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Chamonix gears up for Piolets d'Or

25 March 2011
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Chamonix is a popular destination for ski weekends , but fans of the mountains who want a break from the slopes next month could head to the Piolets d'Or awards.

The competition is aimed at honouring top mountaineers and is taking place at Le Majestic , Chamonix, from April 13th to 16th.

People on ski weekends will be able to enjoy free entry to the event, where they can watch climbers get to the top of a mountain.

"The Piolets d'Or event encourages imagination in searching for innovative routes using a maximum of economy of means, making use of experience and respecting man and nature," said Chamonix's official tourism website.

Those enjoying short ski breaks this weekend could also consider heading to the town's market, which takes place at Place du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix on Saturday (March 26th), where they will be able to find local French produce and enjoy the busy atmosphere.

Cheap Ski Breaks to Chamonix.

Posted by Marianne PangADNFCR-1958-ID-800475759-ADNFCR

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