Balcons du Savoy front slopes
Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This luxurious 2 rooms hotel apartment is located in the popular town of Chamonix Mont Blanc in the Haute Savoie Region, at the foot of the highest mountain in Europe: The Mont Blanc.
The apartment is in one of the most prestigious hotel of Chamonix. This apartment is very special because it is one of the few apartments in Chamonix ski-in and ski-out! As you can see in the pictures, you have the direct access to Savoy and from there you can reach by the cabin lift the Brevant and Flegere ski resort! (The 2 ski resorts in altitude in Chamonix).
The hotel offers you a lot of services such as a Bar, a lovely hall with living area with fireplace, a heated indoor swimming-pool with mountain panorama through large windows, Steam room (Hammam), Solarium, Fitness room, Play-room (Ping-Pong, snooker, video games, baby foot), Internet spot, Laundry (including clothes dryer), underground parking and ski locker. In the swimming pool it is also possible to have Swimming lessons (extra) and in the massage area you can relax and enjoy your stay with different type of massages for health and harmony of your body and mind (extra).
From the entire apartment, you will appreciate the unforgettable panoramic view to the ski slopes, the mountains and the Mont Blanc!
In the apartment you will find a mountain style double bedroom with a large closet, a living room with a pullout sofa-bed (for 2 people) and a satellite 3D HD TV , a Fully-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with hair-dryer and a separate toilet.
The Sunny, south facing private garden is perfect for al fresco aperitif and sunbathing with an unforgettable panoramic view of the Alps and Mont Blanc. You will never forget this landscape of your holidays. From your private garden, during the winter, you can ski-in and ski-out: “ski from your door!” (Very rare in Chamonix).
The residence is located right in front of the Ski School gathering spot and in front of the Savoy ski-lift which leads to Brévent and Flégère ski resorts, 2525m high. All the advantages of a "ski from your door stay". You can reach both easy ski slopes (perfect also for a fist experience on ski) and more difficult ski slopes (green, blue, red and blacks slopes!).
During the summer, In front of the residence lays a great grassy field : walks, landing of paragliders, departure for all walks (by feet or cycling), sport center 100m away (indoor and outdoor swimming-pools, ice rink, tennis...), summer sledge.
The apartment is located close to the center of Chamonix, near to the boutiques, shops and restaurants, and offers a spectacular panoramic view to Mont Blanc and all the mountain chain!
Chamonix itself is packed with great restaurants, bars and mountain pubs as well as plenty of shops and several ski resorts for all levels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva International Airport 88 km, Nearest railway: Chamonix Mont Blanc 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The Rhone/French Alps region
Chamonix is situated in the north-westerly part of the Alps, just 15 km from the Swiss border via the Col des Montets and 15 km from Italy via the Mont-Blanc tunnel. The natural border, where these three countries converge, lies at 3820 meters on the summit Mont Dolent.
Chamonix and its valley are dominated by the mont Blanc chain to the south and the Aiguilles Rouges (red peaks) to the north.
The valley is of glacial origin and measures 17 km, from the Col des Montets at the northernmost point to the Taconnaz torrent. The town centre is situated at an altitude of 1035 metres.
The Arve, the main river of the upper Savoy, takes its source at the Col de Balme and flows a distance of 107 km through the Chamonix valley and on down to Geneva where it joins the Rhône.
Chamonix offers exceptional viewpoints, which can be reached either by use of the lifts or the hiking trails. The different panoramas are situated along the length and breadth of the valley, in the heart of the Mont-Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges mountain ranges. An extraordinary panoramic trip, accessible to all. Just a few minutes cable travel or a few hours on foot for the hardy and you will find yourselves immersed in the beauty of this majestic site.
The “roof of Europe”, the world's third-ranking most visited natural area, continues to attract millions of visitors and thousands of mountaineers every year. Conquering Mont Blanc is a dream shared by many amateur mountaineers and enthusiasts. This dream is possible as long as one does not underestimate the apparently easy slopes of this legendary mountain.
The last measurements of mont Blanc: September 2009
New measurements of Mont Blanc's altitude: 4810.45 m, unfailing stability!
According to the measurements taken in September 2007, Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe, had an altitude of 4810.90 metres, i.e., an increase of 2.15 metres in relation to 2005 – a record altitude since the first GPS measurements in 2001. On 12 & 13 September 2009, Haute-Savoie's land surveyors performed the 5th operation for measuring the altitude of the roof of Europe, as part of Annecy's candidature for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
According to the first analyses performed, Mont Blanc measures exactly 4,810.45 m, and the volume of ice above 4,800 m is 21,626 m3. Due to the prevailing winds, the summit has moved 26m to the East (following the axis of the top ridge), towards Italy.
Glaciers in the Chamonix Valley
Covering a surface area of 125 km2, the glaciers are omnipresent in the Chamonix valley and contribute to the outstanding beauty of the site. Since time memorial, these ice giants have inspired fear, incredulity and admiration.
The Bossons glacier
As one arrives in the Chamonix valley, one cannot help being overwhelmed by the Bossons and Mont-Blanc glacier « largest ice fall in Europe » ! The glacier has a long history and it was on it's flanks that man chose to excavate the first ice grotto in 1870. Due to its steep incline, it is the fastest moving glacier (300m/year) and it also reacts most rapidly to climate change. The passionate history of the glacier is related in an outdoor exhibition located close to the Chalet du Chalet du Glacier des Bossons. Nine illustrated information panels present different aspects of the glacier: its life, evolution of a glacier, the small ice age... The exhibition is translated into English and German and is free of charge. The Chalet du Glacier des Bossons is open from June to September.
The Mer de Glace
« A sea, stirred by a strong breeze, then suddenly frozen to ice » Windham (1741)
The Mer de Glace is one of the worlds most visited natural sites. This enthusiasm began in the 18th century when wealthy and learned travellers, in quest of discovery and knowledge, began to show an interest in the glaciers and in particular this unique spot. Since 1908 the Montenvers-Mer de Glace cog railway enables enthusiastic visitors to follow in the footsteps of those illustrious pioneers: Rousseau, Hugo, Nodier, Sand, Goethe, Shelley, Liszt and so many more...
The ice grotto: takes you into the heart of the glacier where you may discover the astounding colour of the ice, beautiful carvings and models in period clothing, witness to bygone mountain life, as if frozen in time. Every year (and for the past 50 years) a new grotto is meticulously sculpted in the ice as the previous work of art is slowly but surely transported down the valley by the glacier.
Chamonix is one of the most spectacular place during the winter and summer time. It's at the foot of the highest mountain of Europe: Mont Blanc. Summer in Chamonix is very special, with a wide range of adventure and fun. There are sporting activities such as climbing, mountain biking, rafting, paragliding, horse riding, golf and many walks between beautiful waterfalls, lakes and spectacular mountains.
Skiing in Chamonix is an extraordinary experience, 152km downhill slopes and 42km trail slopes, surrounded by a unique landscape dominated by the highest peaks of Europe. Unforgettable experience is going on sleigh pulled by huskies, visit the Mer de Glace and the famous caves of ice. Close to home there is the start of the cable car to Valleé Blanche and Aiguille du Midi (3842m) which, through spectacular scenery and unique in the world, link France to Italy. Many restaurants, pubs colour the night of Chamonix
Ski: Chamonix offers an incredible variety of slopes of all levels. Bent slopes, skiing through the trees, wild ski, ski for beginners. There is the possibility to ski on the Mont Blanc in off piste routes, from the Aiguille du Midi go down to the country through the Mer de Glace, or on normal ski slopes with more than 152km of downhill slopes and 42km trail skiing. At the train start to the Mer de Glace, there are also slopes for beginners. There are also ski schools for any levels, from beginners to pre-race training. The guides also arrange fantastic experiences in the snow such as the Vallee Blanche. The legend of the off-piste in Chamonix has its origin on the edge of the glaciers, where the slopes seem to have no end. La Vallée Blanche, starting from the Aiguille du Midi, offers several itineraries. This off-piste skiing is extremely popular until the early spring for its beautiful view.
Golf: Playing Golf in the Alps has become very popular due to the atmosphere of Alps that surround the golf club
Chamonix Golf Club is situated between the Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges, at the foot of the Dru. Chamonix Golf Club has the signature of the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Senior .
The golf course in the Chamonix valley has a high standard of excellent service
Now has 18 holes and courses for any levels.
Chamonix Mont Blanc is a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you'll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this 'summit meeting' share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.
When you're out shopping in the town centre, wherever you are look up and you'll see 'it' there… 4,810 metres (15,781 ft) of rock, snow, ice and dreams of things to come.
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3 Jan 2014
"Lovely apartment, quick response to enquiries and very reasonable price"
The apartment was very nice, as shown on the photos, with double bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette/living room which had a sofa and pull out bed. We found it perfect for 3 people and much nicer than a… More
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