Ski areas & maps

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Cruise the blues or race the reds? Find out where with our local knowledge and tips

Chamonix offers a wealth of skiing along the length of the valley, from Le Tour at the head of the valley, down to Les Houches and including Les Grands Montets and Brévent-Flégère – and with such a variety of ski areas, there really is something for everyone in your group.

Read on to discover which of these areas is best suited to you and your group, plus maps of the pistes so you can be ready to hit the slopes as soon as you get to Chamonix. The Resort Team have also put together their top tips for each ski area so that you can share our local knowledge of the valley, and we’ve even included a round-up of the beginner ski areas throughout the valley.

Chamonix’s proximity to Italy and Switzerland means that with the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass you can enjoy skiing in 3 countries, so don’t miss our guides to Courmayeur in Italy, Verbier in Switzerland and Megève in France.

Not only that, but Chamonix is home to the world-famous Vallée Blanche off-piste run as well as cross-country tracks for those who want to try something new – there’s so much to try out that we’re sure you’ll want to come back again and again! Read on to discover all the different areas and decide where you’ll head to on your first day.

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Brévent and Flégère

These linked ski areas are accessible from Chamonix town centre and the village of Les Praz

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Les Grands Montets

Chamonix’s largest and most challenging ski areas offers skiing at up to 3300m

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Les Houches

Les Houches is lovely for building confidence & advanced skiers will want to try the black Kandahar run

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Courmayeur

Included on your MBU lift pass, Courmayeur in Italy is full of fun, good food and great skiing

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Verbier

Verbier dominates the 4 Valleys ski area and is in itself a premium destination for the glitterati

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Le Tour

The ski area of Le Tour, known as the Domaine de Balme, is situated at the top end of the valley

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Beginner skiing

There are slopes suitable for beginners and ski schools at all of Chamonix’s main ski areas

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Cross country ski

Chamonix valley has some fantastic cross-country ski routes to explore

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Megève & St Gervais

Included in your MBU lift pass, these resorts make a great family ski away day

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Vallée Blanche

The Vallée Blanche is the longest ski run in the world and a must-do for visitors to Chamonix