Mercure Chamonix Centre Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

39 Rue des Allobroges, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74400, France
Mercure Chamonix Centre
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Average
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  • Families65
  • Couples74
  • Solo100
  • Business75

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Chamonix in 2 weeks!

by leanne_pearc

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know a good ski school. i am finding prices online for a half day course for 200 euro....is this overpriced or standard?

Many Thanks

Leanne

Re: Chamonix in 2 weeks!

by tmpaca

This is the French National Federation of Monitors for ski. You can ask here
http://chamonix.esf.net/ecoles/index.php?id_esf=142

Re: Chamonix in 2 weeks!

by kokoryko

Overpriced! By far, if you accept to be in a small group (up to 4) with one instructor. The ESF (French skiing school) provides instructors in all French ski resorts, for all levels, all styles of skiing and boarding.
Check here, they have an English page; if you can share, for four persons it is 128Euros (32 Euros/person) for two hours . . . Browse through for other possibilities.
http://www.esfchamonix.com/a_prive_2.php?lang=en&sp=a_index&ip=a_prive_index

Enjoy!

Re: Chamonix in 2 weeks!

by firechick

Hi

It depends on what you were looking for but the price could be normal if you were looking at a half day private lesson (4 hours). But for a group lesson that would be high.

There are a number of ski schools in Chamonix besides the ESF. There are also Evolution 2 http://www.evolution2-chamonix.com/evo_en_29.html , BASS (British Alpine Ski School) Chamonix http://www.basschamonix.com/lessons.html , All Mountain Performance (their focus is on off piste and on developing intermediate to advanced skiers) http://www.allmountainperformance.com/performance-ski-courses that I am happy to recommend - I have friends that are good teachers working at all those schools. You should look at their websites, see their focus and style to decide what might be right for you.

If you are a beginner the important thing is to have instruction that will get you progressing quickly at a pace comfortable for you. Often in the initial stages, it is easiest to go with a group of other beginners as the basics that you need to learn are going to be the same and in larger schools where you take a week of morning lessons for example, if you were progressing faster than some others, they could move you up to a higher level group if necessary. I would never go with a group larger than 6-8 however - after that size it becomes really not good for the customer in my opinion as you get no individual attention at all and the instructor will find it hard to even remember your name much less give you any useful feedback. So be sure to ask about maximum group size.

If you are an intermediate and want to improve or if you have a special problem you want to work on or goal you want to acheive, it can then be beneficial to take a 2 hour private or semi-private lesson focusing on exactly what you need to improve, try to schedule it early in the day and then practice afterwards. But group lessons also can work just fine at this level too, provided the group is no greater than 6 people and you have a good teacher.

Best of luck and have fun !

Travel Tips for Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Heat

by solopes

I use to associate Chamonix to... snow and cold. In our visit (in August) we were surprised by a extreme heat, that forced us to refresh the kids wherever it was possible, In a few minutes, in "Mer de glace" we passed from the high heat to the negative temperatures that we expected fearing consequences to the boys - no problem, and Chamonix is prepared to supply all the needed freshness.

Mountain rescue

by Martinewezel

During one of our hikes we heard rolling moreens above our trail. Accidents easily happen.

It might be not a bad idea to take the number of the Mountain rescue with you on your hikes. The mountains are cell-covered.
+33(0)4.50.53.16.89

Climbing the Mont Blanc

by seratonin

The climb up to the summit on a normal route (Gouter, Mulet or Aig. du Midi) is not to difficult for a experienced mountaineerer. The difficulties on this routes are depending on the conditions on the mountain and on the weather. There are plenty of books where the ascents are descripted.
If you are not a mountaineerer, you could search a mountain guide (not so cheap...) to go up with him. Another option would be to enjoy the view to this mountains, a good place is for excemple the Brévent, a mountain which you can reach comming from Chamonix by cable car.

Attraction park at the Emosson Dam (Switzerland)

by Martinewezel

The Emosson Dam is located up in the mountains, at only 19 km from Chamonix, over the border, In Switzerland.
To get there, there are 2 possibilities: either, you take the road, or you cross the mountains in 2 funiculars, and over narrow gauge railroad. We chose the second option.

The steepest historic funicular in the world, (1920) who was initially built to bring the workers to the dam location, is now integrated in the Parc du Châtelard. Next ride is a 15 minutes railway ride in a splendid scenery, followed by another, smaller funicular to the dam and the lake.

On the top is a restaurant and a visitors center where you can buy tickets to visit the dam. The dam can be crossed on foot too. This is free of charge, of course.
Lots of people hike around the lake. There is a spot where once can see footprints of dinosaurs.

The site has a good website, with lots of things to do in the area.

1st photo: le barrage d'Emosson
2nd photo: the historic funicular
3rd photo: the narrow gauge railroad station

Take the Cable Cars up Mont Blanc!

by ringleader

Absolutely a MUST-SEE if you are in Chamonix on a clear day is the trip up the side of the mountain of Mont Blanc.

We saw as far as Italy on the one side. We met a couple there who had been to Mont Blanc exactly one year ago to the date, and they were mixed up in a snow storm (in May!), so double-check before you go as to the weather conditions up there!

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 Mercure Chamonix Centre Hotel

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Address: 39 Rue des Allobroges, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74400, France