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Chamonix & Vallorcine general information
Tourist offices Chamonix.com - The Chamonix tourist office. Here you find plenty of information about activities, events etc.
  Vallorcine.com - The Vallorcine tourist offiste. Lots of good information about the Vallorcine valley and upcoming events. Also has suggestions for treks around Vallorcine.
   
Web Portal Chamonix.net - A british run web site with plenty of information concerning transfer, accomodation, news etc

 

Valley Access
Flight tickets Easyjet - Many Geneva arrivals.
  British Airways - Plenty of flights from UK to Geneva on a dayli basis.
  Scandinavian Airlines - Several departures every day from Scandinavia to Geneva.
  Ryan Air - Bergamo, Milana. Transfer from here is considerably longer than from Geneva, but might be cheaper flight wise.
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Getting from the airport to Vallorcine Airport Transfer Service - One of first mini-bus services from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. Can take you all the way to Vallorcine.
  Mountain Dropoffs - Another high quality transfer service that does Geneva airport transfer.
  Alpybus - Maybe the cheapest airport transfers to Chamonix. They do not deliver in Vallorcine, and make sure you have time to take the train if you opt for this one. The train stop around 20 o'clock. Taking a taxi from Chamonix to Vallorcine can cost up to 50 euros!
  Coach time-schedule - SAT coach schedule
  Swiss railroad - A longer but good solution for getting to Vallorcine. From Geneva airport you go to Martigny and from Martigny by Chatelard to Buet. Make note that last train up from Martigny is early evening and very few and expensive taxis are there to take you the last way up.
  Valley taxis - They also do airport transfers, but will without a doubt be more expensive than a normal transfer bus, but can be a good idea if you are a bigger group traveling and no other busses are available.

 

In resort transport & lifts
Bus & train Local bus and trains - Different timeschedules for bus, train and transfer busses.
Taxi Valley taxis - Can be useful, but are quite expensive.
Lifts Companie du Mont Blanc - The main lifts system.

 

Weather & webcams
Weather Chamonix.com - The daily Chamonix weatherforecast.
  Meteo-chamonix.org - Also a good site, with links to weather around Chamonix (Aosta valley etc).
  Meteo Suisse - Reliable weather report. Good for us here in Vallorcine since we are close to the Valais region.
Webcams lift webcams - Can be useful for planning your day.

 

Sports and recreation
Generel Info Office de Haute Montagne - An office in Chamonix that serves the purpose of giving information about conditions, refuges and mountain safety relevant to travelling in the Chamonix mountains. The actual office is well worth a visit, and a great place to plan your outing, whether it be trekking, climbing or mountaineering. The staff is very helpful and will let you take out copies of topos. They have all topos for all activities!. You find it next to the Chamonix church.
   
Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing and mountaineering camptocamp - A very extensive and good site where you can get info on latest conditions on climbing, skiing, walking routes.
   
Rock climbing Chamonix topos - Good little site with lots of suggestion for multi-pitch routes around Chamonix and the near valleys.
  Escalade-74 - Rock climbing topos from around Haute Savoie
   
Trekking Vallorcine tourist office - Choose either summer and find some good suggestions for walks around Vallorcine
  Randos-Mont Blanc - A great little amateur site with over a 100 trekking suggestions in the Haute Savoie
  Tour du Mont Blanc - A site that describes the Tour du Mont Blanc stages (in french).


Mountain Professionals
Mountain guides Asmus Norreslet - Is part-owner of the Bellevue Alpine Lodge and a UIAGM high mountain guide with many years of experience in the Mont Blanc massive. Asmus works full-time guiding summer and winter and can help you with you're mountain objectives.
Ski school Vallorcine ski school - our local ski scool
Paragliding Fly Chamonix - Shaun Potts together with fellow paragliding instructors can arrange a great day of flying or a dedicated paragliding course in the Chamonix valley. Few other pilots in Chamonix has the same experience as Shaun, and we are happy to recommend him.


Restaurants
Vallorcine La Ferme des Trois Ours - Great local restaurant that serves fine traditional food
  Hotel du Buet - Just up the road from the Bellevue. Serves good food and has great local atmosphere.
  L'Arret Bougnette - Telephone: 04 50 54 63 04 - restaurant in the railroad station.
Argentiere Stone bar - Best pizzas this end of the valley
  The Rusticana - Great bar w. sports on big screen. Also great food.
Over the border Les Touristes - Tel. +41 (0)27 768 10 59. First restaurant after the Swiss border. Food is good.
  Le Drapeau Suisse - in one of the bends on the way up from Martigny you find this nice restaurant. The owner is the chef and he is well-known for cooking up great meals. The autoum plate of wild game is fantastic.

 

Spa & Wellness
Vallorcine Ours Blanc - In the new residence in Vallorcine town a spa is open for the public.
   
Switzerland Lavey-les-bains - Very good and lots of different pools and saunas
  Les Bains de Saillons - Great outdoor pools. Good for young kids and the older generation.
  Les Bains d'Ovronnaz - situated high on the hills above Sion. Outdoor pools with great views to the mountains.
   
italy Pré-Saints-Didier - On the other side of the Mont Blanc tunnel you will find this unbelievable spa. Great for a romantic excursion or just to recuperate after a day of skiing/walking in Courmayeur.