Searching for the quintessential après ski holiday? There is no location better than Chamonix for the ultimate in social skiing and mountain life. A holiday in Chamonix is not only great for long stays, but also for short weekend breaks. Whether you are flying with friends for some social time, the partner for some alone time, or the family for some together time, this resort can cater for everyone.
As you probably are well aware, a holiday to Chamonix will bring you close to some of the best skiing facilities in the world, but there is plenty to do if you don’t want to be on the slopes everyday. In the winter try a ride on the Luge de Chamonix, a rollercoaster type ski sledge, where you can dip and dive on the track across the snowy landscape. As well as this there’s paragliding, skating, mountaineering, white water rafting and canoeing to get the adrenaline flowing.
When summer hits the mountain and the snow melts, it reveals a rolling green landscape, perfect for hiking under the sun. There are many routes in the area, for all different abilities, taking you across some of the most breathtaking sights in the region. After all the walking, give your muscles a rest with an afternoon spent in one of the many spas, either with a massage or a long lay in the Jacuzzi.
Those on holiday in Chamonix can benefit from many facilities besides the slopes. Shopping in the town is a truly pleasurable experience, with countless beautiful buildings lining streets selling local produce, designer clothing and unique gifts to take home. Spend the latter part of your day having afternoon tea in the cosy tearooms, or in the cinema.
Come night time Chamonix really livens up, with the many pubs, bars and restaurants catering for every type of nightlife. Whether you want to enjoy some live music or snuggle in front of the fireplace, your holiday in Chamonix will be sure to satisfy. Try the casino for a lively night with friends, and make sure you indulge in some of the warming local food during your stay. Look out for the Raclette, a fondue for sharing, the Tartiflette, a potato and bacon dish covered in melted roblochon cheese and the Pierre Chaude, a hot slate served at your table so you can cook your own meat.
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