Chamonix-Mont Blanc is a well known ski resort in the French Alps and as the name suggests allows you access to ski in and around Europe's highest peak - Mont Blanc.
It is one of the oldest ski resorts and due to that it is very much a resort built around an existing town rather than being purpose built for skiers, but we think that's part of its charm. It has a real history of exploration and mountaineering.
The resort hosted the 1924 Winter Olympics and is still challenging its visitors today. It is considered to be one of the best resorts for experts skiers with the Grand Montets mountain offering two black runs and off piste adventure should you wish to explore further.
There are areas of Chamonix that cater for the less experienced too, so don't be put off but as far as a challenge goes, Chamonix must be experienced by those hardened skiers.
An adult Mont Blanc unlimited pass in peak season for 7 days will cost €396.00.
Beyond the slopes Chamonix village can be explored - it has some wonderful restaurant. The essence of the town is very much tied to mountaineering, rock climbing, hill walking and skiing.