Alpine Paradise between Mountains & Adventures
Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Chamonix epitomizes the beauty of the mountains. In the awe-inspiring presence of Mont Blanc, the town radiates an unparalleled Alpine vitality. This charming resort, nestled on the border of Switzerland and Italy, lures travelers from around the globe. In the winter, it adorns itself in a pristine white coat, drawing winter sports enthusiasts to its snow-covered slopes. The summer season offers a completely different spectacle, with hiking trails meandering through lush landscapes. Balancing mountain adventures and moments of relaxation, Chamonix captivates with its timeless allure and enchanting nature, ensuring that every visit is a memorable journey into an Alpine paradise.
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The Cristal de Jade is located in one of France's most popular destinations, Chamonix. At the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, its chalet-style architecture, facing the Mont-Blanc Massif, blends perfectly into this unique natural setting. The spacious, light-filled, fully-equipped apartments open out on large terraced balconies so you can enjoy the view. As for relaxation, after a day strolling around town or climbing the most beautiful peaks, plunge into a world of wellness and take advantage of our 1000m² wellness area.
Overlooking the Cristal de Jade complex, L'Écrin de Jade enjoys an uninterrupted view over the Mont Blanc massif from its vast south-facing balcony. Laid out over more than 220 m², the chalet is laid out around a vast contemporary design living space and 4 comfortable suites, all with a private bath or shower room. The apartment can accommodate up to 8 people and offers the ultimate in comfort.
The resort’s main activities
Chamonix Mont-Blanc is renowned for its incredible range of mountain activities. The majestic Aiguille du Midi offers awe-inspiring views of the Mont Blanc massif, while a network of trails and hiking paths meander through stunning landscapes, catering to nature enthusiasts seeking various challenges. Cross-country skiers can descend the famous Vallée Blanche, an unforgettable experience in pristine powder snow. And for ice hockey enthusiasts, the "Pionniers de Chamonix Mont-Blanc" team brings the excitement of competitive sports to this picturesque alpine town.
In Chamonix, skiing is a popular activity enjoyed on 119 kilometers of slopes catering to all skill levels. The ski area of Chamonix Mont-Blanc is divided into three main sectors: Brévent / Flégère: these slopes face south and offer stunning views of the Mont-Blanc range. Grands Montets: located on the north side, above the village of Argentière, this area is known for its varied terrain. Balme: situated at the top of the valley and bordering Switzerland, Balme offers a unique skiing experience. You can easily purchase ski passes and book ski lessons at the reception desk for a seamless skiing adventure in this magnificent setting with Mont Blanc as the backdrop.
Ski Hiking in Vallée Blanche
The Vallée Blanche, located between the Aiguille du Midi at 3,800 meters and Chamonix, is a world-famous 20-kilometer ski descent that offers a breathtaking high-mountain panorama in the heart of the Alps. It provides an incredible 2,800 meters of descent. Well-known throughout the world, while skiing is the most common way to enjoy the Vallée Blanche, it can also be explored on snowshoes over a period of two or three days. Skiing between seracs and crevasses in this high-mountain environment guarantees an unforgettable experience. Expert mountain guides are there to ensure the safety of the descent and provide fascinating anecdotes about the history of the peaks that have made the Chamonix valley renowned worldwide.
Aiguille du Midi Cable Car
Climb aboard France's highest cable car, located opposite the residence, for a unique experience. In just 20 minutes, you'll be transported to an altitude of 3777 m on the terraces of the Aiguille du Midi, offering panoramic views of the french, swiss and italian Alps. The more courageous can climb to the summit terrace at 3842 m, or you can step into the void : a viewing box with glass panels on five sides and a void of over 1,000 metres beneath your feet… Departures are every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on attendance, and reservations are required. On site, remember to protect your eyes and wrap up warm. A catering area and souvenir store are also open.
For over a century, the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley has been a prominent figure in the world of ice sports. Driven by exceptionally talented generations, Chamonix has earned its reputation as the epicenter of French ice hockey. With an unparalleled track record and numerous legendary players donning the more than century-old jersey, Chamonix is synonymous with ice hockey excellence. The origins of ice hockey in Chamonix can be traced back to the efforts of Jules and Joseph Couttet, who established the first artisanal ice rink along the banks of the Arve River in 1909. Today, the Chamonix ice hockey team, composed of 21 players, competes against teams from all over France. You can experience the vibrant energy of a game and support our champions by reserving a "family" or "friends" package on the official Pionniers' website!
Trail and Hiking
When you think of Chamonix, images of hiking trails, Mont Blanc, mountaineering, and the thrill of the peaks immediately come to mind. If you're visiting the region for a few days, we'd like to recommend some hidden gems for you to explore: Lac Blanc, Lac Cornu, Aiguillette des Houches, Lac du Brévent, and more. With varying degrees of gradients and levels of difficulty, it's easy to choose the ideal route for both adults and families. For sports enthusiasts, you can also enjoy the pleasures of mountain exploration through trail running. This allows you to take in the incredible views of the Mont-Blanc massif, the Aiguilles Rouges, and the glaciers, without necessarily covering the 170 km distance tackled by the top runners in the UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc).
Chamonix is an ideal playground for climbers from around the world, making it the perfect destination for those looking to experience the joys of climbing. Each year, the Climbing World Cup attracts more than 150 participants to the valley in early July. With the guidance of mountain professionals from the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, you can learn the ropes, enhance your climbing skills, or take on challenging routes with legendary peaks as your backdrop. Detailed maps of the best climbing routes are available at the tourist office, and our reception staff can also provide information about schools where you can receive instruction.