Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Closed
Overall
3.9
Chamonix Mont-Blanc is one of the top resorts in France. With 79 runs spanning 762 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

Late February to April

The high altitude of Chamonix provides amazing snow quality and in general the amount of snow will accumulate and the spring sun will arrive. For the backcountry runs down the glaciers you will profit from manly closed crevasses.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc vs
Chamonix Mont-BlancAlpe d'Huez
beginner5 %34 %
intermediate27 %25 %
advanced36 %27 %
expert32 %14 %
total runs79 116
ski area762ac 2,020ac
summit elevation10,744ft 10,826ft
total lifts53 70
child lift ticket€54 EUR (£48 GBP) Free
adult lift ticket€64 EUR (£56 GBP) €55 EUR (£48 GBP)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall104″ 99″

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 18 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!4.8 / 5May 18, 2018
Cymantha C. Cymantha C.
intermediate skier
Chamonix is a great base for your skiing adventures, Eight resorts within 20 minutes of the town. Many of these resorts are at high altitude. We skied Les Houches at 1842m. The runs are varied ~ Green, Blue, Red and Black and they are long! You can also snow shoe, ice cave and climb. The resorts are not packed and there is plenty of space for... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Apr 24, 2018
Charles W. Charles W.
advanced skier
Chamonix is the birth place of skiing and the energy of the entire town pulses like the heart of a skier shredding all of the vert the alps have to offer. With multiple resorts, skiers of all ages can find their ideal terrain. For the more advanced, Grand Montets offers the best big mountain resort skiing and a run from the Aguille Di Midi Tram... More
Good!3.5 / 5Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
The Mecca of winter sports! Best skiing, mountaineering, alpine touring and anything else from easy to extreme! Don't ski during snowstorms. The visibility is too low because there is no trees high up the mountains. Very low visibility. Great town,gets lately a little too expensive though same with ski passes. Fleger and Breavant huge lines on... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 26, 2017
MVDMichael Van D.
intermediate skier
OMG! This granddaddy of French winter resorts on the Swiss/Italian border has enough ski terrain to keep you busy for weeks. The lifts are high and downright scary, topping out on high ridges way above the glaciers. The five independent ski areas make it too big to do the whole place in a week. And you must take one day to ski the famous Mer de... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
KDKevin D.
expert skier
I have been lucky enough to ski almost everywhere in the Western USA and Chile. The combination of skiing, culture and food found in Chamonix are unrivaled anywhere. Any serious skier owes himself a trip to Chamonix. ... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 21, 2017
RSRainer S.
advanced skier
Great resort! Great snow and big mountains with lots of ddifferent areas for different levels and of course the fun parks. Had a great time. Town itself was good Aswell. Could be cheaper though ... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 13, 2017
JDJoe D.
intermediate skier
The ski schools are excellent although a bit expensive for one on one. But well worth it. Apres ski is excellent especially chambre nueuf bar. Food is expensive but very nice. There are some great restuarants available.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 07, 2017
BBoris
advanced skier
First going to Chamonix is going inside the mountains. Chamonix is not a ski resort, it's door to mountain. That is the reason why it is not the best family and beginner resort. Elevation is high, up to 12500 feet and conditions can change quickly. But if it is a good day it could be one of the best in your life !... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 07, 2017
KTKen T.
intermediate snowboarder
In 2014/5 my family hired a chalet at Les Houches in the Chamonix valley for four months. While it was a very poor season by local standards, it was better than any season w have experienced in Australia & had real powder. The entire valley of 6 separate resorts was brilliant and totally set up for boarders and skiers. The season pass was very... More
Good!3.6 / 5Nov 06, 2017
JCJeremy C.
advanced skier
Incredible resort, lives up to the reputation. Any passionate skier should have it on their bucket list. Incredible terrain. Large town that was there before the ski lifts so there is a lot of character and plenty to do. The downsides are that the town is not ski-in ski-out and the resort is really made up of 4 different ski areas. You need to get... More

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