Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, more commonly known as Chamonix (formerly spelled Chamounix), is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune’s population of around 8,900 ranks 1,089th within the country of France. Chamonix is situated at the base of the The Mont Blanc, Europe’s tallest mountain. The town is the birthplace of alpinism and has a rich history of high mountain climbing and guiding.Aspen and Chamonix have been sister cities since 1987.
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Katherine Sand, Renee Giles and Megan Monaghan, Growing Community. Aspen Daily News- May 17, 2023 In this column we frequently... read more →May 18, 2023
STUDENT FROM CHAMONIX CLOSING HIS YEAR LONG ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.
Nolan Balmat, from our sister city of Chamonix, France has been in Aspen since August, 2022. He has been going... read more →May 15, 2023
ASPEN CITY COUNCILMAN SKIPPY MESIROW VISITS CHAMONIX: WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
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Jill Sheeley hosted a wonderful gathering of City of Aspen as well as Aspen Sister Cities members to welcome Nolan... read more →August 26, 2022
JILL SHEELEY: ASPEN ATTENDS CHAMONIX’S IDA CHAPPOT WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
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2022 YOUNG ARTISTS AND AUTHORS SHOWCASE
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