|A Skylift up to Mount Blanc where you can try a variety of winter sports.|
Chamonix City is actually a group of private regions connected to the Mainland by a bridge.
Chamonix City was inspired by the first Winter Olympics Games in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Here you can participate in many of the Olympic Sports of that period like skiing, ski jumping, bob sledding, ice hockey, and speed skating.
Approaching Chamonix City:
See the snowman on the ledge? Look down to see why snowmen bungee jumping is not a good idea.
There is a balloon tethered nearby. Click the launch button to start a ten-minute tour which will drop you off at Cross Check.
Things to Do In Chamonix City:
Near the front of the large Brooks Arena you can find a teleport station and a booth with information about the Global Online Hockey Association. Go further inside to see an impressive ice hockey arena, one of many sports arenas in Chamonix City.
Look around for the bowling alley, arcade, and two Avatar Portrait Stations.
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The Ski Jump on Mount Blanc is one of several winter sports. Get your free ski boots before you try ski jumping. There is an easier ski trail to one side, and skis, boots, and snowboards are offered. It's fun!
The Bobsled Area has a great course.
|Try to get down in one piece!|
Take more skylift rides from the Neutral Zone.
A teleport board in the Neutral Zone took me to Treesong Park where there is an outdoor hockey arena in Cross Check.
|One of several teleport stations.|
There is also a Speed Skating Arena.
In my opinion Chamonix City is a great place to try different winter sports. Unfortunately, the Destination Guide just lists it under "ball sports" areas.
There is also an older excellent article about Chamonix City by Inara Pey.
There are signs that Chamonix City may be fading. I could find no recent information online, and the four times I visited recently there was only one other resident there, who was AFK. The scripts seemed to be being maintained, and someone has put up a "No to War" sign, but there were no other signs of life. One thing I noticed is that the region appears to be owned by Mogura Linden - Super Secret Land Mole - other times I have seen Lindens shown as owners was when, for example, Simple's Zoo was in limbo and eventually ended up being abandoned and auctioned.
These are great regions, and I had fun trying out the different sports. I would like to think that someone will take over and do more advertising. In the meantime, enjoy it while you can.
More information on the Second Life Wiki.