Le Refuge des Aiglons

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Opening 12th December and wonderfully located just a few minutes from the busy, pedestrian centre of Chamonix this newly refurbished 4* hotel is well placed for quick access to the slopes via the Aiguille du Midi cable car.  

Le Refuge des Aiglons is a family hotel that caters for children including a play area and it has a lovely outdoor pool heated to 28˚C as well as a health suite and fitness room.  The health suite is also open to the little ones from 6 years and older with treatments like a 15 minute foot massage. 

Some of the rooms have balconies overlooking the majestic Mont Blanc. As you’d expect, ski lessons are available and there’s a boot room in the hotel.  The children can be collected from the hotel and whisked straight to their lessons, if required.

Just a 5 min walk to the stylish vibrant centre of this world famous, classic ski resort and located right next to the Aiguille du Midi cable car giving access to some of the best skiing in Europe.

Buffet breakfast: 17€; Child buffet breakfast: 10€ (from 5 to 12 year’s old included) age 4 and under free buffet breakfast.

The 107 newly refurbished rooms offer six styles from the Double right up to the Junior Suite.

 All rooms have a private bathroom, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer.  In the rooms there’s a safe and a flat screen TV with satellite channels in different languages.   

  • Double rooms:  20 sq mtrs 
  • Standard village rooms:  20 sq mtrs with a larger bed or twin beds 
  • Standard Mont Blanc: as above except with a view of Mont Blanc 
  • Superior rooms:  25sq mtrs with a larger bed or twin beds and an armchair 
  • Family room (Domestic room) 2 bedrooms:  Super spacious suite of 50sq mtrs with a balcony overlooking Mont Blanc.  The master bedroom has a large bed and there’s a seating area and sofa/chair.  The separate children’s room has two twin beds
  • Junior Suite:  40sq mtrs with large bed or two twin beds + lounge with seating area   

Room service, adjustable heating, free wi-fi throughout the hotel, tea/coffee maker, iron/ironing board.

A family hotel with a genuine mountain spa, outdoor pool heated by a wood pellet burner.  

Health club and fitness centre if a day’s skiing isn’t enough exercise for you!  The sauna and steam room will help you soothe those aching limbs and the “A” restaurant and bar from where you can enjoy drinks whilst taking in one of the most iconic views in the Alps, complete the picture.    

As it’s only a five minute walk into Chamonix and everything that is on offer there, you won’t be short of things to do and places to explore in the evenings including numerous restaurants and bars for après ski galore!  

Chamonix is the classic French ski resort with a rich history and tradition.  In the shadows of the famous Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe and to the north, the Aiguilles Rouges:  This newly refurbished hotel is perfectly located to explore the multitude of pistes and other activities.  

Discover stylish shops on the pedestrian streets, as well as immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the town centre’s many restaurants and bars.   As well as skiing, there’s cross country skiing, snowshoeing, speed-riding and not to mention the famous descent of the Vallee Blanche (if you dare).  

Chamonix offers exceptional views reached from the various lifts and trails.  Within minutes of taking the cable car you’ll be transported into the middle of the Aiguille de Midi, Mont Blanc, Mer de Glace and Red Needles – don’t forget your camera!   

Chamonix isn’t just a winter resort though, summer in the town and surrounding environs offers a wide range of activities accessible to all including:  350km of hiking trails, climbing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, summer mountain biking, and an 18 hole golf course.   

Chamonix is a bucket list destination on Be The First – you haven’t skied, if you haven’t skied the Vallee Blanche!  

Nature Spa and Wellness offer’s lots of relaxing and beautifying treatments.  

Enjoy a full body massage after a hard day’s skiing. If the skiing wasn’t enough for you… you can get even more fit in the fitness room and make every minute count on the slope whilst you’re here.  


Geneva (Airport Code:  GVA) 88km by taxi or hire a car.  Save a lot of money by taking the EasyBus (just €10 return) or AlpyBus (more expensive at €49 return) from the airport to Chamonix. 

Then there’s the winter airport only at Chambery (Airport Code:  CMF) which is around 90mins drive away and also served by ski buses.   

Alternatively, take the snow train and disembark at Saint-Gervais les Bains which is just 20km from Chamonix. 

Loads of gear and kids in tow… drive in 11 hours!