Winter trips to Chamonix

Magnificent landscapes, vast open spaces and numerous ski resorts make Chamonix the ideal destination for mountain-lovers and snow sports enthusiasts. There is a wide range of winter sports available in the area including downhill skiing, ski-touring, cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing, trekking, dog sledding and ski joëring.

Chamonix ski resorts

The hotel is situated only a few minutes away from the Domaine du Brévent, where you can take in the breathtaking setting of the French Alps. The Domaine du Brévent is the closest ski resort to the hotel. From here, you can also reach the Domaine de la Flégère via cable car.

For families, we recommend Les Houches ski resort, a bright and sunny, tree-lined resort which is always open, even in bad weather. There are slopes to suit all abilities.

Advances skiers will enjoy the slopes of the Domaine des GrandsMontets. The bus to get there stops only 3 minutes away from the hotel.

The hotel is only 5 minutes away from the start of the cross-country skiing trails. There is also a walking path alongside these trails, just a few minutes away from the town centre, so that hikers can appreciate the mountains too!

Ski passes from 2 to 9 days are available to purchase from the hotel reception.

For ski equipment hire,  Ask at the hotel reception for discounts available on ski hire.

  • The closest sports shop to the hotel is Sangland Sports where you can also hire or purchase ski equipment and receive a discount upon presentation of one of our stamped hotel cards.

Sanglard Sports, alpine, ski touring, snowboard & mountaineering equipment rental Chamonix, Argentière, Vallorcine  

If you wish to improve your skiing with the help of a professional instructor, you can contact:

  • Pierre Bernier
    HighaltitudeMountain Guide and Ski Instructor
    Tel: +33 6 86 67 26 47 - +33 4 50 18 45 96
  • Magali Albinoni
    Ski Instructor (also offers foot reflexology and massage)
    Tel: +33 6 08 17 03 58

A range of winter sports to choose from

Chamonix isn't just a paradise for skiers. There is also a range of winter sports on offer that allow you to explore the area and experience some unforgettable moments. For example, Huskydalen offers inductions in dog sledding, as well as 2-day husky treks in the Northern Alps.

Long-distance treks, paragliding and snowshoeing are also excellent ways to explore the area.

If you are unlucky with the weather, why not head over the border into Italy, only 20 minutes away via the Mont Blanc tunnel, and soak up the sun there!

Kailash Adventure offers a whole range of winter activities in Chamonix, including skiing lessons, high altitude courses, snowshoeing hikes, ski touring, ice climbing and paragliding. For more information, visit the Kailash Adventure website.

Why not try out the snowshoeing or hiking trails

Hiking trails are way-marked and are accessible with or without snowshoes.

The trail through woodlands at Le Bois du Bouchet, which runs parallel to the trails of the Nordic ski area, starts either from the Cross-country Skiing Centre or next to the paragliding landing area.

From the train station in Les Tines, 'La Petite Boucles des Tines' (small loop) winds its way through woods and offers some spectacular views of Les Aiguilles des Drus.

Other routes across the mountain slopes allow you to explore the Chamonix Valley, from Argentière to Les Houches. Some of the routes are more technical and quite challenging. To make the most of your excursion in complete safety, why not contact one of the professional guides at 'Le Bureau des Guides' in Place du Triangle de l'Amitié, opposite the Tourist Information Office, next to the church.

Planning your winter holidays in Chamonix:

You can find more information on the Chamonix Tourist Information Office website. To explore the town of Chamonix and the ski resorts or to get an idea of the weather conditions, check out the Chamonix webcams!

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