Chamonix is a beautiful Alpine town steeped in history and set amongst some of the most dramatic peaks in the Alps, notably Mont Blanc at 4808M. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the slopes themselves which offer some of the very best Skiing in Europe, all within a short ride from Geneva.
Chamonix Valley Skiing
Grands Montets 1235 – 3300m
With skiing spread over three areas including the Argentiere glacier, it is known through the world as a Mecca for free-riding and exceptional snow coverage
Brevent-Flegere 1095 – 2525m
An unrivalled panorama of the ‘roof’ of Europe. Accessed from the centre of Chamonix, these two ski areas connect to provide south-facing skiing for all levels.
Balme Vallorcine Le Tour 1480 – 2270m
A ski area bathed in sun on the Swiss border with incredible valley views, tree-lined skiing and gentle warm up slopes.
Les Houches 950 – 1900m
55km of slopes meandering through the forests providing excellent poor weather visibility, and is home to the International World Cup slope ‘La Verte des Houches’
Beginner / Learner Areas
A choice of Planards, Savoy ski areas close to the centre of Chamonix Town Centre, or further up the Valley at Vormaine located ar the foot of the Balme ski area. There are of course additional slopes at Chosalets and Tourchet.
Chamonix is one of the best resorts for off-piste skiing with itineraries in each of the main ski areas. Arguably the most famous being the legendary 20km off-piste Aiguille du Midi offering some of the most spectacular scenery and a choice of routes down (this is also a popular place to visit in the summer! LINK TO BLOG) it’s an absolute must for any keen skier, accompanied by a Ski Weekend qualified mountain guide.