Choosing a Ski Chalet in Chamonix – 3 Top Tips

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It’s usually this time of year that mostpeople start thinking about booking a winter holiday. If you’re looking for a top ski resort in Europe, Chamonix is a serious contender. Chamonix has some world class scenery, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc dominating the valley, as well as some world class skiing. Chamonix is home to the Aiguille du Midi, one of the highest cable cars in Europe which gives access to the world renowned Vallee Blanche, 20km+ of offpiste skiing leading to the town of Chamonix.

There are various accommodation options, one of the preferred options (but not the cheapest) is a luxury catered chalet in chamonix. If you decide on a catered chalet for your group make sure you consider the following before choosing:

1. Facilities – look for a chalet that has large open plan living areas, it’s always better for groups and a log fire is always nice as well. Check out en-suite facilities, you don’t want to be fighting 6 others for the bathroom first thing in the morning when there is virgin snow on the slopes! Most chalets now have dedicted rooms to stroe and dry your ski equipment overnight – important if the sun doesn’t come out during your stay.

2. Food – just because someone calls themselves a chef, doesn’t mean they are a good one. Check out your chef’s credentials, it could mean the difference between fine dining every night from the comfort of your chalet or wiching you’d gone self catered!

3. Location – depending on your preference, you’ll have 3 choices on the location of your chalet: a ski-in ski-out chalet which means you can literally ski onto the slopes from your front door, or a chalet that requires a walk to the nearest ski lifts, or a chalet that is a drive to the nearest skiing – these chalets usually have the advantage of being centrally located for the different ski areas.

If you do end up choosing a luxury ski chalet, Chamonix will make for a great holiday!


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