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Ski Weekend Blog

This summer Chamonix will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the world’s oldest guiding association – the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix.

This special occasion will be marked by a number of events taking place throughout the summer.

The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc has confirmed that the new Grands Montets project will be designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. 

25 March 2021 Update: Chamonix has confirmed that the new lift will be a cable car for the first stage, then 20-25 person cabins in a 3S gondola system. It will open in 2024.

From the outdoor infinity pool, with views directly towards the Aiguilles peaks and Mont-Blanc itself, the QC Terme Chamonix may be the most scenic spa in the Alps. In this ultimate guide we cover all the key questions you may have.

The Haute Route is one of the world’s most famous high-altitude trails, taking you from Chamonix in the Mont Blanc valley to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

How do you find accommodation for the UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc)?

With thousands of trail runners and supporters coming to Chamonix from 23-29 August 2021, it makes sense to book your accommodation well in advance.

After the turbulence of the last year, maybe it’s time to plan a ski retreat in Chamonix?

Why not step off the treadmill, escape from pressures of modern life and take refuge in the mountains?

Following 'deconfinement', France is no longer in complete 'lockdown'. However, there is no current agreed opening date for ski lifts. The most recent announcement suggestst that sadly the lifts will not open at all this winter.

We are delighted to be able to offer this winter the Hotel La Sapinière ** for our Chamonix clients this winter.

We asked you – our loyal Ski Weekend clients – how you felt about skiing this season and about the changes to quarantine…and this is what you said...

On Tuesday 18 June 2019, a light aircraft landed at 4450m on the east face of Mont-Blanc. This week the Swiss pilot was fined…just 38 euros!