Tag Archives: Chamonix

Vallorcine – Chamonix’s Secret Getaway!

We love skiing in Chamonix, but sometimes the crowds and the buses can be frustrating. But only 20 minutes away is Chamonix’s secret getaway – Vallorcine, a traditional and pretty French village that links directly to Le Tour. Our friends at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge – a British owned gite and B&B in Vallorcine – bring us up to date with the skiing in the area: The closest lift to the Bellevue Alpine Lodge is the modern gondola that lifts

Chalk and Granite: Aiguille Dorées Traverse – Chamonix Alpine Climbing Classic

Chalk & Granite is a showcase of some of the classic climbs around the Chamonix valley. It’s a great introduction for anyone with an interest in climbing in Chamonix and isn’t sure where to start or those looking for more information about some of the best and most accessible routes with great views.  From bouldering to cragging and big rock, this series covers it all. In this, episode 4, we follow Charlie Boscoe as he climbs the Aiguille Dorees via