Any time in January is a great time to travel to Chamonix for a ski weekend. The snow base is in place, there’s a good chance of fresh powder, it can be quieter and prices are lower!
Plus if you book before 30 November you can save money on lift pass costs!
If you're planning a ski weekend flying in to Geneva, there is a great selection of ski resorts near to the airport.
We look at the best ski resorts for ski weekends within easy reach of Geneva...
The Col du Passon (3028m) in Chamonix is an excellent ski touring route with a good ratio of skiing/climbing. This article covers the route, timings and tips. Expect the ascent to take 2-3 hours and descent 1 hour 30 minutes.
Chamonix was awarded the Flocon Vert label in 2013 for their commitment to sustainable tourism, but the resort has not rested on its laurels.
The valley has recently announced several initiatives in their Climate Territorial Energy Plan (PCET), designed to promote more ‘passive’ tourism - respecting the environment and limiting the pressure on nature.
We look at the right way to layer for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the high mountains. Modern materials and construction techniques mean that there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains, just poor clothing!