Where to ski in Chamonix…

Beginners/ children

Les Planards (1,062m – 1,242m) – 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 (1,480m) – 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 (1,049m) – 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 (1,235 – 1,972m) – 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 (1,235 – 3,295m) – 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 3,275m).

La Flégère/ Les Brévents (1,030m – 2,525m) – 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 - Le Tour (1,453m – 2,270m) – 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.

Les Houches - St Gervais (1,000m - 1,900m) - Ski passes accepted: MBU (or the Les Houches pass, not sold here)

All roads lead to Les Houches ! And in the Chamonix valley, many have learned to ski here!

The top of Les Houches and the runs are easily accissable via the Bellevue cable car or the Prarion cable car from the village of Les Houches and this lovely family ski area is framed by beautiful views and lovely tree lined slopes. 


La 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!

Buying your Chamonix WINTER SEASON 2022-3 lift passes or lift tickets in advance of your holiday completely makes sense. Firstly, you don’t have worry about queuing to buy them over the counter or figuring out how much cash you need for your holiday, but also you will have the passes delivered to you in time for your first day of skiing in Chamonix to where you are staying. 

Generally if you are in the UK or France we will send them to you tracked post. For last minute (within 2 weeks of your arrival , we will hand deliver them to you at your accommodation which ever scenario makes most logisitcal sense for each order.

We also drop off ski maps and Chamonix local guides to ensure you have all the information you need to ski in Chamonix and the connected ski areas associated to the Chamonix lift pass type you wish to use. 

Remember you always need to bring your lift pass voucher with you if you have bought a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass to other ski areas outside the Chamonix valley. 

We give you the best prices we can get given the complicated schedule that the lift company publishes and changes. 

We cannot though change the prices once you have purchased your Chamonix pass with us. 


We also have a lot of local knowledge about the ski areas and the associated safe places to ski although if you plan to ski off piste, do please book a high mountain guide to keep you as safe as can be. 

We advise you book a guide for any off piste skiing and always have a full avalanche pack (transceiver, shovel, probe & airbag) as well as the appropriate training to reduce the risks typical of high mountain off piste terrain.

For the most extensive skiing during your holiday you might want to buy the Mont Blanc Unlimited Chamonix Lift Pass. 

This pass gives access to the ski areas of Courmayeur, Verbier (one half price day pass per week – conditions apply), Megève and St Gervais/Les Contamines. This lift pass gives you more than enough skiing and variety for any level of skier. 

Even for the beginner skier it is a good idea to take the excursion to see the view from the L’Aiguille du Midi cable car on a sunny day and even a day trip to the other resorts. Chamonix Lift Passes do offer the different options though particularly if you are wishing to minimise the costs of your holiday! 

Either way do give us a call to discuss your requirements, experience and objectives for your holiday in Chamonix. As they say around here, “have lift pass, will travel…”


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