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

Chamonix, wat kun je er over zeggen? Dit gebied is by far het beste ski gebied in Europa voor gevorderde off-piste skiërs en snowboarders. Ben je op zoek naar gemakkelijke pistes of Oostenrijkse apres ski dan zit je helemaal verkeerd. Dit gebied is niet voor mensen met angst. De pistes zijn redelijk heftig (rode pistes worden door veel mensen als pikzwart ervaren) maar de echte uitdaging ligt off piste. Hier vind je wat je elders niet vindt. Koop een boek over het off-piste skiën en huur een gids, geniet!

Review by Gerben Van Beesd from Almere on Wednesday Oct 3rd. Visited Chamonix in february 2007 as friends

7.8 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
9
Offpiste
9
Snow
8
Lifts
5
Family
7
Ambiance
8
Nature
9
Walking
8

Let me first say that Chamonix is a great winter resort that should be visited by anyone who is serious about board riding! It’s steep, high, varied and testing. The views are amazing. And when it has just snowed the runs and backcountry are incredible. But I have to say there are a couple of things about the Chamonix experience that are worth bearing in mind if you are planning a trip there. In the guide the lift system a queues are described as a ‘joke’. Unfortunately this does not even begin to cover how wholly inadequate they are. Waits of 45 minutes to an hour are not uncommon. Drags and chairs are often inexplicably closed. And even the main cars at Grand

Review by Peter Miller from Hannover on Friday Sep 28th. Visited Chamonix in february 2007 as single

7.8 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

Chamonix heeft een vrij groot en tamelijk hoog skigebied. Nadeel is wel dat het uit verschillende subdomeinen bestaat, die je afzonderlijk meestal binnen een dag wel gezien hebt. Dat betekent dat je vergeleken met de meeste andere Franse skigebieden vrij veel tijd in de skibus doorbrengt. Voor beginners is het verder een nadeel dat de meeste dalafdalingen zwart zijn. Voor de ervaren skiers is het voordeel dat er relatief veel zwarte (en rode) pistes zijn en dat er veel mooie offpiste mogelijkheden zijn. Het dorp is heel gezellig met veel restaurants en winkels. Het eten (ook op de piste) is relatief duur, maar je krijgt dan ook betere kwaliteit. Veel te doen voor niet-skiers, zoals wandeling

Review by Mascha from Rotterdam on Thursday Jul 19th. Visited Chamonix in march 2007 as friends

8 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

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

I was there from 27th Jan - 3rd Feb 2007. No new snow whilst we were there but just enough snow from the previous weeks fall. As a learner boarder I found the green runs sufficient to learn on before I hit the blue runs. I was concerned before I went after reading that Chamonix wasn't good for beginners, I don't understand why people say this?! Chamonix is a beautiful place with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. Buses to the ski areas are very regular, although extremely busy! If you visit Brevent for the day, take plenty of money for food/drinks, or a packed lunch, the restaurant is very, very expensive! My favourite ski area was Flegere, as I enjoyed boarding all morning and having a

Review by Elle Flynn from London on Thursday Jul 12th. Visited Chamonix in february 2007 as couple

7.2 Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Novice
7
Advanced
8
Expert
8
Offpiste
8
Snow
7
Lifts
n.a.
Family
7
Ambiance
6
Nature
8
Walking
6

Ummm Chamonix? Disappointing. We ski largely in the Dolomites (Val Gardena) or Italian Alps. This was or first visit to Chamonix. We were a group of ten ranging from expert to second week beginners. The skiing on the whole is good. La Tour is fine for the more timid and the rest of the valley is off piste heaven. The weather and snow conditions were great. Now for the negatives: the general infa-structure is hopeless, constantly hanging around for over-crowded buses to take you up and down the valley and this alone can take an hour; Useless, over-crowded gondolas to take you up the mountain which at worst can take another hour. The town is too big and spread out to have any kind of apre vill

Review by Gerhard from Dresden on Sunday Mar 18th. Visited Chamonix in march 2007 as group

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