We’ve all been in lockdown for several weeks now, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from continuing with our beloved pub quizzes. We’ve adopted video chat technology to organise regular quizzes with friends and family. But as time has gone on, it’s getting harder to think of questions that haven’t been asked before! Chamonix All Year wants to help out you and your holiday buddies. We’ve devised a 10-question Chamonix quiz round which you can add into your weekly quiz night this week – it’s perfect for Chamonix old-handers as well as your friends who have read up and dreamed about visiting but haven’t yet had the chance.

No peeking at the answers till you’ve answered all the questions!

Chamonix quiz round

  1. In what year were the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix?
    1. 1912
    2. 1924
    3. 1936
  2. The height of Mont Blanc is disputed, with a perfume named 4807 and a Chamonix bakery named 4810. However, everyone seems to agree on the height of the Aiguille du Midi. Is it:
    1. 3842m;
    2. 3694m;
    3. 4251m?
  3. What French département is Chamonix located in?
  4. What river flows through Chamonix?
    1. The Fier
    2. The Ain
    3. The Arve
  5. When did the Mont Blanc tunnel, which links Chamonix to Courmayeur, open?
    1. 1955
    2. 1965
    3. 1975
  6. Mont Blanc sits on the border between France and which other country?
  7. France’s largest glacier is found in Chamonix. What is its name?
  8. Chamonix is twinned with 8 other towns. Can you name at least one?
  9. What year did the first successful ascent of Mont Blanc take place?
    1. 1786
    2. 1836
    3. 1886
  10. The famous Vallée Blanche ski run starts at the top of the Aiguille du Midi and finishes in Chamonix. If you can’t ski all the way back down to Chamonix, what is the name of the transport which you take back down instead?

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Check out our blog post: 10 facts about Chamonix you might not know.

There’s also lots more information about Chamonix in our Chamonix guide including a history of Chamonix and information about the Chamonix valley.

Chamonix quiz answers

  1. 1924. Read more about the Winter Olympics.
  2. 3842m
  3. Haute-Savoie
  4. The Arve
  5. 1965
  6. Italy
  7. Mer de Glace
  8. Aosta, Italy; Courmayeur, Italy; Aspen, Colorado; Cilaos, La Reunion; Fujiyoshida, Japan; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Davos, Switzerland; Bariloche, Argentina
  9. 1786. Read more about the conquest of Mont Blanc.
  10. Montenvers train. Read more about skiing the Vallée Blanche.