Reviews about Chamonix

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Amazingly clever to this resort. As a place to just stay in, it's hard and I'll be as happy every time I'm there. However, as a ski resort, it is quite mediocre. A great advantage is also close to Geneva. Quite an hour to drive if there is not too much traffic in Geneva or your GPS is full ...

There are few other ski resorts where you could imagine just living and hanging without necessarily skiing. Personally I have spent maybe 4 weeks in Chamonix and did not ski almost two of them. Skiing has not been particularly amazing. Certainly, the only cleaned ski trip with UCPA was the unusual weather, 20 minus for a week and a long time since the last snowfall. But despite that, I have had the best in Chamonix when we just hung up, walked in the mountains with the daughter on the back or just went to town, lunch at Moö bar or drank a berry in the bar next door and just looked up at Aiguille du Midi.

Why is this like then? Chamonix is not built as a ski resort, it is a town located next to a mountain and happens to be close to ski resorts. Certainly, if you live at the Grand Montet or Le Tour lift, it's like any ski resort. Or if you live near the lifts of Brevent or Flegere. However, it is still quite spread out with few but long lifts. It's really only Brevent / Flegere who give the feeling of a "regular" ski resort.

I hope I will try the "real" Chamonix once with full day trips for "THERE THERE," etc. but so far I have experienced the skiing as hard and scattered. However, staying in Chamonix half a year would gladly do if I did not have a job at home. Being able to live in a town where you can go out in the mountains and go skiing is hard at other places. But to go to a ski resort to get maximum skiing for a week's ski trip, nja. Then there are places that are good much better.

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Large ski resort with several areas. I would recommend renting a car, so you do not have to go by bus to the ski areas

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As an experienced skier who has not taken the first time to Chamonix, he has gathered some preconceived sentences.
The first thing to do is buses, in most cases the accommodation is not at a distance to the lifts, so you can go bus a bit. It all works well according to the conditions, but it takes longer to get out on the slopes than at most other resorts.
Then there is skiing for everyone, but the majority is still more for advanced skiers. The field of off-piste skiing is good but I would not say it is noticeably better than other places such as Les Arcs or Engelberg, which is always about learning more about the place.
The rumors you heard of during the day of the day on the pillows days did not seem to me, at all, the lift queues were no problem at all, except when you went to the top of Grand Montets.
In summary, Chamonix is ​​definitely worth a visit, but they raise it to the sky as the best ski resort in the world, the best ski resort is where you have local knowledge and it is currently dumping.

Felix Ahlcrona
Felix Ahlcrona (Guest)
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Perhaps be spoiled for having been in Tignes and Val Thorens but Chamoinx is an incredibly difficult system to go in. Long bus trips to the various mountains and many of them can not be interspersed. Grand Montes is by far the best, really good, much better than anything else in Chamonix.

Okay food and there is a lot of shopping and anything else in the village but the skiing itself is very bakey.

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Chamonix is ​​the place for those who want variation. From large trails to children's backs, cross country trails to walking trails. We spent half a year in Cham with our two children then 4 months and 6 years and we all got out of the trip.

For those who do not ski, there is the Montenverståget or the glacier. For families with children, there are lovely long, nice slopes in the Le Tour, playground, swimming pool and poolside cafes with a fantastic backdrop.

For the more adventurous, there are all the big and sometimes quite extreme rides that Chamonix is ​​famous for.

Are you in the resort for a week, you can take care of going over to Courmayeur over a day. Take care when there is bad weather in Cham because in Italy, the sun always shines :)

We highly recommend Chamonix!

Nils (Guest)
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Chamonix is ​​really dreaming for anyone who likes skiing!
You can mix the world's best offpiste at Grand Montets with a crazy afterski on the chambre neuf.
If you wake up and see that sneezing has fallen make sure you're out on the hill, then there are endless possibilities for good skiing.
The only downside with Chamonix is ​​the availability of food on the slopes, it is basically non existent, so you want to get the most out of the skiing: be sure to bring your backpack food, saving many hours of exploration!

Linus (Guest)
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The first time i was in the Alps, it became Chamonix and I was not disappointed! Were there from 29/12/2012 until 5/01/2013 and snow was more than enough. The ride was absolutely wonderful with really a lot of fall height and a bad good off-piste. The areas I recommend are Les Grand Motets and Brevent. Fleglere was in short and he did not fully explore it but thought it was okay the short time I spent there. Domaine de Balmes, I do not like him either, so I can not express myself either. Les Hoches, on the other hand, was a real disappointment. Went there one day and was very disappointed when the area from my point of view was really bad.

The disadvantages of the whole area are the buses that you have to take between the different areas, it is not worth changing my area during a day, but if you start going in an area you will stay there for the rest of the day. The buses do not take time and are almost always smocky. You should also not expect the locals to speak English, even Koers in some restaurants speak English. Information about most is also bad and you have to search yourself a lot to find information. Food in food stores is expensive. do not expect to find regular "manchestrade" pistes, if it has not been snowing for a couple of days, you will find yourself in a giant puck pistle, which is quite fun, but you get tired of it after a while.

Many lifts are old and the cabins have incredibly poor capacity. Seatlift or gondola is always preferable to a cabin. For example, if you going up to Grand Montets, I recommend taking the seatlift up instead of waiting in the cabin queue. Goes very fast. If you're going to take the cabin up to the top of the 3300m grand moto, you'll expect to queue but that queue is worth waiting for!

To summarize, I strongly recommend you to go there if you like to go offpiste!

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Wild, big and awesome! The only downside is the amount of skilled skiers fighting for the powder ...

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Grand Montets must be the best ski area in the world! The only downside is that everyone else has also realized it.
Up to the mountain is a large, sloping high altitude plate with free and open surfaces in all directions. The lifts are appropriately positioned to create efficient rails with many fall height meters.
Although the area is not very large, there is no risk that I will be measured. Here's all I need. Except untouched offpiste.

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I was in Chamonix with UCPA in March 2010. Feels a bit like "heaven and hell for me". I thought it was difficult with all the buses, they took almost 50min from the village up to Le Tour. In addition, the buses were always crazy, sometimes so full that you did not even get there o just had to wait for the next bus. who could go half an hour later
In addition, it is possible that easily accessible cushions are raised very quickly in chamonix of course. Despite that, chamonix is ​​okay, there are many nice rides, but there are very many who want to share the glory.
The five systems that are included on the lift pass do not sit together, buses between them, and none of the systems are huge.
Many lifts are ancient and very slow.
Good place of course, but there are many better algae in my opinion, less overpopulated.
Nice view over Mont Blanc and Aiugille du Midi. Chamonix town is still cozy with good nightlife of course.