1865 and the Golden Age of Mountaineering – Summer Attractions in Chamonix

9th July 2015

Chamonix Lodge Summer 2015-21

Our top ten of summer attractions can’t be all about the exciting physical activities you can participate in when visiting Chamonix… We wanted to highlight the history of this amazing town and it’s importance to the “Golden Age of Mountaineering”.

This summer Chamonix Mont-Blanc has an extensive programme of activities running to celebrate 1865 and the Golden Age of Mountaineering; this was an dramatic and fateful year when the so called Golden Age of mountaineering (1854 to 1865) came to a climax.

During this period in history the Alps had become the “Playground of Europe” for what was the mountaineering … Read more

Summer mountain biking in Chamonix

8th June 2015

Chamonix lodge hostel MTB

As we are all very keen mountain bikers at Chamonix Lodge Hostel, we have to include mountain biking as one of the summer attractions for you to get involved with when you come to Chamonix. So here is it, number seven out of our top ten summer activities…

The Chamonix valley offers a whole host of mountain biking options with mixed trails for cross country and freeriding available together with more downhill orientated dedicated trails in Les Houches and Balme. In addition there are approximately 20 marked trails that pass through the villages of Servoz, Chamonix and Vallorcine offering spectacular … Read more

Mont Blanc Marathon weekend – summer attractions in Chamonix

29th May 2015


In at number nine for our top ten summer attractions, is the Mont Blanc Marathon weekend. This really is a spectacular sporting event to kick start the summer programme of activities in Chamonix. The event takes place on the weekend of 26th to 28th June but the whole of the race week creates a festival atmosphere in the town with plenty of associated events day and night and the Partner Village showcasing sports manufacturers and the different trail races found throughout the world on the Place du Mont-Blanc from 25th to 27th June.

Although the first event in this series … Read more

Summer attractions in Chamonix – Mer de Glace and Montenvers Train

19th May 2015


Well here we go with Chamonix Lodge’s top ten recommendations of things to do and see this summer in Chamonix. In at number ten is the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) and the Montenvers Train. We thought we would break you in gently with a relaxing 5km train journey to just over 1,900 metres above sea level on what is a very scenic journey.

The train takes approximately 20 minutes and once you arrive at the Hotel de Montenvers, you have the real purpose of your journey – to visit the Mer de Glace or “Sea of Ice”. This … Read more

Chamonix Lodge’s top ten summer attractions

14th May 2015


Are you coming to visit us at Chamonix Lodge this summer? If you haven’t decided yet, we are going to be giving you our top ten reasons why you should visit Chamonix and some of the best summer attractions the Alps have to offer. We’re going to do a count down over the next week or so – be sure to check back regularly to find our recommendations and help us to help you make the right holiday decision for the summer ahead!

Chamonix is a flamboyant town, a cultural melting pot for all those who love the mountains and … Read more

Welcome to the new Chamonix Lodge blog

12th May 2015



In an effort to keep you informed with updates at Chamonix Lodge, accommodation offers and enhanced services, together with exciting news on activities and events taking place throughout the year in Chamonix, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new regular Chamonix Lodge blog.

Please remember to check our website regularly to keep informed of what is happening in and around Chamonix.

Watch this space as our first full blog service starts this week!… Read more

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