Epic Europe



Combining modernity with the past, Jean-Claude Descombes’ architecture will surprise you. Nestled at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi, facing Mont-Blanc, two 4-storey chalets were constructed with respect to both the mountain and the historic town centre. The personality of the design inspired by interior designer Leslie Gauthier has made each space unique. Stone and wood have been treated with care, the materials used are sustainable and the textures have been chosen for their comfort.  The “retro-chic mountain” atmosphere gives a sense of 50s/60s-style upscale decor, with a cozy "just like at home" feeling.


The retro design continues in the guest rooms where all of the furniture is tailor-designed in pure vintage spirit, wool-broadcloth fabric curtains, chairs and convertible armchairs stand out against the oak parquet flooring.


SPA & WELLNESS The Spa by Nuxe with high ceilings and bay windows includes an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi & Onsen, a Japanese hot tub, overlooking Mont Blanc. The “Banya” a traditional Russian steam room, tepidarium and ice grotto and ice bath. A full menu of massage and beauty treatments is available.


FOOD & DRINK: The Restaurant Heliopic serves traditional French cuisine with a spotlight on seasonal ingredients. Theme-based menus, proposing raclettes and fondues, and recipes influenced by the mountains. The bar is a favorite for après ski frequently featuring live music.


LOCATION: The Heliopic is located immediately adjacent to the l'Aiguille du Midi cable-car, walking distance to all shops & restaurants in Chamonix village.


RATES: FROM 140€/night


  • 4 Star hotel and spa located in the center of Chamonix
  • Ground central for extreme skiers and mountaineers, located adjacent to the Aiguille du Midi cable-car
  • Meetings & Events: The 4 meeting rooms x 60 m2 space, each can be tailor-adapted. One of the few establishments in the mountains able to accommodate up to 225 persons
  • Extensive Nuxe Spa
  • In-house ski shop, mountain equipment available for sale or rent.
Hotel & Spa L'Heliopic 4*


Destination: chamonix
Experience options in: Chamonix


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. 

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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