You would like to go skiing somewhere in France, and don’t know where to go? You have heard about the Mont Blanc, and want to learn more about the ski stations here? Maybe a friend told you about Chamonix, or maybe you found it on your own on the internet? Anyway, if you want to learn more about the ski in Chamonix, and all there is to do in this station, this article is made for you.
Ski in Chamonix: overview of the station
Chamonix is a really well-known ski station in France. There are many hotels up there who are making all the accommodations to make every stranger feel welcome and are ready to speak every language for your convenience. If you ever need to go there, every hotel, like the Aiglons hotel in Chamonix is ready to take reservation from anyone. All you have to do is to go on their website and then make a reservation. They will ask for the language you speak, or you will be able to write it down in the commentary section.
Chamonix, or Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, is a ski station in the Haute-Savoie, in south-eastern France. Built directly on the Mont Blanc, it was the site used the first ever Winter Olympics, in 1924. From there, you have access to many ski stations, and particularly the Aiguille du Midi, a mountain peak which reach 12,605 foots.
Preparing a trip to Chamonix
If you’re planning to go ski in Chamonix, there are a few things you should consider before going.
First, did you know that each station has webcams? If you want to check if there is snow, or how many skiers are there actually, you just have to connect to a Chamonix webcam on the Chamonix Website.
You will have to book a place to live for the duration of your holidays. Chamonix has hotels you can rent, or you can book an apartment if you prefer. But you also have to rent the materiel you will need to enjoy your holidays on a mountain: skis and snowboard, and the shoes they come with. Also, if you are a beginner, the helmet is a must-have, along with sticks for your skis. All this materiel is available on the internet and can be rented and payed for before even setting a foot in Chamonix-Mont Blanc.
Prepare yourself for the deep cold of the Mont-Blanc! Before going, you should buy whatever you will wear to protect yourself while you are enjoying this activity. Remember that you will spend most of your days in the snow, so you should be careful about buying snow proof clothes.
Going to ski in Chamonix
Now that you’re prepared to go, and your trip is booked, you just have to go ski in Chamonix. By using of Chamonix’s webcam, you can check the weather above Chamonix for now, but also the weather for the entire week you will spend there on internet. You better go ski in Chamonix while the weather is at its best.
On arriving in Chamonix your hotel will immediately take care of your luggage, letting you free to go in your room, or to go outside and visit Chamonix-Mont Blanc.
If you want to ski above Chamonix, the lifts open at 9:00 and close around 17:00, it should be plenty of time for you if you already have your ski-pass and the materiel to do so.
Come and ski in Chamonix, you will discover a station like no other, with tons of activities to do in the morning, the afternoon and during the night! By the time you have to leave, you will hope only one thing, to return next year!
To discover more about the ski station and what there is to do, go on the official site of Chamonix.