Cable Car. Lake Gaillands and Bossons Glacier are also within 3 miles (5 km). Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Taconnaz Station is 8 minutes by foot and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Les Bossons Station is 24 minutes.
Situated in Courmayeur, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dzeleuna Ski Lift, Pra Neyron Ski Lift and Checrouit Ski Lift. Courmayeur Cable Car and Val Veny are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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