Save Money on Chamonix Lift Passes, Ski Hire, Airport Transfers & Accommodation this Winter

No sooner does one season end in Chamonix, than we start getting excited about the next one! Winter 2015-16 will be upon us in no time and we’re already planning all the essentials – which lift pass to get, whether we need new ski pants or if a bit of duct tape will do the trick, what colour bobble hat to go for… Luckily we can help you with the first one and even offer you some fantastic discounts on lift passes, ski/snowboard hire, airport transfers, etc.

Chamonix skiingEarly Bird Lift Passes
If your holiday falls between 09th January and 5th February 2016 or 5th March and 8th April 2016 then you can save big on your lift pass! The special offer typically works out at a 25% discount and applies to all Mont Blanc Unlimited lift passes including concessions and family passes. This is an exclusive offer that is not available directly to the public, it must be booked through Mountain Lifestyle. You can either fill out this booking form and return it to us, or contact us by email to place your order.
Chamonix Lift Passes – more details here

Chairlift at Les Houches in ChamonixLow Season Lift Passes
If you’re not restricted by school holidays then save yourself a packet by booking before Christmas or after Easter – not only are lift passes discounted but you’ll also find that flights and accommodation are a whole lot cheaper too. The First Snow special offers runs from 28th November to 18th December 2015 and the Spring Skiing offer runs from 9th April to 1st May 2016. Both offers are available for both the Chamonix Le Pass and the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift passes – contact us directly to benefit from the discount.
Chamonix Lift Passes – more details here

ski hire chamonixDiscounted Ski & Snowboard Hire
We only work with our favourite ski and snowboard rental shops in Chamonix – the ones who provide the best service for the best price. Our partners are located in convenient places throughout Chamonix and some will even deliver the kit to your door and do a full boot fitting in the comfort of your chalet. The best thing of all though is that our partners offer Mountain Lifestyle clients fantastic discounts of up to 50%!
Chamonix Ski Hire & Snowboard Rental – more details here

Airport transfer van from Geneva Airport to Chamonix10% Off Airport Transfers
Our friends at Haute Transfer are offering an exclusive discount in conjunction with the Early Bird Lift Pass offer – any airport transfers that fall between 09th January and 5th February 2016 or 5th March and 8th April 2016 will enjoy a 10% discount when booked before the end of November. Comfortable, reliable, door-to-door service with complimentary beers and soft drinks – what better way to start your holiday?
Chamonix Airport Transfers – more details here

Chalet in ChamonixOff-Peak Accommodation
If you can travel outside of the peak holiday periods then you can get some great deals on accommodation – prices tend to drop off during January and March, with some of the best bargains to be found in April. The ski season doesn’t end until May and spring snow can be plentiful, with the added bonus of sunny apres-ski! Our partners at Mountain Base offer everything from budget studio apartments to luxurious ski chalets, take a look and see what we have to suit you.
Chamonix Accommodation – more details here

Chamonix Christmas LightsWe can even offer you discounts in resort at some of our favourite Chamonix bars and restaurants. So there you have it – all the essentials sorted.

All you have to is book your flights and pick that bobble hat!

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Viva Italia – Special Offers on Chamonix Lift Passes & Day Trips to Italy!

Skiing in ChamonixThis last week has seen glorious weather return to Chamonix after a nice little top-up of fresh snow last weekend – clear blue skies, warm sunshine and soft spring snow.

So, it was with some trepidation that we ventured through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Courmayeur this week – would it be as good? Thankfully it was a fantastic day with the same great weather conditions, lovely snow and a typically amazing Italian gourmet lunch break!

Skiing in Courmayeur ItalyOn arriving at the top of the cable car we were a bit worried to see large patches of grass and mud surrounding the lower pistes but once we got up higher the snow cover was great and the pistes were groomed to perfection – we were still finding stretches of untouched corduroy at 4pm! The snow on many faces stayed cold and fresh all day, with not a patch of ice or rock to be seen. Access to Courmayeur is included in the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass, which from Saturday 11th April is on special offer!

Spa Pre Saint Didier in CourmayeurWe topped it off with a trip to the Pre Saint Didier Spa and spent a few hours soaking in the outdoor jacuzzis and pummeling tired muscles in the jet sprays. It’s a great apres-ski option as the entry price is reduced after 5pm, giving you 4 hours of bliss for less than the price of a half hour massage. If this sounds like your kind of apres-ski then we can provide transport there and back in a comfortable 8 seater minibus, just contact us for details.

This weekend is a great time to visit Courmayeur as tomorrow night the town will be hosting the official award ceremony of the 2015 Piolets d’Or. From 9pm alpine enthusiasts, explorers and mountaineers will gather at the Palanoir Cinema to celebrate the greatest expeditions of the year with the legendary climber Sir Chris Bonington being the guest of honour and recipient of the Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The event is free entry and open to all, with the awards being followed by live music.

le-tour-chamonix-winter-01This time of year is perfect for a late season ski break – quiet pistes, great weather, plenty going on in town and, best of all, discounted ski passes. The Mont Blanc Unlimited pass is now on offer with an average of 20% off all passes of more than one day with the additional bonus of 3 days for the price of 2, saving you a lovely 46% or 79.20€ – anyone fancy a last minute weekend away? You never know, we might even be able to swing you a deal on accommodation, so get in touch now and find out how much you can save!

CHAMONIX WEATHER FORECASTThe upcoming weather forecast looks great, with the start of the week hitting the low twenties and plenty of sunshine, so don’t forget to pack your sun cream!

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!