Ski Holidays in Chamonix – Megeve
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, as it’s more commonly referred to, Chamonix, is one of the oldest ski resorts in France, famed for holding the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
It is a huge area offering a wide variety of slopes including very long slopes, skiing through the trees, freeride and off-piste and beginners slopes. The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste ski run of the Vallée Blanche.
The ski areas of Chamonix include The Grands Montets (1235 m – 3300 m) where you can ski close to a glacier. The pistes are spread over three slopes – the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant which also offer some great off-piste runs, and a particular favourite for boarders. Being situated at a high altitude this area offer good snow coverage up until May
Megève is well-known due its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. First developed in the 1920s by the Rothschilds, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps and has since developed to become one of the more affluent ski resorts.
Ski holidays here offer immaculately groomed slopes and close-up views of Mont Blanc, with spectacular sun-rises if you are one to get up early with the camera.
Being a favourite of the wealthy, there are plenty of five star chalets to choose from in this area, together with some fine dining restaurants and shops featuring the latest fashions (and jewellery!). However you’ll be pleased to know there is more moderately priced accommodation to choose from as well and ski passes are no more expensive here than anywhere else in the alps.
Chamonix – Megeve offers
– Height of resort: 1100m
– Highest skiing point: 3840m
– Total pistes length: 325km
– Number of lifts: 84
– Green runs: 17%
– Blue runs: 30%
– Red runs: 40%
– Black runs: 13%
Read more abut popular ski resorts in France:
- La Tania
- Les Contamines
- Les Deux Alpes
- Les Gets
- Puy St Vincent
- Les Saisies
- Val d’Allios