Chamonix Piste Map
Chamonix is truly a hidden gem amongst the Alps and once you have discovered it, it brings you back time and time again....
As well as offering hugely diverse and amazing skiing and boarding, on and off piste, Chamonix is a fabulous destination as it is an Alpine town, as opposed to a purpose built resort, so offers many adventures and things to do outside of the mountains, both in Winter and Summer. The lively town offers a huge choice of apres ski and restaurants..
The valley floor is low and the ski areas, of which there are 6 separate ones in the Valley, start at approx 2000m with lifts reaching over 3000m. From stunning glacial peaks, to gentel rolling slopes, each ski area has something different to offer all levels. Italy is accessible just through the tunnel, meaning there are miles of pistes available and Chamonix is a mecca for off piste. The valley is home to many sponsored skiers & boarders & thrill seekers, who say there is no where quite like it and the less adventurous enjoy it just as much!
There is a vast array of moderate, challenging and difficult runs throughout the whole valley - you truly are spoilt for choice. We offer Intermediate lessons that move around the valley ensuring you get to make the most of each area.
Chamonix offers many steep, challenging descents both on or off piste with Grand Montets being a favourite to many locals, due to the sheer steepness and difficulty.
The Valley is a mecca for off pite and perhaps the most famous run is the Vallee Blanche - 22kms off piste over glacial terrain and under seracs, it truly is an amazing experience but you absolutely need a guide to negotiate your way down, over crevasses and past sheer drops. It's essential you have the equipment and local knowledge needed. You can do this by joining a group or hiring your own guide .
There is plenty of back country skiing and boarding to be offered and the locals and guides know best and will be on the first lifts of the day! Gullies, glaciers, ski touring, kms of off piste, steeps and jumps - Chamonix is just waiting to be experienced.
For those who want to learn off piste or improve our All Mountain Courses (both in ski or board) offer the chance to be guided round, improving technique and showing you the different areas with a nice round up of the Vallee Blanche on the last day.
Ski de Fond / Nordic Skiing
With 3 dedicated areas throughout the Valley Ski de Fond is fast becoming a popular past time for many locals and guests.
Le Domaine de Balme (1453 m - 2270 m)
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. 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.
Beginners skiing : located at the foot of Charamillon on the Balme ski area, these sunny slopes are ideal apprentice skiers and snowboarders.
The Grands Montets 1235m - 3300m
The pistes are spread over 3 mountainsides (the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant) and offer tremendous on and off-piste possibilities. Ski or board adjacent to the glacier and take advantage of excellent snow conditions right up until early May. For freestyle fans, a new snowpark and boardercross are open at the mid-station of Lognan.
Freestyle Park at the Grands Montets: Smile you’re on camera !
From this winter, the FreeStyle.fr 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.
Brévent / Flégère (1030 m - 2525 m)
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.
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.
Les Houches (950m - 1900m)
Ski family. From the summit one has a spectacular 360° view of the Mont-Blanc massive. And with 55 km of slopes meandering through the forests, you will discover the real pleasures of skiing. When necessary, artificial snow coverage is assured by more than 120 snow maker machines.