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Hameau Albert 1er, 38 route du Bouchet, 74400 Chamonix (+33(0)450-530-509) http://www.hameaualbert.fr/en A hamlet of traditional Savoyard farm buildings make up this four-star hotel in the centre of Chamonix. Pine clading, fireplaces, and country-style furnishings deck the interiors. Rooms cost €1750 to €450 a night; priciest rooms feature hot tubs, fireplaces, and balconies facing Mont Blanc. Take a dip in the steaming outside pool or indulge in a seaweed bath or hot body wrap. Dine on foie gras and white truffles in the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Albert 1er.
Grand Hotel Des Alpes, 75 Rue de Docteur Paccard, 74400 Chamonix (+33(0)450-553780) http://www.grandhoteldesalpes.com This four-star hotel dating back to 1840 is located in the centre of Chamonix. Elegant woodwork and grand marble columns are a fixture throughout. Choose from double rooms or apartment suites with views of the Brevent or Mont Blanc, priced €210 to €950 per night. Breakfast is not included in room rates (€20). Use of the sauna and pool is free; massages are extra.
Hotel Gustavia, 272 Avenue Michel-Croz, Chamonix (+33(0)450-530-031) http:www.hotelgustavia.eu This three-star hotel, dating back to 1890, has a charming exterior with green shutters and wrought iron balconies. Inside you'll find a lively apres-ski bar and 50 modern bedrooms, all with WIFI and televisions, priced from €128 for a double per night. Included in the price is a buffet breakfast and free parking in the hotel courtyard.
Les Randonneurs, 39 route du Plagnolet, Argentiere (+33(0)450-540-280) http://www.lesrandonneurs.fr This budget hotel is located at the entrance of Argentiere village, 500 metres from the Grands-Montets cable car. Built in the early 1900s, this hotel has a pink facade with blue shutters. The simple pine-clad interior has a choice of singles, doubles or dormitories; a double with bathroom costs €50. The bar and restaurant serves traditional homecooked food.
Condo/House Rental Options
Apartments and chalets are available for seven-day rentals throughout the Chamonix valley. One-bedroom apartments with kitchens, TVs, and balconies cost between €200 and €500 per week (sleep four). Large groups can rent six-bedroom chalets (sleep 12) with spacious living areas, fireplaces, and gardens for around €1800 per week. Private rental companies: Association des Meubles de Chamonix et Sa Vallee (+33(0)450-539-074) http://www.loc-chamonix.fr; Assocation des Proprietaires de la Vallee de Chamonix (+33(0)450-539-230 http://www.vacancesachamonix.com; Amicale Chamoniarde (+33(0)450-535-632) http://www.chamonix-locations.fr
Projected Opening Ski Season: 01/12/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 12/05/2013
Projected Days Open: 162
Days Open Last Year: 158
Years Open: 89
Average Snowfall: 671cm
Pros: Snow, scenery, food
Cons: High Mountain Company
Pros: Great boarding, great apres/nightlife, amazing scenery and views
Cons: Perhaps not as many runs as linked areas in France
Pros: Nightlife, variation of slopes, skiers, views
Cons: Bus and old lifts, low alititude village
Pros: amazing scenary, long, steep runs, challenging, good choice of pistes
Cons: difficult place to learn, expensive
Chamonix, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Chamonix Mt-Blanc, Chamounix, Chomonix, Mont Blanc, Schamonix, Shamonic
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