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A very easy and well organised trip. We went snowboarding for the day, and a wonderful experience.
Great way to get a taste of Chamonix skiing from Geneva. Drop off at Planards around 10am for equipment and there's a beginners slope there. Take the free 15min shuttle to Brevent where the real action is and you can return to Planards early to walk around Chamonix town a bit before bus pick up at 5pm.
I enjoyed it very much. The mountain view was extraordinary going up the cable car is a must! - you want to make sure you spend good time on it and snowboarding experience was definitely worth it. The 1 less star stands for the amount of time I had for snowboarding.
With how it is scheduled, I could only snowboard for a short time... maybe 1.5 hr...? As mentioned, you do not want to and you can't just rush up on a cable car and come back down quickly. However it was 1.5 hr, the experience itself was great. Good range of courses in intermediate and advanced level, not crowded so you do not have to wait in a long line to get on a chair lift, etc. The view you get while you ski/snowboard is absolutely stunning.
If ski/snowboard is the thing you want to do there, I suggest you to book an overnight trip to Chamonix, but this trip is great for someone who wants to do something a little different, wants to include sports activity, but has limited time.
Overall, it was a highly satisfying trip.
It's very nice trip
The guide was very nice and scenery was beautiful. But I purchased the 1/2 day ski trip with the Midi Cable car ride but was only able to ski. The guide told me it would be better to just ski because the shop where we get the gear closes from 12-3pm. I just feel like it was a very expensive ski trip, for that I could have taken a shuttle over and bought the entrance myself. I also wonder what beautiful views I missed out on by not taking the cable car ride
Slightly disappointed in this trip. Parking at the station was difficult and the bus would not wait for us even though it waited for those who were taken off of the bus when entering France. When we arrived at the mountain we were told that the tickets would work anywhere, that we found to be untrue as we waited for over 30 minutes for the tram only to be told that the tickets that did not work. All in all an ok day. The equipment was not great and the fact that there were no helmets to rent was really disappointing.
Fantastic location but very bad arrangement with rented ski gear. Very bad ski rental shop. No possibility to upgrade gear.
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