Standing resplendent in the heart of Chamonix in the French Alps, the chic Hotel Mont Blanc has brought a new level of skiing luxury to Chamonix since it was acquired by the Taittinger family in 2013.
Stunning interior design cleverly combining old and new features
Outdoor swimming pool with Mont Blanc views
A haven of tranquillity in the heart of this famous winter sports town
Ideal for short breaks or as part of a wider European ski tour
An ideal luxury base for skiing this hotel has been welcoming guests since the start of the 20th century and is a huge part of the history of Chamonix valley. With a prime location in the centre of Chamonix, the hotel offers a haven of calm which is reflected in the elegant design of the 40 luxurious rooms and suites.
The interior is a creative triumph from an inspired collaboration between the Taittinger family and renowned interior designer Sybille de Margerie. Many original features have been retained, such as the striking central staircase and mosaic floors and alongside the contemporary colours and furnishings, the overall feel is modern and elegant.
Service is friendly, slick and discreet and the Hotel Mont Blanc team continually ensure that guests have their every need well looked after. The overriding atmosphere they have created at the hotel is cosy and supremely comfortable - perfect for a relaxing holiday.
When it comes to skiing, Chamonix has a reputation that precedes it as one of the oldest and most famous ski resorts in the world; having played host to the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924.
Nowadays it attracts skiers from all over the world who come to pit their wits against the mighty steep descents and the off-piste powder fields. The most famous these of which is the 20 km long Vallée Blanche - a rite of passage for skiers looking to tick off one of the most legendary runs in the world. The ski area itself is quite spread out covering five different mountains and stretches up the vast valley to include the village of Argentière which is the access point for Les Grand Montets. The majority of the terrain is suited to good intermediates and experts; there are a few good beginner areas but these are a little fragmented.
The hotel makes accessing these different areas easy by offering a shuttle service for guests and will arrange pick ups at the end of the ski day.
When to visit
Indulge yourself with a 'Mont Blanc' exclusive treatment in the Spa - specially created for skiers and hikers.
Dog Sledding in Val d'Isère
Mush! And you're off! Drive your own dog sled, or take a guide and just sit and enjoy the ride.
Ice Climbing in Chamonix
Scale the frozen heights of Chamonix and channel your inner Arctic explorer by venturing to the ice falls with a professional mountain guide. No experience is necessary, just a head for heights and the spirit of adventure.
Montenvers Railway, Chamonix
Take the famous little red train along the rack and pinion railway from Chamonix to Montenvers at 1913m high. Here you can visit the imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses.
Snowshoeing in Chamonix
No skills needed for snowshoeing. Escape the lift queues and busy restaurants to experience the breathtaking views and go exploring without the need to ski.