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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.
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.
Hop aboard the Montenvers train on a short ride up to the foot of Mer de Glace, France's largest glacier. Here you can enjoy views of the peaks, tour an ice cave and discover the history of mountain people of the early 19th century.
Take your family on the ride of their lives at Chamonix Leisure Park. Open year-round, the Luge-Alpine is a 4,265-foot toboggan run on rails with jumps, spirals and night rides. Summer rides include slides, splash boats and more.
In the summer, head to Adventure Trail Les Houches where you can take zip lines, rope bridges, tunnels, ladders and skywalks from tree to tree. There are 75 aerial challenges, with children-specific circuits available as well.
With slot machines, gaming tables, roulette, video poker, blackjack and a lunch buffet every weekday, Casino Barrière de Chamonix is open year-round. Roll the dice to see where fortune takes you.
If you want to mingle with the natives, head to the lively Saturday morning market at Place du Mont Blanc. Enjoy a selection of local cheeses, fruits and vegetables and handcrafted goods. Additionally, there are over 80 restaurants in Chamonix.
Whether summer or winter, your concierge can schedule a private helicopter tour of the Chamonix valley to transport you into another world. The rugged mountains, charming town and sheer majesty of it all will sweep you off your feet.
The local currency is the Euro (EUR), and major credit cards are widely accepted. We recommend you consult your concierge for information about the exchange rate and the most convenient means of exchanging currency near your accommodations.