Earlier this month, we hosted our 22nd ‘Warm Up Weekend’ in Chamonix.
It was a chance to be the first to enjoy the winter’s snow and despite Chamonix coming in as a late replacement for Val d'Isère (whose winter opening was delayed), there were no disappointed faces among our guests.
Located at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc (4809m), Chamonix has been a destination for travellers since the 18th century, hundreds of years before any ski lifts existed.
In this post, we share ten vintage postcards that help to tell the story of Chamonix in those early years.
We are often asked whether you can ski in Chamonix in summer.
The fact is that from the Aiguille du Midi there is always enough snow to ski, but that otherwise there is no lift-served skiing in Chamonix in summer, although this wasn’t always the case…