Courtesy Chamonix Tourism, Christian Martelet

Though the village of Chamonix was founded nearly two centuries before skiing rose to popularity, it has undoubtedly become, first and foremost, a ski town. The mecca for cold-weather sports has great claim to fame—the first winter Olympics was held here in 1924 and Europe’s tallest peak, Mont Blanc, stands impressively in the distance.

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  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

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    Courtesy La Maison Carrier, Nicolas Tosi

    Essential Chamonix

    It might be one of the world’s extreme sports meccas, but there is also some excellent beginner and intermediate skiing and hiking in Chamonix. Indagare can plan a customized itinerary.

    Where To Stay

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    Indagare's Amelia Osborne Scott
    “I love dinner-time in Chamonix village, because at the end of a long day of extreme skiing, the meals tend to be social, fun affairs and there are many options ranging from casual to ultra-refined. Plan for at least one meal to consist of fondue or raclette, cheese specialties of the region.”
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