As some of you will know, Chamonix in France is the the world capital for extreme skiing and a place I have grown to love over the last few years. What better place to take the children for their first experience of real snow and to give them a taste of the thrills of skiing?
We flew to Geneva from London Gatwick via Easy Jet. Considering we paid next to nothing for the tickets (a little more than a trip to the cinema) we were treated very well and everything worked like clockwork. Budget car rental gave us a lovely mazda 6, which was a joy to drive, even though it looked like it had done 10 laps at Arena Essex :-)
The drive from Geneva to Chamonix takes about an hour (less if the motorway is clear, as it was for us) and we drove through Chamonix centre to the village of Les Praz, where we were staying at the hotel Les Rhododendrons.