I answered some question for Brave Ski Mom's blog about skiing with children at Chamonix. Here's a sample.
Q: Are there any “secrets” you are willing to share about Chamonix?
A: More than four hundred English-speaking families live in Argentiere, the village at the base of Grand Montet. Cheap Argentiere apartments can be had in the Grand Roc buildings and the walk to the ski slope is about two hundred yards or less. The other hot tip is to stay on or near the pedestrian district in Chamonix, where there are plenty of restaurants friendly to kids and everything is handy.
Full post may be found here.