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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 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.
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.
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