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What’s new this winter 2023 – 2024 in Chamonix

What's new in Chamonix winter 2024 - new chocolate shop
All the news, new things and changes in the Chamonix valley for winter 2023 - 2024 season. An essential read for passengers on our popular Geneva Airport to Chamonix transfer route, this gives you the insight into what's new in and around Chamonix. More... from What’s new this winter 2023 – 2024 in Chamonix Read More

World Cup Climbing Chamonix 2022 – back to full strength!

World Cup Climbing in Chamonix 2022
World Cup Climbing is properly back in Chamonix for 2022 with Lead and Speed climbing competitions, as well as a full programme of events for spectators. See the world's best sports climbers on this official IFSC World Cup series event - and it's all free. More... from World Cup Climbing Chamonix 2022 – back to full strength! Read More

Celebrating 10 years of the Arc’Teryx Alpine Academy

ArcTeryx Geneva Chamonix transfers Mountain Drop-offs
Yes, it’s the news you have all been waiting for… the Arc’Teryx Alpine Academy is back, and not only that its celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Mountain Drop-offs are delighted to be involved in the alpine academy that unites the international alpine community over 4 days in our beloved Chamonix. Taking place on the 1st –... More... from Celebrating 10.. Read More

Arc’teryx Academy is back!

Summer Academy Down, but not out! Like many of us the Arc’teryx Academy has had to adapt to the current Covid climate. Over three weekends they have a number of clinics and seminars running in the alpine capital of Chamonix to promote safe play and exploration in our beloved mountains. The selection of skill advancing clinics... More... from Arc’teryx Academy.. Read More

Spring Skiing & Music Festivals

Ski Music Festivals If you like your spring ski trip to coincide with great music, then there’s no shortage of destinations to choose from for 2020. Conditions across the Alps are looking great with lots of recent snowfall and lots more on the forecast. Better yet, Mountain Drop-offs can take you there! Plan your time... More... from Spring Skiing.. Read More

Fantastic Food in Chamonix

No holiday is complete without great food. And that’s true of any visit to Chamonix, summer or winter! Whether you want Michelin starred luxury or want to bag a bargain, read on and find out about the food scene up and down the Chamonix valley. And, we’re delighted to say that winter 2020 as brought... More... from Fantastic Food.. Read More

Classic Cheesy Choices Chamonix

When in Chamonix, Choose Cheese! No trip to this area of France is complete without discovering the truly comforting delights of classic Savoyarde cookery. The Haute Savoie is famed for the multiple ways in which a mix of potatoes, cheese and bacon are served. This is comfort food at its very best and a must... More... from Classic Cheesy.. Read More

Find great food, fast in Chamonix

Sometimes all you want is some great food fast. Here’s our roundup of the best places around Chamonix to pick up tasty food quickly. Our Favourite Fast Food in Chamonix Blue Bird Café – nestled in Chamonix Sud, this is as close to a greasy spoon as you can get outside of the UK. Although,... More... from Find great.. Read More

Let’s do lunch in Chamonix

Chamonix lunches We know that fabulous food and drink are always a memorable part of any visit to the Chamonix valley. In the latest instalment of our restaurant recommendations – you can find more at “Fantastic Food in Chamonix” – we discover the art of lunch. The history of plat du jour A long-held tradition... More... from Let’s do.. Read More

Leman Express – Your Questions Answered

Leman Express trains in haute Savoie
Leman Express What is the Leman Express? We’ve got all the answers for you… The Leman Express service started on 15 December 2019. It’s the new cross-border train service linking Geneva with Haute Savoie. The main hub in France is Annemasse train station, where four of six new Leman Express train lines will go to.... More... from Leman Express.. Read More

UTMB is finally here!

UTMB® The big week of the UTWT circuit everybody’s been waiting for is finally here! The UTMB®, one of the biggest events in trail running is taking place from 26th August – 1st September 2019 as well as TDS® and CCC®. The UTMB® is one of the most iconic events in trail running. To do... More... from UTMB is.. Read More

Our Top 12 Alpine Lakes

Airport transfers from Geneva airport
Alpine Lakes around the Mont Blanc Massif No trip to the Alps in summer is complete without exploring the wonder of mountain lakes. Here is our top 12 from in, around and high above the Chamonix valley. Chamonix Valley A hiker’s paradise, the iconic Lac Blanc is the stuff of picture postcards and an Instagram... More... from Our Top.. Read More

Chamonix Summer 2019 Travel Tips

Chamonix Summer Our friends at 10Adventures have made it easy to discover all that Chamonix has to offer in the summer.  Chamonix is, without doubt, a bucket list destination. Getting here has never been easier with plane, train and automobile options. And, of course, group-shared, private and VIP transfers from Geneva Airport to all the villages of the Chamonix... More... from Chamonix Summer.. Read More

Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route Ski Tour

The Iconic Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route Ski Tour There has been an explosion in the popularity of ski touring in recent years as people try and move away from resort skiing and explore the unpisted terrain on offer. The skills involved combine skiing, mountaineering, glacial travel techniques and an understanding of terrain and snowpack... More... from Chamonix to.. Read More

Spring Music Festivals at the foot of Mont-Blanc

Picture of the musilac mont-blanc yeti rising over the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix
Chamonix music festivals Whilst Chamonix retains its reputation as an iconic ski destination, in the Spring, it’s also a bustling destination for some major music festivals. Unlimited Festival 2019 There are two incredible events on offer in April 2019. Unlimited Festival (formerly the Black Crows Weekend) kicks-off on Tuesday 2 April and is an homage... More... from Spring Music.. Read More

Plan your Chamonix ski holiday

Chamonix 2019 ski holiday planning
Chamonix Valley Winter Season All of the valley’s ski areas are now open and there’s more snowfall on the forecast. You can find all of the opening dates for the ski areas covered by Chamonix Le Pass or Chamonix Unlimited lift passes for the winter season 2018-2019 below. Brevent and Plan Praz, Flegere, Domaine de... More... from Plan your.. Read More

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Mountain Drop-offs certificate of excellence What could be better than receiving our first TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence? Receiving the email to tell us that we’d been awarded one for the third year in a row. And that is thanks to all of you who’ve taken the time to leave us a review and give us... More... from TripAdvisor Certificate.. Read More


#TeamOnTheHill They say that all work makes Jack a dull boy or Jill a dull girl, which is why we’ve structured our business to make sure that everyone gets hill time when they work with Mountain Drop-offs. Generally working four days on and with three days off, our drivers, managers and administrators all have a... More... from #TeamOnTheHill Read More

All new website!

New website Our new website is here! Hopefully it should now be a lot easier to book your transfers with us… and much much easier on mobile and other devices. More... from All new website! Read More

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas We hope you are all happy and excited for Christmas this weekend. Have a great one and we hope to see you in the Alps soon. From all the Mountain Drop-offs Team. More... from Happy Christmas Read More