The cosmopolitan resort of Chamonix lies at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. The town centre of Chamonix is magical, oozing an exciting vibe, surrounded by dramatic peaks it’s no wondering visitors fall in love with the town as well as the amazing skiing. Offering some of the most luxurious ski chalets catered to the highest standard and come with your own chauffeur driven vehicle to take you around the valley.
Chamonix forms part of the Mont Blanc ski region and brand new for the 2015/2016 season the Mont-Blanc Unlimited Chamonix lift pass now includes skiing in Megève and Saint Gervais (Espace Evasion), as well as Courmayeur (Italy). This makes for one of the biggest and most varied domains in the Alps with over 700 km of pistes! In addition to this, skiers wishing to discover the 4 Valleys area in Verbier, Switzerland, benefit from a 50% reduction when in possession of a 6+ day MBU pass.The MBU pass offers many advantages: free admission to the Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace, Funivia Monte Bianco in Courmayeur, to Chamonix ice rink, swimming pool, Boarder Coaster luge, museums …
The Chamonix valley is split into 5 key areas; Les Houches, Brevent, Flegere, Les Grands Montets (in Argentiere) and Le Tour. All of which can be accessed with the MBU pass. It is worth mentioning that Les Houches is a particularly good resort for beginners and family’s.
Here are some of our favourite Ultimate Luxury Chalets located in Chamonix that are available to rent over the ski season and the summer months too!
Chalet Dalmore is a stunning, recently built, luxury five bedroom chalet offering modern design with sumptuous interiors and plenty of space to socialise both indoors and outdoors. The chalet features a fully heated outdoor pool and a stunning roof terrace with views of the Mont Blanc Massif – ideal for a glass of champagne. This luxury chalet is surrounded by mountains with each bedroom balcony offering breath taking views. The chalet is not of traditional Swiss style as it has been designed to encompasses a modern open plan living style, with lots of luxurious elements. Cleverly built and beautifully furnished, this chalet really is like no other out there.
A rather grand and proud chalet, located in extensive grounds on the outskirts of Les Praz in Chamonix. Guests staying at the luxury Chalet Cragganmore can unwind and relax in the large outdoor hot tub whilst enjoying stunning views of the Dru, Grandes Jorasses and Mont Blanc. The chalet features a well equipped gym along with a climbing wall and its own cinema and games room.
A fireplace hanging from the ceiling dominates the main living area, a real focal point whilst enjoying a glass of champagne with canapes in the evening prior to a four course feast. A fully trained private chef will prepare gourmet cuisine throughout your stay. The chalet sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms. This family friendly chalet offers everything you could possibly want.
The 600m2 Le Chalet des Drus has been designed with its guests in mind. It has beautiful interiors designed exclusively for the chalet and original works of art from the owners personal collection. Le Chalet des Drus offers a sumptuous indoor swimming pool and spa area. The chalets’ façade and design combine burned and sand blasted rustic wood, beautiful stonework and stucco plaster work on some interior walls. There is a real mix of old meets new with the use traditional materials contrasting against the ultra modern design features. This creates a stunning harmony respecting traditional building materials, and techniques with modern design features and technology.
Chamonix has a lot to offer for the upcoming 2015/2016 ski season including a brand new freestyle snowpark, one of the biggest in Europe will be located on the Balme slopes in La tour. This 1000m long and 100m wide freestyle area will be situated to right of the “Téléski du Col” and accessed by a dedicated téléski and a 4 person chairlift. There will be several runs to cover various levels of skiers and snowboarders and a “Cool Zone” for relaxation, complete with sound-system!
Mont Blanc also features the Chamonix Sky Walk which is well worth a visit if you have the stomach for it! Accessed by the Aiguille du Midi (free with an MBU pass) the Chamonix Sky Walk has become one of the most popular places in the world to pop that all important question! So gentleman, be prepared if you are taking your lady up there.
The nearest airport to Chamonix is Geneva with a 1 hour transfer time. The resort itself sits at 1035m altitude and the highest lift is at 3842m.