I'm looking for high-end/top of the line type of gear for about 5 days. A few places online have "performance" packages for just a bit over 100 euro (for 5 days). I wouldn't mind paying that or even a bit more for good equipment.
Any recommendations as to where to look, and also a place with a decent customer service, so that they can fix any issues that may come up, exchange gear midway, wax boards/sharpen edges if needed?
We will be arriving to Chamonix from Zurich Airport by train on December 24th. We are travelling with a Swiss Transfer rail ticket that allows us to travel all the way to Chamonix but Les Houches is extra. The train we are travelling on to Chamonix continues on to Les Houches. Is there any way to buy tickets directly from the conductor so that we do not have to get off the train and wait for the next one? I have tried to book the ticket on the SNCF website and it should cost 19.5 Euros for the whole family but there is no way to have the ticket delivered to us. There does not appear to be an option to buy online and PRINT the tickets. If I select mail delivery and enter United States I get re-directed to Rail Europe where I will be charged a total of 65 Euros which seems outrageous for the 15 minute journey. Any ideas?
Hi everyone -
I am spending ~6 weeks in Chamonix this winter, from January - mid-February 2014. I am looking to meet some people who will be getting a house/chalet. If you are looking for a roommate, please let me know!
I will be travelling from the U.S. with my wife and four children to Chamonix over the Christmas Holidays. We plan on skiing for six days. Is there any advantage or discount available if we buy our lift passes in advance?
Thanks in advance
What is there to do in terms of outdoor activities in Chamonix in November? It seems that all of the lifts and stuff are closed, but I was wondering if it's still possible to go snowshoeing.
Are the slopes open in mid November?
can i take a train to annecy or do you recommend bus travel?
I want to travel from Lyon to Mt Blanc also to see Annecy over several days maybe. After south to Nimes.
What is the best way? Bus, train etc
We are landing landing later on the evening of 24th and were wondering if shops (mainly the ski hire and ski pass shop) will be open on Christmas day?
Hello, I had planned Alpine Bicycle route.
And it involves moving through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
Tell me, are there any difficulties if use the car passing by and go hitchhiking ?
How can we get from Chamonix to Champex? We will not have a rental car. thank you.
We wish to travel to chamonix in 3week August is it high season? And will lifts be open?
Also I plan to drive from Lyon airport how much time will it take to reach
We will be in Chamonix in early June and plan to hike Lac Blanc and also take the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Can anyone tell us what we will need to wear? We were thinking--hiking boots, fleece, down vest and a shell jacket, gloves and a hat. We are worried that will not be warm enough. Should we bring winter jackets? Thanks
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?
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?
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.
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!
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.
Take a flight from Paris to Geneva;then from there get a train to Chamonix?
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.
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.