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Chamonix

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Chamonix review: 22 facts and highlights

Chamonix
Chamonix

Why is Chamonix better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    69vs60.8
  • Mountain height
    2805metersvs1140.23meters
  • Restaurants
    69vs30.51
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3820metersvs2585.7meters
  • Hotels and hostels
    61vs18.75
  • Ski lifts total
    49vs27.86
  • Ski lifts (air)
    30vs13.23
  • Trails (easy)
    36vs17.53

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General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

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Gressoney

3550meters

2.base elevation

1035meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

3.summit height above sealevel

3820meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.Winter olympics host
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The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

5.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

69

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

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Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
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Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.ski pass daily

75.91$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

6.trails (difficult)

9

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.

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Big Sky

150

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Leisure

1.restaurants

69

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
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Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

3.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

61

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

3.chalets

10

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

4.number of five star hotels

2

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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