The spotlight is on Chamonix

04 August 2014

The spotlight is on Chamonix

With over 15 years experience under our belt, The Oxford Ski Company has witnessed many a ski season come and go; more than we’d care to admit in fact, for fear of giving away our Founder’s age! But one thing is for sure, our ability to predict trends and pinpoint where the winter’s ‘hot-spots’ will be is second to none. 

Following our analysis and review of the seasons’ passed, we predict that for this coming winter 2014/15 season one of the resorts in the spotlight will most certainly be Chamonix. Not only is this resort easily accessible through being just an hour’s transfer from Geneva airport, making it very popular for families with small ones who don't take kindly to winding up a mountain as well as for those looking to escape to the Alps for a long weekend. But with the start of a 40 year €477 million Euro investment plan currently taking place in resort as we speak, there will be much to shout about in Chamonix for this season.

A new state of the art 10 man gondola will be replacing the tired 4-man chair lift in Grands Montet area ensuring faster (and warmer!) access to one of the top ski areas of this resort. As well as a new beginner ski area due to be unveiled in December in the Brévent-Flégère Ski area at a staggeringly snow-sure height of 2,000m, Chamonix has never have been more accessible to all levels of skiers.  Historically Chamonix, made famous by the towering Mont Blanc, was believed to be a resort reserved for intermediate to advanced skiers. However, with these renovations and investments taking place, Chamonix will undoubtedly be a resort that will be able to lay claim to being one of the best all round resorts in France

And the accommodation in resort is jumping on board with this facelift too. This season marks the debut for a fantastic ski in – ski out chalet in the ski area of Les Houches which we had the pleasure of inspecting when we were in resort in May. Ideal for families, Chalet Amano boasts stunning views over the Chamonix valley from not only the floor to ceiling windows in the glorious open plan living area but also from the privately positioned hot tub upon the sun drenched decking area. Sleeping up to 12 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms, Chalet Amano is a very exciting addition to one of France’s premier ski resorts.  

Contact us now to book your stay in next season's top resort - before everyone else gets there first...