Friday, 15 November 2013

30% Special Offer for Chamonix for December 2013

If you needed any more reason to go skiing before Christmas, then how about this discount offer for Chamonix?

From 14 to 21 December, the resort is offering a special 30% off deal on ski school and ski hire. 

And have you seen the snow?  This is looking like a vintage winter.  Grands Montets and Les Houches will be opening on 07 December with the rest of the resort fully open on the 14th, in time for this offer.

Special Offers - Save 30%

The 30% off discount applies to Ski School from the ESF, ski hire and parapenting - just use the code 2013cham30 when you book.

Lift passes are also at a discount - with the Premiere Neige offers at only €219 for six days compared to €282 usually. 

Stay with us in Vallorcine

Vallorcine is the perfect location for a quiet stay in the Chamonix valley, away from the crowds.  You can access the Le Tour/La Balme area quickly and are only a short 10min drive from Argentiere if you want to ski on the Grands Montets. 

The Bellevue Alpine Lodge is a charming gite bed and breakfast in Vallorcine in the Chamonix Valley. Rooms are available from €65pp.  

Call us now on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43 to check availability.   

Article by Iain Martin

Thursday, 14 November 2013

New Lifts in Chamonix

Compagnie de Mont Blanc have announced proposals for a new €477 million investment plan for lifts in the Chamonix valley. 
Under proposal at present are three new telecabines, two chairlift upgrades and two new beginner areas - all to be created over the next six years. 
CMB may invest $477m

The proposed schedule is outlined below:
2014: Plan Joran telecabin (Grands Montets ski area)
2015: Plan Praz beginner ski area (Brevent/Flegère)
2016: Parsa Chairlift (Brevent-Flegère)
2016: Argentiere beginner ski area
2017 Charamillon telecabin (Le Tour/La Balme)
2019: Tabé/Marmottons Chairlift  (Grands Montets)
2019: Improved access to the Flegère lift 
There is a meeting of the town council in two weeks' time when the proposal will be discussed and possibly confirmed.

Chamonix takes more revenue on its lifts than any other resort

This follows hot on the news that Chamonix is now the no.1 grossing resort for ski lift revenues in France.  This article is in French, but explains that CMB now has a turnover of over €70m.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Chamonix Lift Opening Dates Winter 2013

The season is bearing down on us, so it's time for a reminder of just when those lifts open.

When does Chamonix open for skiing?

Early snow has been encouraging and if it continues go well, we can expect a partial opening of Les Grands Montets and Les Houches from the 07 December 2013.

Brevent, Flegere and La Balme/Le Tour will open from 14 December, again subject to conditions. 

The full area is scheduled to open on 21 December 2013. 

When does Vallorcine open for skiing?

Vallorcine lifts will also open on 14 December and are scheduled to close on 13 April.  

The Bellevue Alpine Lodge will be open and while we already have limited availability for Christmas and New Year weeks, we do currently have space for the first week of the season. 

For details and to check availability, please call us on +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43 or email to

Article by  Iain Martin