Chamonix


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Chamonix

(shämônē`), town (1990 pop. 10,062), Haute-Savoie dept., E France, at the foot of Mont Blanc. The principal base for climbing Mont Blanc and for visiting the Mer de Glace, it is a popular summer and winter resort. The Chamonix valley was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics. It has the world's highest (12,605 ft/3,842 m) aerial cable car and is linked by tunnel (7.5 mi/12.1 km) with Courmayeur, Italy.

Chamonix

 

a mountain valley in eastern France, along the upper course of the Arve River (a tributary of the Rhone). Elevations range from 1,000 m to 1,500 m. Chamonix is a U-shaped valley into which glaciers, including a tongue of the Mer de Glace, descend from the Mont Blanc Massif. The valley has pastures and meadows and is at one end of the tunnel through Mont Blanc.

Chamonix

a town in SE France, in the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc: skiing and tourist centre. Pop.: 9830 (1999)
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Address : 38, Place De L~eglise Bp 89 74402 Chamonix Mont Blanc
For me this is what makes Chamonix stand out as a resort that has earned its reputation as one of the best places to ski in Europe.
It is after all home to mountaineering pioneers Jacques Balmat and doctor Michel Paccard, who first conquered the mother of all of the French Alps mountains - Mount Blanc - that majestically overlooks Chamonix and satellite villages.
Incidents of this capacity are not very common in Chamonix.
We are proud to be trendsetters and we discovered Chamonix for the Indian market and were ably supported by Atout France and Chamonix Tourism, who realised that this region can attract a large number of Indian tourists.
MORNING: Following a full night's sleep (I've got two young boys) I'll start with a coffee then head out skiing before dawn in the beautiful Chamonix mountains.
Dave Bowes, from Wallasey, is currently ranked second in Europe and fourth in the world after picking up a bronze medal at the Para-Climbing World Cup and silver in the Para-Climbing European Championships in Chamonix, France, in July.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed plenty of success on the Flat track, where he can boast a strike-rate of 32 per cent, and he is looking forward to making a perfect start over hurdles on Chamonix in the 2m4f maiden - just his fourth ride over jumps.
5m [pounds sterling] of new equity finance from its owner, Chamonix Private Equity.
Alongside beautiful images of classic runs in Chamonix and Whistler, there are also more offbeat inclusions such as the Himalayas and the Atlas Mountains.
And a superlative, prodigious reaction is exactly what you should expect when you Step Into The Void--Europes coolest new attraction, by the very same name, which opened earlier this year in the French ski resort of Chamonix.