Chamonix: the Resort Has Adapted During the Holidays


Despite the closure of the ski lifts, the professionals of the tourist resorts around the Mont-Blanc massif have been creative in satisfying the tourists, who have come in large numbers during the Christmas holiday.

Snowshoeing in Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ski touring trail markings in Les Houches
Ski touring initiation in Chamonix, ESF Les Houches

With ski lifts being closed, tourism professionals feared a gloomy Christmas holiday.

However, thanks to their inventiveness and the tourists who came despite the coranavirus COVID-19 crisis, the worst has perhaps been avoided.

French tourists, but not only, have visited the Mont-Blanc resorts.

The apartment or chalet rentals worked well over the two weeks vacation period. Secondary residents made the trip often.

Hotels, on the other hand, suffered from the pandemic context and the closure of restaurants. Some establishments like the La Folie Douce hotel in Chamonix preferred not to open at all. Others have nevertheless made the bet to open.

Still in the mountaineering capital of the world, the Hameau Albert 1er thus proposed a formula: “One room rented, another free”, the second being converted into a dining room.

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