Spring Discounts on Chamonix Lift Passes

bluebird ski day in ChamonixSpring skiing is definitely here – and with it comes discounted lift passes! With the exception of a couple of drizzly patches the weather recently has been wall-to-wall bluebird days and we are celebrating by offering a free day with all 6-9 day Mont Blanc Unlimited lift passes.

Take advantage of these great discounted prices and contact us now to book your lift pass:

  • 6 days : 262€ (save 23€)
  • 7 days : 285€ (save 32.50€)
  • 8 days : 317.50€ (save 32.50€)
  • 9 days : 350€ (save 32.50€)

ski touring in chamonixThe weather is perfect at the moment for ski touring – there’s no better way to explore the Chamonix mountains than to take a hike up and away from the lift system into the backcountry and ski back down off-piste untracked snow in the sunshine. If you go on an all day tour you can pack a flask and some sandwiches to enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by stunning views and vast horizons. The best part is that you don’t need to be an amazing skier/snowboarder or gnarly alpinist, you just need a bit of confidence on off-piste terrain and a guide who knows all the best spots!

Aiguille du Midi ChamonixWe’ve also had a heads-up from our mountain guides that fresh snow is on the way with temperatures set to drop on Sunday and Monday, before it clears up again during the week with Tuesday looking like the prime opportunity to ski the Vallée Blanche. This iconic route starts at 3812m at the pinnacle of the Aiguille du Midi, amongst the spectacular summits of the Massif du Mont Blanc. The 23km descent takes you past seracs, alongside glacial crevasses and amongst towering peaks – it really is the experience of a lifetime. Contact us now to book a mountain guide to ski or snowboard the Vallée Blanche.

Chamonix Adventure FestivalThis week has been a great one for adrenaline addicts, with the Chamonix Adventure Festival showing a packed schedule of films in the cinema, in bars and even on a giant screen in the centre of town. Today there is an adventure film and  photo workshop taking place in the Hotel Heliopic, followed by an apres-ski screening of short films and teasers at MBC from 5pm and then full length films and Q&A with the filmmakers from 8pm at Chamonix Cinema Vox.

There are photography exhibitions up round town and another day of films and images lined up for tomorrow. The festival ends with a big party at MOÖ Bar on Saturday night from 10:30pm – check out the full schedule and details of all films here.

Don’t forget that the clocks change this weekend, so from Sunday onwards we’ll have longer days and lighter evenings – perfect apres-ski conditions!

Spring Savings – Accommodation & Lift Passes from Just 213€ for 3 Days/4 Nights!

Spring is here and there’s more than just sunny skies to make us smile, with discounted lift passes and awesome accommodation deals you can score a bargain ski break – especially when you factor in the current £/€ exchange rate!

The best deal of the season is the 3 day Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, which from 11th April offers a massive 46% discount on the normal price! With this in mind, we’ve discounted some of our best accommodation by 20% when booked in conjunction with the pass – have a look to see what we have to offer this spring…

Chamonix centre apartments – all prices include any 4 nights accommodation and a 3 day Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass (per person, based on 2 people sharing)

Ski accommodation in ChamonixMarcel – 1 bedroom, sleeps 2-4 people
11th – 17th April : 285€
18th April – 1st May : 253€

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Chamonix ski accommodationChamois Blanc G12 – 1 bedroom, sleeps 2-4
11th – 17th April : 269€
18th April – 1st May : 253€

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Chamonix ski accommodationJonquille 323 – 1 bedroom, sleeps 2-4 people
11th – 17th April : 285€
18th April – 1st May : 253€

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Chamonix ski accommodationChamois Blanc 420 – 1 bedroom, sleeps 2-4
11th – 17th April : Fully booked
18th April – 1st May : 253€

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Chamonix Chalets – all prices include any 4 nights accommodation and a 3 day Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass

Chamonix ski chalet
Chalet Favrands

Chalet Favrands – beautiful 4 bedroom chalet with hot tub, sleeps 10 people (optional extra 2 bed apartment)
11th -17th April : 269€
18th April – 1st May : 253€
(per person, based on 10 people sharing)

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Chamonix ski chalet
Chalet Chimere

Chalet Chimere – luxurious 3 bedroom chalet with sauna & hot tub, sleeps 6 people (optional extra 4th bedroom)
11th – 17th April : Fully booked
18th April – 1st May : 280€
(per person, based on 6 people sharing)

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Chamonix ski chalet
Chalet Bedieres

Chalet Bedieres – lovely 3 bedroom chalet, traditional style with sunny garden, sleeps 6
11th – 17th April : 253€
18th April – 1st May : 227€
(per person, based on 6 people sharing)

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Chamonix ski chalet
Chalet Alpins

Chalet Alpins – excellent 4 bedroom chalet with hot tub & garden, sleeps 8
11th – 17th April : 273€
18th – 24th April : 213€
(per person, based on 8 people sharing)

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Don’t forget, you can save even more money by hiring your skis and snowboards with one of our partners – up to 55% discount on ski & snowboard hire in Chamonix when you book through Mountain Lifestyle!

Chamonix Events : 6 Great Reasons to be in Chamonix this Spring!

Spring is in the air! Longer days, more sunshine and the usual flurries of snow that arrive during March and April are on the way.

Those of us that live in Chamonix year round love this time of year – the bitter cold of January is behind us, the February holiday mayhem is over and the lighter evenings mean that we can enjoy a bit of the apres-ski atmosphere after we’ve finished work! Life definitely chills out a bit once March is underway, leaving us more time to have fun when we’re on the slopes or in the office.

Chamonix is nothing if not diverse and there are some great events lined up over the next couple of months – film festivals, mountaineering awards, music concerts and ski races… this is a great time of year to visit if you want to experience a bit of Chamonix culture!

chamonix cross-country skiing competitionFriday 13th to Sunday 15th of March : Coupe d’Europe Ski de Fond
The best cross-country ski racers in Europe gather in Chamonix for 3 days of competition for the European Cup – races are free to watch and usually take place around the Desert Blanc area in Les Praz. If you’re  inspired and want to give cross-country skiing a try then take a look at our cross-country ski lessons, perfect for learning the basics or brushing up your technique!

Saturday 21th March to Friday 27th March : Spring Music Festival
The hills are alive with the sound of… chamber music, orchestras, piano recitals, choirs, string quartets and just about every other kind of classical music you can think of. Chamonix welcomes musicians from all around the world to play intimate concerts in churches and other small venues. The full programme is not yet confirmed but details can be picked up in the tourist office in Chamonix.

Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th March : Chamonix Adventure Film Festival
4 days packed with exploration, adrenaline, adventure and imagination. Inspirational film screenings and photo exhibitions as well as your chance to get involved in innovative workshops and courses. A must for all mountain enthusiasts! You can find more information and the programme of events on the Chamonix Adventure Film Festival website

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th of April : Jour Blanc
A long weekend of non-stop partying with music in the mountains during the day and down in the town at night! The Jour Blanc Unlimited Festival brings the best electronic music acts to breathtaking stages all over the Mont-Blanc range. All the events are accessible with the special Unlimited Festival pass that also works as your lift pass to all the Chamonix ski areas. Book your lift pass online and we’ll collect it for you in time for your arrival – no waiting at the resort office or queuing at the lift station on your first morning!

Chris Bonington © Piolets d'Or
Chris Bonington © Piolets d’Or

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th of April : Piolets d’Or
The Piolets d’Or is an awards ceremony with a difference, it doesn’t celebrate the “winner” as such, but the people who show the most passion and embrace the true spirit of exploration. Credit is given for first ascents and descents, but emphasis is laid more firmly on team spirit, innovation, imagination and respect for the mountains. There will be exhibitions, lectures, debates, film screenings and awards in both Chamonix and Courmayeur – with this year’s coveted lifetime achievement award going to British mountaineer Chris Bonington. You can find out more on the Piolets d’Or website. Explore the mountains for yourself with a mountain guide – spring conditions are perfect for mixed ice and rock climbing, glacier hiking and ski touring.

Friday 17 to Sunday 19 of April 2015 Corsican Festival La Corse à Cham
For 3 days the streets of Chamonix will be drenched in the sounds, sights, flavours, and hopefully sunshine of Corsica! We’ll be treated to music concerts, dancing, market stalls, cookery classes and Corsican culture. Just take a stroll around town to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some free entertainment.

Chamonix chaletWe have some great last minute accommodation deals during March and April, keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest deals or have a browse at our self-catered chalets and apartments and contact us to request our best offer!

Spring Sales in Chamonix : 5 Ways to Save Money On & Off the Slopes

This week’s high winds and bitterly cold temperatures have got us longing for warm spring skiing already, bring on the soft snow and goggle tans please! The best thing about spring is that if you’re visiting Chamonix any time from now to the end of the season you can save money with any of these great deals…

Chamonix skiing20% Off Lift Passes
All Mont Blanc Unlimited lift passes of 2 days or more benefit from massive discounts from 11th April to 3rd May – the best deal is on a 3 day pass, which is not only discounted but also offers you 3 days for the price of 2, making it almost 50% cheaper than the standard price! Just to compare, here are a few examples of typical savings:

  • 3 day adult Mont Blanc Unlimited – 92.80€ (save 79.20€, 46% discount)
  • 6 day adult Mont Blanc Unlimited – 228€ (save 57€, 20% discount)
  • 6 day family Mont Blanc Unlimited – 649.80€ (save 162.50€, 20% discount)

You can download the full price list here and order your lift passes directly from Mountain Lifestyle. As a free service to our clients we will pick them up for you and have them ready when you arrive – no need to queue at the lift office, just head straight up the mountain on your first day!

ski hire chamonix55% Off Ski & Snowboard Hire
You can also save yourself anything from 15-55% by booking your skis and snowboards through Mountain Lifestyle; our partners have shops all across Chamonix so wherever you’re staying there will be one within minutes of your accommodation, some will even deliver to your door and do boot fittings in the comfort of your chalet! They have all the latest kit and are happy to advise you on what to get, so take a look at our ski & snowboard hire page to start saving money before you even arrive.

Chamonix Christmas LightsEat, Shop & Relax for Less
When you arrive in Chamonix you’ll be met by one of our lovely Mountain Lifestyle reps, who will give you a handful of discount vouchers for all our favourite places, from great food at Le Jekyll to blissful timeout at the Deep Nature Spa. We’ve tried and tested them all ourselves and confirm that they’re definitely worth the visit, especially with our special VIP rates!
Plus, if you buy the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass you’ll also enjoy unlimited access to the Chamonix sports centre, swimming pool, ice rink, museums and various other great attractions including a daily ride on the Alpine Coaster.

Tramway du Mont BlancFree Public Transport
As a Mountain Lifestyle client you are entitled to a Carte d’Hote guest card; this gives you free access to public transport the length and breadth of the Chamonix valley. Don’t worry about parking, treat yourself to a few beers at the foot of the slopes and hop on the bus or train when you’re ready to head home!

Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass holders can also enjoy unlimited access rides on the Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace and on the Tramway du Mont Blanc up to Bellevue.

Chamonix chalet favrandsAccommodation Special Offers
Last but not least, we have a handful of excellent accommodation deals, from smart affordable apartments such as Biolay 4, centrally located chalets like Chintalaya or Alpins and luxury lodges of which Favrands is one of our favourites. You can find all of our Chamonix accommodation here. With the exchange rate being so favourable at the minute, there has never been a better time to squeeze in a cheeky last minute break in the Alps!

The weather has been doing some pretty crazy things this winter but the forecast for the next couple of weeks is for sunny blue skies and the occasional flurry of fresh snow. March and April have loads of great events lined up from the Chamonix Adventure Film Festival and Chamonix Girls Zone to the European Ski de Fond Championships and the Piolets d’Ors mountaineering festival, all of which are free, so book now to have a great holiday without breaking the bank!