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Welcome to Collineige

Luxury Chalets in the picturesque town of 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

October 3rd 2014

London to Geneva in 6 hours with Eurostar - breaking news!!

Eurostar has just announced a new service 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, tickets have been on sale since 9 October. We'll give you £50 towards your rail tickets when you book a catered chalet!

October 1st 2014

Autumn in Chamonix

The golds and russets of autumn have now appeared this is a beautiful, quiet time of year to visit Chamonix.

We have been enjoying some beautiful warm sunshine - so come over now for a week or a long weekend! Walking, cycling, climbing and much more all on offer in the Chamonix Valley!

See our special offers for some last minute chalets in Chamonix.

For the latest on sun, snow & rain in Chamonix.... see the weather forecast.

Looking ahead we have the Toussaint and half term holidays, a wonderful time of year for walking, with the crisp mountain air and autumnal colours.

October 10th 2014

Christmas and New Year in Chamonix

Chalet Les Frasserands is available so contact us sooner rather than later if you would like to enjoy the festivities in Chamonix!

March 18th 2014

The Vallée Blanche by Moonlight! 

The weekend of March 15th was full moon and we skied the Vallee Blanche by moonlight!  If you would like to do this next winter contact us at for more details.

February 15th 2014

Vertiginous Stuff

The 'Pas dans le Vide' or 'Step into the Void' opened last winter and is well worth a visit. 

It is in effect a glass platform, suspended at 3842m, from which the public can enjoy vertiginous views.  It is included in the Aiguille du Midi lift pass. Take a virtual tour of the facilities at the top of L'Aiguille du Midi with this video from the Compagnie du Mont Blanc.  Also the Guardian has some impressive pictures.

Glacier des Bossons 1910
Glacier des Bossons 1910 courtesy of servatius.blodspot.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.