The following events are scheduled for the winter 2010/2011 season, but if you’re reading this in later years the events will most likely remain the same just change by the appropriate dates for the year. The bottom line: Mont Blanc has all your winter activities covered! 12/04 â€“ 12/04Â Â Â Â Projected Opening Date 12/18 â€“ 12/19Â Â Â Â F.I.S. Race 12/18 â€“ 12/18Â Â Â Â Member’s Day (free lessons to pass holders) 12/29 â€“ 12/29Â Â Â Â Nordica Demo (see and try some of the best ski equipment in the industry) 01/22 â€“ 01/23Â Â Â Â Super Demo (Test gear from Blizzard, Click Here, Head, K2, Nordica, Oakley, Rossignol and Salomon 01/30 â€“ 01/30Â Â Â Â Demo Boutique Sharks (try and test innovations on snowboard riding and racing) 01/30 â€“ 01/30Â Â Â Â F.I.S. Snowbaord race 02/05 â€“ 02/06Â Â Â Â Demo Boutique Yeti (Try some telemark skiing gear) 02/06 â€“ 02/06Â Â Â Â The Yodel Challenge (for intermediate to advanced skiers â€“ race at 1pm) 02/13 â€“ 02/13Â Â Â Â The Mambo Challenge (slalom race for expert skiers â€“ race at 1pm) 02/20 â€“ 02/20Â Â Â Â Demo Boutique Sharks (try and test innovations on snowboard riding and racing) 02/26 â€“ 02/26Â Â Â Â Tournee Securite Jean Couto (animation, product display and tips for mountain safety) 02/27 â€“ 02/27Â Â Â Â The Yodel Challenge (for intermediate to advanced skiers â€“ race at 1pm) 03/02 â€“ 03/04Â Â Â Â Jeaux du Quebec )The best 11-12 year olds will race Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom 03/13 â€“ 03/13Â Â Â Â The Mambo Challenge (slalom race for expert skiers â€“ race at 1pm) 03/19 â€“ 03/20Â Â Â Â Snow School BBQ 03/26 â€“ 03/26Â Â Â Â Members Party
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. The area is located between the French and Italian borders. You should look for hotels that are in close proximity to Mont Blanc. The mountain offers a variety of activities including hiking, snowboarding and mountain climbing. Mont Blanc is a difficult mountain to climb and requires experienced mountaineers. You can hike the lower valley area without concern. The mountain summit requires acclimation to the altitude before a mountain climber can ascend the three mile trip. The Continue Reading »
Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most iconic mountains. Many people come to the mountain and the surrounding regions to experience the allure of this majestic peak. Here are some of the best ways to make a visit to Mont Blanc a memorable experience:
Hiking along the hiking trails of Mont Blanc and the nearby Chamonix Valley is one of the best ways to gain an appreciation for the area’s natural beauty. The mountain also features designated climbing routes for adventurous travelers who wish to reach the summit.
Mont Blanc also features ski Continue Reading »
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain peak in Western EWurope. It is frequently visited by tourist every year due to its massive elevation of 15,781 ft. In addition to this, there are also some wonderful sights to see. Enthusiast can read further and discover what they are.
Although it is possible to climb the mountain, it is much safer to take the cable car from Chamonix. Passengers can pay for a ride across the Italian border while Continue Reading »
When traveling to France, there are a lot of great places where you should consider traveling. While almost everyone who travels to France goes to Paris, and a good amount also head down to the French Rivieria, those in the know make sure that they drop by the Mont Blanc region. Even if you aren’t planning to traverse the highest mountain in all of Europe (and a mecca for those who enjoy climbing), there are plenty of things to do in the region.
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Mont Blanc is situated between the Aosta Valley of Italy and the Haute Savoie of France. The official word is the summit is on the French-Italian border. The beauty of the region is extraordinary. Visiting the area will provide a wealth of exciting things to do.
One of the most exciting things to do is take the cable car up and then back down to Chamonix. The views are brilliant, and the pictures that can be Continue Reading »
Mont Blanc is one of the most stunning sights in Western Europe. Located directly on the border between France and Italy, Mont Blanc is a behemoth that serves as a getaway for many people who wish to ski, hike, or just take in the scenery. The mountain is more then 13000 feet high and there is an 11 kilometer tunnel that connects Italy and France.
You can access the mountain easily from either country. Local buses can take you to the trails or slopes depending on the time of year. Continue Reading »
For a wonderful family vacation, Mont Blanc is amazing. We spent our summer hiking the gorgeous and famous Tour du Mont Blanc trails. The whole family enjoyed the mountain views on this one hundred mile trail. The entire path travels through three countries and has many rest areas for weary hikers. Definitely bring your hiking boots and some wet and cold weather clothing because the mountains can be cool even in the summer. Once you’ve finished your hike, take the family to a mountain lodge for some relaxation. Most of the lodges have beautiful rooms and are family friendly with amenities like wireless internet and television. Once you’ve chosen a lodge, you can take the cable cars for a ride and watch the Para gliders. Para gliding is very popular in Mont Blanc. Another really fun way to spend an afternoon is ice skating. There are plenty of places to ice skate in Mont Blanc and the cost is around 25 Euro for skate rental for three hours. The children really loved this part of the trip, since we don’t get to do much ice skating at home. With so many fun and interesting things to do, this trip was a family favorite.
If you’re planning a trip (business or pleasure) to Mont Blanc you may need to be aware of the statutory holidays and school breaks the country recognizes so your trip can be orchestrated around any down-time or busy time.
- New Year’s Day (January 1st)
- Good Friday (Varies)
- Easter Monday (Varies)
- Journe nationale des patriotes (Patriots’ Day, always the second-to-last Monday in May) Continue Reading »
If you’re headed to the Mont Blanc Ski Resort of Quebec, you can bet on three things: the skiing will be great, the prices will be low, and the living quarters will be phenomenal. Let’s focus on the latter for nowyour stay. Whether you prefer hotels, condos, or resort style vacationing, Mont Blanc’s got it all. The hotel option is located at the base of the mountain, extremely convenient for days filled with skiing. You can choose to book a luxury suite, a comfortable room, or a mountain studio located directly on the mountain. Your family will love the perks staying in the hotel offersbreakfast and dinner served fresh, ping pong and pool tables in the game room, and an indoor heated pool are just a few.If you’d rather spend your nights in a condominium, the slope side Tremblant area offers great condo rentals for all budgets. You can choose from a one, two, or three bedroom condo on either the slope or base of the mountain. Rentals include access to an indoor pool, hot tub, steam/sauna room, and the Jungle Magiquea kid’s jungle gym heaven. The condo’s make your visit feel more like home by offering all the typical convenient household appliancesfull kitchens, microwaves, washer and dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, cable TVs, telephones, etc. Continue Reading »