Visiting Chamonix Over the Christmas Break

November 11, 2011 at 12:22

If you’re looking for a fantastic alternative to spending Christmas at home this year why not visit the beautiful French Alp region of Chamonix for the skiing holiday of a lifetime.

Chamonix is quite simply a magical place. Based at the foot of the immense Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, Chamonix is well known for its excellent snow conditions and off piste skiing. The main ski areas in Chamonix are: Le Tour, Le Grands Montets and Aiguille du Midi.

Chamonix Snow Hills

Le Tour

A good place to start for beginners and intermediate level skiers but also attracts expert level skiers to practice high-speed carving on the well maintained pistes. 

Le Grands Montets

This vast mountain is generally steeper than other Chamonix ski areas and attracts experts who enjoy glacier skiing. Also great for tree skiing and off piste skiing. 

Aiguille du Midi

This has the highest lift in Chamonix at an impressive 3842m, and is home to the world famous slopes of Vallee Blanche. This is for serious, hardcore skiers.

Make 2011 a Christmas to remember by booking cheap flights to Chambery with It’s the gateway to Chamonix and some of the best ski resorts in Europe.