Word of Mouth: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley

A look at the conveniently located Alpine getaway's more refined, off-snow offerings

by Leora Novick Strategically situated at the fork of Italy, France and Switzerland, Chamonix is no ordinary Alpine retreat. Home to the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 and situated at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Western Europe, Chamonix quickly established itself as a must-visit destination. From world class skiing to indulgent beauty treatments, this mountainous region brings a certifiable …