05. Chamonix, France
Its setting on the Europe’s tallest peak makes it a skiing icon. The altitude of the mountain and the glaciers around Chamonix have a cooling effect that preserves the snow, assuring it some of the best and longest lasting snow conditions in the Alps. It is one of the world’s most challenging terrains and also famous for being the site of first Winter Olympics. There are six different ski areas at Chamonix where you can have the time of your lives. Less experienced skiers will like Brévent – Flégère areas, where they’ll find slopes for all skiing levels, along with spectacular panoramic views from some of the trails.