Are you looking to go on a thrilling trip to the Alps? Chamonix Ski Resort will not disappoint! The first time Chamonix-Mont-Blanc hosted the Winter Olympics was in 1924, and the capital of mountaineering has been welcoming countless visitors every year since. Between the many ski areas, the cultural attractions, and the unmatched level of comfort the Refuge des Aiglons Hotel provides, you will be wanting to come back to the Alpine Valley time and again. Is your stay in Chamonix drawing near? Do you need a few pointers to organise it successfully? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here is everything you need to know!
Experience an Unforgettable Adventure in the Mont Blanc Valley
Chamonix Ski Resorts
If you are a skier or a snowboarder, sensations await on the slopes of Chamonix! The Grands Montets ski area is perfect for those in search of thrills, with its steep slopes. However, beginners and intermediate skiers are welcome to use the blue slopes. Beautiful, south-facing Brévent-Flégère is another resort which offers a wide array of slopes for beginners and expert practitioners alike. Hop on the first Planpraz cable car to enjoy the freshly groomed slopes in the splendour of the sunrise.
Les Houches boasts a splendid range of long, tree-lined slopes anyone can appreciate. This ski area will suit those with a beginner or intermediate level. Balme Vallorcine features blue and red slopes, so you can choose what’s right for you based on your level of experience.
Once you have learned all there is to know about ski packages in Chamonix, you may find the Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass to be the most compelling one. It grants you unlimited access to Chamonix’s ski resorts, to Les Houches and to Megève-Evasion Mont-Blanc. In addition, this pass includes visits to all the must-see excursion sites you won’t want to miss.
Explore the Most Famous Sites
High up at the top of the Aiguille du Midi, prepare to experience a unique attraction: The Pas dans le Vide, where you will step into the void! The Refuge des Aiglons Hotel is located near the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Because it is so conveniently situated, you will be able to enjoy the hotel’s “Life Space” before you head out on your adventures.
Take the Montenvers-Mer de Glace train to go to the mythical Mer de Glace. Then, depending on the time of year, take this opportunity to visit Chamonix’s Grotte de Glace. Do you want to see more unique vistas? Climb aboard the Mont Blanc Tramway for a long trip around the mountain!
Are you a mountain lover? Then don’t miss out on a stupendous hike to the Lac Bleu !
Whatever your sport discipline of choice and level of practice, prevent muscle soreness following a fun-filled day by enjoying a massage as part of the Refuge des Aiglons Deep Nature Spa offering. And, if you want to save some time, be sure to book your treatment in advance!
Unwind in Chamonix
Chamonix’s Cultural Heritage
Whether you are spending a short weekend in Chamonix or enjoying a longer stay, be sure to take full advantage of all the activities the valley has to offer. First of all, learn about Chamonix’s cultural heritage by visiting such places as the Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet or the Espace Mémoire Marcel Wibault, which used to be the home of painter Chamoniard. Every year, the place hosts exhibits on various themes, though it is not open year-round. Swing by the Espace Vertical, the highest international Mountaineering Museum. A true place of remembrance, the museum pays homage to the mountain climbers who have climbed the Mont Blanc throughout history. Don’t miss out on Chamonix’s Art Gallery where you can admire works by some of the most talented local artists.
Where can you find tourist souvenirs? By visiting local craft shops! This is the best place to come by some original gifts to bring back!
Late-Night Outing Ideas in Chamonix
After a full day of visiting the area and shopping, you could enjoy a good movie at the local Cinema, Vox, regardless of the weather in Chamonix. It features 3 screening rooms, each equipped with the latest digital and 3D technology.
Le Royal Casino is also open year-round if you want to try your luck!
And if you are feeling hungry, go for a traditional restaurant in the centre town or enjoy wonderful home-cooked meals at our 4-star hotel!
For a quiet night out at a trendy spot, try one of the local wine bars or cocktail clubs. In the mood to party? Chamonix also has several edgy clubs. Le Refuge des Aiglons is very close to the centre, which will make going out in the evening that much easier.
For personal recommendations and advice on how to organise your stay, get in touch with Chamonix’s Tourist Offices, which you can get to by car or using public transportation. Need help to make sure you have everything planned out for when you arrive? Their dedicated and energetic teams will be there to respond to any of your enquiries on the phone, via email or on social media.
Treat yourself to a memorable stay in the cosmopolitan valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!