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Ski.com Dream Job Shows Off the Quintessential Chamonix Experience

Deep powder in the Vallée Blanche, Raclette, and the swankiest new hotel in Chamonix.

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While we would argue that skiing is still the best sport in the world regardless of the conditions, when the snow gods are feeling generous and the locals open their arms like long lost family—you feel like you’ve finally arrived.

The week spent in Chamonix with Ski.com Dream Job hires Max Rhulen and Jack Botti was a combination of hospitality, adrenaline, and relaxation. Belly-button deep snow on the Vallée Blanche was an obvious highlight but the classic ski town that sits wedged in the Mont Blanc Massif delivered so much more than just perfect ski conditions. La Folie Douce served as the best base camp a crew could ask for, especially when you need a proper bed to recover from your cheese coma. Did someone say Raclette?

A few of Max and Jack’s favorite moments from the Ski.com Dream Job in Chamonix, France

Tram dock in Chamonix
Getting the lay of the land while skiing at Brevent.Photo Credit: Jack Botti
Pizza in Courmayeur
Real deal Pizza on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.
Photo credit: Jack Botti
Skiing in Chamonix
First tracks down the Vallée Blanche.
Photo credit: Jack Botti
Ibex in Chamonix
Admiring the local wildlife (Alpine Ibex).
Photo credit: Jack Botti
Steeples and spires in Chamonix
Steeples and Spires. There’s nothing quite like strolling around the idyllic town of Chamonix.Photo credit: Jack Botti
La Folie Douce in Chamonix
La Folie Douce Hotel is everything and more for the skier and snowboarder looking to access the best parts of Chamonix.Photo credit: Max Rhulen
Dancers at La Folie Douce
Performance art is also part of this unique hotel experience.
Photo credit: Max Rhulen
Skiing at Les Grand Montets
Powder at Les Grand Montets.
Photo credit: Jack Botti
Ice Caves at the Mer de Glace above Chamonix
Exploring ice caves in the Mer de Glace.
Photo credit: Jack Botti
Spa in Chamonix
The QC Terme is proof positive that Chamonix’s spa game is top-notch.
Photo credit: Max Rhulen
Montvers Train in Chamonix
Spending a day riding the Montenvers Train to sightsee the iconic mountain known simply as Le Dru.
Photo credit: Max Rhulen

Check out the perfect Chamonix trip courtesy of Ski.com.