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Chamonix Winter Events 2019-2020

Chamonix All Year is committed to giving you the low down on all the action in the valley, so here’s the latest round up of winter events and entertainment to see you through to the end of the season! We’re covering everything from museum trips and nights out to ice skating, music and avalanche awareness […]
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Chamonix Mountain Guide: Phil Ashby

If you’ve skied the Vallée Blanche, climbed Mont Blanc or explored other routes in the valley you will know that having a Chamonix mountain guide is not just a nicety but a necessity.  To many it sounds like a dream – after all, they get paid to ski fresh powder! But what does it take to become […]
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The Kandahar World Cup

The 20th edition of this legendary course, the Kandahar World Cup is back! Hosting two Men’s World Cup events, the piste at Les Houches will see the elite men skiing Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom in just a few weeks time, the 8th/ 9th February. It has been four years since the Kandahar hosted these […]
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Art in Chamonix: Introducing ‘rūsc’

Friends and business partners Chris and Raquel are in the foothills of a big adventure. But unlike the usual Chamonix adventures, they won’t be needing crampons, a map or avalanche safety gear. These two are opening rūsc, a ceramics studio and artists’ co-working space, offering pottery classes, life drawing, sculpture and ceramic painting. ‘rūsc’ is a […]
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Chamonix Winter Events 2019-2020

Winter is here and we at Chamonix All Year are excited! We’ve had the first snowfall, the lifts are opening, we’re dusting off our skis and digging out our bobble hats. If you don’t live in a ski resort, these months might feel like a slog. Short days, long nights, relentless cold and drizzle. But here […]
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The Léman Express – train travel to Chamonix!

The Léman Express is a new rail route that is connecting Geneva to the Alps. Before, the only option was to get a public or private bus or hire a car but you can now enjoy your whole route to Chamonix by the luxury of rail travel. Combining two countries and opening on 15th December 2019, line […]
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The Dainty – is this the Best Pizza in Chamonix?

With so many restaurants to choose from in Chamonix, from Japanese to Canadian, Swedish and of course the local Savoyard cuisine, it is not an easy feat to open a new competitor, however that is exactly what the owners of The Dainty pizza in Chamonix did. Having previously been a coffee shop and then a ready […]
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The CAY complete guide – Chamonix Accommodation

Accommodation, a place to stay, somewhere to rest your head after a long day on the mountains, to leave your bags while you take in the valley’s adventures. Some think the accommodation is the boring part of your holiday but let’s face it, your choice of holiday provider and accommodation can make or break your […]
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The CAY Complete Guide – Travel to Chamonix

Parts one and two of our complete guide to Chamonix have focused on summer and winter, both seasons being spectacular in their own right. Depending on when you come and whether your visiting in a big group, with kids, with lots of luggage or just yourself and hand luggage will influence your decision on your mode of […]
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The CAY Complete Guide to Chamonix – Winter

Winter in Chamonix, taking the dramatic mountains and putting them as backdrop for some of the best mountain adventures the world has to offer, makes this season one that most people consider iconic. Most visitors in winter come for the skiing: the range of slopes, as well as Chamonix’s proximity to Geneva airport and choice of […]
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