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 ($63 USD) Free
adult lift ticket€64 EUR ($74 USD) €55 EUR ($63 USD)
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
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 06, 2017
GMGraham M.
advanced snowboarder
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 back.... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 29, 2017
BLBryant L.
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 party.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 26, 2017
PDPat D.
Awesome resort, spread out over multiple ski areas and huge vertical. So many options for terrain and endless ski mountaineering options. Go here for super long descents and steep skiing, epic!
Superb!5 / 5Oct 20, 2017
CCrister
You can always find good snow. Lots of different slopes on different aspekt for inbound skiing. Insanely varierety in backcountry accessible from the lifts, especially in Grand Monets and Aguille Du Midi. The Vallé Blanche is adventure if you want a really long run. For mountaineering and skiers willing to ski/scaramble there is endless... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 09, 2017
SHSean H.
Amazing skiing. So many mountains to choose from. It's the Alps! What more could you ask for? And you can take the tram into Italy if you need a break from the slopes.
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 09, 2017
TSTroels S.
Awesome place. Steep mountains and beautiful back bowls! The snow is great until late spring. Great and cheap food. Plenty options for skiing directly from / to your door step. Go for it!!
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 07, 2017
JJason
This area of France is legendary for skiing. It is easy to get to from Western Switzerland as well. The tree line is considerably lower than in Colorado, so there is a lot of wide open white space.
Superb!5 / 5Sep 28, 2017
GMGraham M.
Chamonix is an absolute stunner - I went for the first time last winter and it was the highlight of my year! The snow was steep and deep, and everybody was having the time of their lives. The food, nightlife and the view from the peaks are all incredible.

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8% 52% 40%
Chamonix Mont-Blanc
5% 27% 68%
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23% 35% 42%
La Plagne
7% 52% 41%
Les 2 Alpes
18% 47% 35%
Les Arcs
8% 46% 46%
Les Carroz
14% 48% 38%
Les Menuires
15% 47% 38%
Megève
19% 28% 53%
Meribel
9% 39% 52%
Morzine
9% 43% 48%
Serre Chevalier
16% 31% 53%
Tignes
8% 44% 48%
Val d'Isère
21% 38% 41%
Val Thorens
14% 37% 49%