Located at the foot of Mont-Blanc in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, Chamonix is Europes premier outdoor sports venue. Chamonix manages to provide access to almost every type of outdoor activity available whilst at the same time offering a charming and fun town to stay in.
During winter months Chamonix offers access to five ski areas, Brevent, Flegere, Grand Montets, Domaine de Balme and Les Houches. You will find a large variety of skiing in Chamonix from easy green runs through the trees to challenging blacks for expert skiers. For those looking for a bit of adventure the "Aguille du Midi" provides some of the most spectacular and challenging skiing in the world including the world famous "Valley Blanche". Your options are not limited to sking, many people take advantage of the world class climbing on offer in the valley as well as cross country skiing, husky rides, paragliding and much more.
Summer in Chamonix means a huge number of options. The mountain sport possibilities are almost endless, ranging from gentle forest walks and a round of golf through to mountain biking or Alpine climbing. Children are not forgotten about either with a number of activity areas designed to keep children busy for days.
The town of Chamonix plays host to many important sporting events throughout the year, such as the "North Face" ultra trail, the World climbing championships and the Men's Downhill Alpine World Cup. For more infomation on any of the activities or events available in Chamonix have a look at out links page or check out www.chamonix.com or www.chamonet.com.