Chamonix Ski Holidays

Resort features: 
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
Great Après-ski
Traditional village


An authentic and lively town located one hour’s drive from Geneva (Switzerland), Chamonix ski resort has over 100 shops, 12 bars/nightclubs and 115 restaurants. The town is a great destination if you have non-skiers in your party with a fabulous variety of activities. Most people on a Chamonix skiing holiday choose one area to explore each day and those with children in ski school will need to plan their skiing and meeting places accordingly.

A useful document showing the schedule for the rail services in the Chamonix valley is available here »

Chamonix is a vibrant town in the heart of the mountains offering sunny terraces, attractive boutiques, typical, international or gastronomic restaurants, lively bars, cinema and concerts, museums and permanent exhibitions, heritage visits, ice-hockey matches and much more.


The ‘Centre Sportif Richard Bozon’ is a tremendous sports complex including 2 indoor heated pools, an ice rink, keep fit and spa facilities, tennis/squash courts and indoor climbing walls. Other activities in Chamonix include bowling, snowshoeing, ice climbing, paragliding, a museum, cog-railway, husky sledding, ski joering and 17km of snow trails or 42 km of cross country skiing.

Many of the lifts and cog railways also give access to exceptional viewpoints and mountain restaurants. A free bus and rail service throughout the Chamonix valley makes it easy to visit the charming outlying villages and hamlets.

Facilities for children

Ski schools for a day, ½ day or full day with lunch is another way to discover skiing: for children aged 3 to 12 years. There is also a list of babysitters available in the Tourist Office for babies and children. 


Merinannies have the recipe for the perfect family ski holiday in the Alps. They provide a first class, professional and flexible childcare service for families staying in Chamonix. Their aim is to provide the best childcare for peace of mind and an unforgettable family ski holiday. The superb team of highly experienced nannies have a genuine interest in childcare, with warm, caring personalities and will make your children love every moment of their time in Chamonix. You will be left feeling relaxed to enjoy your holiday, confident that your little ones are in safe, caring hands. MeriNannies was established in Meribel in 2003 by Katia Koumantou-Pozerskis, a qualified teacher and mother of two adorable children.

Accommodation in this resort

Le Cristal de Jade is a fantastic self-catered apartment complex, located close to the centre of Chamonix. Read more
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Facilities
La Ginabelle is centrally located, close to the station and within easy walking distance of the wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants that the bustling resort of Chamonix has to offer. Read more
  • Close to Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
The recently refurbished Residence LA Riviere is located in the Chamonix Sud district, just 5 minutes from the centre of Chamonix... Read more
  • Family Friendly
  • Close to Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa Facilities
The stylish and inventive Hotel Les Aiglons combines high quality service with contemporary, welcoming design and is located in the heart of resort... Read more
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
Residence Isatis offers holiday rentals ideally situated in the heart of the residential area Les Tines, offering a fantastic 360° view of the surrounding peaks... Read more
  • Close to Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
Overlooked by Mont Blanc, approximately 200m from the Aiguille du Midi cable car, these apartments are located in the lively district of Chamonix Sud... Read more
  • Close to Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
Located in the heart of Chamonix, this 4* boutique hotel offers 56 rooms and suites and a somewhat different experience to the traditional alpine hotels found throughout Chamonix... Read more

Advice & Guides

  The four-star Istatis is a new property development and investment opportunity in Chamonix.   The property comprises of 68 luxury 1 & 2 bedroom apartments priced from 238,000 to 390,000 euros and offers generous rental returns of up to 4%.  ... Read more

Special offers in this resort

Ski hire Group Discount - save an extra 20%
Valid from February 12, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Offer supplied by Erna Low
Book four or more sets of skis or snowboards and get an extra 20% our discounted rates with Skiset.

Terms and Conditions

Valid for all dates, ages and levels of equipment. Minimum four sets of skis/snowboards only or skis/snowboard and boots. Excludes helmets. Only valid for equipment pre-booked with Erna Low at Skiset shops.

Mountain info

The Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass covers some of the most challenging skiing in the Alps with over 470km of slopes. Ski buses (free for guests) connect the five main ski areas in the valley, including the 20km long Vallée Blanche mythical off-piste skiing itinerary (mountain guide recommended). Also included on a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is Courmayeur in neighbouring Italy. The local Chamonix valley has an abundant variety of slopes, the more adventurous can ski the famous slopes of the Grands Montets area, or the Brevent-Flégère for intermediates and expert skiers. Le Balme and Les Houches, however, have some more gentle slopes, for less experienced skiers. The lower situated beginners’ areas are at La Vormaine, Le Savoy, Les Planards and Les Chosalets.

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 1035m

Summit Elevation: 3842

Vertical Drop: 2807

Total Pistes: 153km





Number of Lifts: 79

Snow Parks: 0

Piste map


Ski passes

Save hassle by pre-booking your Chamonix ski passes with Erna Low before you travel.

Why pre-book your Chamonix ski passes with Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Receive your passes before you go, meaning less queuing and more time skiing.


We can advise you on the best pass to suit your skiing style and ability.


Chamonix Ski Pass special offers

We often have ski pass offers available, including early booking discounts, free upgrades and free child passes. Our ski pass offers change throughout the season, so please see the Special Offers tab above for information on our latest ski pass special offers.

You will be given the option to add ski passes during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski passes, or use the search option below to find ski pass rates for this resort.


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Ski rental

Pre-book your ski equipment rental through Erna Low for the ultimate in value and convenience.  We carefully choose our rental partners to ensure that you get the best equipment, the best value and, with multiple rental locations in most of our resorts, the most convenient location to ensure you get to spend less time sorting out your gear and more time on the slopes.

Chamonix Ski Rental Locations


Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.


We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.


We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.

You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment, or use the search option below to find rental rates for your preferred destination.


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Ski schools

Ecole De Ski Chamonix

Maison de la Montagne
190 place de l’Eglise
F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc

View a map of ESF Chamonix meeting points

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+33 (0)4 50 53 22 57

Evolution 2

36 allée du Savoy
F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc

+33 (0)4 50 55 90 22

Ecole De Ski Office De Guides Sensations

74401 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
+33 (0)4 50 53 56 46

Travel info

For more information about public transport to Vallorcine from Geneva, please click here.

            Approx. distance from Calais:
            864 km
            Driving time from Calais:
            8 hrs 10 mins
            Approx tolls from Calais:
            €73 ea. way
            Gateway airports:
            Geneva - 82 km

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