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  • Aeri Lee
    Hong Kong, China3 contributions
    The scenery is magnificent up on top of the mountain. Before the planned day of visit, the website mentioned that the cable car was closed for 3 days already because of the weather condition. We went there in the morning of the planned day and being told that the cable car was closed. They will update the latest condition at 12:30pm. When we came back at the mentioned time, the cable car was opened and luckily we can get the ticket for the 2:30pm slot. Hence i think do not book the ticket online earlier coz it may be closed due to weather condition.

    Although the elevator to the top peak was closed due to the weather condition, It's still worth the money to go onto the mountain to see the endless mountains covered with snow and enjoy a mulled wine / hot chocolate under the extreme weather.
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • Елена Ф
    4 contributions
    Well-groomed ski slopes, no queues for the lifts. Excellent infrastructure. It is possible to stay in hotels and apartments in different price ranges.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • NamFahBluewaterworld
    Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
    Overall, such a great view up the top especially in the sunny day and blue sky. You could not asked for me. Absolutely incredible and wonderful view and fresh air.
    Written 17 November 2023
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  • flona98
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates337 contributions
    The way to this lake is not paved you have to wear proper shoe to reach there, and usually you will visiting after the icy mountain wearing ice shoe, that for me was not suitabl, the lake itself is small nothing much to see.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • Khinvdijk
    The Netherlands392 contributions
    Beautiful Place. We visited here September and it was low season. Only very few people and we really enjoyed the place. Perfect for children. The animals are roaming free!
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • Rachel L
    Stockton-on-Tees, UK3 contributions
    Absolutely gorgeous trail of waterfalls in a beautiful valley. Some slippy narrow spots on the wooden trail so wear shoes with good grip. Signage was translated well and explained all of the features.
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • Moira B
    Malta54 contributions
    I stayed in Chamonix for three days and had not planned on visiting this glacier. The advertising I came across promoted mostly a visit to Aiguille du Midi and Mer de Glace, amongst others. But once I was in Chamonix the Glacier des Bossons looked impressive from every part of the Chamonix valley and so I decided to visit. And I'm glad I did.

    Getting there: I took Bus no 2 from Chamonix - Jeanne d'Arc bus stop at 09:27 (after a good breakfast at Le Fournil bakery) and stopped at Chamonix - Glacier des Bossons bus stop at 09:44 using the guest card for the bus trip. The chairlifts are only 1 minute walk from this bus stop. After this stop the bus turns back to Chamonix.

    The visit: I am not an experienced trekker or climber and certainly not in mountainous areas. So I took the chairlift and walked to the Plateau des Pyramids. The first ascent with chairlifts is at 8:30 and the last is at 17:30. Best to do it as early as possible when it is cooler. Last descent is at 18:00. I was lucky enough to two deers crossing under the chairlifts as I was climbing. Websites and signs at the start of the trail say that it takes 1 hour 30 mins to get to the Plateau de Pyramids. It took me 1hour 45 minutes as I stopped for some short rests. The view once you get at the Plateau des Pyramids is impossible to describe. From that point you can observe the colours, the crevasses, the seracs and melting water torrents of the glacier. It's worth the effort to get up there. I did not continue to the Jonction which takes a further 2 hours 20 minutes uphill to reach. A notice at the start of the chairlifts recommends special trekking equipment to go further up than Les Pyramids. Going down took me 1 hour 20 minutes and I took the chairlifts down again. Going down was less arduous than going uplhill. I enjoyed this trip much more than the Mer de Glace since there the length of the glacier cannot be seen.

    I walked to Les Bossons train station and took the train to Servoz to visit the Gorges de Diosaz.
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Plamb11
    Bothell, WA117 contributions
    In a January with little snow, we arrived here after 30cm+ of new snow and a bluebird day. Steep terrain offered multiple options for advanced intermediate to expert skiers both on and off piste.
    Written 22 February 2023
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  • Georgie T
    Sunbury, UK326 contributions
    Once I got off the cable car at the Aiguille du Midi I immediately felt the effects of altitude - slightly breathless and lightheaded. However the amazing views took my mind off both it and the 40 minute wait for my turn in the glass cube. When you make it to the front of the queue, you have to wear slippers over your shoes to prevent damage to the glass floor. It’s all over in a minute but it’s thrilling nonetheless. The one thing that I really liked was that the staff will happily take photos with your own camera or phone - no overpriced portraits being pushed here.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • wendyanddavid536
    Solihull, UK2,214 contributions
    The view over the glacier was impressive, even though it is rapidly melting away.
    The 538 steps down to the glacier itself are not for the faint-hearted and the climb back up is arduous; I would not recommend it for anyone with hip/knee/heart problems or for asthma sufferers.
    The ice cave itself is impressive with several clever ice sculptures, but much smaller than I had expected, probably due to the glacier melting.
    The Glaciorum at the top is well worth visiting, giving a lot of information about glaciers (obviously!)
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • dkcjr
    Raleigh, NC65 contributions
    Nice little ski hill for the kids to learn on. Sucked that we couldn't use the ski school tow rope as it would have been much easier. The mountain coaster was awesome and my family had a lot of fun on it!
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Ruud
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands56 contributions
    (About Lac Blanc): You have to hike up there we took one lift and hiked the rest of it. We have a good condition so we didn’t need as much time as the signs said. The view was great. We spent an hour around the lake, all to enjoy the view. Afterwards we hiked a bit down to a smaller lake which you can see from Lake Blanc. Took the same route back to the lift because we couldn’t hike from Lac Blanc to L’Index because of snow and were not trained hikers. When we were back at the lifts we had lunch (fine prices) and hiked up to L’Index. That was a tough one to hike up. But so worth the view! If you’re condition is not that great, I’d suggest to take the lift to L’Index and only hike down.
    Written 1 August 2020
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