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Ski holidays in Chamonix

The ultimate winter playground for your ski holiday and set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Blanc it’s easy to see why Chamonix is a hive of activity throughout the winter months and why it appeals to so many nationalities spanning the globe. Enjoy a break in this popular destination and enjoy traditional alpine charm in abundance.

The birthplace of mountaineering, Chamonix feels like a giant playground for all to enjoy and can cater for a diverse range of holidaymakers, so whether you’re a seasoned skier or a total novice, with free-ride and off-piste, trees or beginners slopes there’s enough to challenge and entertain every level.

Après Ski

The day doesn’t need to end when you take off your ski’s, for after hitting the slopes there’s a number of entertainments you can enjoy – city life starts here! A vibrant nightlife awaits those who wish to dance till dawn or for more sedate entertainment, a number warm and welcoming bars offer a cosy atmosphere and good local beer on tap. Those feeling lucky can enjoy the casino whilst families might like to take themselves off to the cinema for the evening.

Eating Out

Skiing and snowboarding works up an appetite so you’ll want to find a fantastic place to devour a hearty meal or to simply socialise with your party – well you’re in luck for at Chamonix every possible taste is catered for. Reward yourself with a tasty pastry treat from one of the quaint tea rooms or enjoy a traditional meal of local produce such as dried meats, cheese and potatoes at one of the local restaurants who also serve delicacies such as fondue, raclettes and farcon. If you’re craving a certain flavour many menus also offer worldwide dishes such as Mexican or Italian.

Non-Ski Activities

Ever since the first recorded conquest of Mount Blanc the area has been a mecca for mountaineering and this is just one of the exhilarating activities you can embark on during your trip; climbing and mountain biking are also popular sports here whilst ice skating is there for everyone to enjoy. For a little culture, head to one of the local galleries or museum and witness how the beauty of Chamonix has inspired so many works of art.

Summer Season

Summer in Chamonix brings with it yet more delights, not only offering incredible weather and scenery but a vast selection of activities to enjoy. For thrill-seekers, mountain biking, paragliding and white water sports are all available, whilst those looking for a slower pace can take in the breath-taking panoramas by trekking or cycling in the foot-hills. Such exertions can then be rewarded at the spa!

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