Chamonix is one of the big names of Europe when it comes to skiing. This is mainly because of the variety of options it provides. From Glacier Skiing to Heli-Ski Chamonix offers loads of choices that are normally hard to find in other resorts.
Chamonix offers vast amount of ski runs all geared to different type of tastes.There is something for everyone here. One of the main advantages of the French Alps is the majority of the resorts are located in high altitudes. This increases the chances to find a good snow. The snow park was also one of the bests that I have experienced. It has variety of bumps for every level and also offers extreme bumps for the extreme boarders
The downtown area is quite big. A bit different from chalet style Austrian resorts. It is similar to Kitzbuhel in terms of the size though. The Chamonix centre is quite distant from some of the nearby villages. On the other hand this scale gives you the flexibility to find more options in downtown. The restaurants are really good. From the classical Fondue experience to the Steakhouses there is something for everyone. Even the pizza was extremely delicious, probably due to the reason it is so close to Italy. Even the small street shops like confectionaries and bakeries all were true ambassador of the world famous French cuisine.
Nightlife is also one of the strengths of Chamonix. Quite interestingly we find it hard to find a place real crowded. Maybe it was due to the reason that the season was not a preferred one. One other thing about Chamonix is that, it is very close to both Italy and Switzerland. For a day off skiing we passed through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and visited Italy for instance.
To sum up with, Chamonix is a big, full activity skiing resort that has many amenities and qualities.