Great way to get a taste of Chamonix skiing from Geneva. Drop off at Planards around 10am for equipment and there and #39;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.
Fantastic location but very bad arrangement with rented ski gear. Very bad ski rental shop. No possibility to upgrade gear.
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