Chamonix opening day 19th Novemebr 2016!
Its been quite a few years since Chamonix has been able to open for skiing during the month of November, however, thats exactly what happened today, 19th Novemebr 2016.
Not only did Grand Montets open but the conditions were exceptional. Chamonix valley has had a number of storms blow through over the last couple of weeks and all have been providing snow above the valley floor, and sometimes down to 300m altitude.
There has never been a better time to think about coming out to the Alps for an early ski before the Xmas madness begins.
It is possible to get from Geneva to Chamonix (and back) by train.
Trains leave Chamonix train station every hour during peak periods and are operated by SNCF, the French railways company.
All trains leaving Chamonix require at least 1 change and sometimes 2 changes. Â First is going to be at Fayet (St Gervais) to get off the cog railway and onto a standard train. Â All trains going to Geneva will be stop at Geneva Eaux Vives train station.
To get to Geneva train station will require getting to Geneva Cornavin and then connecting to the airport. Â In total getting to geneva city from Chamonix takes between 2hr50 and 3hr40 depending on connections.
Taking the train is a wonderful way to see an area, however, if time is important to you then a private transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix takes a little over an hour and is door to door.
Chamonixcabs offer this service from as little as 170 Euros, contact us for details.