Chamonix wins bronze for the best European ski resort at the British travel awards

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Thanks to the 71,367 households who voted in this year’s British Travel Awards – casting over 700,000 votes for the companies nominated in the BTA 2011 – BTA have now released the results of these important travel industry accolades.

And perhaps, not surprisingly given you’re reading this blog, Chamonix received a bronze award in the Best Worldwide Attraction & Destination category: European ski destination.  So let’s remember why….

Chamonix is the 3rd most visited natural attraction in the World and throughout the year it plays host to a cosmopolitan clientele. Mountaineers, hikers, enthusiasts of legendary places, all types of sportsmen and women and ordinary visitors, there’s something here to fulfil everyone’s wishes. Renowned in winter for its skiing, the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc offers 3 superb mountain areas with styles that are as different as they are complementary to one another :

Brevent-Flegere area : the great skiing spectacle

Situated between the altitudes of 1030 m. and 2525 m. and linked by cable car, these two south-facing areas offer the finest view points in the Alps. To make progress in a sumptuous setting, enjoy varied pistes of all levels and to discover some of the finest runs in the Valley.

Grands-Montets area : legendary skiing

Situated between the altitudes of 1235 m. and 3300 m., the Grands Montets area enables you to ski the greatest height losses in the world in the heart of the mountains, close to a glacier. The pistes are spread over three slopes – the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant which also offer magnificent off-piste, known throughout the world and essential for freeriders.

Balme area : skiing amidst nature

Amongst the alpine pastures and starting from the villages of le Tour and Vallorcine, the Balme areas offer multiple skiing and pleasure on two distinct slopes. In the Charamillon sector, you can enjoy wide, gentle pistes facing the Chamonix Valley, while the Vallorcine sector enables you to ski through the pine trees near the Swiss border. It is possible to ski back to the resort.  This is our kids favourite.

A a beautiful film by Seb Montaz to get you in the mood for this award-winning resort 🙂

The awards are the largest consumer voted independent awards scheme in the UK, audited by Deloitte, The British Travel Awards in association with Lloyds TSB Cardnet, serves to recognise all that is great about UK travel companies – according to the all important customer.

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