Flanked by the mighty Mont Blanc, this epic alpine playground has been the home of sensational skiing and serious fun since it hosted the very first Winter Olympics in 1924.
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Dominated by a backdrop of the precipitous snow-draped peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix is surrounded by spectacular scenery and valleys as glorious to look at as they are to ski.
Challenge yourself on Chamonix’s steep slopes, play James Bond and head off-piste through the mountain pass where that thrilling ski chase took place in The World is Not Enough, or see how you measure up on the enormous ski pistes that descend from the Aiguille du Midi, referred to by locals as “Le Grand Ski”.
But you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy Chamonix, with plenty of more forgiving slopes and pistes perfect for effortless cruising. After a long lazy lunch at one of the panoramic restaurants, join the chic crowd of après-ski revellers at one of the stellar mountain bars, ski boots stomping on the table-tops. Thankfully, you won’t have far to go to your ski-in chalet, nestled high on the slopes below. After a well earned soak in your hot tub, head for dinner at one of the town’s many Michelin-starred eateries, dining on fine alpine fare in one of the beautiful Belle Époque chalets of charming Chamonix village.