Epic Europe

CHAMONIX - MONT BLANC

The Center of the Alpinism Universe

Not many more superlatives can be said of this mountain Mecca that hasn’t been said before. Tourism in the Alps began here, and still the endless glacial tumble off Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, draws millions every year to this improbable French city jammed between the steep “Aiguilles” of the jagged massif. An authentic alpine metropolis, where modern-day mountaineers rub elbows on the street with living legends, café society thrives in the afternoons on sunny terraces, and people come from around the world to test themselves.

 

Skiing in the Chamonix Valley: Seven different resorts make up the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski area, ranging from the family-friendly slopes of Les Houches to the unparalleled ski mountaineering-access of the Aiguille du Midi cablecar, where you begin the unparalleled Vallée Blanche. In-between, you have the tree skiing of Vallorcine, the mom-and-pop feel of Le Tour, as well as the powder skiing paradise of les Grands Montets, all up-valley from the town center. And across the valley from Mont Blanc, Flégère and Brévent, offering sunny south-facing slopes and some legendary steeps with outrageous views from les Aiguilles Rouges. In terms of off-piste, adventure skiing, there is no better place on the planet, to experience it safely we always recommend skiing with a certified UIAGM mountain guide

 

Summer in Chamonix: During the summer months, hiking and climbing take over as the sports of choice (although you can still ski off the Aiguille du Midi well into June), with the Tour du Mont Blanc point-to-point hike being a bucket-list trek for many. For those looking for a less extreme getaway you can always play a game of golf in the shadow of Mont Blanc, shop the Parisian brands in Chamonix, and enjoy a dinner at Michelin starred restaurant, far from the rock and ice.

  • In the shadow of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak, and impossibly-steep
  • 7 different mountains included in Mont-Blanc Unlimited skipass, also possible to add Courmayeur on the Italian side
  • A bustling alpine town center, attractive pedestrian high street boutiques and café scene
  • Classic 5-star hotels, authentic chalets, and everything between for accommodations
  • The infamous Aiguille du Midi cablecar, perhaps the most ambitious lift in the world, deposits sightseers and hardcore alpinists alike at the top of the Vallée Blanche, incredible views of the glacial landscape
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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA

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