If the popular winter sports location of Chamonix is on your list of places to visit during your stay at Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc, it’s just a train ride away. Vallorcine’s train station is within walking distance of the resort and takes you straight to Chamonix.
In less than 30 minutes, the train will take you from Vallorcine to the beautiful town of Chamonix, a charming ski destination that is definitely worth a visit. Along the way, the train stops at some pretty little villages with their own ski areas, which are just waiting to be explored!
As an added benefit, travelling to Chamonix by train is free for guests of Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc. Just go to the resort’s reception to pick up your free train ticket and get more information.
Chamonix is a charming town with a rich history, which hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Today Chamonix is still a popular winter sports destination. If you are looking for a typical French meal when you visit Chamonix, we recommend trying Reblochonade, which is a kind of raclette using cheese from the region. Besides its excellent restaurants and friendly cafes, Chamonix has many shops, museums and galleries for you to explore, making the town a perfect destination for a day trip during your stay in Vallorcine.
Taking the train is also the perfect way of exploring new ski areas. There’s a reason why Chamonix calls itself the 'world capital of mountaineering': its favourable location nestled in a valley between mountain ridges makes Chamonix and its surrounding area the perfect place for skiing and many other winter sports. All skill levels are catered for, including medium to challenging slopes for regular skiers in Brévent-Flégère area.
In the summer months, your Dormio holiday home is the perfect base to try different sports in the Chamonix area. You can choose from hiking, road cycling, mountain biking and paragliding, with stunning views of Mont Blanc in the background. This charming French Alpine region also caters for many water sports activities, such as rafting, kayaking and canoeing. And for nature lovers, summer is the perfect time to appreciate the delicate summer flowers whose blooms soften the rugged appearance of the mountains.