Chamonix ski resort is in Haute-Savoie facing Mont Blanc. It benefits from exceptional panoramic views of Mont Blanc and other highest peaks in Europe. It is a cosmopolitan French mountain town near Switzerland and Italy.
Chamonix and its valley have 4 major ski areas suitable for skiers of all levels. The four areas are the Grands Montets, Brevent/Flégère, Balme and the resort of Les Houches. These different areas are not connected and to travel between them you have to take the bus or the car. Each area has its own characteristics. The slopes are varied according to the different valley terrain, some are wide and easy whilst others more technical, winding through the forest. There are also many off-piste trails for freeride enthusiasts. The Grands Montets area, between 1235 and 3300 metres, is characterized by the steepest terrain of the valley offering numerous mythical off-piste trails. The Brevent area connected by the Flégère cable car is suitable for beginners and advanced skiers with varied slopes in a magnificent mountain peak setting. The Balme area is probably the one most suitable for beginners and intermediate level skiers with wide slopes that run over meadows and through fir tree forests.
Cross-country ski enthusiasts will enoy the various trails running along the base of the valley.
- Maximum altitude: 3275 m
- Minimum altitude: 1042 m
- Number of ski lifts: 42 (cable cars: 4, gondola lifts: 5, chairlifts: 16, drag lifts: 17)
- Number of ski runs: 71 (black: 12, red: 21, blue: 27, green: 11)
- Total distance: 113 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 2 (boarder cross: 1, snow park: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 6 (red: 2, blue: 2, green: 2)
- Total distance: 42 km
- Genève to Chamonix Mont-Blanc: 82 kilometres (51 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 6 minutes
- Annecy to Chamonix Mont-Blanc: 101 kilometres (63 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 13 minutes
- Chambéry to Chamonix Mont-Blanc: 146 kilometres (91 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 31 minutes