Winter in Chamonix
Chamonix is a winter wonderland. The Chamonix Valley is consistently rated as one of the top 10 ski resorts in the world, catering for every taste and ability. Chamonix offers great skiing and snowboarding, whether you are a hard core extreme sports enthusiast or a beginner.
The Valley has over 162 kilometres of groomed piste, (Green/blue pistes -78 km Red pistes -60 km Black pistes -44 km) 20 kilometres of unprepared piste and 74 lifts that serve numerous diverse and challenging ski areas, which loom up to 3,842 m in altitude. These include: Brevent & Flegere, Les Grands Montets, Le Tour & Vallorcine (Domaine de Balme), Les Houches and L’Aiguille du Midi that takes you into ‘La Vallee Blanche’.
However, if you would like to take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains without hurtling down them, there are pedestrian lift passes available or why not try one of the many other activities/facilities on offer to keep you busy. Some examples below:
- Glacier Walking
- Heli tours
- Husky Sledding
- Ice Climbing
- Ice Rink
- Indoor Climbing Wall
- Snowshoe Walking
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Health and Beauty Spa
- Swimming Pool
Many of these activities are available with activity and adventure company Evolution2.
Contact us direct or mention you are staying in Cru Chalets for priority.
The Ski Areas…
Planards (1062 m – 1252 m)– Just 2 minutes from the centre of town, large ski area for beginners and intermediate skiers with 4 runs (1 red, 1 blue and 2 greens). 41 snow canons guarantee conditions all winter long. Restaurant, sun terrace and free parking.
Le Savoy (1049 m) Suitable for children, beginners and intermediates.
Les Houches (950 m – 1900 m)– Delightful forest runs for the pleasure of all snowriders. 110 snow canons mean that 23 hectares can be supplemented by culture snow.
Domaine de Balme (1553 m – 2270 m)– 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.
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.
Les Grands Montets (1235 m – 3300 m)-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.
Savoy (1049 m)
Vormaine (1480 m)