Chamonix was the site of the first winter Olympics in 1924 and is located at the foot of Mont Blanc where France, Switzerland and Italy all meet up and is three hours from Milan. It is known as “the death-sport capital of the world.” It got that scary nickname because it has long been associated with adventurous winter sports including ice climbing, paragliding and freeriding. But if you are a beginner, no worries because at the bottom of the valley, there are some easy slopes for newbies and children.
If you are not a skier at all but love the mountain life, Chamonix makes for the perfect getaway. Make sure to “step into the void,” which is the name of the glass cube situated at the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi at an altitude of 3842 metres offering 360° views of the Alps.
If you are afraid of heights, take a stroll inside the Glacier des Bosson, a glacier cave that takes on various shades of blue and feels like walking through an ice sculpture.