March 7 - 15, 2014
For more information, contact trip leader Janet Jones at[masked] or [masked]
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades". The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself, are part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix . It is this situation "for France", which is found on the French IGN maps. The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste ski run of the Vallée Blanche.
What’s Included …
Airfare Lexington – Geneva – Lexington
Ground transportation Geneva – Chamonix - Geneva with English- speaking guide on the coach
Seven nights at the Hotel Alpina
Breakfast buffet and dinner daily (Dine Around plan for dinners))
Welcome drink and area briefing in Chamonix
Hospitality desk at the hotel daily with local guide
Use of high speed internet at the hotel
Fuel charges / air taxes / local taxes / luggage handling tips
Many great optional day tours
Discounted lift tickets and equipment rental
Optional pre-trip to Nice / Cote de Azur
Optional post-trip extension to Morzine for skiing the Avoriaz area
Pricing is tentatively only $2,299 for all this! Details and prices on side trips and the extensions to the Nice/Cote de Azur and to Morzine will be available at the next meeting!