Rendez-vous in Chamonix Mont-Blanc
A leading winter sports destination
Chamonix is a typical small mountain town in the heart of the Alps, with a history that is indelibly linked to skiing.
The Chamonix valley is framed by Mont Blanc to the south – the highest peak in Western Europe – and by the Aiguilles Rouges range to the north.
Here, surrounded by famous ski areas, winter sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice:
Facing Mont-Blanc, the Brévent-Flégère ski area stands at an altitude of between 1,030m and 2,525m. The two areas are linked by cable-car, and their south-facing aspect provides skiers with some of the finest views in the Alps.
New in the Brévent-Flégère ski area: the Big Air Bag: a huge 15m x 9m air bag to cushion the landing for jumpers.
Les Grands Montets
Situated at altitudes of between 1,235m and 3,300m, the Les Grands Montets area provides skiers with some of the world’s steepest descents in a high-mountain setting close to a glacier.
New: the Snowpark, which continues to develop its facilities for visitors.
The Domaine de Balme
Amid a landscape of high mountain pastures, the Domaine de Balme offers numerous skiing opportunities on two highly distinct mountain slopes. Take advantage of the wide pistes facing the Chamonix valley or the scenic runs though pine trees on the edge of the Swiss border.
New: the Slalom. Your chance to test your skills as you negotiate your way through slalom posts on this permanent course!
The Vallée Blanche
The world’s most famous off-piste ski area, the Vallée Blanche is accessible via the Aiguille du Midi cable-car. To ski here, you’ll need to be a very proficient skier and employ the services of a mountain guide.