High in the Alps at the foot of Mount-Blanc, Chamonix is one of France's oldest ski resorts and site of the 1924 Winter Olympics. A primary mode of transportation is the cable car. The one from the town to the top of Aiguille du Midi - the closest you can get to the Mont-Blanc summit without hiking or climbing - is one of the highest in the world. Chamonix is a winter playground for skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and ice climbing. Summer brings easy walks and more strenuous mountaineering, mountain biking and rock climbing.