December 4, 2022

A Guide to the Best Ski Slopes in Chamonix

The Chamonix ski area is unique – made up of five separate ski resorts – Grands Montets …

By Megan Pleva

French Alps



Best Chamonix Ski Slopes | Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme

The Chamonix ski area is unique – made up of five separate ski resorts – Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, La Flégère and Le Brévent. Tucked beneath the highest mountain in the Alps – Mont Blanc, and being just one hour drive from Geneva International airport its destination is unrivalled. Two of the main ski sectors are accessible from the town itself, and the other three are just a short drive away. You can check out the map of Chamonix’s ski slopes and lifts here. Chamonix is a resort vibrant with life in the summer and winter seasons, perfect for groups looking for fun on and off the pistes.

Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme

Chamonix is one of the best ski resorts in the world for exhilarating, wild skiing and touring. For expert skiers, take the Aiguille du Midi cable car from the town centre all the way to the top of the 3840m peak. From here, you can set off on the 22 km Vallée Blanche route – one of the most famous off-piste ski runs in the world. Please note that a guide is essential as the route navigates around and over crevasses and glaciers.

Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme
Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme

Despite being known for its off-piste expert terrain there are some good spots for intermediate skiers looking for a challenge – just head towards the Les Grand Montets and Le Brévent ski areas and see for yourself. In poorer weather conditions or on days you’re looking for a more leisurely ski, the Les Houches ski area is the best place to head. With more gentle terrain, it’s ideal for more relaxed skiers.

Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme

If you’re a total beginner, the Savoy piste has a magic carpet and two drag lifts. It’s a gentle gradient with nice wide slopes perfect to help build your confidence. Once you get some time under your skis, give the sloping green run of Libullules at the top of the Trappe chair lift a try.

Photo Source: Chamonix Tourisme

Chamonix Mont-Blanc is full of life and full of things to do (even if skiing isn’t your thing). You can explore the huge variety of shops, become masters in pottery or do something a bit different and take your little ones to the unique alpine coaster – a 1300m long mountain luge open year-round. For adrenaline junkies, to families looking for a relaxing holiday and everyone in-between, Chamonix is a fantastic place to visit.

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