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!

7.9 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

We have visited Chamonix, as a mixed group (ages and abilities), for the last 2 years during the Easter holidays. We found it a perfect place for the beginners to learn the ropes last year, and then to practice their techniques this year on the lovely long green runs at Flagere. The intermediates had fun on blues cruisin' all over the resort but especially Le Tour, whilst the more adventurous tackled the reds between Flagere and Brevant, and the experts enjoyed a couple of tours from a local ski guide. The weather was snowy and sunny - just what you want (65cms fell in one day)! Prices are comparable to the rest of the Alps and our chalet (Vert et Blanc) was superb again. Even non-skiers had

Diverse ski area No negative aspects!

Review by Sue from Manchester on Tuesday Apr 8th. Visited Chamonix in march 2008 as friends

8.1 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

Chamonix is, without doubt a skiers resort with extensive piste for intermediates and advanced skiiers. We went for five days. We would have needed ten to cover the area available. Plenty of snow for our visit and the lift system was adequate during the week. A word of caution though, the slopes were quiet and more numbers would surely make for a lot of queing. A bus was needed to reach all bar one of the lifts from the resort and ***. on routes, bus stops and times was limited and confusing. Eating on the mountain was extortionate and should be avoided if possible but dining out in the town was good value with many decent restaurants available. The same however could not be said for the bee

Challenging slopes Expensive resort

Review by John Wigley from Aberdeen on Monday Feb 11th. Visited Chamonix in january 2008 as couple

8.1 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

Good resort very over rated though and the food & drink was expensive. The mountain restaurants were either packed and overpriced or horrible and overpriced. For a small plate of lasange that the average person would also get chips with it was about 20 euros which for a family is expensive. I found however of you ski right to the bottom the food is tasty and more reasonable. Night life was excellent for my family. (most teenagers) Boarding was good and even better for the experts, skiing was good but over rated i thought. Snow conditions were good and improved as the week went on. Don't get me wrong this resort was good and we had a memorable trip but there are plenty cheaper resorts tha

Challenging slopes Expensive resort

Review by Eimar from ? on Thursday Nov 8th. Visited Chamonix in march 2007 as friends

8.2 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

I have been on many ski holidays around Europe and from my experience I find Chamonix the number one and most spectacular ski resort. It has every type of terrain with four mountains to choose from as well as the famous Augille du Midi for 26km of off-piste glacier skiing (best day skiing I have ever done). Generally, I travel on holiday on my own as my partner and friends aren’t keen on skiing and so, luckily, last year I found the perfect solution. After looking at various hotels, chalets, single holidays, etc I came across this website <a href="http://www.coldfusionchalets.co.uk" target="_blank">www.coldfusionchalets.co.uk</a> it was just what I w

Expensive resort Long slopes

Review by Ella from Paris on Saturday Oct 20th. Visited Chamonix in january 2007 as friends

8.1 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

This is the ultimate resort for the experienced and the off-piste cracks. The views on the Mont Blanc are amazing, as long as the weather is fine. The ski area is not well connected though and the lift system could use some upgrading. The night life is very lively; there are many nice bars and clubs. If you want to meet some pretty rich women (or men) then Chamonix is the place to be!. Although Chamonix is definately not a budget destination, there are a few budget accommodations around. Anyway, any serious skier should visit this place once in their life.

Accessebility ski-area Good off piste

Review by Butch Welch from Oslo on Thursday Oct 4th. Visited Chamonix in february 2007 as single

Neighbouring ski resorts

Argentiere 7.3 km Les Houches 6.8 km Saint Gervais 12.6 km Emosson 17.9 km Les Contamines 14.7 km