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Why stay in Chamonix Chalets
Chamonix may be widely known as a world-famous ski resort, but there’s more to the destination than hitting the slopes. It boasts spectacular scenery, offering vacationers plenty of photo-taking and sightseeing opportunities. Nature and adventure lovers will also appreciate the wide-ranging variety of summertime outdoor activities.
Chamonix chaletsWe offer an extensive selection of Chamonix chalets, each of which are rigorously assessed to meet our stringent standards. Our properties cater to different types of travellers, so you’ll find your ideal holiday home—whether you’re an avid skier who wants to be just steps away from the ski lifts, or a vacationer who wants to be close to the lively village centre.
Family activities in ChamonixGet your ski gear ready—it’s time to hit the slopes. For easy access to the lifts, opt for one of our Chamonix chalets located close to the ski areas. From your Chamonix chalet, it’ll just take a few minutes’ walk to arrive at the lifts.
Chamonix is home to five ski resorts—Grands Montets, Les Houches, Balme Tour Vallorcine, La Flegere and Le Brevent—and is known as one of the world’s best destinations for off-piste skiing. This doesn’t mean that Chamonix is only ideal for advanced skiers; the skiing here is diverse, and you’ll find ski runs that cater to different levels.
The Les Savoy and Les Planards nursery areas are for skiers who are completely new to the sport, while the La Vormaine and Domaine du Balme ski areas are great for beginners and intermediate skiers. Intermediate skiers with more experience will enjoy the ski runs at the Les Grands Montets ski area. For advanced skiers, there’s the advanced areas at Les Grands Montets, Les Houches and Brévent/ Flégère ski areas.
You’ll find plenty of ski schools offering lessons for kids and adults, with kids lessons catering to children from ages three and above. Your Chamonix chalet concierge can provide recommendations and arrange for group or private lessons.
Other snow activities for non-skiers include snowshoeing and tobogganing. Snowshoeing can feel incredibly restorative, as you soak in the silence and take in the picture-perfect winter landscape. If you’re bringing young children, keep things kid-friendly by choosing soft-packed trails, and bring a sled along so the little ones can rest when they get tired.
Tobogganing is another way to take in the spectacular scenery of Chamonix—combined with a jolt of adrenaline. There are a variety of designated sledging zones in Chamonix during winter. But the fun isn’t limited to wintertime. The Chamonix Alpine Coaster Luge is open all year round, and is an attraction that can be enjoyed by the entire family (as long as passengers meet the age and safety requirements).
Other popular kids attractions include the Chamonix Amusement Park (Parc de Loisirs de Chamonix), home to the Alpine Coaster Luge, as well as the Accro Park in Les Gaillands.
Activities and points of interest in ChamonixChamonix is ideal for adventure lovers. Its steep and wild terrain makes it a popular destination among experienced snowboarders.
There are plentiful options for outdoor activities during the summer too. You could try hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning and paragliding, to name a few. Reach out to your Chamonix chalet concierge for further information, such as recommendations for hiking routes, bike tours, equipment rental and more.
Chamonix is also known for its beautiful landscapes, which range from rolling meadows and lush forests to rugged, snow-capped summits.
Aiguille du Midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif is a must-visit. Take a cable ride to the viewing platform, where you’ll enjoy uninterrupted vistas out to the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Afterwards, take the lift to the summit—which stands at a staggering height of 3,842m—to take in views of Mont Blanc.
Don’t miss out on a ride on the iconic Montenvers train. It takes visitors up a steep incline—from the heart of Chamonix to Montenvers. After alighting at the station, you’ll step onto a viewing platform that looks out to the Mer de Glace—the largest glacier in France. Other key activities here include taking a bubble lift down to the ice cave, and visiting the Glaciorium to view its interactive display.
Restaurants, cafes & bars in ChamonixThe diverse food scene in Chamonix offers vacationers plenty of options—from Savoyard cuisine, to Chinese, Mediterranean, Japanese and fusion fare.
Enjoy on-the-slope dining at venues like Le Panoramic, Le 3842 and La Bergerie de Planpraz. Each of these restaurants are situated in a prime mountainside location, so your meal will be accompanied by views of the beautiful alpine scenery.
Away from the slopes, there’s Munchie, a venue that serves Franco-Japanese-Scandinavian fusion fare tapas-style. Le Chaudron, set within a converted stable dating back to the 1900s, offers traditional Savoyard cuisine.
Le Matafan, located within the Mont Blanc Hotel keeps things interesting for diners by changing its menu every two weeks. The kitchen is helmed by chef Mickey Bourdillat, who has garnered experience working at various Michelin-starred restaurants—so diners can expect an impeccable dining experience.
Self-catering at your Chamonix chalet is convenient, and perfect for days when you feel like staying in. We have a selection of Chamonix chalets that are located close to the village centre, so you can easily reach the local markets and grocery stores.
The kitchen can be pre-stocked at your request too—just let your Chamonix chalet concierge know. The concierge can also arrange for private dining experiences, so you can enjoy a restaurant experience indoors without lifting a finger.