SKI IN CHAMONIX
Chamonix is a real mountain resort, if you are powder like us, make the most of what Chamonix has to offer by hiring a guide for the day who can show you all the best places. The Vallée Blanche is deservedly well known, but there are lots of other fabulous off-piste runs in Chamonix to discover. Here are a few of our favourite things to do whilst in Chamonix...
ON THE SLOPES
Les Vieilles Luges lesvieillesluges.com You'll find this old 18th century barn off the piste at 1,200m, near the base station of the Maisonneuve chairlift. With incredibly friendly staff, this family restaurant offers fantastic food and atmosphere.
Taster: Hearty Savoyarde food. No card payments.
Plan Joran planjoran-restaurant.com. A mid-mountain restaurant near the Tabé chairlift station. Lunch here is rather pricey, but an experience and well worth it.
Taster: Classic Savoyarde dishes.
Maison Carrier hameaualbert.fr Gourmet restaurant, with a modern spin on the food.
Taster: Fois Gras, Filet de boeuf.
Bistrot lebistrotchamonix.com This Michelin-starred restaurant in the Hotel Morgane and is more chic and modern style compared to the chalet rustic feel.
Taster: Hereford beef, Quercy lamb
While there are bars at the base of each of the different ski areas where you can enjoy an early après beer in the sun, most of the action takes place in town.
Chambre Neuf is one of the liveliest and most popular apres ski bars. Based in the centre of town, there are live bands and table dancing most nights, and a DJ until 1am.
Elevation 1904 is a slightly more chilled out atmosphere, with great atmosphere and cocktails.
Rachel Kerr– the infamous cool lady of the mountain
Dave Cummings – guaranteed to get the best powder skiing with this guy, he’s got all the knowledge!
HOTELS (perfect for a few drinks or dinner)
Hotel Hameau Albert 1er - 5-star, Relais & Chateaux, the Hameau Albert 1er proposes a luxurious haven of tranquillity in the very heart of Chamonix, where the Carrier-Maillet family has been dedicated to providing charm, prestige, gastronomy and warm welcome to the mountain since 1903.
Hotel Mont Blanc - This upscale hotel sits in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc town center, surrounded by mountains, and is a 10-minute walk from the ski lifts at Brévent.
Chalet Amazon Creek -Ultimate luxury ski chalet in Chamonix, Amazon Creek, sleeps up to ten guests in five stunning bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Our flagship ski chalet boasts vast living areas, an outdoor swimming pool, cinema room and a luxury spa fully equipped with hamman steam room, sauna, sunken indoor Jacuzzi, treatment room and outdoor hot tub.
Chalet La Ferme Du Bois - This is one of the oldest farmhouses in Chamonix and also one of the valley's most stunning properties, photographed by many fashion magazines.