Chamonix Ski Chalets and Apartments for Sale
Chamonix €1,595,000Rare opportunity to acquire a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet in the centre of Chamonix, due for completion in Spring 2018
Chamonix €1,200,000One of the last remaining 4 bedroom apartments in the 'La Cordee' development, Les Praz, Chamonix.
Chamonix €365,000Exceptional sale opportunity: luxury, 1 bedroom freehold ski apartment in the prime residential area of Chamonix.
Chamonix Ski Resort
Chamonix has been welcoming travellers and adventurers for over two and a half centuries and can be truly described as an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. The mountain scenery surpasses one's wildest expectations and the Mont Blanc, jewel in the Alps crown, sits majestically over the Chamonix valley.
Skiing is what has made Chamonix so famous, featuring in many high adventure ski and board films, and although the areas are separate and you have to catch buses or drive to most ... well. That doesn’t seem to matter to the enthusiastic, “can’t get enough” of this beautiful place brigade who whether they are skinning up, lifting up, walking up or flying up are always looking up to the heights and wanting to try something more daring and adventurous.
That’s not to say that anyone other than advanced skier won’t get anything out of it. In fact I came here as an intermediate skier and fell in love with the place – it inspired me – both my skiing and love of the mountains was enhanced from my many visits here. And besides skiing... many of the lifts and cog railways also give access to exceptional viewpoints and mountain restaurants.
There are marked winter hiking and snowshoeing trails, a tremendous sports complex including 2 indoor heated pools, an ice rink, keep fit and spa facilities, tennis/squash courts and indoor climbing walls... . Chamonix offers an extraordinary choice of sports activities, be it for tentative beginners or keen enthusiasts, there's something for every visitor :110 kms of marked piste (a heck of a lot of off-piste as well), 350 km of marked hiking trails, 40 km mountain bike tracks, rock climbing, mountaineering, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, an 18 hole golf course and lots more...
Chamonix is a vibrant alpine town with a wonderful architectural heritage that bears witness to a wealth of history. The Priory, alpine farms, baroque churches, art deco buildings and palaces from the "Golden Era". The cosmopolitan atmosphere in this small town is captivating.
There is an excellent alpine museum and exhibition centre in the centre of Chamonix and for those who wish to delve a little deeper into the history of the valley, a heritage guide will be delighted to share her knowledge with you during a weekly visit of the town.
Take advantage of the free public transport and discover the outlying villages and hamlets, each with their individual identity and charm. For those in search of a little retail therapy, they will be delighted by Chamonix's pedestrian centre with its wide selection of attractive boutiques.
If you enjoy watching the world go by, what better place than one of Chamonix's sunny street cafés! The valley also offers a vast gastronomic choice, from rustic mountain restaurants serving Savoyard specialities, to the chic of the Michelin starred Albert Premier, from international dishes to nouvelle cuisine, each visitor will find something to suit their palette! In Chamonix luxury living meets rough mountaineer and both come out looking good.
Chamonix-Mont Blanc Ski Area
Chamonix is not your normal ski resort or ski area. It could not be more different from the standard purpose built French resort. You really need to work hard to earn a variety of turns and unless you are based next to one of the half-dozen separate mountains and stick to it, you have to drive or take a bus each day. There is all sorts of terrain, but the place really makes sense as a destination only for the expert and the adventurous would-be expert.... but hang on there are several areas just for beginners.
No it’s not really ideal - Chamonix is neither convenient nor conventional. The Chamonix valley cuts deeply through Europe’s highest mountains and glaciers. The runs it offers are everything really tough runs should be – not only steep, but high and long. If you like your snow and scenery on the wild side, give Chamonix a try. But it is addictive. You either “get it” or you don’t, it’s as simple as that. And be warned: if you are one of those that do get it .....you may never go home!
Let’s look at the various ski area; The Grands Montets (1235 m - 3300 m). The pistes are spread over 3 mountainsides (the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant) and offer tremendous on and off-piste possibilities. Ski or board adjacent to the glacier and take advantage of excellent snow conditions right up until early May. For freestyle fans, a new snowpark and boardercross are open at the mid-station of Lognan.
Brévent / Flégère (1030 m - 2525 m). These 2 ski areas have been linked by a cable car since 1997 and offer one of the most outstanding panoramas of the Alps. South-facing slopes with a wonderful variety of pistes and enviable views over the Mont-Blanc Massif. Gently acquire a tan in this idyllic environment whilst enjoying skiing on slopes adapted to all skiing abilities.
Le Domaine de Balme (1453 m - 2270 m) Accessed via the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine, the snow-covered alpine pastures offer numerous possibilities on two distinct mountain sides. From Charamillon, enjoy the wide open gentle slopes overlooking the entire Chamonix valley and on the Vallorcine side, ski beautiful tree-lined pistes bordering on Switzerland.
Les Houches (950 m - 1900 m). Family resort whcih also caters for all types of snow fun. It has 18 lifts and 55kms of Piste with a world cup run and tree skiing. There are also low valley ski areas aimed very much at beginners and intermediates.
Les Planards (1062 m - 1242 m) Just 2 minutes from the centre of town, large ski area for beginners and intermediate skiers with 4 runs (1 red, 1 blue and 2 greens). 41 snow canons guarantee conditions all winter long. Restaurant, sun terrace and free parking.
La Vormaine (1480 m) Beginners skiing at the foot of Charamillon on the Balme ski area, these sunny slopes are ideal apprentice skiers and snowboarders, as for little ones (ski kindergarten run by the ski school).
Les Chosalets (1230 m) Beginners skiing Situated at the entrance to Argentiere, just 500m from the Lognan/Grands Montets cable car, ideal ski area for beginners and great fun for children.
Le Savoy (1049 m) Beginners skiing In the heart of Chamonix, at the foot of the Brevent, 2 drag lifts and a rolling carpet welcome beginners and children for their first turns. Artificial snow and ski kindergarten