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Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France

Elevation

Base
3418 feet
Base
Summit
10744 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
7326 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
14
Gondola & Trams
High Speed Sixes
4
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads
2
High Speed Quads
Quad Chairs
4
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
Double Chair
1
Double Chair
Surface Lifts
25
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
5 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
27 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
36 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
32 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
79
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
1
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
12 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
762 acres
Skiable Terrain

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 12/03/2017 05/02/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 11/19/2016 05/01/2017
2015/2016 11/28/2015 05/01/2016
2014/2015 12/20/2014 05/03/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 15 - 64 $61 (51.5 EUR)
Child 5 - 14 $52 (43.8 EUR)
Senior 65 - 79 $52 (43.8 EUR)
Season Pass
(Chamonix Le Pass Season)
$1,366 (1158 EUR)

Overall Rating

4.4 / 5 Fabulous

based on 17 reviews

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

Accessibility

Availability, quality and pricing of lodging

Lodging

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

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

Latest reviews

Score: 3.5 / 5Dec 03, 2017
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 ... More
Yanni K. advanced skier
Score: 3.9 / 5Nov 26, 2017
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 ... More
Michael Van D. intermediate skier
Score: 4.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
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
Kevin D. expert skier
Score: 4.4 / 5Nov 21, 2017
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
Rainer S. advanced skier
Score: 4.5 / 5Nov 13, 2017
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 ... More
Joe D. intermediate skier
Score: 3.7 / 5Nov 07, 2017
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 ... More
Boris advanced skier
Score: 4.5 / 5Nov 07, 2017
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 ... More
Ken T. intermediate snowboarder
Score: 3.6 / 5Nov 06, 2017
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 ... More
Jeremy C. advanced skier
Score: 4.4 / 5Nov 06, 2017
I went to Chamonix last winter & spring and absolutely fell in love! Vast, stunning mountains with no waits on almost all of the lifts!? I will definitely be ... More
Graham M. advanced snowboarder
Score: 5 / 5Oct 29, 2017
As the birthplace of big mnt skiing Chamonix will never disappoint the expert skier. You will need a guide at this resort to really access the goods. Head down the Vallee Blanche for an amazing day out, especially after new snow. Good town but not great for
Bryant L.