Reviews Chamonix

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Ski resort ratings for Chamonix compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 240 reviews.

Overall 80 Skiing 84
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
7.6 7.68.5 7.78.9 7.18.6 7.08.2 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.1 7.87.6 6.78.9 7.77.8 7.07.0 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.0 7.36.0 7.58.0 7.68.0 8.77.3 7.7
RestaurantsSki-in/outAccessEnvironmentFriendliness
6.0 7.68.0 7.48.0 7.36.0 7.5

Challenging slopes Good off piste Diverse ski area Good shopping Accessebility ski-area Long slopes Good mountain restaurants Scenic slopes Short airport/train transfer Accessebility ski-area Limited apres ski Crowds and liftlines Expensive resort No negative aspects!

8.1 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
9
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
8
Lifts
6
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
8
Walking
8

There is a wide selection of runs, although most of the beginner runs are located at the end of the valley, at Le Tour. we had a large group, with varying competence, but there was something for everyone. The town can be pricey, but there is a huge amount of bars and restaurants, catering for all tastes. The ski park is one of the best I've been to, with green, blue, red and black jumps all running parallel to each other, allowing for you to gradually work your way along without being intimidated by the excellent park-heads. I would recommend it to anyone.

Review by Juri from Gaasterlan on Wednesday Oct 21st. Visited Chamonix in march 2009 as group

7.8 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
8
Lifts
6
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
9
Walking
8

I went to Chamonix for the skiing and wasn't disappointed. Fabulous pistes - unsurpassed views - breathtaking glaciers. We had fresh snow and blues skies.
Getting between areas needs planning - but I went to Chamonix in the half-term week and although it was busy I had no problems with queues.
Lifts are dated but they still get you up the mountain.
I have been skiing for 30 years and can easily say one of my best weeks skiing.
Not really a beginners resort, but Chamonix has plenty for improvers and the more daring skiier.

Scenic slopes Crowds and liftlines

Review by Rocco Boswell from Wales on Sunday Mar 15th. Visited Chamonix in march 2009 as single

8.3 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
8
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
7

The ski areas at Chamonix are not linked and this was a bit of a shock, so do be prepared to spend a little time travelling and, to be fair, it isn't bad at all. The buses run all the time and if you do have a car you can park in a huge car park next to the base lifts in all ski areas. All the ski areas have some great wide runs with breathtaking scenery. I was lucky enough to have nearly a meter of fresh snow, so the off-piste was amazing and the pistes where simple perfect. One day we were limited to only 3 or 4 runs because of the heavy snow fall but were making fresh tracks over and over again; I didn't care one bit.

Scenic slopes Accessebility ski-area

Review by Dawn from London on Saturday Feb 14th. Visited Chamonix in january 2009 as friends

7.8 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
10
Snow
9
Lifts
5
Family
6
Ambiance
7
Nature
9
Walking
7

Basically, I would say if you are a beginner or a timid intermediate there are much better resorts for you to visit. The only "proper" runs are at Le Tour (Domaine La Balme). There you will find nicely pisted slopes with a fair grading system which will enable you to***ess what you can expect from a run accurately. There is also a nice wee beginner area at the bottom. The home run is black icy steep track which is not recommended for anyone but experts. The Grand Montets area is world renowned for its high off piste skiing. Taken as a whole the Chamonix area is hard skiing, inconveniently dispersed, hard to get to and ridiculously expensive, even without the added burden of the exc

Scenic slopes Expensive resort

Review by Karen Mullen from Inistioge on Wednesday Jan 7th. Visited Chamonix in january 2009 as couple

8.3 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
8
Advanced
9
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
9
Lifts
7
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
8

Chamonix about a dozen times over the past six years, mainly because it is an awesome place. You cannot help but be won over by the scenery, working town atmosphere and many impressive traditional style buildings and architecture in the town centre and surrounding areas. Regarding the shops - there is a real variety from top designer outlets to local ski/snowboarding shops. The bars are good, you just need to look around and ask where's good to go. As for the weather I have encountered some of the best days snowboarding here ever. Chamonix is a great place to ski and snowboard. As for the ski lifts, Chamonix is going through serious modernization of all its lift system.

Good shopping Expensive resort

Review by Ski Demon from Umea on Thursday Dec 18th. Visited Chamonix in december 2008 as single

Neighbouring ski resorts

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