CHAMONIX SKI AREAS
Where to ski in Chamonix…
Les Planards (1062m – 1242m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
Placed just 2 minutes from central Chamonix, this large and accessible open ski area is a top choice for beginners and intermediate skiers. The 1 red, 1 blue and 2 green runs are serviced by 41 snow cannons. A flood-lit night slope is open daily in the wintertime. Facilities include a restaurant, sun terrace and free parking.
La Vormaine (1480m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
Situated at the foot of Charamillon, these sunny slopes provide the perfect playground for new skiers and boarders to learn and develop their sport. For those with little ones, a ski kindergarten is also provided.
La Savoy (1049m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
This fantastic beginners’ slope is set at the foot of Le Brevant, in the centre of Chamonix. The artificial snow and ski kindergarten provide a carefree starting point for beginners. The slope is serviced by 2 drag lifts and a rolling carpet.
The easy slopes of Les Grands Montets (1235 – 1972m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
Situated 8km from Chamonix town, Les Grands Montets is the largest ski resort in the valley. The varied beginner-level ski area of Les Grands Montets is serviced by 3 chairlifts, a ski school, the kid-friendly Panda club and a gondala, which links from Argentière to the easy-level Plan Joran piste trails.
Les Grands Montets (1235 – 3295m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
This popular level ski area offers a fun and varied paradise for intermediate-advanced skiers and boarders. With on and off-piste runs across 3 mountainsides (Argentière, Lognan and Pendant), the area is serviced by 8 main lifts and boasts super winter snow conditions, until early May. A new snow park and boardercross can be enjoyed at the mid-station of Lognan (1972m), which is reached by cable car from Argentière. The mixed alpine terrain from Lognan to Bochard (2765m) is perfect for intermediate level skiers and boarders. Advanced winter sport fans seeking steeper alpine terrain can head up still further, towards the Argentière glacier and summit (up to 3275m).
La Flégère/ Les Brévents (1030m – 2525m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
Providing wide and versatile sun-drenched slopes, these 2 ski areas are linked by cable car and are ideal for beginner, intermediate and expert-level skiers. With unforgettable views of the Mont-Blanc Massif for company, it makes for a magical day on the slopes.
Le Domaine de Balme (1453m – 2270m) – Ski passes accepted: Chamonix Le Pass & MBU
These wide and expansive slopes are to be found at the top of the valley. Reached from the village of Le Tour and Vallorcine, the gentle snow-covered alpine pastures promise a picturesque vista of the entire Chamonix valley, from Charamillon. Along the Swiss border on the Vallorcine side, tree-lined slopes offer a timeless and enchanting ski setting.
The Vallée Blanche (2,000m) – Ski passes accepted: MBU
The Vallée Blanche is the most famous off-piste ski descent in the world, and is surrounded by the Alp’s top summits and glaciers, including Mont Blanc, Mont Banc de Cheilon, Mont Maudit, Grandes Jorasses and Aiguille Verte. Like a knife, the striking glacial valley cuts through the heart of the Mont Blanc mountain range. The area boasts a 22 km run and a vertical off-piste descent of 2,700m. Intermediate skiers and boarders can take on the ‘classic route’, whilst the advanced off-piste enthusiasts can tackle the ‘Petit’ and Grand Envers’ routes. It goes without saying that guides are recommended for these white-knuckle runs!