The time of year has arrived when the weather gets warm again. Having had poor weather for a lot of the season in Chamonix including very cold temperatures, high winds and frequent overcast periods with snow, Spring is finally here. More stable weather has meant that backcountry skiing and snowboarding is well and truly here. Today three of us climbed up to Helbronner from the Aig du Midi as a bit of practice at altitude. A mountain guide friend was doing the same with a small group who head off on the Haute Route over to Zermatt tomorrow. A 7 day tour from Chamonix staying in Mountain Refuges.
Chamonix is a great valley to explore for touring either with skins and skis or show shoes and snowboard. Base yourself in a cosy catered chalet like Ski Breezy to get advice on what the snow conditions are like in different parts of the valley. Ask about hiring a High Mountain Guide to show you the ropes and make sure you get up and down safely.
For those who prefer to make full use of the lift system then spring skiing and boarding means that a slightly later start in the mornings gives a little more time for the snow to soften up. By mid afternoon the sunny slopes are starting to get a bit slushy, great for boarders and telemarkers but less fun on alpine skis. So early apr?É¬®s ski on a terrace in the sun could be in order or even a rock climb or two at the roadside crag of Lac Gailands. The north facing domain of Grand Montets keeps it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s snow longer as it is less affected by the sun, great snow there at the moment.
This is a great time of year in Chamonix as the town slows down a little. It is noticeable as you walk down the main street as people meander and chill out rather than strut on a mission to get as much skiing in as the daylight allows.
Check out last minute Chamonix accommodation offers and ski deals with Ski Breezy to top up the tan and grab the last of the ski season the comfort of a cosy catered chalet. Fine food and flowing wine.
Getting away for a long weekend or short break in Chamonix has never been easier. No longer are you limited to staying in impersonal hotels on the fringes of town and “holeing up” in your room on bad weather days.
Lots of chalets like Ski Breezy have changed their booking policies in light of consumer needs and are accommodating guests for completely Flexible Ski Deals. Now you can get away and stay in a beautiful chalet with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, a short walk from the town centre. Prices include catering with fabulous home cooked food and flowing wine. If you want to take a night off and dine in town thats fine too.
Chamonix is only an hour from Geneva airport and a Transfer Company will pick you up at arrivals and drop you at the chalet door. You no longer even have to traipse into a ski rental shop and queue to hire snowboards or skis, Chamonix Ski will take your booking online and turn up at the chalet for ski fit when you arrive.
This season has also seen the advent of the new Priviledge Cards giving 5% off Mont Blanc Unlimited ski passes for 3 days or more plus loads of other discounts in Chamonix shops, restaurants and bars. Priviledge cards are available at the chalet.
Chamonix short breaks, long weekends and last minute ski holidays have never been as easy.
If your ideal holiday skiing or snowboarding is to be able to ski out the door and cruise kilometers of perfectly groomed pistes all day without doing the same run twice then perhaps Chamonix is not the perfect destination.
A couple staying at Ski Breezy commented just yesterday that Chamonix is unlike anywhere they have been before. At first it seemed a bit “disjointed” and “unconnected”. After the third day skiing in a different resort they now love it. “Each resort has a completely different feel to it and there is plenty of terrain in each area to go at for a day.” With the added bonus of Courmayeur and Verbier being included on the MBU Pass you can even ski or snowboard in a different country altogether.
Chamonix is a real town with shops to suit everyone. There are at least 6 exhibitions running through the season, regular ice hockey matches, ski and snowboarding events from slalom competitions to radical off piste freestyle events. Not to mention the Saturday morning market and the roast chicken stall, a must for a piste picnic with olive bread.
So if you think that Chamonix is just for the hard core then think again!
Ski Breezy offers quality catered chalet accommodation. The chalet layout lends itself perfectly for families, groups, couples and individuals. The food is wholesome home cooking accompanied by flowing wine. The sound local knowledge of your hosts, Breezy and Alun, will help you get the most out of your precious holiday no matter how long or short it is or what standard of skier or snowboarder you are.
Ideally located in les Praz of Chamonix, close to the golf course and ski lifts of Flegere, comfortable facilities with friendly service to make your stay enjoyable.
Don’t look further, you just found your Eden…
Bookings are filling up quickly for Christmas and New Year. Contact us now to secure your white Christmas and New Year in the beautiful Chamonix valley.
Welcome to the Hotel Eden accommodation.
We offer a range of bedrooms, suites and apartments. Anything from a romantic getaway to a corporate weekend.
All rooms are modern, newly renovated and non smoking. Each one with stunning views of the Chamonix valley and some of Mt Blanc.
A wonderful combination of contemporary and classic French cuisine has earned The Eden acclaim from numerous gourmet restaurant guides including France’s famous ‘Guide Michelin’.
The service is impeccable yet the atmosphere remains relaxed. Don?É¬¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢t miss the breathtaking views of the sunsets over Mt Blanc from the restaurant terrace.
The restaurant also welcomes : celebrations, corporate dinners, weddings, birthdays, christenings.
Wireless internet connection available.
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