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Extending your stay in Chamonix - accommodation & activities
Many of our customers choose to extend their stay in Chamonix, either before or after their course, in order to climb, ski or trek on their own. Even though your course may have finished, your stay has not, and the Icicle staff are there to help you. Also consult your Local Area Information Pack in your accommodation for other ideas.
Arriving 1 night early for your course?
Most week long courses run from Sunday to Saturday, but we can often assist if you require the Saturday night before your course. The cost is £50, and it's one of the options for the Acclimatisation Weekends (link). If you wish alternative accommodation, look at the list below for options to suit all budgets. If arriving for night(s) early before your course, please leave your baggage in the hotel luggage room until the Icicle check in from 16:00, as we are not open and do not have space for luggage storage.

What is the accommodation check in proceedure?

The week long course check in is from 16:00 on the Sunday. At 17:00 there is the course briefing, which usually takes an hour, so please note that if you are arriving after 18:00 on the Sunday you will miss the briefing, and your accommodation keys and directions to the flat will be left in a local bar for you to collect. The check out it at 10:00 on the Saturday. Please note that we are closed between 12:00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday, so if your return airport transfer leaves later or incoming airport transfer arrives early, you need to be aware that there is nowhere close in Chamonix with bag storage facilities, and we do not offer this service either.

Staying for an extra week in Chamonix?

Please click on the link below for full details.
Visit the website of MyFrenchChalet
Your luxury chalet in Chamonix for a night at each end of the trek
One night accommodation extensions
When our usual course accommodation is full, we work with a range or partner chalets to offer extra nights. The photos above are of the chalet that you usually stay at. We don't specify exactly which chalet you stay in, as this is dependant on availability when you book. As you can see, the chalets are fitted out to a very high standard, and gives you a bit of luxury before / after your course. The feedback from previous clients on this chalet has been exceptionally high. It is centrally located, close to bus and train stops, and costs c.£70 (single) or c.£90 (double) including breakfast and tourist taxes. We can book this for you, subject to availability, for extra nights where we are full. If there is space in your usual course accommodation, each extra night is c.£50pp per night.

Accommodation extensions for less than a week
If you are planning on staying for between two nights and a week before or after your course, then you must book this directly yourself. If you are looking to extend your stay, here are some options (not recommendations) of accommodation in different categories. Most providers only accept bookings of 3 nights or more. We cannot make any reservations on your behalf, as all these options require your personal credit card details (in cases where a reservation deposit is required). The walking distance with baggage in minutes from the course accommodation is also detailed - we have timed them! Approximate rates are also provided for single rooms (where available) and twin / shared rooms. These rates are 'from' tariffs taken from the hotel websites, and so are not fixed rates. They are indicative for the purposes of price comparison only. Check website links for current prices.
Name Address Single Twin Distance Tel 0033... E-mail Website
1 STAR HOTEL * & GITES (bunk houses)
Vagabond
Rue Ravanel Rouge
14.50€ bunkbed 10 mins
4 50 53 15 43
e-mail website
2 STAR HOTEL **
Richemond
Rue Docteur Pacard
50€ 80€ 5 mins
4 50 53 08 85
e-mail website
Louvre
95 Impasse Androspace
47€ 75€ 10 mins
4 50 53 00 51
e-mail website
3 STAR HOTEL ***
Faucigny
118 Place de l'Eglise
55€ 86€ 10 mins
4 50 53 01 17
e-mail website
Prieure
75 allee du Majestic
79€ 123€ 5 mins
4 50 53 07 58
e-mail website
4 STAR HOTEL ****
Aiglons
270 av de Courmayeur
130€ 130€ 5 mins
4 50 55 90 93
e-mail website
Morgane
145 av Aiguille du Midi
220€ 220€ 2 mins
4 50 53 57 15
e-mail website
Mont Blanc
62 Allee du Majestic
148€ 228€ 10 mins
4 50 53 05 64
e-mail website
Albert 1er
119 Impasse Montenvers
225€ 335€ 15 mins
4 50 53 05 09
e-mail website
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