This weekend sees many of the Chamonix lifts closing, but the season is not yet over! Les Grands Montets will be open until the big closing party on 3rd May and we’ve got plenty to look forward to until then. Coming up over the next few weeks we have…
La Corse à Cham
This weekend sees Chamonix turned into a little outpost of Corsica with street stalls, music, dancing, food and drink from the land of Napoleon. Most of the events are free and outdoors, so go and check it out.
Hiking at La Flegere
Although the majority of the lift system closes this weekend (19th), the Flegere cable car will stay open for an hour each morning from 8-9am until 24th April for those who want to hike back down again. There are some fantastic trails leading back down to various places such as Paradis des Praz, Argentiere and the Col des Montets. There may still be snow up top, so take sturdy hiking boots and poles.
Next weekend (25/26 April) is a chance to try out a whole load of ski and snowboard gear for free up at Les Grands Montets. There’ll be stalls by loads of local independent manufacturers and artisans – ever tried handcarved wooden skis before? If you’ve ever wanted to give monoskiing or telemarking a whirl then there’ll be plenty of that to try as well – onesie optional.
Chamonix Golf Course
Dust off those clubs and get practicing your swing. The driving ranges are already in use, with the full 18 hole course scheduled to open on 24th April. With exceptional views, challenging greens, a pro-shop and excellent club house, Chamonix Club de Golf is renowned for being one of the best in the Alps. Some of our most beautiful chalets are within putting distance of the course and are also on the main bus route to Les Grands Montets, so you can ski in the morning and play a round of golf in the afternoon – only in Chamonix!
Celebrate the last blast of winter with one final shindig up the mountain. Les Grands Montets hosts this legendary party every year, where anything goes! DJs, fancy dress ski races, waterslide, giant rail contest, snowtubing, live music, BBQ, beers and more – well worth checking out whether you’re on skis, snowboard or just on foot. Expect the partying to carry on into the night down in town with after-parties in many of Chamonix’s bars.
Lift passes are all discounted by a minimum of 20% from now until the end of the season so take advantage of cheap flights and accommodation to squeeze in one last ski holiday before the end of the season. And, of course, the end of winter is just the beginning of summer fun here in Chamonix!