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Chamonix 'is as good as it gets'

06 February 2012
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When it comes to magical ski holidays that will forever live in the memory, Chamonix is possibly the greatest resort of them all, one source has noted.

Writing for France Today, Suzanna Chambers said that Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is one of the most popular ski areas in Europe for good reason.

"The superlatives do not stop there. Situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak, Chamonix boasts the world's steepest lift-served skiable vertical drop -some 9,200 feet - as well as one of the world's longest runs, a nearly 14-mile course through the Vallee Blanche," she explained.

Mr Chambers explained that the resort, which is located just south of Lake Geneva, has been a favourite European ski destination since the early 20th century, and has an amazing history behind it.

The first adventurer to schuss down the slopes here did so in 1893, and by 1907 the sport had become so popular in the Mont Blanc area that one of the world’s first cable car systems, Les Glaciers, was built to take skiers up.

Since then, the resort has grown in popularity to become one of the most popular destinations on the planet for ski holidays.

"For skiers, Chamonix really does have it all - powder fields, glacier skiing, mogul slopes and endless gentle runs for beginners and children," Ms Chambers stated.

She also noted that the overall area now boasts some 90 miles of runs, catering to all levels of ability, divided among five ski areas scattered across the valley: Brevent, Flegere, Argentiere, Les Houches and Le Tour.

Given all of its advantages, the writer said it is not surprising that demand for trips to the Chamonix area is high, with ski buffs naturally drawn to the area because of its great skiing and guaranteed late snow - the two key ingredients of great ski holidays.

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