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Chamonix, France ski and snowboard holidays.

How you rate it

The skiing / snowboarding
4.1 / 5  Good
The resort
4.1 / 5  Good
Family Holidays
3.9 / 5  Good
Apres ski
3.8 / 5  Good
Don't snowboard but the skiing is terrific and would like to ski mountaineer in Chamonix because it is such an amazing place.
Better for advanced skiing I think and the lift system was brilliant and we travelled extensively because we like the journeying.
Would like to have done the Vallee Blanche but it was not in condition.

CHAMONIX SKI HOLIDAYS

Chamonix is revered around the world as one of the great alpine and mountain sports destinations. Chamonix sits in a valley below the highest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc and has a long history and pedigree as a mountaineering and winter sports base. A lengthy valley of settlements actually make up the ski holiday destination of Chamonix, but it is the village of Chamonix that is the focal point for mountain activity and access to Mont Blanc. Whilst Chamonix has a reputation for extreme terrain, the ski area is in fact dominated by intermediate skiing. The numerous ski areas in the Chamonix valley are disparate and poorly connected. That said there are fewer more dramatic and atmospheric valleys in the Alps.

THE GOOD, THE BAD

Good  We like:
The most revered alpine destination in Europe

Bad  We don`t like:
Disparate ski areas, poor weather record

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CHAMONIX SKI HOLIDAY INFO

The resort of Chamonix grew to become one of the great centres of alpinism in the world. Skiing was always a secondary pursuit in Chamonix but in recent years, Chamonix has grown greatly and become one of the leading destinations for skiing and snowboarding. Chamonix is very different to even a few years ago and in many ways the resort is choosing style over substance, certainly if the mix of shops is anything to go by.

Review by IOANNIS VASVATEKIS, holiday taken February, 2009

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
4 / 5  Good
Beginner skiing
2 / 5  Bad
Intermediate skiing
4 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
5 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
3 / 5  Neutral
The ski lift system
3 / 5  Neutral
Mostly suitable for Expert skiers who love off-piste skiing!!

The resort

Resort attractiveness
5 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
4 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Resort prices
5 / 5  Good
The place where the 1st Winter Olympics took place! Famous and well known all over the world!

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
3 / 5  Neutral
Kids ski class
4 / 5  Good
Kids crèche
4 / 5  Good
Cosy atmosphere and great views!!

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
4 / 5  Good
Many pubs, shops, nightlife & gourmet restaurants.

Review by Charis Syrimis, holiday taken January, 2005

The skiing / snowboarding

Snowboarding
5 / 5  Good
Beginner skiing
4 / 5  Good
Intermediate skiing
5 / 5  Good
Advanced skiing
5 / 5  Good
Off-piste skiing
5 / 5  Good
Terrain Park
3 / 5  Neutral
The ski lift system
4 / 5  Good
Not a lot of off piste skiing since we went early in January. Valee Blanche was closed due to lack of enough snow.

The resort

Resort attractiveness
5 / 5  Good
Resort facilities
5 / 5  Good
Resort atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Resort prices
4 / 5  Good

Family Holidays

Family holiday atmosphere
4 / 5  Good
Family holiday facilities
5 / 5  Good

Apres ski

Après ski atmosphere
5 / 5  Good
Après ski prices
4 / 5  Good
Very lively apres ski places.