Photo of Chamonix by Flickr user kentgoldman used under a Creative Commons license
To ski at Chamonix is to ski down Europe's highest peak.
You cannot descend all 4,810 metres of Mont Blanc, but you can access enough of it for a skiing experience unlike any other in Europe. The most famous way down Mont Blanc is the Vallée Blanche, a thrilling off-piste route which often suffers from over-crowding.
Prices in Chamonix are as high as one would expect given its unique opportunities, but for those that can afford to stay in the town there is an après-ski scene to rival even St Anton and Ischgl.
We've scoured YouTube for the best Chamonix footage we can find - see below for our best picks: