Résidence Les Balcons du Savoy offers cosy apartments, located a few minutes walk from the centre of Chamonix. The slopes are right outside your door, so just put your skis on and ski off for the day. The apartments are attractively decorated, in the traditional Alpine style, with lots of wood to create the perfect ski holiday atmosphere.
After your day on the slopes, return to the Résidence Les Balcons du Savoy and enjoy the wellness centre. Here you can relax in the Turkish bath and sauna, or take a relaxing swim in the heated indoor swimming pool.
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Due to Covid-19, different services and facilities may be offered at the time of booking than when your holiday starts. Since the mentioned services and facilities are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from them.
The beautiful ski resort Chamonix Mont Blanc is situated at the foot of the mighty Mont Blanc which is one of the highest peaks in Europe. It is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." So if you are looking for breathtaking views and perfect runs, you have made the right choice.
There is a total of 117 kilometers of freshly groomed ski runs, for all skiing abilities. The ski area is divided into several small areas, which are not connected with elevators, but are easy to reach none the less. There are endless opportunities but under guidance of a professional guide the decent from the summit of Aiguille du Midi back to the valley is definitely recommended!
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
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A lift pass for Chamonix Le Pass is included in the package.
A lift pass Mont Blanc Unlimited can be booked at an additional cost. During the periods 05/12/2020-18/12/2020 and 3/4/2021-2/5/2021, you will receive the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass instead of the Chamonix Le Pass lift pass.
3-day trip including 2-day lift pass
4-day trip including 2-day lift pass
5-day trip including 3-day lift pass
6-day trip including 4-day lift pass
7-day trip including 5-day lift pass
8-day trip including 6-day lift pass
For children aged 4 and under the lift pass is free. Children from 5 to 14 years old and seniors from 65 years old receive a discount on the ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of the travel sum. If you are entitled to a free ski pass, choose 'no ski pass' when booking. You can pick up the free ski pass on the spot upon presentation of your ID.
On site, there is a surcharge of €3 for purchasing a hands free lift pass.
A passport is not mandatory.
The above price increases and reductions are only valid when booking with Sunweb. Locally, different rates will apply.
In the booking steps it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in the booking process.
Between December 18th and March 31st, you have the option to extend the ski pass to the larger ski area (Mont Blanc unlimited).
The lessons start on Sunday.
When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:
Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.
Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.
Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.
When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment, you can exchange it once a week for free snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).
The following equipment can be booked:
This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly agile, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is agile, but also suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable equipment is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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