While the small venue in the centre of town doesn’t look like much from the outside, Elevation 1904 has become one of the most famous après ski bars in Chamonix. Cold stone floors and rustic wood panelling afford a real mountain vibe to the interior, while randomly scattered chairs and tables outside make for a casual, thrown-together look on the al fresco terrace.
Open from 8am (perfect for drunks and early-risers), Elevation 1904 is also a great spot for hearty breakfasts and languid lunch. Highly recommended is the bacon and avocado burger, which will sate even the biggest of appetites. And if it’s hot chocolate you’re after, then the signature hot chocolate 1904 provides a heartwarming treat before you get back out on the slopes.