Chamonix, France

At the foot of the French Alps, the quaint mountain town of Chamonix offers world-class skiing and hiking amid the massive snow-capped peaks surrounding Mont Blanc. Stay with Inspirato at La Ferme du Bois, a 400-year-old farmhouse in the ski village of Les Bois, a five-minute drive from downtown Chamonix. The giant fireplace and private hot tub make for a cozy aprés-ski setting.

Skiing the slopes of Chamonix is a rite of passage for winter sports enthusiasts, as the resort town played host to the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924.

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Gateway to the European Cascades

One of the oldest ski resorts in France, Chamonix was home to the first Winter Olympics all the way back in 1924. This commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France is a legendary winter sports destination and boasts one of the highest cable cars in the world. The expansive Chamonix Valley is in the French Alps with unparalleled views of the famed Mont Blanc and L'Aiguille de Midi.

In the summer, try your hand at mountain biking or mountaineering or enjoy a hike through the stunning apline terrain. A cable car is accessible year-round. Massive peaks, valley views and unrivaled summits are just a few of the memorable qualities Chamonix offers and Inspirato will enhance the experience with mountain chalets.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    GVA
  • Average Temperature
    Summer: 67° F; Winter: 35° F
  • Marathon Du Mont Blanc
    June
  • Base Elevation
    3,419 feet
  • Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc
    August

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Map of Chamonix, France

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