MONT BLANC MASSIF
Chamonix is a ski resort in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, at the foot of Mont Blanc. It is renowned for its high mountain skiing and mountaineering on the highest peaks in Europe, as well as for its mid-mountain hiking routes, including the Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the most popular trails in Europe, covering 170 km (106 miles) around the Mont Blanc massif.
The Chamonix ski area includes 47 ski lifts and 182 km (113 miles) of runs spread over 3 major massifs, Grands Montets, Brévent and Flégère. It also includes many legendary off-piste itineraries which delight strong skiers and freeriders such as Vallée Blanche, Envers du Tour, the slopes of Brévent and Pas de Chèvre. Nicknamed the mountaineering capital of the world, Chamonix is buzzing all year round and record numbers of people visit and climb its peaks.
OTHER ACTIVITIES IN CHAMONIX
Having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix is a mecca for sports, apart from skiing and mountaineering, such as ice hockey, mountain biking, paragliding, golf, rafting, curling, ski jumping, etc.
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