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Mountain restaurants & summer huts in Chamonix

Mountain restaurants and their younger siblings, summer huts in Chamonix’s lower altitude locations, are not-to-be-missed for refreshments during a hike or for a more filling lunchtime meal. Sometimes hidden away in the mountains, these pleasant rest stops are ideal destinations for a well-deserved break after a long day. Some tips on terminology A key French […]
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Explore the best parks in Chamonix & the valley

Whether you are looking for some relaxation after a day of hiking, or just a spot to enjoy some family time, the parks in Chamonix are the ideal locations. Away from the noise of the high street and the bars, the Chamonix valley has plenty of little parks where you can while away an afternoon. […]
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Guide to indoor climbing in Chamonix

So you’ve made it and your fingers are twitching to get into climbing in Chamonix. Whether you’re an expert looking for the low-down on where to climb indoors, or an absolute fresh-out-of-the-chalk-box beginner, this blog detailing the French grading system and local indoor climbing gyms of Chamonix is for you! All about indoor climbing Bouldering […]
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Guide to Family Hikes in Chamonix Valley

You have arrived on your holiday and you want to go on one of the family hikes in Chamonix valley. Which hike do you choose and how do you prepare with little ones in tow? Well, all will depend on the age and ability of your walkers, and the weather of course! We have teamed […]
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Via Ferrata in Chamonix: what you need

If you’re not an experienced rock climber, but you’re looking for the mental and physical challenge of climbing and the spectacular views that go with it, Via Ferrata in Chamonix is for you! Chamonix is deservedly known as the heart of alpinism worldwide. With such fame and popularity comes investment and growth in a full […]
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Guide to Chamonix Marathon du Mont Blanc

The Chamonix Marathon, known locally as the Marathon du Mont Blanc, is much more than 26.2 miles… For a start, as we’re in France, all the distances are in kilometres rather than in miles, so the marathon is in fact a 42km distance race. But putting metric versus imperial aside, there are now 8 races taking […]
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CHAMFEST: new festival celebrating why #welovechamonix

At the heart of everything that drives us at Chamonix All Year is the motto #welovechamonix. This year we will be commemorating 15 years of that growing love, and through the vision of our fearless co-leader Jo Saw, will be giving back the community in style, with a new Chamonix festival! Jo and members of […]
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Chamonix Activities, Chamonix Summer Holidays, Brevent and Flegere

Summer photo competition results

#SummerAbove comes to an end: Prize Draw With the first snow appearing across the Alps in the last few weeks, it seems that summer is officially over. With full hearts we announce the end of our inaugural #SummerAbove photo competition which took place throughout social media platflorms, but was a huge success on Instagram. We thank all […]
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Water activities you can do in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix is jam-packed with possible activities, in the air (parapenting, helicopter flights), on rock (climbing, via ferrata), on ice (glacier hiking) or in the water. There are heaps of water activities Chamonix offers and they are available for all ages too, so keep reading to get a taste of the thrills and spills […]
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Favourites for the UTMB 2017 in Chamonix

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc is an event of epic proportions for an epic genre of human: ultra-runners. Here we outline the official favourites chosen by and published in the UTMB 2017 programme as well as our own picks from the Chamonix All Year office. Official UTMB® Elite Males favourites: Jim Walmsley (USA) UTMB® #942 Jim […]
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