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Ski areas in the Chamonix Valley

Chamonix offers a multitude of slopes for all levels, each ski area having its own merit. Tremendously long slopes, skiing through the trees, freeride and off-piste, beginners slopes : an infinite number of possibilities for snowriders and mountain lovers alike.

The Grands Montets (1235 m - 3300 m)

Situated between the altitudes of 1235 m. and 3300 m., the Grands Montets area enables you to ski the greatest height losses in the world in the heart of the mountains, close to a glacier.

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The pistes are spread over three slopes - the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant which also offer magnificent off-piste, known throughout the world and essential for freeriders. The quality of the snow coverage is remarkable up until May. For freestyle enthusiasts, a snowpark and a boardercross are open in the Lognan area. You can ski back to the resort on the Pierre à Ric piste.

From 20 December 2014 to April 27 2015 the full opening.
From April 27 to May 3, 2015: partial opening snow conditions apply.

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New 2014-2015 : a new switchable gondola on the Grands Montets domain to replace the old 4-seater one, Plan Joran.

Freestyle Park at the Grands Montets: Smile you’re on camera !
From this winter, the company, in association with the French ski federation and the French snowpark federation, will install a system on the Grands Montets snowpark that will enable riders to admire their exploits once they get back home.

Some figures:
28km of pistes.
17 pistes including: 6 black pistes, 4 red, 5 blue, and 1 snowpark.

Brévent and Flégère (1030 m - 2525 m)

Panoramic skiing.
These 2 ski areas have been linked by a cable car since 1997 and offer one of the most outstanding panoramas of the Alps. South-facing slopes with a wonderful variety of pistes and enviable views over the Mont-Blanc Massif. Gently acquire a tan in this idyllic environment whilst enjoying skiing on slopes adapted to all skiing abilities.

December 20 to April 19, 2015.

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Brévent side : the Brévent freestyle area is equipped with 5 rails and is fully supervised by instructors from 1.00 p.m. The gauntlet has been thrown down – who will make the finest jump of the season. Thrill seekers meet at the bottom of the 2000 draglift!

Flégère side : New for this winter in the la Flégère area Explore your limits; shatter the speedometers on our speed piste 500m long with 150m of height loss. Free piste on the edge of the Chavanne.

Some figures:
56 km of pistes. 32 pistes including: 7 black pistes, 7 red, 13 blue and 1 green, and 1 area for new snow sports.

Balme - Vallorcine (1453m - 2270m)

In the heart of nature. Accessed via the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine, the snow-covered alpine pastures offer numerous possibilities on two distinct mountain sides.

December 20 to April 19, 2015.

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From Charamillon, enjoy the wide open gentle slopes overlooking the entire Chamonix valley and on the Vallorcine side, ski beautiful tree-lined pistes bordering on Switzerland.

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Filmed slalom on Balme ski area : At the BMW xDrive skimovie area (on the ‘Col de Balme – Autannes’ piste right next to the Col de Balme – Arve lift), your run will be filmed !

Some figures:
29 km of pistes. 20 pistes including: 8 red, 11 blue and 1 area for new snow sports.


Les Houches ( 950m -1900m )

At the foot of Mont Blanc, our ski domain has no alike ! Slops in forest offer all the pleasures of the glide : the beginners welcomed in the space specially equipped at the top of the Prarion gondola lift, the freestylers on the new snowpark new, and the best skiers of the planet who come for the downhill World Cup.

December 20 to April 19, 2015.

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You will find it all in Les Houches: Alpine skiing, cross country, snowboarding, freestyle, telemark, speed-riding...

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When necessary, artificial snow coverage is assured by more than 120 snow maker machines.

Some figures
55 km of pistes.
22 pistes including: 2 black pistes, 12 red, 6 blue, and 2 green.


Domaine Skiable des Planards (1045m - 1249m)

Ideal for children & beginners at 2 steps from Chamonix center: a large tray can accommodate with different suitable facilities: treadmill for children, and kindergarten telecord (Chamonix ESF Ski School), two lifts easily of loose green runs,then the four-seat chairlift carry skiers to an altitude of 1249m. Beginning of a

long blue run and a red run which also hosts international ski competitions throughout the winter. And discover the incredible non-skier game : the Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster : A real mountain coaster !

Services : Bar - restaurant, Ski / Snowboard rental (free lockers !), Ski School office (ESF), kindergarten Ski ESF, Bus stop : « Les Planards ».

From December 20th, 2014 : All the ski Area + the Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster

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Good deals !

- 1 ride of luge Alpine Coaster included for each Planards skipass bought !
- Luge Alpine Coaster is included in your Mont-Blanc Unlimited skipass !*
*1 ride included/day on a MBU 3 to 21 days, season or annual skipass


6188 - Télésiège des Planards

Some figures2,5 km of pistes, 4 pistes including : 1 red, 1 blue, 2 greens & 1 piste of luge on rails


La Vormaine (1480 m)

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Beginners skiing : located at the foot of Charamillon on the Balme ski area, these sunny slopes are ideal apprentice skiers and snowboarders, as for little ones (ski kindergarten run by the ski school). Freestyle area : Due to growing demand, is an equipped and secured area where beginners can try out their moves for the first time.

Open from December 20th, 2014.


Some figures 2,6 km of slopes, 3 pistes :
1 blue, 2 green and 1 freestyle and fun area.

Le Savoy (1049 m)

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In the heart of Chamonix, at the foot of the Brevent, 2 drag lifts and a rolling carpet welcome beginners and children for their first turns. Artificial snow and ski kindergarten.


Les Chosalets (1230 m)

Beginners skiing. Situated at the entrance to Argentiere, just 500m from the Lognan/Grands Montets cable car, ideal ski area for beginners and great fun for children..


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