Lognan/Les Grands Montets 1230m - 3300m
The legendary region of les Grands Montets offers a variety of pistes
on 3 slopes : le Glacier d’Argentière, Lognan and Pendant.
Snow cover is assured on the homeward bound piste thanks to snow
The Balme ski area 1480m - 2230m A
wonderful area for beginners and experts alike, the Balme is also
particularly suited to family skiing. The domain is accessed via
the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine, and also offers a variety
of gentle slopes, forest pistes, and some great off piste through
Les Chosalets 1230m Found at the entrance
to the resort of Argentière. This region is ideal for beginners
Les Pelerins 1110m – 1183m Between
Chamonix and the village of Bossons, this area is ideal for beginners
and children. There is also a toboggan track.
Les Planards 1062m – 1242m This
area, offers varied pistes to satisfy all skiers. Good snow coverage
is guaranteed by 33 snow cannons.
Le Savoy 1049m – 1125m The pistes
of le Savoy, which are in the centre of the town, are great for
beginners and children, and feature artificial snow and a children’s
La Vormaine 1480m This area, found
in the village of Tour, is an ideal place to learn Snowboarding
or skiing, and is a great place for children due to its easy pistes
and snow playground.
Other Ski Areas
Aiguille du Midi The famous Vallée
Blanche with its 20km run over the glacier is easiest to reach from
l’Aguille du Midi. For the more adventurous, there are 4 challenging
off-piste runs to try. There are a further 2 off piste runs from
the mid-station. You are strongly advised only to attempt the Vallée
Blanche with an experienced guide.
Les Houches The village of Les Houches
spreads over pastures and forests, and offers stunning 360°
views over the Mont-Blanc range. It is ideal for beginners and intermediates,
whilst still being great fun for more skilled skiers.
Courmayeur Just the other side of the
Mont Blanc Tunnel, this ski area has possibilities for skiers of
all abilities, with 26 pistes on two sides of the mountain, one
side of which is entirely in the trees. New this year, the MONT-BLANC
Unlimited pass includes all the lifts in Courmayeur.
Domaine Evasion Mont Blanc From this
season, holders of the MONTBLANC UNLIMITED pass (2 days +) will
have just that...unlimited access to the “Evasion Mont-Blanc”
ski area, which includes Megève, Saint-Gervais, Les Contamines,
and the Portes du Mont-Blanc.
Verbier One of the world’s most
popular resorts, the sking in and around Verbier can be divided
into 4 areas: Verbier, La Tzoumaz/Savoleyres, Bruson and Mont Fort.
A good hours drive from Chamonix, it is well worth the effort.
Chamonix Ski facts
150km of pistes (310 with the Mont-Blanc ski pass) Total hourly
lifting capacity: 54,560