Chamonix Mont-Blanc ski resort is located partially on a glacier that stretches across three mountainsides (Argentière, Lognan, and La Pendant). The village is located at 1,041.8m and the lifts lead you up to cloud-busting 3,274m providing skiers and boarders with a massive 2,233m vertical drop.
Chamonix Mont Blanc ski resort has been at the cutting edge of Alpine adventure since 1760 when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. Then in 1924 Chamonix Mont-Blanc hosted the first Winter Olympics and more recently has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing.
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 ski resort offers the perfect ski adventure.
So how hard-core are parts of Chamonix Mont Blanc ski resort? That really depends on your level of proficiency mixed with self-confidence. You may want to consider hiring a mountain guide to show you more of the off-piste and adventurous side of Vallée Blanche. It is always thrilling to navigate Chamonix Mont-Blanc's well-known ski route of 20km. That includes riding over glaciers, navigating around and over crevasses and surrounded by some of the most inspiring mountains in the Alps.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc ski resort is set beneath the cliffs and tumbling glaciers of the Mont Blanc. And its bustling town is full lack charm. Its old buildings have kept their sedate Victorian and more fanciful Belle Epoque feel. Now that the center is traffic-free, it adds an even more picturesque atmosphere. The village features cafés overhanging the river Arve’s torrent as well as a wealth of interesting shops from galleries, bookshops to specialty food. At the center of it all stands the statue of the young hunter and collector of crystals Jacques Balmat showing the way up Mont Blanc.
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