Chamonix Mont-Blanc Opening Season 2019/2020
14th December 2019 - 3rd May 2020
Nestled at the foot of the famous 4810m-high Mont Blanc, the Chamonix valley is one of the most visited sites of natural beauty in the world. Enter into the legend and discover an unmissable destination, the home of skiing and alpinism.
Fortunate in its exceptional geographical location in the heart of Europe, the valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc is situated less than 15 km from the Swiss and Italian borders.
A PARADISE FOR SKIERS AND NON-SKIERS
A free-ride Mecca, the Valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc is also a veritable playground for intermediate and beginner skiers. The more contemplative can enjoy the unique scenery to be found at this gateway to the high mountains, most notably via the amazing Aiguille de Midi cable car and the famous Montenvers train to the Mer de Glace.
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Aiguille du Midi
Easy access by cable car into the high mountains, at 3842 m of altitude.
Enjoy the spectacular views over Mont Blanc and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
“Step into the Void”, with a breath-taking thousand metre drop beneath the glass under your feet!
Montenvers - Mer de glace
Board the famous Montenvers rack and pinion railway, towards one of the biggest glaciers in Europe: the Mer de Glace. There you can visit the ice cave and Glaciorium. Discover the crystals of Mont Blanc, the igloo village of the Ice People and the themed snowshoe trails. Not to mention enjoying a traditional meal in the authentic atmosphere of the Grand Hotel du Montenvers.
As for entertainment, both adults and children will be delighted with the treasure hunts, Christmas trains and children’s shows.
La Vallée Blanche
The longest off-piste trail in Europe: a legendary 22 km descent on glacier.
Accompaniment by a professional guide is recommended.
Musilac Mont Blanc Festival
Pop-rock music and famous headliners at the foot of Mont-Blanc! 3 days of concerts to heat things up at the end of winter!
The valley celebrates Christmas
The magic of Christmas settles on the valley. From Servoz to Vallorcine, a multitude of events awaits you to celebrate the year’s end, from Christmas markets, to shows, concerts and fairytale parades.
In Chamonix, don’t miss the ‘‘Christmas Village’’ with its little wooden chalets, where numerous craftsmen, artists and stallholders display their local products, and offer ideas for presents from near and far.