Winter - Flégère is interconnected with Brévent. Le Tour/Balme is connected by lift to Vallorcine. The snowpark is in Les Grands Montets. There are other smaller beginner lift areas including Le Savoy piste and Les Planards in Chamonix. Les Houches has a separate beginners area calle Le Tourchet.
Every village has ski-de-fond pistes and sleding hills.
Ski Lifts – are open summer and Winter. The main lift areas are:
- In Les Houches = Les Houches,
- In Chamonix = Le Brevent and the Aiguille du Midi (off piste only, the Vallee Blanche)
- In Chamonix, Les Praz = La Flégère
- In Argentiere = Les Grands Montets
- In Argentiere, Le Tour
- In Vallorcine = Vallorcine
Information About Each Area
The ski resort of Les Houches has two lifts to the slopes (Prarion and Bellevue) and one separate beginners lift, Le Tourchet For skiing and snowboarding, there are 55 km of slopes available. 15 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,000 and 1,900 m. The ski resort is situated at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley and is ideal for families and beginners. Pleasant runs on gentle slopes that face different directions provide a 360 degree view of the various mountain chains. The ski resort also offers technically challenging slopes, such as the famous "La Verte des Houches", upon which the best skiers in the world measure their skills during the Kandahar Race.
Le Brévent/Flégère - Chamonix
The Brevent telecabine is located in central Chamonix (albeit up a very steep incline!) and there is a pay and display car park there. Flegere is located in Les Praz and has a large free car park. The pistes are linked and for skiing and snowboarding, there are 56 km of slopes available. 18 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,030 and 2,525 m. Facing the Mont Blanc range, these two southern exposed ski resorts are connected by a cable car lift (amazing in the summer) and offer a magnificent panorama view and a large variety of slopes suitable for skiers of all categories and levels of expertise.
Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix
Is the lift to take tourists to the most spectacular views of the valley and Mont Blanc itself. Its a tourist attraction in itself but it also services the Helbronner lift, taking you over the crevaces to the Italian side of "Monte Bianco". 5 lifts in total are available. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,035 and 3,842 m.
For skiers of a good standard this is the start of the most amazing off-piste ski route; the famous Vallée Blanche, 20km long with a vertical descent of 2700m. The views are spectacular and the high mountain, off-piste environment provides a memorable "once in a lifetime" experiences that you'll never forget. We always advise the use of a Mountain Guide, to check the conditions and make sure of the best route. You can then enjoy in relative safety one of the most thrilling rides into the largest glaciated domain in the Alps, the Mont Blanc massif.
Grands Montets – Argentière
For skiing and snowboarding, there are 29 km of slopes available. 9 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,252 and 3,275 m. This ski resort, which is located partially on a glacier that stretches across three mountain sides (Argentière, Lognan and La Pendant), provides skiing on both prepared slopes as well as freeriding terrain. It is esteemed throughout the world by skiers and snowboarders because of its long slopes. These thrillin runs are definitely not for first-time skiers! There is a snowpark and a boarder cross course at the Lognan middle station.
Balme/Les Autannes – Vallorcine/Le Tour
Vallorcine/Le Tour has a winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,453 and 2,270 m. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 29 km of slopes available. 12 lifts transport the guests. At the head of the valley, Domaine du Balme is a great choice for family skiing and ideal place for novice snowboarders with its long blue and green runs. At the bottom three drag lifts make up the Vormaine area, ideal for complete novices or children with its green and blue runs. Off the back-side of Le Tour there is plenty of off-piste - this is one of the favourite area of local boarder's in the Chamonix Valley. Accessed via the villages of Le Tour and Vallorcine, the snow-covered alpine pastures offer numerous possibilities on two distinct mountain sides. 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.
Servoz does not have downhill ski area. Instead it has many, well kept ski-de-fond routes. There is free ski-joering and horse riding every Wednesday and a very fast sledding hill that kids and adults alike enjoy.