The pretty Alpine town of Chamonix is nestled underneath the majestic Mont Blanc, which is Europe’s highest and most enchanting mountain peak. With its powerful natural beauty, exceptional ski slopes and great range of amenities for winter sports enthusiasts to make use of, Chamonix is the ideal winter destination. Read on to discover what makes winter sports in Chamonix so special.
Large numbers of people travel to Chamonix in the winter to ski and take part in other types of winter sports and the ski season kicks off in November. A large amount of perfect powdery snow is guaranteed in this area throughout the whole of the ski season and Chamonix is blessed with around 100 miles of stunning ski runs that are designed to be used by visitors of all experience levels.
Experienced skiers and snowboarders can try their hands at shooting down the world’s longest ski slope at Chamonix, while the area is also home to the highest ski point in the world that stands at an impressive 9,000 ft above sea level. Skiers and snowboarders can take their pick from more than seventy different runs, including a number that are suitable for first time skiers and children.
There is also a wide range of other types of winter sports available at Chamonix for visitors to try and some of the exciting options here include show shoeing, curling, and taking a magical sleigh ride through the stunning countryside. Ice skating is available at Chamonix on both man-made and natural ice rinks, while those who are in the mood for a little relaxation can take that the time to warm up and unwind in one of the area’s many saunas. Foodies are also sure to love the wide range of restaurants and other types of eateries that can be found in this region and every taste is catered for here.