Guide to planning a Ski Holiday in Chamonix

A Step-by-Step Guide to arranging your Ski Holiday in Chamonix

How to plan the perfect Chamonix ski holiday for your group

If you're the party leader for a group of skiers heading for Chamonix, Les Houches or Argentière this page is designed for you. It's a tick-list of everything you'll need to create the perfect ski holiday for you and your pals. Follow it step-by-step to enjoy stress-free ski holiday planning. Don't forget your toothbrush!

Find your Accommodation

Chamonix has a huge range of accommodation, much of it self-catered. The majority of chalets and apartments in Chamonix are small, independent businesses. The team at Chalet Kitchen delivers to all self-catered properties in the resort itself and the surrounding area.

Featured Accommodation in Chamonix

Emerald Stay - Luxury chalet rental in the French Alps Chamonix Chalets, Chamonix

Emerald Stay

Luxury Chalet Rental in Chamonix and the French Alps

Location de chalets haut de gamme dans les Alpes

Emerald Stay
Chamonix All Year - Chamonix Chalets, Chamonix

Chamonix All Year

Self-catered chalets and apartments in Chamonix

All properties personally approved by us, but independently reviewed by guests.

Good value, good quality accommodation, no matter what size property.

Well-established family operation with over 13 years in Chamonix.

  • Good value, good quality accommodation
  • Independently reviewed by guests
  • Independently reviewed by guests
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Chamonix Ski Chalets Chamonix Chalets, Chamonix

Chamonix Ski Chalets

Chalets in Chamonix

Organises chalet holidays, ski weekends and winter ski vacations

Huge Selection of chalets and apartments to choose from.

Excellent service from Adam and his team in resort.

  • Catered/Self Catered Accommodation in Chamonix
  • The predominant chalet ski company in Chamonix, Argentiere and Le Tour.
  • All chalets are carefully vetted.
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Ski Breezy, Catered Chalets in Chamonix

Ski Breezy

Catered holidays in Chamonix

Ski Breezy offers a catered chalet in Chamonix

Catering for groups of up to 10 people.

Great service, great food and an all round delightful ski holiday.

  • Catered Accommodation in Chamonix
  • 10 Beds Chalet
  • Focused on great service & great food!
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Valley Fever, Catered Accommodation in Chamonix

Valley Fever

Catered holidays in Chamonix

Valley Fever offer 5 catered chalets in Chamonix

Catering for groups of up 16 people.

An all round great ski holiday experience, from service to food and everything in between.

  • Catered Accommodation in Chamonix
  • 5 Different Chalets
  • A Fantastic Ski Holiday Experience
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Organise your Airport Transfers, Ski Extras & In-Resort Services

Book your Flights

The nearest and most convenient airport is Geneva, just over an hour from Chamonix resort. The main provider of budget flights from the UK is EasyJet, but British Airways also offer regular flights from London Heathrow, along with one or two others.

It is also possible to drive to Chamonix. The village is about 8 hours' drive from Calais and, if chosen carefully, the route will be all motorways until the final 30 minutes or so.

The final option is to travel by train. The best option is to get the Eurostar to Paris, then the TGV to Geneva (at lightning speed!). After a 15-minute train ride to the airport, you can take a transfer bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. See below for details of transfer companies.

Arrange your Airport Transfers


Chamonix Valley Transfers Logo

Offering shared and private transfers from Geneva Airport to the Chamonix Valley.

Alp Links

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Professional and punctual transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix Valley.

Namaste Sport


Ski Hire Shop located opposite the Railway station in Argentiere, Chamonix.

Alps Direct

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Experts in transport from airports and train stations to ski resorts across the Alps.

Cham Van

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Reliable and Great Value Airport Transfers Running between Chamonix and Geneva Airport.


All Ski Resorts

A major provider, serving most French resorts from Geneva and other major connections.

Snow Bus

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All Resorts

Choose from shared transfers with regular departures or private transfers.

Airport Ski Transfers

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Most Alpine Resorts

Offering fast, friendly and safe airport transfers from to all ski resorts in The French Alps.

Deluxe Transfers

Deluxe Transfers
All Ski Resorts

Specialising in private Geneva airport transfers to and from all destinations in the Alps.

City Airport Taxis

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Multi Resort

Private Transfer company operating from multiple airports across Europe.

Snow Compare

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Multi Resort

Compare ski transfers deals and find the best prices at the click of a button.

Airport Taxi

Airport Taxi Transfers
All Ski Resorts

Private hire, tours and airport transfers. A simple and easy booking service.

GVA Transfers

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All Resorts

Specialising in airport transfers from Geneva Airport to the French, Italian and Swiss Alps.

Airport Transfers

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All Resorts

Safe, Comfortable and Low cost Private transfer service from Geneva airport.

Ski Cab

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All Resorts

Book ski transfer, from 1 to 55 passengers, from any airport or train station to almost any resort.

Alpy Bus

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Chamonix Valley

Revolutionary low cost service allowing customers to share transfers from Geneva Airport.

Resort Rides

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Multiple Resorts

Reliable, courteous and professional personal service at competitive prices.

Order your Liftpass

Liftpasses are available from the main liftpass office in Chamonix resort centre, and at most of the major chairlift junctions throughout the ski area. In some cases, your chalet company might arrange this for you so you don't have to go and collect it (this service is usually free of charge, too).

Liftpass prices vary according to the time of the season, the age of the skier, the time-duration of the liftpass (in days), and the resorts included. Click to find out more about Chamonix liftpass prices.

Overview of Chamonix

In the final days before your departure, you'll be checking the Chamonix webcams, and asking your Chamonix chalet company snow conditions. If you've not been to Chamonix before, you're in for a treat.

Neighbouring Resorts

In many ways, 'Chamonix' isn't so much the name of a resorts, as a collection of resorts within the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc area. You can enjoy amazing Chamonix skiing from many of these locations including favourites like Les Houches and Argentiere.

Chamonix Chalets Les Houches Chalets Argentiere Chalets

Chamonix Skiing

Its a divided ski area

There are 4 main separate ski areas in the Chamonix Valley. They are completely separate, requiring a vehicle / bus ride to get between them. Even if your accommodation is right at the doorstep of one, it's unlikely that you will be able to keep yourself entertained for a whole week just on one of these 4 areas. Chamonix always means transport to and from the slopes at least a few days of the week.

That said the public transport systems are good, and some accommodation providers include ski lifts back and forth each day.

Less for the beginner

A beginners ski holiday in Chamonix is a bit more limited. The naturally steep sided valley means there is lower proportion of slopes for beginners and lower intermediates. Also the divided nature of the ski area mean you may have completed all the beginner slopes in your local area many times and then need to start bossing it to a different area to enjoy some new beginner slopes.

Few Snow parks

Snow parks have never been really embraced by the Chamonix ski area. If your idea of an ideal week is switching between the snow park and half pipe, you may find the facilities and Chamonix of it limiting.

More information about Chamonix

Still got some unanswered questions about Chamonix? The below resources should help you find what you are looking for.

Ski Area Information

Check the Chamonix Webcams

Chamonix Town Centre and Tourist Office

This Webcam shows Chamonix Town Centre and Tourist Office.

Argentière glacier and les Grands Montets

Argentière glacier and les Grands Montets,from the Argentière Tourist Office.

Panoramic Webcam at the Prarion gondola at 1850m, in the Les Houches Ski Area of Chamonix

Panoramic Webcam at the Prarion gondola at 1850m, in the Les Houches Ski Area of Chamonix.


Check the Chamonix Snow Forecast

Chamonix Meteo Snow Forecast.

Chamonix has it's own weather forecasting service which is excellent:

Detailed Weather Forecast by Cham Meteo

Chamonix Snow Forecast by

Chamonix Snow Forecast by

Chamonix Snow Forecast.

Chamonix ski resort is very close as the crow flies, and has an excellent forecast that can be worth checking:

Detailed Weather Forecast by Cham Meteo

Where to find further Information