Chamonix comprises five main ski areas, each one offers something different and challenging. All share the spectacular beauty of the Mont Blanc Massif.
Les Grands Montets
Probably the most popular and the most challenging of Chamonix's ski areas, the skiing on Les Grands Montets is ideal for both advanced and adventurous intermediate skiers. The area is renowned for providing some of the most challenging off piste skiing anywhere in the Alps. with the top station reaching 3295m, Les Grands Montets also offers some of Europe’s most breathtaking glacial scenery and ski descents.
Le Tour sits at the top of the valley, backing onto the Swiss and Italian borders. Le Tour is perfect for beginners and intermediates keen to rediscover their skills . The area features wide open blue and red runs with jawdropping views accross the wide expanse of the Chamonix Valley.
Brevent & Flegere
Flégère and Brévent are situated closest to the town and are interconnecting via a cable car. Both have sunny, south-facing slopes with gorgeous views of Mont Blanc. Both areas offer lovely terrain both on and off piste and suit both intermediate and advanced skiers.
Les Houches is the diamond in the rough with lovely tree skiing, cruisy blue, red and black runs and the famous Kandahar World Cup piste. Les Houches is also the only real bad weather alternative, with tree lined runs protecting from the elements and aiding navigation. The area offers a variety of pistes for all standards.
The Aiguille du Midi and the Vallee Blanche
Soaring to an altitude of 3,842 metres, the Aiguille du Midi gives access to the highest skiing in Europe and leads to the world famous Vallee Blanche. A 20 kilometre run on the 'Mer de Glace', this experience is not to be missed; and not to be taken lightly. Although startlingly beautiful and widely skied, the Valley Blanche is nonetheless a glaciated and uncontrolled off piste descent. Seracs, Crevasses and Avalanches are just some of the dangers involved and and the route should not be attempted without a qualified mountain guide.