One of the most beautiful located ski resorts in the world, Chamonix can be a great choice for family holidays, whether you come for the winter sports or the summer activities. In winter, the Mont Blanc area offers 500km of piste, including the world-famous 24km Vallée Blanche off-piste run – brilliant for accomplished teens. Meanwhile, the scenic pistes of Le Tour offer easy runs for family days out.
Mountain holidays in the region are a great alternative for families bored of the beach, and – with its setting below the shadow of Europe’s highest mountain – Chamonix is regarded as the world's leading summer mountain resort, with a huge variety of activities for all ages, from trains up the mountains to walks or swims under the Alpine sun.
But a word of warning – this bustling, colourful, stylish town in the shadow of Mont Blanc may be one of the world’s best-known resorts, but the the skiing is split into a number of sectors, most requiring a bus ride, which can be annoying even for the experts who come for the extreme descents. So it’s best to steer clear of Chamonix unless you’ve got children willing to walk and able to carry their own skis.