Chamonix

The Chalet

Charming one bedroom apartment with garden in the popular area of South Chamonix, sleeps up to 4.

‘Chalet Muddle’ is located in a very sought-after area in Chamonix Sud.

Chamonix is a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you’ll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this ‘summit meeting’ share the same way of thinking and the same love for mountaineering.

The cable car for L’Aiguille du Midi sits directly opposite the house and the ski-school and nursery school of Les Planards is 2 minutes by car or 10 minutes’ walk away. The complimentary bus for the town centre also stops opposite the house.

This charming ground floor double bedroom apartment has a private garden with stunning views of L’Aguille du Midi and Mont Blanc on one side and Le Brévent on the other. The apartment includes a well-equipped open-plan kitchen diner, 1 shower room and private parking. The living area has a double sofa bed for additional guests.

Linens provided.

Winter Sports

Chamonix offers a wide variety of skiing/snowboarding for all levels within an hour from Geneva airport.

Within 20 minutes’ drive of the house you have 6 of the most amazing ski areas including:

 Le Tour / Vallorcine

1265m to 2270m, 11 lifts, 29km of pistes, timed slalom run.

Argentière / Les Grands Montets

1250m to 3275m, nine lifts, 29km of pistes, snowpark.

Brévent-Flégère

1050m to 2525m, 15 lifts, 57km of pistes, freestyle air bag and boarder/skier-cross track.

Les Planards

1045 – 1249m, 3 lifts, treadmill and ski school for children, mountain coaster.

Les Houches

950m to 1900m, 17 lifts, 55km of pistes, snowpark.

L’Aiguille du Midi

1035m to 3842m, 2 lifts, no pistes.

The Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest in Europe, climbs more than 2700m and offers a unique journey between the ground and the sky to reach the panoramic terraces where you can put your finger on the World of the High Mountains.

Go a little further and you have:

Courmayeur Ski Resort in Italy – 30 minutes by car
Megève in France – 40 minutes by car
Verbiere in Switzerland – 1 hour by car
Family Friendly Les Planards

Ideal for beginners and only 10 minutes’ walk from the apartment. Onsite installations include treadmills for children, a kindergarten telecord, 2 lifts for easy green runs, and a four-seater chairlift “Les Planards” to carry skiers to an altitude of 1250m, overlooking the centre of Chamonix. This marks the start of a long blue run and a red run which hosts international ski competitions throughout the winter.

The Piou Piou children’s club is nearby, providing alternative activities for children.

Year round activities

 

Canyoning

Plunge yourself into the mountain streams via a series of abseil descents, jumps and natural water slides.

Horse Riding

Explore the beautiful mountain scenery on horseback in Chamonix. The Chamonix Valley has a multitude of trails that can be explored on horseback; you can cover more ground than on foot, get an elevated view of the scenery and hopefully get a closer peek at the wildlife!  There are a number of adventure companies who can take you out for your horse riding experience. Alternatively the Paradis des Praz play area has a ‘mini-ranch’ where children can go on short accompanied treks through the woods on small ponies. There is also a riding school in Les Houches were you can take lessons in their arena or do multiple day treks up the mountain.

Indoor Climbing Walls

The Chamonix valley is home to one of the largest indoor climbing walls in France. The Mont Blanc Escalade is located in Les Houches and is open all year, with 1250m sq. of climbing surfaces, and more than 100 routes to the roof, ranging from 16 to 21 metres in height.

Mountain Biking

Chamonix offers some of the best terrain for mountain biking of all levels in Europe. There are hundreds of kilometres of fast, smooth and rocky trails available all under the backdrop of Mont Blanc. If you’re not a fan of the uphill, then you can always take the stress out of it all by taking any of the main lifts up and enjoying the descent.

Mountaineering

Chamonix is quite simply the Mecca of Alpine Climbing. Whether you are a rock climber, ice climber, ski tourer, or just enjoy being in the mountains, Chamonix really is the place to be. The glaciers and icy slopes of the Mont Blanc Massif offer a massive number of climbing routes for alpinists, while the world famous Chamonix Granite is extremely popular with rock climbers.

Elsewhere Servoz has long been part of France’s mountaineering heritage and is familiar to climbers everywhere. Settled calmly at the foot of the magnificent Fiz Mountains, the village is steeped in authenticity, standing guard over the valley and providing a magnificent vista across to its ‘big brother’, Mont Blanc.

Paragliding

The spectacular Chamonix region is the hub of mountain flying. Big thermals, eagles, glaciers and high peaks make the Chamonix valley one of the best flying areas in the world.

On the snow, this new sensation is called Speed Riding – a blend of paragliding and skiing that lets you ride/fly the slopes at incredible speeds.

Hiking

The valley offers 350 km of superbly maintained hiking trails, with 160 different itineraries offering walks adapted to all.

In the Summer months choose the lower valley trails for the wonderful forest scents or gain altitude and taste the blueberries, admire the fantastic panoramas and test your stamina.

Natural Vallorcine

This village near the Swiss border has grown in harmony with the untouched countryside and rich animal and plant life.

Getting there

 

By plane

Fly to Geneva with Swiss (swiss.com – it has the benefit of free ski carriage), British Airways (ba.com), easyJet (easyjet.com) or Flybe (flybe.com). EasyJet offers the widest choice of UK airports including Gatwick London. Swiss flies from London City airport, Flybe from Exeter and Southampton and BA from London Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports.

By car

Chamonix is 60 miles (one hour’s drive) from Geneva airport and 550miles (eight hours’ drive) from Calais via Reims, Troyes and Bourg en Bresse.

By train

Travelling to the Alps by train (voyages-sncf.com, raileurope.co.ukeurostar.com) – via Eurostar to Paris can be a comfortable alternative to flying, and financially viable if you book well in advance.

 The night train from Paris to St Gervais gets to Chamonix in time for a day on the slopes. By day, the quickest route is via Bellegarde (five hours 45 minutes from Paris, from about £45). Alternatively, combine a journey from Paris to Geneva by train (three hours, from £25) with a bus transfer or hired car for the airport to resort transfer. Bus transfers to and from Geneva airport are competitively priced (from £20 each way showtrain.comresortrides.comchamexpress.com or alpybus.com). However, a hired car is very useful to have in the resort.

Prices & Availability

Prices start from £500 a week.

For availability please contact info@burningfold.com or 01483 200722