The town of Chamonix with its pedestrianised cobbled streets and squares, beautiful buildings and fast running river has an excellent choice of quality shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs, casino and a saturday market that should not be missed.
The Chamonix Valley is consistently rated as one of the top ten ski areas in the world and a must by all ski enthusiasts. The legendary skiing caters for every taste and ability. Some 90% of the ski area is above 2000m with an excellent snow record and a long season from December to May. It is the home of the legendary 23 kilometre Vallee Blanche and the Kandahar World Cup downhill runs. The Unlimited lift pass covers 750km of pisted skiing and includes the elegant resort of Courmayeur in Italy that is a short hop through the Mont-Blanc tunnel.
All of this and less than one hour from Geneva airport.