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Ski holidays in Chamonix

Challenging terrain & a vibrant resort make this many keen skiers' favourite

With 90% of the terrain above 2000m, Chamonix has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow and who also want to ski the famous Vallée Blanche - or tackle the rest of the extensive off-piste skiing. There is an efficient ski bus which links the five main ski areas with our accommodation in Chamonix and the nearby village of Les Houches. Set against truly spectacular scenery at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, the resort's setting is both unique and breathtaking. Chamonix offers an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities with an unrivaled nightlife whilst Les Houches is quieter but full of Alpine charm. The choice of skiing is amazing, from cruisy blues and fun reds at Le Brevent, Flegere and Le Tour to more challenging runs at Les Grands Montets. Beginners start off in Chamonix or the nearby pretty village of Les Houches.  

Note for winter 2018/19

There has been some damage in the summer to the mid station of the Grands Montets and Lognan gondolas and they may not be open in the winter. There will still be access to the Grands Montets area via the Plan Jordan gondola to the main bowl and the only area that may be un-accessible is the Bouchard and Herse chairlift. The Grands Montets has huge off piste and our ski school have said that it is business as usual with instructors guiding on different parts of the mountain.  

The local lift pass does not cover the top lifts of the Grands Montets and this pass is most suitable for beginners. The other ski areas will be fully open

  • Brevent & Flegere: 16 pistes
  • Le Tour: 19 pistes
  • Les Houches: 27 pistes

And Grands Montets will have 12 out of 15 pistes. 

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing in Chamonix

There is a beginners’ area just opposite the Chalet Hotel La Sapinière or at Les Plannards and the renowned ski school will get any debutant skiing with enthusiasm. There is also a new beginners' area for 2018/19 at Les Grands Montets. 

Intermediates skiing in Chamonix

Great for intermediates wishing to ski the long runs at Le Tour or to progress to off-piste and narrow reds and blacks. Most will be able to tackle the famous Vallée Blanche (with a guide) and will enjoy discovering the many and varied runs at Flégère.

Advanced skiing in Chamonix

A classic resort: the Grands Montets in Argentière offers the most difficult terrain, although Brévent, Flégère and le Tour all also offer some unforgettable itineraries. For powder hounds, all Chamonix’s areas offer some of the best off-piste available anywhere in the world.

Snowboarding in Chamonix

Not the best resort to learn, as the main beginners' areas are covered mostly by drag lifts. For intermediate and advanced boarders, Chamonix provides outstanding terrain, both on and off-piste at Brévent, whilst Flégère and le Tour offer great opportunities for jumps and gullies.

Mountain Facts
  • Area 500 km
  • Resort Altitude1035m
  • Ski Alt. From1035m
  • Ski Alt. To3842m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run22
  • Lifts Chairlifts 16 , Cable car 5 , Draglifts 19 , Gondolas 8 , Rack Railway 1
  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts48
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Glaciers5
  • Mountain Restaurants14
  • Snow Cannons86
  • Cross Country Trails

    53km of trails

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    A guide is recommended for the Vallée Blanche and other off-piste skiing.

  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Ski/Resort bus


  • from£530pp
  • Sleeps: 54-61 guests
Chalet Hotel Sapiniere exterior

Arguably the best located hotel in Chamonix. The Savoy nursery slopes are literally just over the road from the hotel, from where the Savoy téléski lift whisks you up to the Brévent gondola, to access one of the best intermediate areas in the resort.

  • from£709pp
  • 148 rooms
Hotel Rockypop exterior

Retro inspired hotel with a fun and niche style.

  • from£929pp
  • 102 rooms
Hotel Heliopic exterior with lift

We are delighted to feature this state-of-the-art, chic, yet comfortable hotel at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable-car.

  • from£899pp
  • 107 rooms
Bar and Lobby

The Refuge des Aiglons is a newly refurbished, stylish and modern hotel with excellent facilities, superb levels of service and cuisine and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

  • from£693pp
  • 248 rooms
Folie Douce Hotel Exterior

Exciting times ahead- La Folie Douce is coming to Chamonix to launch their first hotel! Enjoy a stay unlike any other, the Grand Savoy will be completely refurbished for this winter and we can't wait to see what's inside.

  • from£599pp
  • 51 rooms
Hotel Gustavia dining room (1)

Located in the heart of Chamonix, this informal, friendly hotel is perfect for enjoying the bustling resort. Its central position opposite the train station and bus stop provide easy access to the ski lifts along the valley and the extensive skiing on offer.

  • from£699pp
  • 45 rooms
Hotel Pointe Isabelle winter exterior 2

Located in the heart of Chamonix, this newly renovated hotel has plenty of history behind it. The hotel is named after a British lady, Isabella Straton, who broke boundaries exploring the Alps in the Victorian era with her husband who was a local guide. Her grandchildren opened this hotel and its name still survives.

  • from£579pp
  • 50 rooms
Cristal de Jade residence exterior

The Cristal de Jade is an impressive residence with fantastic facilities which opened in December 2016. It offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation for those keen to have the flexibility of a self-catered property.

  • 79 rooms
Hotel Excelsior buffet breakfast

The Hotel Excelsior has is a traditional, yet stylish hotel with great facilities. Now a 4* hotel, it boasts a fantastic spa with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.  It is located in the picturesque hamlet of Les Tines, half way between the fantastic ski areas of Les Grands Montets and Flégère. 

  • from£299pp
  • 74 rooms
La Riviere apartments exterior

These apartments are located in the area of Chamonix Sud which is built around pedestrian promenades and shopping arcades including a supermarket and bakery, bars and restaurants.

  • from£529pp
  • 63 rooms
Richemond hotel exterior

A grand old traditional hotel, the Richemond is run by the welcoming Sarraz family and has been popular with our guests for many years.

  • from£429pp
  • 40 rooms
Hameau de la Pierre Blanche Apartments night exerior

These spacious and stylish apartments are located in Les Houches, providing a peaceful santuary after a hard days skiing.

Inghams Plus


  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free W18/19
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • 2-FOR-1 Ski & boot hire when you pre-book your lift pass
  • Free child helmet when booking skis & boots
  • Family Lift Passes available
  • Inghams Rep based in resort 

Special Offers

Things To Do

  • New fantastic 4,000m2 spa called the QC Therme (€52 per person per day)
  • Parapenting
  • Ice climbing
  • Open-air market
  • Ice rink
  • Cinema (reduced rates with a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass)
  • Bowling
  • Cleared walks
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Sledging
  • Large sports centre – indoor tennis/squash
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Husky rides
  • Speed riding
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow shoeing

Ski Extras

WINTER 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Ski Inclusive – Save up to £58 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Adult
2ad & 2ch 5-14
Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass* 6 £233 L/£290 H £199 L/£247 H £199 L/£247 H £892
Local Pass** 6 £242 £206 £206 £753

L (15 - 21 Dec & 6 April - end of season) H (22 Dec - 5 April)

*Mont Blanc Pass also includes Les Houches, Lognan-GRands Montets. Aiguille du Midi & Montenvers, plus Verbier, Megeve & Cormayeur (transport extra)

** Chamonix pass includes Brevent-Flegere, Balme, Grand Montets (extra Lognan)

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £76 £87 £101
Skis & Boots £100 £115 £135
Snowboard - £87 £101
Snowboard & boots - £115 £135
Child* 6-12  Skis & Boots - £82 -
Snowboard & boots - £82 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) - Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £45

*Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Days Hours Adult 12+ Child* 5-11
Ski 4 9-11.30am £169 -
Ski 6 - £264

Adult beginner snowboard tuition available locally.

*Child tuition is in Argentiere, return transport included and meeting arrangements can be made for adults if also in ski school.

Les Houches
Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 6-12
Ski 6 2½ hrs per day £149 £149
Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £159 £163

Ski school times: 9-11:30am except Christmas & New Year (2-4:30pm) & 9 Feb - 8 March (2:30-5pm)

Snowboard tuition only available 9 Feb - 8 March. *Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: FRCH

Languages spoken: French

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Geneva

From Gatwick
Belfast Int'l
Isle of Man
Leeds Bradford

Transfer by coach 1¼ hours
Flight supplements may apply.

*Only private transfers at a supplement available on these flights

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:


High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow

Mont Blanc scenery & the Vallée Blanche

Short transfers from Geneva Airport

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