: Le Fayet
The Chamonix Valley is a mecca for winter and summer outdoor pursuits: mountaineering, hiking, climbing, biking, paragliding, plus fabulous skiing and all the winter activities!
There are plenty of restaurants and bars in Chamonix and Les Houches, perfect for apres ski or indeed any time of the day eating and drinking. There are a wide selection of shops in Chamonix to suit all tastes and budgets from Chanel to supermarkets and the weekly Saturday morning market is great for picking up local produce.
A sports centre, swimming pool, tennis courts, cinema screening English and French films and a golf course all complement the local amenities in the Chamonix Valley.
Chamonix is situated close to the Mont Blanc tunnel and the Italian border. Spectacular mountain scenery, majestic ice falls and glaciers, one of Europe's highest cable cars and a ski season into May, all mean that Chamonix is hard to beat.
The Chalet is situated in Taconnaz between Chamonix and Les Houches.
Other Activities: Rock Climbing
Ski: The Chamonix Valley has some of the best skiing in the world & hosts the famous Kandahar Mens's Alpine World Cup race.
There are 6 main ski areas in the Chamonix valley & they vary greatly from challenging off piste, to the valley blanche a legendary run of 22kms, to the famous Kandahar run in Les Houches.
Les Houches is great for intermediates (& also beginners) & is one of the best places to ski when the weather is bad. The Brevent ski area & Aiguille du Midi lift (for Valley Blanche) are both in Chamonix, which is a 5 minutes drive away. The other areas; Les Grands Montets in Argentiere, La Flegere in Le Praz and the Le Balme area in Le Tour are in different parts of the valley but are easy to get to from the Chalet. Courmayeur in Italy, is also another alternative as the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass covers the Courmayeur ski area