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7 nights in a one-bedroom apartment including Eurotunnel - £543.00 per person
March 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamonix piste map

The Skiing in Chamonix & ArgentiEre

The skiing in Chamonix is broken up between the main Chamonix resort and a couple of satellite resorts, Argentière being one of these.  Plus you also have the testing off-piste glacier of the Vallée Blanche that runs down from Mont Blanc to take on (with a guide).

Chamonix's skiing extends over 3 main areas : Brévent/Flégère, offering south-facing slopes and exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc chain, the Grands Montets, high altitude north-facing slopes which dominate the village of Argentière and the Balme area, wide open slopes at the top of the Chamonix valley, bordering on Switzerland.
The sister resort of les Houches lies at the opposite end of the valley and is accessible with the Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass (more below).
Chamonix also offers 3 smaller valley ski areas, ideal for children, beginners, or for experimenting with new ways of travelling on snow: snowblades, boarding, telemarking, randonée (langlaufing)...

 

Click here for a virtual visit of Chamonix on the Tourist Board website

Lift Passes available in Chamonix

The lift pass Chamonix le Pass, provides access to the three main areas (excluding the top cable car at the Grands Montets) and to all the beginners slopes.
The lift pass Unlimited, provides access to all Chamonix's ski areas, the Courmayeur and funivie Monte Bianco areas and also to the sightseeing lifts and trains: Aiguille du Midi, train du Montenvers et tramway du Mont-Blanc

Our self catering ski apartments in ArgentiEre - Le Cristal

Skiing holidays in Chamonix

The town of Chamonix is these days quite a busy town with hotels and restaurants clustered around its central square catering to the myriad of skiers and climbers who come here all through the year to get close to Europe's highest peak and the wonderful high Alpine scenery that surrounds it.  Contrastingly, Argentière is a smaller, quieter village tucked away at the end of the valley.  Nowadays it is by no means a quaint farming hamlet, but it still retains a little of that charm.
Le Cristal d'Argentiere is situated in the centre of the village about 300 yards from the Grands Montets telecabine and beside the station and bus stop for the frequent ski-buses into Chamonix (a five minute journey).  Although of recent construction the apartments have a real Alpine feel to their furnishings and decor.  There are 65 apartments in total spread over five floors in four separate buildings - don't worry there have lifts too!
There is a lovely indoor pool which is always great for relaxing after a hard day's skiing and really helps to ensure that you are in good shape to start again tomorrow.  Some apartments also have saunas - please ask us at time of booking if you are interested?  Handily the "community" also have a boulangerie and a laundromat is available too.
There are plenty of shops in the village for purchasing food and drink and a supermarket in Chamonix if you prefer to stock-up for the week all in one go.


Skiing holidays in Chamonix
Skiing holidays in Chamonix
Our prices include all bed linen (the beds will be made-up for your arrival) and final cleaning of the apartment (excluding the kitchen).
Skiing holidays in Chamonix

Getting to Argentière & Chamonix

By Air

Situated in the northern Alps there are several ways to get to Chamonix.  We can arrange flights for you to Geneva and transfers from there (or hire-cars) into the resort. You may also fly into Chambery, Grenoble or Lyon but the transfers are progressively longer).

Self-drive - Skiing via Eurotunnel

Many skiers prefer to drive to themselves as it is a reasonable trip from Calais (about eight hours on motorways all the way) and having a car in the resort is very handy for getting between the various stations.  We can book your Eurotunnel crossing for you at very good rates and even arrange overnight stops on the way to and from the resort.  With all airlines now charging for skis, this route is becoming increasingly worthy of consideration.