Where can i find an option to stay surrounded by snow in the Montreux, Chamonix, area?
Ok I know this topic has been discussed plenty of times of the forum however, i couldnt find a solid answer to my question.
I will arrive to CDG airport Terminal 2 on May 1st, and want to reach Chamonix via train, so questions are:
- Can I book the train tickets once I arrive to the terminal/train station
- What is the best rail to choose for this trip... SNCF or TGV
- Is it true that there arent currently any trains going to Chamonix so the alternative is the coach/bus??
Any other tips would be appreciated :)
I'm planning a trip to Chamonix with my husband but quite confused as to do it in early May or by mid June when the lifts reopen.
I am wondering if there will be any places with snow to walk on and do snowshoeing or not. We come from Egypt and my husband hasn't seen snow ever... so it's important to give him that experience of walking on snow.
Appreciate your help :)
Me and my family are planning to spend a week in Chamonix next december (starting on DEC/21/2013).
On the DEC/28/2013 we are going to Florence, Italy. I`d like to know which is the best/easiest way to make this trip.
Train? Plane? Bus? Rental Car?
Hello I am looking for a place to stay whilst I look for seasonal work, I would like to rent a place for a minimum of a week. I am a working professional, very clean and tidy with all round perfect manners. I am looking to come out at the beginning of Feb 2013, is there anybody who could help me? About me I am a white British female, 28 yrs old Polite and friendly, easy going and likes to explore the sights Looking for seasonal work within the skiing resort. Many thanks Penelope Cutter
Hello, We will be driving from Annecy, France to Interlaken, Switzerland and would like to stop for a day in Chamonix. Is it possible to find a room in 1 or 2 star hotels at prices up to E80/2 people on arrival? We usually rent a car and travel without reservation in Europe and have no problem finding rooms between E40 - E80/night. I am doing my research now and I notice that all inexpensive hotels on expedia, agoda, etc are fully booked. Is Chamonix usually fully booked on the beginning of July? Thank you for your help! Jawnuta
Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip for my family for Easter break. We're 4 adults, and 1 child who is 8 years old. At the beginning the plan was to visit Disney Paris for 3 days for my little brother and then to Anncy for another 3 days and back to Paris for 4 days. But after looking online I discovered the beautiful city Chamonix and I thought it will be nice to spend time there and experience the snow for the first time in our life and to have one day skiing class (something like that) . But now I don't know how to plan it in term of which would be easier transportation and shorter distance from one place to another. The current 2 options I’m thinking about are: 1- from Dubai-> Genève-> Annecy -> Chamonix-> Disney Paris -> Paris 2- from Dubai-> landing in paris and by car to Disney Paris -> Paris -> Annecy -> Chamonix and then will have to go to Genève to go back to Dubai. The total trip is about 14 days. Thank you so very much in advance.
We will be in Chamonix beginning of September and then moving on to Venice. We will have two kids (11,13) so I'm trying to figure out the least difficult way to travel to Venice. I know with the train there are several stops and transfers. Is it worth it? Is it easier to travel back to Geneva to get there? Thanks for the help
Hello, my wife and I are planning a trip to France/Italy/Spain. We read about the unique cable car ride from Aiguille du Midi into Courmayer. Would this be a suitable way to travel into Italy with a lot of luggage?
We are coming to the area in July and I can't find information if most people take the cable cars to Helbronner Point and return, or if they go into Italy and return to Chamonix by bus. I think the trip from Chamonix to Aiguille Du Midi and then onto Helbronner Point sound awesome, I just don't know if getting over to Italy and turning around and doing it all again going the other direction is the best idea. I would love to go into Italy but not sure about getting back. I am also not sure if they offer one way tickets. It might also take a lot longer to go through Italy, I am just not sure. Any advice would be appreciated.
I will be in Paris next month for 2weeks holiday. Therefore, I would like to plan to go to Chamonix and Geneva as well within the 2weeks trip. Option 1: Take a flight from Paris to Geneva;then from there get a train to Chamonix? Option 2: Take a train from Paris to Chamonix? Which one is the best option in term of scenic view and money savings? btw,how long would you advised me for staying at Chamonix and Geneva. Thanks
My husband and I are going to be in Chamonix for three days skiing in late Feb. I know it is going to be busy. We are confident skiers, high intermediate/low advanced and used to skiing big groomed runs in the US. We have not done any off-piste and are not really intending to as I see that a guide is really a must. We are going to be skiing mainly red and easier black runs. As we are only there for three days we are keen to avoid wasting valuable time going to the wrong areas.Can anyone suggest the best areas for us to head to and which areas will be a waste of time for us? Are all of the Grand Monets off piste? or are there normal runs there too? We are staying at an hotel near the Midi Du Aiguille but I am confused when reading about it? Would there be any skiing at the top for us or is it only for off piste? I note also that reservations have to be made to use the cable cars..does anyone know how this works and if we should be thinking of including them? I note also that here are Le Pass lift tickets and Unlimited passes and that one can upgrade from Le Pass to unlimited if required. Any advice for us given our middle of the road level of skiing? Many thanks
Hello. We are traveling (my husband, 6 and 9 year old) to Chamonix for a week in June, 2012. 1) We arrive in Geneva airport. How should we proceed to Chamonix? Taxi? Train? bus? I am open to suggestions and if you know, what prices are we looking at for the various options? 2) Second, since we are close to Italy, I would like to take the kids to Milan for the day. But, it seems very confusing in my research. How should I accomplish this transportation wise? It would just be myself and the kids, (so 3 of us) and I am unfamiliar with the bus or train, so kindly please be specific with your answers. 3) Any other recommedended day trips around the Chamonix area that are good for kids? Thank you so very much in advance.
i am coming to france via CDG. can you kindly advise the most convinient and cheapest way to chimonix. We are travelling in a group of 6. 4 adults and 2 chilren.2 of the adults are below 25.thank you.
Hello, we (2 peeps) are planning a last minuet and first time excursion to the Alps. We are very experienced skiers looking for some good mountains even if a little early in the season. We are considering a number of different arrival airports into the area from Dublin on Dec 26th and leaving to London on Jan 2nd. Can anyone list me the pros and cons of arriving into Milan, Paris or Geneva? From there what are your favorite kinds of transport to Chamonix as far as ease, cost and timeliness (maybe with some views)? Looking forward to hearing from all of you!!! An excited skier.
I am planning to stay in Chamonix on 24th Dec til 26th Dec, but I dunno I should take a flight or a train to get there from Paris. Which method is better in terms of efficiency and puntuality? Are there usually trains leaving chamonix for Paris on 26th Dec? The train ticket for Dec is not yet released until 13th Oct, should I wait or book the hotels in Chamonix in advance?( as the booking is quite full now....)
How much is an average rental fee for a small apartment during the skiing season? We are looking for a small apartment with one bedroom and a living room with kitchenette. We are not planning to go during the Christmas and new year holidays, more likely late january early february.
We will be driving from Lyon to Chamonix in late October....will we need to get winter tires on our rental car at that time of year?
hi, i am planning to fly to geneva and from there, rent a car n drive to chamonix, in the first week of november. how far can i drive in the mountains ? are there beautiful passes that i can take ? will they be open in november ? if these things are closed, then are there other sighseeing destinations in the area ? we will be 4 adults, 2 young and 2 in their 60s.
Hi, We are looking to book a weeks skiing in Feb 2012 in Chamonix, as some of the hotels are rather expensive, the wife suggested b&b, but what are the prices for eating out ( not posh restaurants please as Im jeans and T-shirts )or a good recommendation for a hotel half board with good food. Cheers Keith & Julie
a) What is the best way of getting from train station in Chamonix (Mont blanc station?) to your hotel le morgane Can we walk from train station to the hotel (15 mins I heard) or I have to take a taxi to hotel. If by taxi, what is the expected fare for 5 of us in one taxi? b) We plan to travel from Geneva to Chamonix on 23 August 2011 using the 3.5 hrs train ride Geneva-Brig line to Martigny and then using the Mont Blanc Express to Chamonix. Can we take this train from the train station located in the Geneva airport as we are staying nearby the Geneva airport ? c) If we arrive 23 Aug 2011 at around lunch time, what do you suggest us to sightsee for the afternoon? What do you suggest us to do for the full day of 24 Aug. I heard that Aguille di Midi, Mer de Glace and Helbronner are good places to see. In what order that we should do these places given that we have only 1and half days in Chamonix and the time frame required to complete the respective sightseeing? Is there room to squeeze in for a easy hike for us? Can you tell us more about hiking to Chalet de la Floria..is this a good choice for a hike and when can we include this hike in the 1 and half day of our trip? Do we need to book in advance for the cable car ride, etc for these attractions or do we book in the day we visit? Would there be a queue if we buy the tickets on the spot? We are not into skiing and just in for the sightseeing. Do you recommend us any other places which we should visit in this short trip? d) Can you advise us what sort of shoes and clothings that we need to wear in Chamonix around the time of our tour? We will leave Chamonix for Milan on 25 Aug but are not sure what is the best form of transport. As we only have 1 night in Milan before we travel to Como the next day, we like to arrive at Milan at least at around 1pm or 2pm to do some sight seeing in Milan. Can you recommend to us if we should take a bus from Chamonix to Milan or the train? I love scenic views of mountains and valleys and if train gives the best views can you tell us if we have to take the same train that we arrive in and if we can be in Milan around 1-2 pm? If train is not possible, than we will use the bus option but can you tell me about the time table for the 2 options
We are planning a trip to cover Geneva, chamonix n Como n Venice before flying to London. we are 4 adults n a child I looked at shuttles fm geneva to Chamonix. Fm chamonix we saw taxis to Milan for 450 euros. How much would it cost us to get fm chamonix to either Como or Milan? Thanks
Hi everyone, Does anyone know a good ski school. i am finding prices online for a half day course for 200 euro....is this overpriced or standard? Many Thanks Leanne
Hi friends!! we are a couple looking for a 2 night stay in or around chamonix in Jun 11. our priority is excellent views and our budget is EURO 100/night. would highly appreciate if someone could share their experiences of their stay, though we would prefer a non-hotel stay but am aware that you usually dont get a chalet for such a short duration. and if possible some decent connectivity to a station/bus stop would be a add-on. thanks in advance for your help. cheers!!
hello someone knews where i can get GPS waypoints for the mont blanc Aiguilles Grises route? thx...
Hey guys, I have joined the forum for a bit of help please! 3 friends and I are going to Cham for a week (7th-15th Jan) Staying at the UCPA in the town but with no guiding etc. We are all good at reds and moving on to blacks. I really would like to know how to spend my week on the slopes. What days should I go where and which areas are the best! Thanks Elliott
We are a group of hikers that live in Portugal, basically hiking at sea level areas. Our highest mountain in Portugal has around 2300m high (Pico, at Pico island Azores) and that was the highest that we've ever done (starting at 1200m). Next year a friend is going to try to climb the Mont Blanc and we would like to be in the area for a week (for "moral" support). Would like to do some easy to medium-difficulty routes while there, without changing to much our accomodation area. Is that possible? Can you suggest an daily itinerary? Thank you
Hi: I am interested in a day hiking tour to the Mont Blanc region in September 2011. Is there any reputable tours you would recommend?
Traveling Europe next summer and plan to stay in chamonix/mont blanc area in June. I would like to continue the trip by traveling from chamonix to venice via aosta. I am having difficulty confirming public transportation for the whole "getting over the mountain thing!" =) Anybody been there, done that?
Is there any easy way to travel from Chamonix to La Clusaz and back with public transport? Thanks