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Welcome to Collineige

Luxury Chalets, find the True Chamonix...

Welcome to the Collineige website, a window on my world. That world is the Chamonix Valley, where I arrived as a keen young skier and traveller… and never quite got round to leaving.
I have raised my family here, and Collineige remains the same small specialist chalet company dealing solely with Chamonix, that it was when I set it up over 30 years ago.

I am proud of the collection of ski chalets and apartments I have put together over the years. They include some of the most beautiful properties in Chamonix and its spectacular valley, and the team of chefs we have assembled for our catered chalets is second to none.

I am equally proud of the reputation we have built, for the service we offer. ‘Personalised service’ is a tourism cliché. With Collineige it means, if you take a holiday with us, we are on the spot to put our local knowledge and contacts at your disposal, and to listen, respond and react to any problem or request without delay.

Why Chamonix? We think the skiing is the best. Famously challenging, if you insist, but there are plenty of gentle runs too. In summer the place is idyllic, and the range of opportunities fans out: hiking, white water rafting, climbing, golf, mountain biking… against the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc. And we are only 70 minutes’ drive from Geneva. If you haven’t tried Chamonix, you certainly should.

Please browse the website to see what we have to offer, and if you have any questions do get in touch. I will make it my business to respond, without delay.

Colleen Olianti

Founder, Collineige

Latest News 

July 28th 2015

August Offers

The summer sunshine beckons!  This is a glorious time in Chamonix, plenty of activities for the energetic and also a wonderful place to just relax and take in the stunning views.

See our summer offers on the special offers page and check out the webcams and weather forecast for Chamonix here.

150th Anniversary of 1865 and the Golden Age of Mountaineering

This summer, from June to October, Chamonix is celebrating the Golden Age of Mountaineering with a programme of events, memorial climbs, exhibitions and films.  For more information please see their website.

Chamonix Yoga Festival 3-5 July

The second Chamonix Yoga Festival takes place this year after the success of last year. Yoga in The Majestic, in the town centre and in the mountains, 15 teachers and 34 workshops.  Follow the link for more details on the Chamonix Yoga festival website.

London to Geneva in 6 hours by Train

Eurostar introduced a new service in autumn 2014, running 4 days a week. Leave St Pancras, London at 12.58 arriving Geneva 20.16 via Lille -  Sun, Mon,Thurs and Sat.

This is good for the planet and good for you as you sit back and relax on the journey, enjoying some spectacular scenery as it passes by. We'll pick you up from Geneva and you'll be in your chalet in little more than an hour, in time for a late supper and glass of wine. 

See the Eurostar website for full details of the trains. We'll give you £50 towards your rail tickets when you book a catered chalet!

 

The Vallée Blanche by Moonlight! 

The weekend of March 15th last year was full moon and we skied the Vallee Blanche by moonlight!  The dates for 2016 are January 24th, February 22nd and March 23rd.  Contact us if you would like to take part in this once in a lifetime experience!

 

Glacier des Bossons 1910
Glacier des Bossons 1910 courtesy of servatius.blogspot.com
Edwardian Chamonix
Edwardian Chamonix

The Times, November 1996

'Collineige has the loveliest chalets in the Chamonix valley and the best connections with Chamonix guides...’

The Guardian, February 2012

'Why risk sharing a chalet with rowdy strangers, or even rowdier friends? Here's our pick of five romantic retreats in the Alps;

Mazot Les Tines, Chamonix, France This cute cabin is total fairytale fantasy, all made of wood with little shutters...'

The Telegraph, December 2004

'The best supplier of chalet accommodation in the valley is Colleen, a South African married to a mountain guide, contactable through Collineige...'

Read more news articles here.