Unlimited Fun at the Chamonix Unlimited Festival
Posted: Jan 23, 2017
If you enjoy the outdoor vibe, cutting edge music and vibrant atmosphere of a festival as well as the adrenalin rush of extreme winter sports then why not combine the two this spring at the Chamonix Unlimited Festival.
From the 5th to the 9th of April, Chamonix will be bustling with the sounds of live bands, DJs and crowds gathered to enjoy one of the festival calendar’s coolest events. The Chamonix Unlimited Festival is run by party organisers We Are Reality, who are no strangers to putting on events in wild, outdoor places and promise that this festival will be the best yet.
The Resort of Chamonix
Chamonix has long been considered, and considers itself, the coolest resort in the Alps. A mecca for extreme winter sports enthusiasts, drawn here year after year by its intense off piste skiing, steep slopes and great powder. The resort itself is a genuine French town (as opposed to a seasonal resort) nestled at the base of Mont Blanc. The pedestrianized centre is full of shops selling the latest in ski and board wear, as well as cool French boutiques, and is lined with the bars and clubs which make Chamonix’s après ski scene second to none.
Music at the Unlimited Festival
The festival will be making the most of not just the town of Chamonix but its entire skiing area. Many of the events will take place around the stunning Chamonix ski network at a variety of mountain top restaurants and bars. But those who don’t ski shouldn’t be concerned as the organisers have promised that all venues will be accessible to pedestrians by a combination of ski lifts and walking.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there will be five days of partying in the town of Chamonix itself including live music and DJs. Expect the Alpine resort to be crowded as party-goers check out the many events held in its bars, cafes and clubs – not to mention outdoor spaces – throughout the festival. If previous years are anything to go by, many of these parties run all night and the fun doesn’t stop when the sun hits the slopes the next day.
The event is sponsored by extreme winter sports company Black Crows Skis and it is this brand which is behind the many displays that will be running during the five day festival. From boarding and freeskiing, all disciplines will be covered with a range of displays taking place on the slopes above the resort.
One of the highlights will include the opportunity to ski down the famous Vallée Blanche off piste run with guides to watch Nina Kraviz’s Trip showcase at the bottom of the run. Visitors will also see Maceo Plex transform the gondola station for the Ellum showcase.
How to Get to Chamonix
The quickest way to get to Chamonix from the UK is by air. The nearest airport is Geneva which is served by a good range of flights from the UK with airlines to suit all budgets.
The easiest way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is by airport transfer with a company like Shuttle Direct. You can book online before you travel and, provided you notify them at the time of booking, they’ll carry all your ski equipment at no extra charge. If you’re travelling with friends, group transfers are available. If you’re travelling alone from Geneva to Chamonix on a tight budget then a shared group transfer can make for a more economic option.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable ski transfers from Geneva to Chamonix, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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