Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better! Registration's totally free, of course, and makes snowHeads easier to use and to understand, gives better searching, filtering etc. as well as access to 'members only' forums, discounts and deals that U don't even know exist as a 'guest' user. (btw. 50,000+ snowHeads already know all this, making snowHeads the biggest, most active community of snow-heads in the UK, so you'll be in good company)..... When you register, you get our free weekly(-ish) snow report by email. It's rather good and not made up by tourist offices (or people that love the tourist office and want to marry it either)... We don't share your email address with anyone and we never send out any of those cheesy 'message from our partners' emails either. Anyway, snowHeads really is MUCH better when you're logged in - not least because you get to post your own messages complaining about things that annoy you like perhaps this banner which, incidentally, disappears when you log in :-)
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or: Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
ááá snowHeads Forum Index
Author Message
A snowHead
(Who has registered and logged into)
Location: snowHeadLand
1. Resort: Chamonix
2. Country: France
3. Domain: Mont Blanc
4. Author: Whitegold
5. Date: Jan 2009
6. Our Holiday: Small group of couples
7. Website: chamonix.com
8. Basics: Southeast France. Around 60 to 90 mins from Geneva
9. Lift System: The lift system is wholly inadequate. Lifts are old and slow. Liftlines in the valley can be long even in the offseason. Waiting halfhour for a skibus is commonplace. Scorecard = 2 / 10
10. The Terrain: The onpiste is good. Limited but useful mix of blues, reds and blacks. 7 / 10
11. The Snow: Exceptional snow during our stay. Valley is shadowed by tall mountains, helping to maintain the snow. 8 / 10
12. Off-piste: The liftserved offpiste is the best in the world. Steep and deep everywhere. 10 / 10
13. The Resort: The town is busy. The nightlife is reasonably good. Lots of chavs, however. 7 / 10
14. Food: There are some decent restaurants, but you have to search for them. 7 / 10
15. Accommodation: Mostly mid-range hotels. 6 / 10
16. Costs: Chamonix offers reasonable value, considering it is such a popular resort. 8 / 10
17. Conclusion: Chamonix has the steepest offpiste on the planet. This makes it a must-visit destination. But be prepared for tracked-out powder, huge liftlines and tiresome waiting for overcrowded skibuses.

Total Scorecard = 55 / 80 (69%). For comparison, Verbier gets 56 / 80 (70%).

Chamonix Resort Report Feedback Thread
Post
All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Go to:  



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy