Chamonix, better known as Mont Blanc, has become a real Mecca for winter and summer sports enthusiasts. Drawing in skiers and snowboarders in the winter months, the beautiful valley boasts breathtaking backdrops and fresh powder, which serves as the perfect drug for all the adrenaline junkies that visit this beautiful resort. Savour the magic that fills the Chamonix valleys when you capture the stunning scenery of the mystical peaks of Mont Blanc. Now isn’t that an image you’d like to wake up to through your bedroom window every morning?
Despite your intentions, this famous angle of the French Alps is brimming with character and a distinct charm that will certainly transform your winter holiday extravaganza. If you have no aspirations in becoming the next Eddie Eagle or conquering the monster slops Mont Blanc has to offer, you will still fall in love with this magical town. With history, culture and allure lining the picturesque streets you’ll become lost in a beautiful wilderness. Think shopping, delicate and exquisite cuisine, romantic walks and sightseeing in a town which boasts the most impressive scenery the French Alps has to offer. It’s certainly not all about the physical elements of your escape!
However, if you do feel the need for speed, Chamonix has an obscene amount of thrilling activities to offer. Whether you’re visiting as a family, a couple or a group of friends you’ll never be caught at a loose end. Apart from the obvious skiing and snowboarding opportunities, think mountain biking, paragliding, dog sledging, speed riding, ice climbing, trail running and many more exciting options available – all aiming to feed your appetite for excitement.
Worried that your lack of experience will hinder your Winter Wonderland experience? There are always options available! Naturally, there are slopes aimed at different levels of ability, but if you’re still anxious about being set loose on slopes or breaking a limb or two, Chamonix offers a range of options to make sure you feel safe and secure on your decent down some of the steepest and breathtaking slopes the world has to offer. High Mountain guides will teach you all you need to know at your own pace. Affordable and an experience in itself, meet friends along the way and sport new skills and tricks on the slopes that you learn off these friendly professionals.
Whatever your preferences, Chamonix makes the perfect winter or summer getaway destination. Whether you’re setting to throw yourself head first into a world of thrilling winter sports, or your planning on savouring the more relaxing elements this ski resort has to offer, look no further because you’ve found the perfect option to fulfil your every possible need.
It’s never to early to start planning for next winter. Check out My Destination Chamonix for a local travel guide including, mountain bike guides, planning tips including five free things to do in Chamonix!
Author: Hannah Copues is a young travel writer who loves nothing more than to travel and write about her experiences worldwide. Hannah has travelled to over 20 countries and is currently planning her next adventure.
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