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Chamonix is famous for powder and off-piste skiing, and a mecca for climbers, walkers and mountain bikers, with a huge variety of ski terrain on your doorstep.

The lift at the Brevent is 5 minutes ride away in the ski bus which stops close to the front of the chalet, it opens up a wide variety of piste areas for the beginner and intermediate skier.

The cable car to flegere means that you can ski a wide variety of terrain - mainly red and blue runs with excellent mountain restaurants.

The Grand Montets is a challenge self contained ski area at 2800m where the season continues until the first week in May.

There is ample opportunity to test yourself either on or off-piste - please remember that when skiing off-piste, you must take appropriate precautions. We suggest you hire a guide who will show you not only the best snow conditions but also lunch in front of a roaring fire at altitude.

The Chamonix Ski pass includes nearby Le Tour and Les Houches offering beginner and intermediate skiing, or an easier day for the more advanced.

Ten minutes drive away, and within twenty minutes of the apartment by car, you will arrive at the cablecar in Courmayeur, with excellent skiing and fabulous Italian food on the mountain.

In summer it is a mecca for climbers, walkers and cyclists with white water rafting or parapenting for the more adventurous. Chamonix itself has a great deal to offer with a wide variety of shopping, catering for all aspects of the outdoor life, with Helly Hansen, Pattagonia and Peak Performance outlets, alongside those with huge experience in the supply of skis, boots and the like. There is even a Chanel shop!

Ski schools include the Ecole de Ski Francais and Evolution2 - whose offices are located downstairs in Ogier sports in the centre of town.

There is a wide range of places to eat, from the top end of the market, to MacDonalds. Our favourites include L'Atmosphere, Chez Young (a lovely chinese restaurant), Neopolis-pizza, and the traditional Fleur de Sel.

More information on the restaurants throughout Chamonix can be found here.


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