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2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Dec 11th 2020

With local lock-down officially coming to an end as of December 15th, getting out into the open alpine air is essential. Make the most of daylight hours with some organization and special expertise direct from the Collineige team below! Chamon » Read More

2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Nov 21st 2020

Jean Marie Olianti is the husband to Collineige founder Colleen, a mountain guide and a member of the Compangie des Guides. If you’ve stayed with Collineige in the past, you’ll know how much of a “family affair” r » Read More

2020

By Camille Olianti | Nov 16th 2020

The Junction, where the Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers join and where many gems are yet to be revealed. Gem-hunting is always an adventure. In France, there is a fascinating group of fearless people who scale the Mont Blanc Massif in searc » Read More

2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Oct 21st 2020

October and November in the French Alps is always a popular time for its amazing scenery and calm atmosphere. Come early December the snow sneaks lower and lower into the valley and the scene is set for the Chamonix ski season 2020 - 2021. Escape » Read More

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2020

By Camille Olianti | Sep 21st 2020

Summer 2020 in Chamonix has truly been a fun and relaxing one! As you well know, in summer, Chamonix is an alpine wonderland of mountain trails, traditional villages and glistening glaciers. It has been a veritable playground for summer hiking, bi » Read More

2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Aug 16th 2020

In Pt.3 of our feature on the best terraces to enjoy this summer we head down the valley to discover where you can enjoy mask-free sights and worry-free meals with appropriate social distancing on yet more sunny terraces of the Chamonix Valley. » Read More

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2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Aug 8th 2020

In Pt.2 of our feature on the best terraces to enjoy this summer we head up the valley for more in-depth 2020 recommendations. These terraces can be easily accessed from public transport or vehicle when staying in central Chamonix. Or, for those s » Read More

2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Jul 27th 2020

Here in Chamonix, France, you are not required to wear a mask when enjoying the outdoors, this includes open terrace areas.  So PERFECT for the many fabulous places to eat in the valley.  We have drawn up a list of our favourites below. » Read More

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2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Jul 22nd 2020

The sun is shining in Chamonix and the fresh mountain air awaits! The Covid-19 pandemic may have disrupted the end of last winter’s ski season, but with slight adjustments to a packed summer schedule of events, sports and free family fun for » Read More

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2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Jun 10th 2020

French deconfinement in Coronavirus green zones, such as Chamonix, has been relaxed just in time for the Summer holidays. Chalets and luxury properties throughout Chamonix are seeing a growth in European holiday bookings for 2020 as most borders a » Read More

2020

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Feb 20th 2020

FeBREWary: Destination beer in Chamonix It’s the last week of February and you deserve some froth to top off your ski days! As more sun reveals itself, more beers are being poured in the Chamonix valley. A tall crafty cold one may be wai » Read More

2019

By Guest Writer | Jan 27th 2020

Following the previous blog, here are the last 10 of our 20 accolades……… #11 Chamonix is awarded the “Flocon Vert” In 2018 The FLOCON VERT Labelling Committee (Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nat » Read More

2019

By Guest Writer | Jan 16th 2020

The year 2020 has arrived and with it our guide to the top 20 awards and accolades for Chamonix Mont Blanc throughout the past 10 years. Too many for a single blog so you will find 10 here for starters, and another 10 will follow in the next blog. » Read More

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2019

By Guest Writer | Dec 9th 2019

A TELECABINE FOR CHRISTMAS : From Nöel to New Year in Chamonix Mont Blanc Get ready for the best Christmas in years for Chamonix. With a brilliant snowbase, festive events and a brand new telecabine for La Flégère!   » Read More

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2019

By Guest Writer | Jul 4th 2019

Joining us this July in Chamonix means a mountain of events to tackle – so let us be your mountain guide! Read on below as we go over our TOP recommendations for each week of this busy, sunny, gorgeous Chamonix month of July… Coll » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Aug 29th 2017

The Ultra -Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) is an iconic route of about 170 km that passes through France, Italy and Switzerland, circumnavigating Mont Blanc with 10,000m of ascent, to be completed in 46.5 hours. Have a look at our short video here » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Aug 11th 2017

Background to the Compagnie des Guides and the Fête des Guides The Alps were not always revered for their beauty as they are today, but towards the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, during the Age of Enlighte » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jul 21st 2017

Discover the Cosmojazz Festival in Chamonix from 22 to 30 July 2017 with Collineige! We have your need-to-know planning guide on how to get to, and how to make the most of, the biggest local music event on our Summer social calendar. Born in t » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jul 4th 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017 is the 9th stage of the Tour de France finishing not far from Chamonix in nearby Chambery.   This year, race director Christian Prudhomme has been inspired by the 6th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jun 20th 2017

Chamonix, the heart of alpinsime in Europe, morphs into a ‘Running Mecca’ every year at the end of June. During the coming summer months a host of different running events on offer brings big crowds and an exciting ambience to the vall » Read More

2017

By Guest Writer | Jun 8th 2017

As the mountains warm up in the last weeks of spring and as summer begins, the inclination to “get on your boots and hike!” takes hold.  However, hikers and climbers can find themselves lacking the correct information and equipmen » Read More

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2017

By Guest Writer | Jan 25th 2017

Chamonix is not short on things to do as this stunning area is by no means just a ski resort, it's a bustling Alpine town and commune with a long and fascinating history....  For this reason not all our winter visitors are skiers or snowb » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Oct 4th 2016

Welcome to our favourite day hike in the Cham Valley! Accomplished mountaineer Anatol Boukreev  once said “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” T » Read More

2016

By Kirsteen Mackenzie | Sep 8th 2016

1. Go for a Mountain Bike Ride   A range of mountain bike trails awaits you in Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentière and Vallorcine, offering multiple routes for every level!     2. Le 3842 Restaurant &nbs » Read More