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2017

By Guest Writer | Aug 29th 2017

The Ultra -Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) is an iconic route of about 170 km that passes through France, Italy and Switzerland, circumnavigating Mont Blanc with 10,000m of ascent, to be completed in 46.5 hours. Have a look at our short video here » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Aug 11th 2017

Background to the Compagnie des Guides and the Fête des Guides The Alps were not always revered for their beauty as they are today, but towards the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, during the Age of Enlighte » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jul 21st 2017

Discover the Cosmojazz Festival in Chamonix from 22 to 30 July 2017 with Collineige! We have your need-to-know planning guide on how to get to, and how to make the most of, the biggest local music event on our Summer social calendar. Born in t » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jul 4th 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017 is the 9th stage of the Tour de France finishing not far from Chamonix in nearby Chambery.   This year, race director Christian Prudhomme has been inspired by the 6th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jun 20th 2017

Chamonix, the heart of alpinsime in Europe, morphs into a ‘Running Mecca’ every year at the end of June. During the coming summer months a host of different running events on offer brings big crowds and an exciting ambience to the vall » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jun 8th 2017

As the mountains warm up in the last weeks of spring and as summer begins, the inclination to “get on your boots and hike!” takes hold.  However, hikers and climbers can find themselves lacking the correct information and equipmen » Read More

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2017

By Guest Writer | Jan 25th 2017

Chamonix is not short on things to do as this stunning area is by no means just a ski resort, it's a bustling Alpine town and commune with a long and fascinating history....  For this reason not all our winter visitors are skiers or snowb » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Oct 4th 2016

Welcome to our favourite day hike in the Cham Valley! Accomplished mountaineer Anatol Boukreev  once said “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” T » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Sep 8th 2016

1. Go for a Mountain Bike Ride   A range of mountain bike trails awaits you in Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentière and Vallorcine, offering multiple routes for every level!     2. Le 3842 Restaurant &nbs » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Aug 9th 2016

The secret spots and favourite places of Chamonix locals and Collineige staff that you won’t find in every brochure for summer fun, beer, coffee, eats and treats!   Chalet du Glacier des Bossons Strictly open in Summer this ch » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Jul 8th 2016

Tour De France 2016 is coming! Your ideal spectator plan, transport, restaurant and Chamonix Chalet Guide lies below! Chamonix is at the heart of the Tour De France 2016 cycling action this month. The 103rd edition of the Tour is returning to Haut » Read More