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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France.

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix. To the south side, the situation is different depending on the country. Italy considers that the border passes through the top. France considers that the boundary runs along the rocky Tournette under the summit cap, placing it entirely in French territory. The south side was in France, assigned to the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains sharing the summit with its neighbor Chamonix. It is this situation "for France," which is found on the French IGN maps. The Chamonix commune is well known and loved by skiers and mountain enthusiasts of all types, and via the cable car lift to the Aiguille du Midi it is possible to access the world famous off-piste skirun of the Vallée Blanche. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in mainland France.


The valley was first mentioned in 1091, when it was granted by the Count of the Genevois to the great Benedictine house of St. Michel de la Cluse, near Turin, which by the early 13th century had established a priory there. However, in 1786 the inhabitants bought their freedom from the canons of Sallanches, to whom the priory had been transferred in 1519.

In 1530, the inhabitants obtained from the Count of the Genevois the privilege of holding two fairs a year, while the valley was often visited by the civil officials and by the bishops of Geneva (first recorded visit in 1411, while St. Francis de Sales came there in 1606). But travellers for pleasure were very rare.

The first party to publish (1744) an account of their visit was that of Dr. Richard Pococke, Mr. William Windham and others, such as the Englishmen who visited the Mer de Glace in 1741. In 1742 came P. Martel and several other Genevese, in 1760 H.B. de Saussure, and rather later Marc Th. Bourrit.

The growth of tourism in the early 19th century led to the formation of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix in 1821, to regulate access to the mountain slopes (which were communally or co-operatively owned), and this association held a monopoly of guiding from the town until it was broken by French government action in 1892; thereafter guides were required to hold a diploma issued by a commission dominated by civil servants and members of the French Alpine Club rather than local residents.

Chamonix Valley: crossing the glacier on foot (between 1902 and 1904)

From the late 19th century on, tourist development was dominated by national and international initiatives rather than local entrepreneurs, though the local community was increasingly dependent upon and active in the tourist industry.

The commune successfully lobbied to change its name from Chamonix to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in 1916. However, following the loss of its monopoly, the Compagnie reformed as an association of local guides, and retained an important role in local society; it provided the services of a friendly society to its members, and in the 20th century many of them were noted mountaineers and popularisers of mountain tourism, for example the novelist Roger Frison-Roche, the first member of the Compagnie not to be born in Chamonix.

The holding of the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix in 1924 further raised Chamonix's profile as an international tourist destination.

By the 1960s, agriculture had been reduced to a marginal activity, while the number of tourist beds available rose to around 60,000 by the end of the 20th century, with about 5 million visitors a year.


The town is connected to Switzerland (common Finhaut) by the former National Highway 506 via the Col des Montets. This highway was decommissioned in 1506 county road 2006, part of which was incorporated into the RN 205. Prefectural orders regulate certain county roads subject to avalanches. This is particularly the case for the D 1506 for which an order provides for alternative routes to bypass the pass of Montets12: an alternating traffic in the railway tunnel that crosses the neck is then implemented.


The town of Chamonix is serviced by French Route Nationale 205 (RN 205), nicknamed the Route blanche, or "white route", due to its snowiness. This is an extension of French autoroute 40 (A40), similarly nicknamed the autoroute blanche, which ends at Le Fayet, a village in the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. The 11.6-km Mont Blanc Tunnel originates here, linking Chamonix to Courmayeur in Italy. Chamonix is linked to Switzerland by what used to be RN 506a. In 2006, it was converted to a Route Départementale 1506, with a part of it integrated into RN 205. The nearest airport to Chamonix is Geneva Cointrin International and it is 88 kilometres (55 miles) in distance..

Mountain Sports

Chamonix is a popular winter sports resort town in France. As the highest European mountain west of Russia, Mont Blanc holds a special allure for mountain climbers, and Mark Twight described the town as "the death-sport capital of the world" because it is a base for almost all types of outdoor activity, especially their more extreme variants, such as ice climbing, rock climbing, extreme skiing, paragliding, rafting, canyoning and Wingsuit flying.

Chamonix is famous for its spectacular cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi 3,842 m (12,605 ft). Constructed in 1955, it was then the highest cable car in the world. Together with a cable car system going up to the Pointe Helbronner 3,462 m (11,358 ft) from Entréves in the Aosta Valley (Italy) it is possible to cross the entire Mont Blanc massif by cable car (the latter is only open during the summer).

In the summer months Chamonix is a mecca for alpine mountaineers, drawn to the area by challenges like the north, west and south-west faces of the Dru, the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi, the north face of the Grandes Jorasses and the massive face climbs on the south side of Mont Blanc. Traversing the Alps on the GR 5 footpath or more accessible challenges like reaching the summit of Mont Blanc (by a number of possible routes) are also popular.

On 12 July 2012, at least nine climbers—three from the United Kingdom, two from Switzerland, two from Germany, and two from Spain—were killed by an avalanche as they attempted a dawn ascent of Mont Maudit. Nine others were injured and flown to hospital, while four remained missing. The avalanche struck at 5am, as the climbers began their climb up one of the most popular, but dangerous, routes up the mountain. Éric Fournier, the maire of Chamonix–Mont Blanc, described the snowslide as one of the deadliest in recent years. "There was no weather bulletin giving any avalanche warning," he claimed.

Chamonix is also a destination for mountain bikers. Besides the obvious lift-assisted areas for Freeriders there are hundreds of kilometres of challenging hidden singletrack trails – often only found with the help of guides, although since the summer of 2008 mountain biking is only permitted on a small selection of trails during July and August.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc .

The 3 Valleys : Courchevel - Méribel - Les Ménuires - Val Thorens - La Tania - Saint Martin de Belleville - Orelle - Chamonix - La Grave - Verbier -

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Quelque soit l'Ecole De Ski Française que vous choisirez, toutes aussi déférentes les unes que les autres, toutes compétentes, tels que ESA Black Ski, Oxygène, ESF, First track, Optima, DZ, Ski progression, Snow d'light, top ski, Ski School, 333, ... Chacune adhère à un syndicat en général tel que le syndicat des moniteurs ESA, ESI, ESF. Tous les Moniteurs de Ski ou Snowboard et Monitrices de Ski ou Snowboard auront le même diplôme, tous diplômés de l'Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme ( ENSA ). Il en va de même pour la compagnie des guides, le bureau des guide, agence des guides ou l' Ecole De Ski Française et d'Alpinismes ESA Black Ski. Leur seule école de formation s'appelle l'ENSA. Les Moniteurs de Ski, les Moniteurs de Snowboard, les Monitrices de Ski, les Monitrices de Snowboard et les Guides de Haute Montagne sont tous des professionnels indépendants et professionnels de la montagne qui se regroupent dans des structures, le plus souvent appelées "Ecole de Ski" ou "Bureau des Guides" ou "agence des guides" ou "Compagnie des Guides".

Nous proposons nos services d'Ecole De Ski Française Et d'Alpinisme sur le domaine skiable des 3 Vallées en intervenant dans les stations de ski de Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Ménuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val thorens et Orelle. Notre Ecole De Ski Française Et d'Alpinisme est spécialisée et experte en cours privé, cours particulier, cours individuel, leçon privée, leçon particulière, leçon individuelle. Contrairement aux grandes école de ski davantage orientés en cours collectif, leçon collective. Notre Ecole De Ski Française Et d'Alpinisme est une école de ski privée intervenant dans l'enseignement et l'encadrement du ski et du snowboard au même titre que tout autre école de ski, la compagnie des guides ou le bureau des guides, agences des guides. Nos Guides De Haute Montagne et nos Moniteurs de ski ou snowboard et nos Monitrices de ski ou snowboard sont tous qualifiés et dplômés par le seul organisme Français dénommé l'ENSA basé à Chamonix.

Prérogatives ENSA :

-> Les prérogatives des moniteurs et monitrices enseignent sur pistes de ski et en hors des pistes de ski , à l’exception des zones glaciaires non balisées et des terrains dont la fréquentation fait appel aux techniques de l’alpinisme.

Comme l’ensemble des métiers sportifs de la montagne, le métier de moniteur de ski exige outre une parfaite maîtrise de l’activité, une solide motivation pédagogique et... la passion de la montagne.

Le Diplôme d'Etat de ski, moniteur national de ski alpin, permet d’encadrer contre rémunération le ski alpin et les activités assimilées (notamment le snowboard) dans l’ensemble des classes de la progression du ski alpin.

Le titulaire de ce diplôme qui porte le titre de moniteur national, peut exercer sur le domaine sécurisé des pistes et hors des pistes, à l’exception des zones glaciaires non balisées et des terrains dont la fréquentation fait appel aux techniques de l’alpinisme.

Le moniteur de ski alpin est un enseignant professionnel ; son diplôme d’Etat lui permet d’exercer soit en qualité de travailleur indépendant au sein d’une école de ski par exemple, soit en qualité de salarié (UCPA, villages de vacances... ) ou de toute autre structure.

-> Les prérogatives des Guides de Haute Montagne. Le guide de haute montagne est un professionnel dont les compétences de haut niveau ont été certifiées. Il est en capacité, notamment en environnement spécifique, de conduire, d'instruire en sécurité, en responsabilité et en autonomie, tous types de publics pratiquant l'alpinisme et ses activités assimilées, ci-après désignés sous le vocable " alpinisme ". Ses compétences, fondées sur des savoirs et savoir-faire liés au milieu montagnard, lui permettent d'exercer plusieurs types de fonctions :

- des fonctions d'accompagnement, d'enseignement et d'entraînement à finalité éducative, de

loisirs ou de performance sportive ;

- des fonctions de conseiller technique et de consultant dans les activités de montagne ;

- des fonctions liées au secours en montagne.


Whatever the Ecole De Ski you choose, all the Ski Instructors or Snowboard instructors and Ski Snowboard will have the same degree that the Instructors of the ski school or esi, esa,  all graduates of the School National of Ski Mountaineering (ENSA). It also applies to the company of guides, guide office or the French Ski School Black ski And mountainering Skiing. Their only training school called ENSA. The Ski Instructors, Snowboard Instructors, the instructors of skiing, the instructors Snowboard and Mountain Guides are all independent professionals and mountain professionals who come together in structures, usually called "Ski School "or" Bureau des Guides "or" Compagnie des Guides ", "guide agency".

We offer our services to French ski school Ski Mountaineering And the 3 Valleys ski area by intervening in the Courchevel ski resorts, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle. Our French Ski school Mountaineering specialized and expert private skiing lessons, individual lessons, group lessons. Unlike the ski school and esi, esa more oriented group lessons. Our French ski school and Mountaineering is a private ski school involved in teaching and guidance of skiing lesson and snowboarding lesson as well as the ski school, the esi, the company guides or the guide office . Our guides From High Mountain and our ski and snowboard instructors are all qualified and dplômés by one organization called the French based ENSA in Chamonix.

ENSA prerogatives:

-> The prerogatives of instructors teach on ski slopes and off the ski slopes, except untagged ice and land areas where attendance has requested such technical mountaineering.

Like all mountain sports businesses, the ski instructor profession requires also a perfect control of the activity, a solid educational motivation and passion ... of the mountain.

The ski State Diploma, National alpine skiing instructor, provides a framework against remuneration downhill skiing and similar activities (including snowboarding) in all classes of the progression of alpine skiing.

The holder of this diploma bearing the national monitor of capacity, can exercise on the secure area of ​​the slopes and off the slopes, except untagged ice and land areas where attendance has requested such technical mountaineering.

The alpine ski instructor is a professional teacher; his state diploma enables him to exercise either as self-employed in a ski school for example, or as an employee (UCPA, holiday villages ...) or any other structure.

-> The powers of the High Mountain Guides. The mountain guide is a professional with high-level skills have been certified. There is capacity, including specific environment, conducting, instructing security, responsibility and autonomy, all types of public practicing mountaineering and similar activities, hereinafter designated by the term "mountaineering". His skills, based on knowledge and know-how related to the mountain environment, it can exercise several types of functions:

- Accompanying functions, teaching and education-oriented training to

leisure and sport performance;

- Technical adviser and consultant in mountain activities;

- Functions related to mountain rescue.

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