Review of snowboarding and skiing in Chamonix France.
Chamonix Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1907 the French ski resort Chamonix lies at 1035 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3842m Chamonix ski area is snow sure. Over 96 snow cannons ensure artificial Chamonix snow making covers 23km of ski trails, which equates to around 15 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Chamonix (France) is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 88km or approximately 80 minutes driving time. Chamonix ski season runs from December to May.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Chamonix France
12 runs 5km
49 runs 46km
190 runs 70km
21 runs 21km
Skiing in Chamonix
Skiing Chamonix you'll enjoy 80 pistes and trails and that means approximately 762km of ski runs. Chamonix lifts number 262 with the capacity to uplift 54660 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the French ski resort of Chamonix is over 24km long. Ski Chamonix summer or winter as there is also glacier skiing in Chamonix.
Chamonix Ski Area
Chamonix ski area has 15% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 61% intermediate, 237% advanced ski slopes and 26% for expert skiers - the most difficult Chamonix piste is the 8km Grans Montets run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Chamonix after dark.
Chamonix for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Chamonix Apres Ski
The apres ski Chamonix scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
12 apres ski bars 125 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 3 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 2 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 7 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 2 indoor tennis 2 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 17 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bridge, Casino, Climbing Wall, Helicopter Tours.
Chamonix for apres ski gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
More Chamonix Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Chamonix resort - ski Chamonix by any other name
The French ski resort of Chamonix ski resort is also known as Chamonix Mont Blanc and has the following common misspellings: Chaminix, Chaminox, Chamonex, Chamonix, Chamonoix, Chamonx, Chamounix, Chemanex, Chemonix, Chemunex, Chmonx, Chomonix, Schamonix, Shamanic, Shamonic
Chamonix ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Chamonix ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Chamonix ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Chamonix for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Chamonix reviews, 4.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.