The bustling alpine town of Chamonix is steeped in history with a reputation as the Extreme Sports Capital of Europe. The mountains and hills surrounding the town are the ideal playground for a number of adventure sports such as mountaineering, hiking, canyoning, climbing and mountain biking. The lift and hut network offer outstanding access to a huge variety of terrain from rolling hills to jagged mountain giants. There is something available for all ability levels, whether you are looking for a gentle walk or an alpine test piece there are plenty of world class options to go at.
The town itself is nestled at the bottom of a steep sided valley with beautiful mountain views on all sides. It is a fully functioning town year round with a full range of amenities including supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, a sports centre, climbing walls, swimming pool and a cinema. Chamonix has a very cosmopolitan feel with a wide range of people from all over the world and all walks of life brought together through a love of the mountains. The nightlife in Chamonix is as good as you would expect with a wide variety of bars to suit everyone’s tastes.
The UCPA centre in Chamonix is perfectly located just 2 minutes walk from the town square and the main bars. The centre is a refurbished Victorian building complete with sports bar, night club, dining hall, ski rooms and social areas. Twin and hostel style rooms are both available at Chamonix all with sink and shower ensuite and toilets close by.