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Must Do’s Whilst on a Ski Season in Chamonix

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After having done a ski season in Chamonix, I’ve put together all of my favourite things to do there other than ski! So take a look and make the most of living in this beautiful town in the Alps. So you’re on your ski season to ski and work, right? If you land a job in Chamonix for the season then you’ve hit the jackpot as Chamonix has so much more to offer than just skiing and drinking. As it’s an actual town rather than just a purpose built resort, people live there full time and hence there’s lots of amenities to cater for this. So take advantage of everything there is on offer in Chamonix like I did on my season there. Carry on reading for my top 20 things to do in Chamonix.

Catch the Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace (sea of ice)

Prior to arriving in Chamonix, make sure you order your Unlimited Ski Pass . If you do opt for this pass, then you’ll get the Montenvers train included which takes you up to the Mer de Glace (even if you haven’t got this ski pass then it’s still worth going up for an explore). Definitely opt for a beautiful day to get up there as the views are absolutely breathtaking! It’s basically a sea of ice on Mont Blanc Glacier, although beautiful, there are some horrifying facts behind it. Each year, the glacier shrinks at a record pace due to the effects of climate change and hence the more it shrinks, the more steps are needed to get down there.

Once you do get up to the top and hop off the train, you can get lunch at the cafe and head down to the ice caves by walking down the steps (and these days… there are ALOT). But the ice cave is so pretty and something that you won’t get to experience very often so there’s no better time than when you’re on a season in Chamonix.