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Mountain Rescue offer airport transfers from Geneva to Chamonix during the summer months, its such a popular destination we didn't want you to miss out! Book an airport transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix for you and your group and travel the 1 hour trip in one of our comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses.

We will carry bikes for no extra charge if they fit in our long wheelbase vehicles and we have box trailers for larger groups with lots of kit. To book your summer transfer to Chamonix use the "Quote & Book" form on the right of the page.

Mont Blanc

By: Lewis Williams 

Chamonix is at the foot of Europe's highest mountain, Mont-Blanc. The town hosted the first winter olympics in 1924 and has been on the forefront of winter downhill sport ever since. Primarily renowned for challenging off-piste areas and long descents the resort also caters for intermediates and beginners. 

The ski area is much larger than just Chamonix, it spreads out over four main ski areas along the Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc. The towns of Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentiére and Le Tour are all linked to the mountain slopes by cable car and each offers plenty of choice of accommodation.  

Advanced skiers and boarders can enjoy a large selection of challenging pistes and off-piste runs. Highlights include the super-scenic 20km off-piste route ‘Vallée Blanche’, the extensive free-ride area at the top of The Grands Montets cable car and two black pistes of 1300m vertical descent.

Chamonix is not just for intermediates and experts. Les Planards has an open area for novices and a decent sized green slope. There is an ESF Piou Piou Children’s club and plenty of childcare and ski school options. For beginners to intimidates Le Brévent ski area offers a little more challenging pistes, so mixed ability groups can ski together.

The Richard Bozon Sports Centre offers a host of non-skiing activities, swimming with ‘river rapids’ and water slide, an indoor climbing wall, an indoor olympic sized ice rink and a smaller outdoor rink.

Après-ski is liveliest in Chamonix town. La Folie Douce, famous for its alpine bars, opens it’s first ever hotel in December 2018 and of course an Après-ski bar/nightclub! A bus service links Les Houches and Argentière to Chamonix from mid evening to midnight so it is possible to sample the bars and restaurants then return to the tranquility of a smaller town.

What we like:

    • challenging terrain for advanced skiers and boarders
    • scenic off-piste of Vallée Blanche
    • world-class free-riding
    • lively après ski in Chamonix town
    • large choice of accommodation

 

Useful Links:

Accommodation:

chamonix.com offers a wide selection of accommodation for most budgets. 

Tourist Information:

Tourist Information Page for the five tourist offices in the Valley.

Ski rental:

‘Chamonix Ski’ offers competitive prices in the centre of Chamonix town. 

Ski School:

Evolution 2 has expert instructors and guides with good teacher to student ratio. 

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