Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

Mountains loom large almost everywhere you look in Chamonix. Skiers and sightseers are launched by cable car to heights of 3842m on the Mont Blanc massif, while the glacial void of La Vallée Blanche – one of Europe's most fêted off-piste adventures – beckons to the brave. Skiers and boarders have a choice of pistes along the valley, while in summer the same lifts access hiking and biking trails. Chamonix has a long history as a winter-sports hub. Rediscovered as a tourist destination in 1741, Chamonix hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924 and considered to be the mecca of skiing.

Chamonix-Mont Blanc is spread throughout several ski resorts; just to name a few of them: Grand Montets, Le Tour, Brevent- Flegere. Le Tour area is highly recommended for families with kids and beginners skiers as it allows them to take advantage of large wide slopes, Brevent-Flegere is easily accessible from the center of Chamonix and once you are done with skiing you can enjoy the apre-ski scene. On the other hand, Grand Montets area will be enjoyed by intermediate and advance skiers for its speed, ankle, and views from the slopes.

For all the desolate beauty of the mountains, downtown Chamonix hums with life. Streets are lined with Michelin-starred restaurants, sports gear stores and some of the French Alps' fanciest hotels. And if you do the nightlife justice, it'll exhaust you as much as the mountains. The city is ideal destination not only for ski lovers but others will have the possibility to choose from plenty of other activities; spa and wellness, shopping, ice-skating, museum and etc.

The great rocky fang of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), rising from the Mont Blanc massif, is one of Chamonix’ most distinctive features. The 360-degree views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from the summit are (quite literally) breathtaking. Year-round, you can float via cable car from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi on the vertiginous Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi. Dress warmly: even in summer, temperatures at the top rarely rise above -10°C (in winter prepare for -25°C).

Chamonix-Mont Blanc is easily access through the tunnel under Mont Blanc and takes only 3 hours ride from Milan. We recommend booking your ski pass ahead of your visit, as you save some money. 4 days visit proved that the place is one of the best to ski in Europe, offering its guest numbers of attractions, great food, and lively night scene. For more information and booking, do not hesitate to visit its official website


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