Our Geneva Airport to Chamonix route is our most popular transfer by far, with many of you as enchanted by the magic of the mountains as we are! Here’s what’s new and happening in the Chamonix valley for this winter season…
New shops, bars & restaurants
A lot has changed in Chamonix town centre over the recent months. The former Terrasse bar right in the heart of Place Balmat opened as Rose du Pont to much acclaim. The amazing renovation has classic French bistro at its heart and it is truly lovely. A must visit.
After Mr Ancey’s well deserved retirement (known as Quiche Man to those who have been in Chamonix longer than they care to admit!), his beautiful little boutique chocolate shop opposite the Hotel Croix Blanche has been taken over by Sallanches chocolatiers Gateau & Cacao. And we have to say, the hand-made chocolate goodies are incredible…
Not far from our Mountain Drop-offs Chamonix HQ, you’ll find Bureau Services in the Galerie Alpina. This is the go-to place for all your stationery needs. They’ve now opened a cool little shop opposite where you can get all sorts of things printed – perfect for getting those instagrammable Chamonix skiing snaps made into a wall hanging or even a mug!
The Hotel Mercure next to the train station is having a total makeover, with a revamped reception, bar and restaurant area, as well a whole new Spa are being built for relaxing those tired ski legs.
Work continues on transforming the former Hotel Couttet into a five star hotel and resort. It won’t be open for this winter, but it is sure to make an impact when it does!
There’s a change of name and a new look for the big hotel on the main road between Chamonix and Les Houches. Now called the Bigsky Hotel, it’s all about a funky retro styling with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi!
Mountain restaurants – all change?
We keep out ear well and truly to the ground in Chamonix and we hear that a trio of mountain restaurants are changing this winter. We’re excited to see what is going to happen at the Bergerie in Brevent at the eateries on the snow front at Flegere! Watch this space!
Getting around Chamonix
This winter there’s a whole new perspective on transport in the Chamonix valley, with dedicated Ski Buses and Urban Buses covering everywhere from Servoz to Vallorcine. In essence, special express ski buses pick up from Place Mont Blanc, Chamonix Sud bus station, Chamonix Tourist Office and Grepon Parking to then take skiers directly to the slopes.
There’s a new Chamonix Mobilite website and a new App too, so make sure you download it before you arrive in Chamonix!
Has all this talk of places to shop, eat and stay in Chamonix whet your appetite? Make plans and get your transfers booked online with Mountain Drop-offs now! We’re here for you.