What to Pack & Wear on a Winter Trip to Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France | Furrocious Furr
What Clothes Should I Pack & Wear for a Trip to Chamonix-Mont Blanc?
Chamonix-Mont Blanc is one of the most iconic destination for skiers and mountain lovers. The wonderful accommodations, fine dining and epic terrain and landscape, brings people back every year. This world renowned ski resort is made up of actually 5 ski resorts and one famous off piste lift access (the Aiguille du Midi).
It’s no secret that Chamonix is one of the world’s most well-known ski resorts. It receives an average of 18.25 inches of snow per month, making it one of the most dependable snow resorts in the area.
You will find the best skiing in Europe here with off piste skiing a plenty and super challenging terrain. Just be sure you hire a guide and have avalanche gear just in case if you choose to go off piste. The most novice and advanced skiers will find suitable terrain amongst the five resorts that can be reached through free bus system.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy aside from skiing and snowboarding including: paragliding, touring a glacier, ice climbing, heliski, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and taking the cable car ride up to Aiguille du Midi -the highest mountain peak in the French Alps.
The picturesque town of Chamonix has lots of cute shops, all of the best ski gear shops, restaurants, and cafes where you can enjoy various styles of cuisine. I highly recommend trying the local favorites escargo, raclette cheese, fondue, crepes, French onion soup, local cheese and meat dishes. Don't forget to leave room for the most amazing desserts and pastries from 5 star bakeries that you will find on every block.
Chamonix is famous for having an off the charts Apres Ski' scene reminiscent of a spring break party. La Folie Douce- a luxury hotel at the base of the Brevant resort is the king of après ski across the Alps! You will find live music, circus performers, outrageous outfits and some serious table stomping. There are also night clubs, breweries, lounges wine and cocktail bars all within walking distance.
The weather in Chamonix is usually cold and snowy and winters can be bitter cold with day time temperatures in the 20's. But the weather can be unpredictable so you will want to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Follow our winter fashion packing guide to guarantee a more pleasurable vacation.
Warm Jackets & Coats
When getting ready for a winter vacation, it's crucial to bring the right jacket or coat since they are essential in staying warm during the cold weather. Your outer layer is vital in keeping you comfortable and happy and making your trip enjoyable. With a great jacket or coat, the rest of your clothing becomes negotiable since you can layer it on top to keep warm.
Aside from warmth, you want your jacket or coat to be comfortable and stylish, which is why Furrocious coats are perfect for any occasion. They are not only warm, super soft, eco-friendly but also affordable and fashionable, designed to fit you like a warm hug. You won't have to compromise style for comfort or warmth with a Furrocious coat. So, to ensure that you have a fantastic winter vacation, bring a Furrocious coat to keep you cozy, warm, and stylish in the chilly weather.
The Apres Jacket
When preparing for your winter vacation, it's important not to overlook your apres ski attire, as it is just as important as your ski gear. To ensure that you are both stylish and functional, it's crucial to find the perfect jacket or coat.
Luckily, Furrocious Furr coats are an excellent option for apres ski, with a variety of designs available for both men and women that can match any style or personality. Whether you prefer a shorter or longer coat, a hooded or collared style, bright colors or neutrals, or even a coat with light up furs, Furrocious Furr has got you covered.
Our products are designed to be both stylish and practical, featuring multiple pockets and our signature backpack straps that allow you to wear your coat comfortably on your back. Each of our products is handmade in Los Angeles, California, using only high-quality materials to ensure that you stay warm and fashionable during your winter vacation. If you need a customized coat that perfectly fits your needs and preferences, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're more than happy to work with you to create your perfect coat.
Base layer from Alpnrock
Layered Tops & Bottoms
When preparing for your winter vacation, it's important to pack clothing that can be layered to accommodate the unpredictable weather conditions. Layering allows you to easily adjust your outfit to stay warm and comfortable throughout the day.
It's recommended to pack a variety of clothing items, such as long-sleeved tops, sweaters, cardigans, fleeces, and hoodies that can be layered according to your comfort level. In addition, waterproof pants are essential for handling snowy or wet conditions on the slopes. Plan ahead and pack accordingly to ensure that you stay warm and dry throughout your winter vacation.
For men we love Montec's state-of-the-art winter gear combining style and function.
For men's & women's fun, retro style base layers, and ski wear shop OOSC.
For designer men's & women's base layers and ski gears check out Bogner. https://www.bogner.com
If you want to wear that sparkly dress or skirt get a pair of fleece lined stockings. Our favorite fleece tights Blostirno Fleece Lined Tights
Fleece lined leggings and ski thermals can go under any outfit. We love Uniqlo HEATTECH Ultra Warm Leggings
Boots by @sorel
When preparing for your winter trip, don't forget to pack a pair of boots that are both practical and stylish. Look for boots that offer warmth, comfort, excellent traction, and waterproofing to keep your feet dry and cozy in snowy and slushy conditions.
Here are some of our recommended winter boot brands:
Accessories (Hats, Gloves, Scarves, etc.)
A collection of winter accessories is incomplete without gloves or mittens that not only provide warmth to your hands but also add a fashionable touch to your outfit. With various materials to choose from, such as leather, cashmere, or knitted fabric, you can easily find a pair that suits your style.
These accessories are versatile and can complement any winter outfit, so be sure to pack a pair of gloves or mittens to keep your hands cozy and stylish during your winter vacation.
Faux Fur Accessories
At Furrocious Furr we do custom order faux fur infinity scarves and long scarves and matching wrist paws. Perfect for a chilly winter night or hiding from the snow, faux fur scarves will always be a winter essential. They can add a fun pop of color or interesting pattern and layer of warmth and coziness to any outfit. DM us to make your custom order faux fur accessory today.
If you want to feel ultra cozy try our oversized, cowl neck, animal ear Simian Hood which can be worn a s a shawl too.
Shop Apparis for faux fur bucket hats to add a little fun to your look.
Hat and scarf by @missoni
Hats & Scarves
When packing for a winter trip, it's important to include quality and stylish hats and scarves to keep you warm and fashionable during your vacation. Opt for materials such as wool, cashmere, or fleece, which provide both warmth and comfort. Additionally, selecting hats and scarves that complement your winter wardrobe will ensure you look chic and put-together even in the coldest of temperatures.
We love designer Pom Pom hats from Kyikyi.
When preparing for a winter vacation, it's essential to include gloves or mittens in your accessory collection to keep your hands warm and stylish. With a wide range of materials and styles available, including leather, cashmere, and knitted options, you can easily find a pair that complements your winter outfit while keeping your hands cozy in chilly weather.
The classic Isotoners offers eco friendly warm & functional gloves for men and women.
Make sure to pack warm and comfortable socks for your winter getaway to keep your feet snug in the cold weather.
Winter vacation things you might forget to pack
Make sure you are fully equipped for your winter vacation by packing these must-have items:
- Sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun's glare on the snow.
- Lip balm to prevent dry and chapped lips.
- Hand and foot warmers to keep you extra cozy.
- Sunglasses and goggles to protect your eyes from harsh weather conditions.
- Swimsuit and flip flops for post-ski activities, such as hot tubs.