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Chamonix, France

Fly direct to Geneva on Continental ($528). Spend the eight-hour ride snoozing or boozing — it's free on international trips.

Ride the AlpyBus ( for 32 euros for 90 minutes through jaw-dropping vistas to Chamonix.

Stay at Les Lanchers, an 11-room boutique hotel a two-minute walk from the Flégère cable car, which whisks you to 8,040 feet. The 480-euro weekly rate includes breakfast, dinner, and afternoon tea — not to mention a killer view of Mont Blanc (

Ski both on- and off-piste at Chamonix. Experience endless glaciers, sunny bowls, and expansive, ungroomed trails. Stash a few croissants for hiking to the steeps off the 10,610-foot Grands Montets, or just squeeze every lift ride you can from your six-day Cham'Ski card (186 euros;

Total: US $1,420