On- and off-piste
With over 90 miles of pistes and 15,000 acres of off-piste skiing, the range at Chamonix is expansive and versatile, to say the least. Winding runs among the trees offer good sport in bad visibility, and the big glacier runs at high altitudes often keep the resort running into May and beyond. For accomplished skiers, the trophy experience is the famous Vallée Blanche, a 12-mile, off-piste glacier descent into Chamonix town that delivers some of the most spectacular scenery the Mont Blanc range has to offer.
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Regional restaurants pride themselves on using local ingredients, so there is no shortage of eateries showcasing the traditional Savoyard cuisine. The Michelin star Hameau Albert 1er (in the five-star hotel of the same name) offers exquisite dining with a wine cellar filled with some 20,000 bottles, while Le Matafan, specializes in contemporary, elegantly presented dishes made using seasonal ingredients.
Michael Kors Polarized Chamonix sunglasses, $139
goop x Perfect Moment Chamonix ski jacket, $840
Perfect Moment ski pant, $560
J Lindeberg wool Coolmax Sweater, $295
Oakley Airbrake XL Factory Pilot snow goggles, $280
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, $265 for 50ml