Classically beautiful and perched on the snowy heart of Chamonix, one of the oldest ski resorts in France, Chalet Farniente is a winter sports wonderland during the ski season.
A favourite amongst experienced skiiers, the slopes at Chamonix and the 20km run starting on the Géant glacier offer stunning panoramic views of the Matterhorn, the Western Alps and across the Pointe Helbronner to Italy.
For those who aren't big ski aficionados, there are plenty of other activities to try, from tandem paragliding to dog sled driving, as well as going on board the spectacular Montenvers Railway through the mountains.
In January, the world's best downhill skiers converge here for the Kandahar World Cup and throughout the year every Saturday, there's a charming market selling local crafts and produce. Whatever your tastes, there's plenty on offer in this chalet in Chamonix.
As the mountaineering capital of Europe, skiing is taken seriously at Chamonix. The slopes at the all-year round resort offers some of the most exhilarating off-piste escapades for experienced skiers, with the 20km run starting on the Géant glacier providing stunning panoramic views of the Matterhorn, the Western Alps and across the Pont Helbronner to Italy.