Chamonix is a ski area of soaring mountain peaks, crystalline lakes and clear blue skies. The region provides the unparalleled opportunity to ski in three countries - France, Switzerland and Italy - all in one day. Local ski areas offer challenging terrain for skiers looking for excitement. Numerous villages and ski areas along the Vallee Blanche are considered part of the Chamonix ski district. The best approach to take advantage of the various ski sites around the valley is to purchase a Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass. The pass provides access to all the ski areas near Chamonix and Mont Blanc, covering France, Italy and even Verbier in Switzerland. Hire a local ski guide and leave it to his expertise to decide which ski area would be best each day, given the weather and snow conditions. The Unlimited Pass also gives you free access to buses in the Chamonix Valley, reduced bus costs in Courmayeur, and reduced Mont Blanc tunnel fee. With the help of your guide, vacationing at an Alpine villa near Chamonix will be an experience you will not soon forget.