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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 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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Summer Attractions in the Aosta Valley

Just a tunnel away the Aosta Valley awaits this summer loaded with gastronomy, history and activities too. We’ve made a list below of summer attractions in the Aosta valley, on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, in order of their distance from the French border. Starting with the closest ones at the top, make your […]
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Disabled Visitors coming to Chamonix

Information available for disabled visitors coming to Chamonix is fairly limited and often outdated. Knowing which accommodation and restaurants have disabled access is obviously important, but those coming to Chamonix on holiday are usually looking for more than just somewhere to sleep and something to eat, so it is important to look at the real […]
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Calendar of Chamonix Summer Events

Everything’s better at altitude; the music, the sports, the yoga! That’s the general theme of the top Chamonix summer events that fill the calendar. There’s a great deal to see, do and experience, and almost as much to compete in! Get ready, get signed up, and get up there in the mountains for the numerous […]
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Guide to outdoor summer activity insurance

First of all, our first piece of advice would be – don’t get injured! But if you do during your holiday… don’t get caught without summer activity insurance cover. Not all insurance companies cover all the activities that Chamonix has to offer in the summer, especially ones that involve scrambling along mountain faces (via ferrata) or […]
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Chamonix Summer Holiday(s), Chamonix Activities, Adventure tree park

Chamonix adventure parks are calling this summer

Depending on who you are and where you come from your idea of adventure may be as different as a favourite dessert! In the Mont Blanc region, our list of Chamonix adventure parks really is the cherry on top of your holiday. From the mini mountaineers to the family that prioritises the place over the […]
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Quick guide to extreme sports in Chamonix

Chamonix is known for being a mecca for extreme sports in France and the high mountains of the Northern Alps offer a diverse range of activities. During your next holiday in Chamonix, you might have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some athletes as they undertake another exploit, or to try one for […]
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Lady Legends of the Alps: women in mountaineering

Climbing higher, striving further and writing history, women in mountaineering have been making their mark for over two centuries in Chamonix and the surrounding area. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top achievements of these ‘Lady Legends’ in a chronological timeline below. Their exploits in the alps will inspire you too to get up […]
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