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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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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!
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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For children aged 4 and under the lift pass is free. If you fit in this aged bracket, select ‘no ski pass’ in step 2 of the booking. The free pass can be collected locally when showing ID. For seniors over the age of 65 there is a reduction in the price. This will be automatically calculated into the package price.
On site there is a surcharge of €3 for purchasing a hands free ski pass.
A passport is not mandatory.
The above price increases and reductions are only valid when booking with Sunweb. Locally different rates are used.
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.
The lessons start on Sunday.
When selecting your lessons you will be asked for your level:
Beginners: Select beginners if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already turn and break? Chose average lessons.
Advanced: Can you already ski well yet wish to improve your technique? Opt for advanced.
2. 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, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).
The following types of material can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. 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 material 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.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
Great! We will let you know as soon as this accommodation is bookable for Winter 2020/2021.