7 Reasons Why Chamonix is the Must Visit Ski Resort in 2013

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1. Mont Blanc

The main reason for going to Chamonix is clear the second you arrive. Situated in the French Alps, the sight that is Mont Blanc is enough to take your breath away. But this structure not only dominates the landscape you see, it also dominates the ski facilities that are available.Down we go

The vertical drops from the Mont Blanc mastiff are outstanding and with a lift servicing the more picturesque side of this amazing phenomenon, you can enjoy physical challenges within your holiday that are simply not available anywhere else.

And though we all want to ensure our ski day is as long as possible, stop short at least one evening and take in the wonder of watching the sun set behind one of the worlds most awe inspiring mountains.

2. Accessibility

Whether you are travelling by plane, train or automobile, Chamonix is easy to find and even easier to get to.

As this resort is only one hour from Geneva airport it is the ideal destination for a short break or weekend away.

For the longer term traveller, the site is easily accessible via road from the UK or can be accessed by train or bus from one of the major airports. There are even SNCF railway stations in the resort itself to ensure maximum accessibility to every potential guest.

3. Ski Pass Opportunities

With the appropriate Ski Pass in Chamonix you can gain access to trails and slopes across almost the whole valley. The range of skiing facilities available is exceptional and the quality of the snow makes each trail an experience you are going to want to repeat again and again.

There is no need to limit yourself to a few really good slopes when Chamonix offers 108 km of beautiful pistes including 10 black pistes, 20 red, 28 blue and 8 green.

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4. Variety of Skiing and Snowboard Possibilities

First timers and experts can all enjoy the range of possibilities within Chamonix. Boasting some of the finest long slopes across the French Alps, there are also beginners slopes, trails through sensational scenery or off piste adventures that are just waiting to be discovered.

The nursery slopes and ski school will boost the abilities and confidence of any level of skier and ensure that you can take advantage of the incredible options that are available in the region.

5. Resort Life

Though Chamonix is a very popular French ski resort, thanks to the way that the villages are laid out it is possible to be as included in the hustle and bustle as you would like.

Book your accommodation in a satellite village that offers routes off of the beaten track and you can take advantage of a more laid back, serene holiday.

Alternatively site yourself close to the main area of the town for a lively and vibrant vacation that will ensure you never stop day or night.

But if you would like the best of both worlds, spend some time experiencing the range of options available throughout the resort and experience a different kind of holiday every night of your stay.

6. Outstanding Facilities

In recent months, two freestyle parks have opened at the Grands Monetes and on the Brévent side to enable everyone to show off their skills. Or if it is speed you are after, the speed piste on the Flégère side will be the ultimate in downhill challenge.

And the facilities are not limited to skiing; there are many amenities for children and adults alike from dog sledging for the kids through to full scale climbing walls for those that like their adventure on and off the piste.Drab!

7. Apres Ski

Chamonix is not a purpose build ski village but a traditional town that has become one of the major ski resorts in the world. Mainly thanks to its conventional beginnings, the range of après ski options available within the resort is staggering.

The variety of accommodation means there is something to suit every type of holiday. If you decided to have a catered ski chalet in Chamonix then it would mean that you have more time to hit the slopes while someone else deals with the more domestic side of life.

Take advantage of a full range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs within the resort if you want to burn the candle at both ends. But if you like to wind down after a hard day on the slopes, the cyber cafes, lounge bars, spas and sightseeing opportunities mean there is no such thing as a dull moment.



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