Chamonix is set at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, the awesome Mont Blanc at 4807m. A fascinating and traditional ski resort, the cosmopolitan town centre offers a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. With much of the terrain above 2000m, the skiing in Chamonix valley has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow and who also want to ski the famous Vallée Blanche. There’s an efficient ski bus which links the five main ski areas that has a large range of skiing for all abilities, including Argentière, just 8kms further up the valley, Brévent-Flégère and the pretty nearby village of Les Houches. For the advanced slkier, Chamonix has pretty much endless amounts of off-piste and freeride skiing. Unlike many other French resorts, it's a large, picturesque, vibrant town, with a bustling atmosphere and with the many off slope activities, there is also plenty to do for the non-skier.
Apres Ski: Chamonix boasts a vibrant nightlife and many après spots with plenty going on throughout the night, while Argentière is more relaxed and informal.
Activities: Ice climbing, Heli-skiing, Paragliding, Sleigh rides , Husky rides. Sports centre in Chamonix with tennis and squash courts, indoor heated pool with waterslides, Fitness centre with spa, sunbeds, sauna, Turkish bath. Many cleared walks
Eating Out: Over 100 superb restaurants in Chamonix to suit all tastes and pockets from French cuisine to international dishes. Argentière also offers a number of reasonably priced French restaurants.
Other Amenities: Cinema and casino in Chamonix, Alpine flights, Local day trips to Mégève and Geneva,Alpine museum.
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