So how does this new pass stack up against rivals? Pretty favourably. Despite a somewhat creaky bus service and unlinked ski areas Chamonix quite rightly considers itself as part of a world elite of mountain resorts that includes Whistler and Zermatt. A six day Zermatt International Pass will cost 398 Swiss Francs. 31 Euros more than the Chamonix Unlimited at today’s exchange rates. At 233 € the Paradiski ski pass is more expensive but gives access to a massive 425 km ski area including the Bellecote glacier… oh and you have a view of Mont-Blanc. For 215 € you can spend six days exploring the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski area with the top lift at 3230 meters. In comparison chic Val d’Isère is a mere 197.50 € for the Espace Killy. Whistler, North America’s finest is $322 or 235 €.
There is also a five day Unlimited pass, called the Pack 5, for 230 €. You can use the 5 days anytime during the year. That still works out at 46 € per day so apart from not queuing up the advantage was not completely obvious. Then we realized two key points. The pass is completely transferable. Give it to your mate who wants to ski Grands, your Granny who wants to experience the Aiguille du Midi and you can spend a long weekend skiing in Cham as well. More significantly if you buy it before the 15th of November 2006 both the Unlimited and the standard Chamonix lift passes are 30% off. If you are thinking of spending some time in Cham this could be very interesting. If you weren’t maybe you should?
Posted by davidof
on Wednesday, 27 September, 2006 at 01:14 PM
Mont Blanc unlimited season pass advertises access to Courmayeur all season long. Upon purchase of said pass the CMB revealed that it was a “mistake” in the advertising, so upon reflection perhaps not quite such a good deal after all. Typical of their attitude
Posted by on Monday, 13 November, 2006 at 01:06 PM
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