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Chamonix: Powder

Arguably the best (expert) ski resort in the world, with epic off-piste, awe-inspiring scenery and a brilliant party scene.

Chamonix is a large yet attractive town incorporating several satellite villages along a 12km-long glacial valley. It has a long mountaineering history thanks to its location at the base of Mont Blanc and its bars buzz with happy, modern-day mountain-lovers from 1600 onwards. Yes, there's a Chanel shop but don't expect glamour - locals and regular visitors wear climbing harnesses and carry ABS rucksacks, and there's accommodation and dining to suit all budgets.

Opening times


  • 13 Dec to 6 May: 0800-1700 (peak); 0830-1630 (off-peak)

Getting there


  • Geneva airport - 1.5 hours

Pros

Cons

 

Some of the world's steepest, most challenging and most scenic skiing.

Skiing is spread across five separate mountains - prepare to commute.

 

Accommodation to suit all budgets.

Not ideal for beginners or intermediates.

 

Rocking nightlife.

The mountain gets tracked out quicker than you can say 'powder'.

 

Easy to reach from Geneva.

You have to pay for the second stage of the Grands Montets cable car.

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Ski Club Freshtracks holidays to Chamonix

Cham Slam 2
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 18 Jan 2014
For the fit and fearless amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at advanced and expert off...
Cham Slam 2 - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 18 Jan 2014
For the fit and fearless amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at advanced and expert off...
Cham Slam 3
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 01 Feb 2014
For the fit and daring amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at advanced and...
Cham Slam 3 - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 01 Feb 2014
For the fit and daring amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at advanced and...
Powder Performance Skills 1
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 08 Feb 2014
The Mont Blanc Valley - there’s nowhere quite like it for off piste holidays. Just the name conjures...
Powder Performance Skills 1 -Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 08 Feb 2014
The Mont Blanc Valley - there’s nowhere quite like it for off piste holidays. Just the name conjures...
Chamonix Exploration
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 15 Feb 2014
If you’re an adventurous skier who wants to delve even further into the mountains, a ski touring...
Chamonix Exploration - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 15 Feb 2014
If you’re an adventurous skier who wants to delve even further into the mountains, a ski touring...
Cham Slam 4
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 22 Feb 2014
For the fit and daring amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at intermediate off piste...
Cham Slam 4 - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 22 Feb 2014
For the fit and daring amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at intermediate off piste...
PE Powder Perf Skills 2 - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 01 Mar 2014
The Mont Blanc Valley - there’s nowhere quite like it for off piste holidays. Just the name conjures...
PE Powder Performance Skills 2
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 01 Mar 2014
The Mont Blanc Valley - there’s nowhere quite like it for off piste holidays. Just the name conjures...
Cham Slam 5
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 08 Mar 2014
For the fit and fearless amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at intermediate&...
Cham Slam 5 - Course Only
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 08 Mar 2014
For the fit and fearless amongst you, we have a week in Chamonix aimed at advanced and expert off...

tour operators in Chamonix

Ski Weeks
11% discount for Ski Club members
Ski Weeks offers great value hassle free trips to 3 Valleys, Morzine, Chamonix and Val d'Isere...
Neilson Holidays
10% discount for Ski Club members
As a Ski Club of Great Britain member, you can receive a 10% discount on all Neilson Ski, Yachting...
Zenith Holidays
10% discount for Ski Club members
Zenith Holidays present fantastic and unexpected resorts alongside the favourites you know and love....
Exodus
10% discount for Ski Club members
Exodus Winter Activities - Do Something Different This Winter! Ski Club of Great Britain members can...
Erna Low
6% discount for Ski Club members
Erna Low is an independent ski specialist offering the widest range of self-catered and hotel...
Ski Weekends
6% discount for Ski Club members
The leading independent ski weekend and short break specialist to France, Switzerland, Italy and...
Ski Independence
5% discount for Ski Club members
Ski Independence is the UK's leading independent specialist offering the very best hotels,...
Collineige Ski
5% discount for Ski Club members
Collineige was established over 30 years ago by Colleen Olianti who lives with her family in...
Inghams
5% discount for Ski Club members
With over 79 years experience in ski, offering holidays in 87 resorts in 8 countries, Inghams offer...
The Oxford Ski Company
5% discount for Ski Club members
With over fourteen years of experience, some 450+ personally inspected luxury ski chalets and 90...
Club Med
5% discount for Ski Club members
Winter sports action or a pampering retreat, special family moments or chilling out with friends? ...
IGLU.COM
5% discount for Ski Club members
Igluski.com is an award-winning ski specialist (Best Online Agency 2010), working with over 70 tour...
Ski Solutions
5% discount for Ski Club members
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Skitracer.com
5% discount for Ski Club members
Skitracer is no ordinary travel agency � neither are our ski holidays. Forget...
Flexiski
5% discount for Ski Club members
Flexiski specialise in tailor-made ski breaks for individuals, families and groups across Europe,...

ski accommodation in Chamonix

rudechalets
10% discount for Ski Club members
Shortlisted for the 2013 British Travel Awards. Uber-cool ski chalets, town centre / on-piste...
Nomadic Ski
10% discount for Ski Club members
Nomadic Ski Holidays has been providing luxury chalet holidays and short breaks in Chamonix, France...
Erna Low
6% discount for Ski Club members
Erna Low is an independent ski specialist offering the widest range of self-catered and hotel...
Pierre & Vacances Premium La Ginabelle
5% discount for Ski Club members
Located in the heart of Chamonix, the residence enjoys an ideal position from which to take...
PowderBeds.com
5% discount for Ski Club members
PowderBeds is an online Ski Accommodation Retailer, offering a huge range of hotels, apartments,...
Barrelli Ski
5% discount for Ski Club members
Barrelli Ski is a well established company with 16 years experience. We specialise in distinctive...
Dynamic Lives
5% discount for Ski Club members
Welcome to Dynamic Lives' Luxury skiing holidays in Chamonix, Argentiere & Verbier. ...
Much Better Adventures
5% discount for Ski Club members
Chalet Hunting Made Easy! Why search for hours? Request your chalet offers now. 1500 chalets...
Pierre & Vacances
5% discount for Ski Club members
Pierre&Vacances is the largest provider of ski accommodation in France with over 100 residences...

member discounts in Chamonix

Skiset
50% discount for Ski Club members
N.B. Online bookings will vary depending on resort and seasonal time. However Ski Club members will...
KineticEdge
15% discount for Ski Club members
Kineticedge is a snow sports and lifestyle retailer. Club members can enjoy 15% off full priced...
INSTED Institute of Foreign Education
15% discount for Ski Club members
INSTED offers members 15% discount on language courses. Members should quote SkiClub to receive the...
Evolution 2
10% discount for Ski Club members
Winter activities include: Ski & Snowboard courses, Husky rides, Ice Climbing, Snow-shoe tours,...
Powderama
10% discount for Ski Club members
Enter promo code SC1410 to redeem your discount.
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