What to Expect in Chamonix
Chamonix is known for being one of the best ski resorts in the world and it's easy to see why – it boasts 170km of prepared pistes for all skiing abilities, 4 slopes and for expert skiers, off-p...
Chamonix is known for being one of the best ski resorts in the world and it's easy to see why – it boasts 170km of prepared pistes for all skiing abilities, 4 slopes and for expert skiers, off-piste skiing on the world's most beautiful glaciers. If that's not enough, there's a wide variety of activities for non-skiers and to top it off a banging après-ski scene.
Don't be put off by the resort's elite reputation – there are loads of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Chamonix is the ideal place to grab a gang of your best mates and hit the slopes!
Skiing Whatever Your Level
Yes, that's right, whatever your level there is a slope for you in Chamonix. Don't worry if your group is a bit of a mixed bag ability wise, ski schools are on hand to guide you. From nervous beginner to semi-pro, Chamonix's ski schools cater for groups of skiers no matter how big or small. While some of your gang cut up the slopes, the rest of you could be meandering down the green runs under the watchful eye of a professional instructor. Your instructor will pitch the lesson to your level and will let you in on some secret hints and tips to get you swishing down the slopes like a pro.
Dare devil skiers will love the challenge of some serious off-piste action skiing down glaciers. Push your adrenaline levels to the limit as you shred some legendary trails in the company of a high-mountain guide.
There's Snow Limit For Non-Skiers
Non-skiers don't need to hang around until après-ski o´clock to have a good time. Like most of the best ski resorts, it also has some of the best group activities. Get your adrenaline kicks down the Luge-Alpine Coaster in Chamonix. This 1300m long trail track is totally safe and offers jumps, turns and exciting spins of 540 degrees. No skis or snow required! Book a private group session for guaranteed fun.
Go ski-less in the exciting sport of snowboarding. You can learn how by booking a group lesson at one of Chamonix's many ski schools. If you prefer to be on two feet, then snow-shoeing could be perfect for you. Special flat shoes are attached to your mountain boots which enable you to hike through deep, powdery snow without sinking. It's a fantastic way to get a cardio workout with your friends and you can even ramp up the action by running in them! So if the snowshoe fits…
After a long day in the snow get your glad rags on and head out for some serious après-ski. Incidentally, as one of the best ski resorts Chamonix also has one of the best après scene. In Chamonix you'll find everything from traditional alpine pubs selling bog standard fare to uber-cool cocktail bars and chic restaurants. There's sure to be something that'll tickle your fancy.
How To Get There
As soon as you touch down at Geneva, you'll be itching to get you and your gang to the best ski resort in Europe. Don't waste time hanging about for public transport, book a Shuttle Direct private group transfer to whizz you and your gear to Chamonix. Our friendly, knowledgeable local drivers will be on hand to take care of you and your stuff as soon as you land, leaving you with plenty of time to plan your first adventure. Our driver may even throw in a few jokes while you take in the stunning scenery en route.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the best ski resort for a memorable winter holiday, there's nowhere better than the fabulous French and Swiss Alps. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from your chosen resort swiftly and safely.