Chamonix Mont Blanc – A Winter Wonderland with something for everyone
Location: Chamonix - the height of European luxury
Chamonix literally looks down on the rest of Europe. It is one of the world's oldest and most famous ski resorts, and home to the famous Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. Although situated in the French Alps, it is easily accessible from Italy and Switzerland as well.
Business: A higher class of tourism
Tourism has been the biggest industry in Chamonix since the nineteenth century. In 1924, the resort played host to the first ever Winter Olympics and since then, Chamonix has practically become a byword for high-class, high-altitude winter vacationing. The tourist trade varies from professional mountaineering companies, to luxury resorts and restaurants. Chamonix boasts some of the best hotels and winter sports facilities in the world, and the ski season attracts visitors from just about everywhere.
Culture: Where Alpine traditions are preserved
For centuries, the residents of Chamonix were cut off from the outside world due to the sheer height and extreme weather of the location. As a result, the old Alpine traditions were preserved until relatively recently. Learn about the history of area at the Musée Alpine Chamonix, or visit one of the local bars to sample the seasonal wines and spirits.
Activities: An Alpine Sports Enthusiast's Wonderland
If you're looking for an active break, you've come to the right place. Chamonix has some of the best ski slopes in the world, and the hiking is second to none. For something a little different, try your hand at some of the lesser known winter sports. The popular Chamonix Leisure Park features a range of activities for all ages, including sky diving, tobogganing and the exhilarating Chamonix Luge-Alpine Coaster.