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A traditional family run hotel in central Chamonix. Owned and run by the same family for 4 generations the Richemond offers good value accommodation close to the resort centre and 500m from the nearest ski lift and slopes. A firm favourite with British skiers for many years, the atmosphere is traditional with many families choosing this property. Being so centrally located this is an ideal hotel to stay at if you want to sample the huge choice of local restaurants and bars.
Bar,lounge & Restaurant
Meals: Buffet breakfast.
Rooms (2-3 people): Twin and double bedded rooms with bath or shower and wc. All rooms have cable TV and some can accommodate an extra bed. Single rooms available at a supplement.
Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast
Chamonix Resort Info
With its proud position along side magnificent Mont Blanc, Chamonix offers awe-inspiring scenery as well as amazing skiing. Chamonix's skiing does favour more advanced skiers, providing access to the Vallée Blanche, off-piste terrain to test the very best and the Grands Montets in Argentière, so beginners might feel a bit left out on Chamonix ski holidays. It is also disjointed, being made up of a series of smaller bus-linked resorts so getting about can be difficult if you're without a car.
Chamonix ski resort
Chamonix itself is a beautiful town that provides everything that you could want and more; rocking nightlife, plenty of good restaurants, things to do all year-round and it's just over an hour from Geneva airport. On the down side however, Chamonix is also pretty expensive, with shopping nearly toppling skiing as the favorite pastime.
Even so, Chamonix is one of the great resorts, one that attracts the best skiers - people who really want to challenge themselves. It retains a special aura - one that only a few resorts in the world manage to create.
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Chamonix Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 11 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 25-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||10 cm|
|Upper slopes||120 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 11-Dec-2013)
Thanks to the excellent start to the winter season in France many resorts opened early this weekend and there is fantastic on-piste skiing all over the French Alps.
Meribel (30/100cm), Val Thorens (65/105cm) and Courchevel (69/99cm) are now all open for the season in the Three Valleys. Although there has been no recent snowfall all three resorts have strong snow bases and enjoyed clear weather all weekend.
Isola 2000 (40/60cm) La Clusaz (15/70cm) and Les Menuires (20/105cm) are all also now open every day and provided fast skiing on hard-packed pistes on Monday 9th December under sunny skies.
There is still brilliant skiing to be found in Tignes (40/140cm) which has enjoyed consistent sunshine recently. The resort now has over 50 lifts open and the best skiing can be found on groomed runs.
Val d’Isere (40/80cm), Les Deux Alpes (15/170cm) and Alpe d’Huez (20/150cm) have also been enjoying spring-like conditions in December and the warm and sunny weather continued at each resort on Monday 9th December.
European Weather Outlook
The sunny weather looks set to continue in Europe with France, Switzerland and Austria all expecting clear skies and dry days throughout next week. Temperatures could also rise to above 5C in some places.
While very little snow is expected to fall anywhere in Europe this week Bulgaria could receive light snow during the middle of the week in preparation for opening day at Bansko next weekend. There is also some much-needed light snow forecast for Oppdal in Norway.