This year Scotland’s Ski and Snowboard Show is over the moon to announce Chamonix Mont-Blanc as the headline sponsor for the event . For those of you who don’t know let us give you the run down on what makes Chamonix a must visit location for all snow sport enthusiasts!
• History and Location
Widely regarded as one of the premier destination for Alpine adventurers from across the globe, Chamonix secured its reputation as the mecca of snowsports when this beautiful mountain town played host to the very first winter Olympics in 1924. Since then Chamonix has been pushing the limits in what is possible in Alpine exploration. Situated between the chain of Mont-Blanc mountains to the south and the Aiguilles Rouges (red peaks) to the north Chamonix is arguably one of the most incredible and picturesque settings in the Alps.
• Mont Blanc
Known to the world as “The roof of Europe”, Mont Blanc stands tall as the highest peak in the Alp’s and the world’s third most visited natural area. Visible by a short cable car ride from Chamonix you will quickly be immersed in the power and majesty of this natural beauty.
• Ski and Snowboard
Once you have gotten over the breath-taking scenery you can begin to discover Chamonix’s more extreme side. Boasting access to a multitude of ski areas there is something for everyone. With long winding tree runs, freeride, epic off-piste and two fantastic snowparks, Chamonix ticks all the boxes for snowriders and mountaineers alike.
• Leisure Activities
If snowsports aren’t your cup of tea then why not consider what else Chamonix has to offer? Try a leisurely snow-shoe hike through the mountains, get an aerial view of the Alps from a paraglider, go mushing with enthusiastic huskies or take an adrenalin ride on the new winter luge. If you are looking to slow things down a bit then Chamonix does not disappoint! With its own ice rink, tennis courts, natural and indoor climbing and swimming pool there is never a dull moment.
• Night life
After an active day at high altitude, come back down to 1,000 metres in the Valley: busy city life awaits you! From sunset to sunrise, you can choose your ambiance: whether trendy or traditional, quiet or festive, you will fall for the charm of the cosmopolitan atmosphere! With numerous bars and nightclubs, a casino and a cinema there is no excuse not to indulge in the après ski atmosphere!. Chamonix is also a haven for food lovers including 2 Michelin star restaurants