where to stay would be much appreciated!
I got there every once in a while. It's a bit spread out, so a car to get around is ideal as each of the resort/lift areas are quite small really and so you'd probably want to check at least 2 out
Not sure what you are looking to spend, but a nice enough place on the very reasonably priced side is Hotel Le Vert. It's like a Bed and Breakfast. I like this sort of feel and the rooms have a good feel to them. I've come across other backcountry enthusiasts there also, so could be worth a look.
my favourite bar/grill / microbrewery with occasional live music... general decent place to hang out apre ski is MBC Micro-Brasserie de Chamonix (it's run by a Canadian guy). it's like hanging out at a bar/grill at any Western US ski area, perhaps a bit more chilled.
Other than that a friend of mine runs one of the more happening apre ski bars in town. or so I'm told. Actually it's a 3 star hotel also.. might be able to get you a deal. It's in the centre of town. - Hotel Gustavia - It's part of the Langley Group which is scandinavian. will be lots of blonde gals working there
. I bet it's pricey though maybe £400/night which would include dinner and breakfast. at least it's around that in VT... not sure but probably over 3x the price of Le Vert
I also remember staying at the Hotel Alpina one time. It's 3 Star and much more like staying in a proper hotel. It right in the centre with all the shops and restuarants around the corner. 3x the price of Le Vert, from what I remember
Hope this helps a little..
if you just looking for some lift access off-piste... i can draw you a couple maps. lol. save yourself a few hundred euros. actually from memory i did cliff out and Glacier out once or three times