Chamonix Is One Of The Most Beautiful Alpine Destinations

Posted by Hermes Kaitori on October 31st, 2014 — Posted in Travel


For mountain enthusiasts and lovers of luxury ski chalets, Chamonix is considered the most beautiful alpine destination and probably the best international ski capital of the world. Enjoying its location in the shadows of Europe’s highest and most extraordinary peaks, Mont Blanc, Chamonix is home to 76 beautiful ski slopes. Every year, from November to April this region is flocked by skiers and snow boarders while the off season period is also a favourite time for visitors to explore the wonderful parts of town as well as go for hikes around the Mont Blanc range.

A luxury chalet holiday in Chamonix is definitely an out of the world experience for mountain lovers. Located in France in the Haute-Savoie area, this charming town enjoys its border with Italy as well as Switzerland. With its quaint shopping streets, vibrant villages of Les Bossons, and Les Praz along with great places to eat out in this place has tons of wonderful facets to it apart from being home to some of the the best ski conditions available.

Some of the most spectacular ski slopes in this region are those of Le Tour, Les Grands Montets, Brevent and Flegere. Meant for the more qualified ski enthusiasts, Les Grands Montets is at a height of 1230m-3330m and is made up of 11 ski lifts and 13 runs. On the other hand the slopes of Brevent and Flegere are more suitable for the advanced skiers while the mellow gradient of Le Tour is ideal for beginners.

When it comes to picking out suitable tourists resorts and activities during a luxury chalet holiday one can be spoilt for choice in this area. Popular day time activities include hiking around the Mont Blanc as well as snow boarding and skiing on the numerable slopes in this region. A great way to wind up the day would be to enjoy a beautiful alpine sunset in the luxurious resorts of Courmayeur and Les Contamines bordering Italy.

For those of you who are looking for adventure sports heli-skiing can be a great option through which you can take a helicopter to Italy or Switzerland for a truly memorable ski experience. Going out sledging in the mountains with a group of huskies is also one of the most memorable rides that you can ever take in the Alps. There are a large number of heli-tours operating in this area which is a great way to get a complete and spectacular view of the beautiful snow clad mountains.

No luxury chalet holiday is complete without a lavish dining experience. And when it comes to Chamonix tourists can feast on a whole variety of exotic and mainland meals including Italian, Chinese and French food. Restaurants like the Albert Premier Gourmet, La Cabane des Praz, Atmosphere, Le Munchie, La Maison Carrier and the Le Bistrot are the most loved by tourists.

On the whole Chamonix chalets offer a remarkable holiday experience and shouldn’t be missed by the true lovers of skiing. Chamonix town is situated near the Swiss and italian border, at the foot of Mont Blanc, which is Europe’s highest mountain. Chamonix has become one of the world’s most renowned ski resorts, actually it has five ski resorts, and it’s one of the more northerly of the French Alpine resorts. Chamonix is famous for holding the first Winter Olympics in 1924. It’s pretty easy to get to from the Geneva international Airport, to the luxury catered chalets Chamonix, taking only one hour and 15 minutes by car.

Chamonix is embraced for its many winter sports which include Canyoning, extreme skiing, ice climbing, mountain biking, paragliding and rock climbing. The town has a few cable cars, one of them being the highest cable car in the world.

This lovely town also offers guided snowshoeing and husky sledding for those who would like something a little different. For those who were not keen on sports, there is still a lot to do with a cinema, a casino, a museum and a weekly market with fresh produce. You won’t be short of shops in the village as it has designer boutiques restaurants and cafes.

Wouldnt you love to stay in this village, bringing your friends to an extravagant chalet? Houses can sleep a number of people, so you can share costs with your best friends for a blissful vacation. This type of holiday is really full of leisure as they come complete with a chef, staff to cook and clean and you can expect never to be hungry. If you need to be spoiled then this is the type of luxurious vacation that you need.

The wonderful houses are fitted with all sorts of luxury items including hot tubs, gorgeous fireplaces, large screen plasma TVs and DVDs. Sometimes you will be provided with musical instruments, libraries which include books and board games and of course WiFi Internet. The chef and staff will provide a 3 to 4 course restaurant quality meal in the evenings, near the open fire and candlelit if you prefer. Of course the chef will choose excellent wines to go with the meal six nights a week.

There are many restaurants that you can select from for the seventh dinner. You can easily stay away from cooking for the entire vacation. Every day breakfast is made for you, and after you finish skiing for the day, you will be provided with homemade cakes and canopies and wonderful hot drinks to warm you up.

The luxuries go on and on, often including massages in your own chalet, and specially packed lunches for you to take the mountain and airport transfers. There also many spas in the village, so people can go and pamper themselves with whatever treatments they would like. If they are feeling especially adventurous, then they can go across into Italy or Switzerland and have a spa treatment there, which uses melted water from the glaciers and natural thermal heat.

These fully catered vacations in gorgeous chalets in France sound incredibly inviting to people who work very long hours during the year. Those people will feel wonderful when they come home from their vacation, after all they have been so well pampered, and so well looked after. They will be fit and energetic and eager to get back to work. You can choose to vacation in these catered chalets during the winter or during the summer. You will need to book well in advance at the Luxury Catered Chalets Chamonix, as they get booked out very quickly.