Chamonix Resort FAQs

1.  Where is the closest supermarket and when are they open?
2.  Where is good for Apres?

3.  Is there a crèche in town?
4.  How far is it to the ski lift from my accommodation?
5.  Is there a taxi service in Chamonix?

6.  Where can I find Wifi?

1.  Where is the closest supermarket and when are they open?

There are several supermarkets in Chamonix: 2 large ones – SuperU which can be found on Rue Joseph Vallot and Carrefour which is on Route Blanche just on the edge of the town. Throughout the town there are lots of small Casino shops and in Chamonix Sud there is a Spar.

The opening time of all the supermarkets depends on the time of year and tourist season. Usually from December to May and June to October they are all open until 7.30pm except on Sundays when some of them are only open in the morning.

2.  Where is good for Apres?

Chamonix has a large variety of great apres-ski bars, you can see some our favourites ……(coming soon)


3.  Is there a crèche in town?

There is no general crèche in town for the public to use. There are however a few alternative options:

The Petit VIP offers an Arts and Crafts centre for children 3yrs and under but it needs to be booked in advance as it gets busy quickly.

The Piou-Piou club which is affiliated with the ESF which offers ski lessons and a crèche service

Evolution 2 have the Panda Club / Base Camp which provides a crèche and kindergarten for children over 3yrs old – this runs throughout the summer and winter.

Alternatively there are companies such as Oui Care and BabyCham who provide a service linking parents with independent nannies and baby sitters.

4.  How far is it to the ski lift from my accommodation?

On each individual property page on our website there is a “location” tab which shows exactly where the property is situated with a brief description on proximity to the nearest slopes.

5.  Is there a taxi service in Chamonix?

There are a few taxi services in the resort but be carefully about how much they are going to charge you. None of them work on a meter system and will charge you a fixed rate depending on where you are going. We work closely with a reliable and reasonable company called Haute Transfer who run a taxi service in the valley, a regular minibus services to Courmayeur, Verbier and a transfer service to anywhere else you would like to go!

6.  Wifi

Most of our properties have Wifi, but if not there is access in many of the bars and restaurants around the town. Just ask your friendly waiter and hopefully they will give you the access code. 

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Chamonix Accommodation Rentals

At Mountain Base, we have one of the largest ranges of Chamonix holiday apartments and Chamonix holiday chalets to rent in the Chamonix Valley, from les Houches, through Chamonix itself, to Argentiere and le Tour. All our rental properties are offered as self-catered accommodation, some flexibly and some by the week. The properties are all independently owned and looked after by Mountain Base and our Chamonix resort partners.