Chamonix lies at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s tallest mountain at 4,810 metres.
It has a reputation for challenging skiing both on and off-piste.
It boasts the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, which takes passengers from the bustling town of Chamonix at 1,035 metres in the valley to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi at 3,842 metres.
The first winter Olympics were held in Chamonix in 1924.
December 12, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Chamonix consists of five resorts spread out over 150 kilometres: Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flégère and Le Brevent.
The latter two are linked by lifts, while free shuttle buses connect the others. There are 65 lifts, with 16 green runs, 27 blue, 25 red and 12 black, plus two terrain parks.
The Mont-Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass is valid for all five resorts, Courmayeur in Italy, the 4 Vallées in Switzerland, and one visit to Evasion Mont-Blanc (St Gervais or Megève).
Stay in the historic town of Chamonix to be close to shops, bars and restaurants, or choose the quieter village of Argentière, family-friendly les Houches, authentic Servoz or the more remote Vallorcine, near the Swiss border.
Non-ski activities and experiences
The Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass also offers access to the Chamonix pool, cinema, ice skating rink and museums.
Other activities include snowshoeing, ice climbing, paragliding, mountaineering, dog sledding and tobogganing.
As well as traditional restaurants offering fondues and raclettes, you will find Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Mexican options.
For après, head to Chambre Neuf for live music, the terrace at Elevation 1904 or La Terrasse, or try some local ales at Micro Brasserie de Chamonix.
Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass (France, Switzerland & Italy):
– Brevent-Flégère area
– Verbier 4 Vallées area (50% Off 1 Day Pass)
– Evasion Mont-Blanc – St Gervais or Megève