Chamonix

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Chamonix Mont Blanc is known for being the mountaineering and off-piste skiing capital of the world.  This is true, however it also has excellent opportunities for skiers at all levels, with La Vormaine providing some of the most user-friendly beginner slopes around.  Having 4 separate resorts (5 if you include Courmayeur) means there is always somewhere to suit the prevailing weather conditions; escape to the trees in Les Houches if the visibility is poor, head to Brévent to be in the sun, or head to Flégère on a powder day and you'll avoid the crowds.  Les Grands Montets is a haven for those that seek out off-piste terrain and long vertical descents.

It's not only the skiing terrain that makes Chamonix so appealing.  The stunning backdrop of being surrounded by Mont Blanc,  the Aiguilles de Chamonix and the Aiguilles Rouge makes this a truly unique skiing venue.

Non-skiers will also find plenty to keep them busy in the town with great shopping and restaurants, a swimming pool, cinema and an ice rink and not forgetting taking a ride up the Aiguille du Midi cable car.

For more information on Chamonix in both summer and winter visit the Compagnie du Mont Blanc website.