Renowned worldwide as the cradle of mountaineering, Chamonix also offers endless opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing. The size and versatility of snowshoes gets you greater access to the trails of Chamonix than skiing or snowboarding due to density of trees or low snow conditions. January and February are ideal months to visit.
Located in the Haute-Savoie department, the town of Chamonix is in the heart of the French Alps, lying in the southeast of France. Guarded by magnificent, snow-cloaked summits, the commune is a world-class base for outdoor enthusiasts. It hosted the first Winter Olympics all the way back in 1924. And since then, it has continued to develop and shape itself as one of the world’s prime resorts.
Winter is cold with a healthy supply of snowfall. The months of January and February receive a minimum average temperature of -8°C and a maximum average temperature of 4°C.
January and February are ideal months to visit.
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