Ski Brévent and Flégère

Chamonix Winter holiday, Chamonix ski holiday, brevent, flegere

Vital Statistics:

Resort Height: 1035m | Highest lift: 2525m
Slopes: 33
Blacks: 5Reds: 9Blues: 13 Greens: 6

Formerly two separate ski areas, in 2000 these two areas above Chamonix town were joined together via a cable car and are now called Brévent-Flégère. The combined areas stretch from Chamonix centre up to the village of Les Praz and offer the largest number of pistes of all of the Chamonix valley’s ski areas.

There is a great range of skiing to be had here, both on- and off-piste, from the top of Planpraz (Le Brévent), Cornu (Le Brévent) and Index (La Flégère) chairlifts, especially for intermediate skiers and boarders. La Flégère and Le Brévent are connected by a cable car which enables you to go from one mountain to the other.

On powder days the area is less busy than the Grands Montets and it’s possible to get fresh tracks all day long if you are prepared to do a bit of hiking.

Check out our Mountain Restaurants guide for the best places to eat on the slopes.

The buses will drop you off at the bottom of the ski lifts and there are good sized car parks at both the ski stations too if you are driving. Le Brévent ski station is the closest to the centre of Chamonix and La Flégère is located in the village of Les Praz.

View the Brévent-Flégère lift & piste map.

Local tips

  • From Chamonix town centre, avoid the walk up the hill to the main Planpraz bubble lift – after all it’s not much fun walking in ski boots! – and take the drag lift (téléski) from the Savoy nursery slopes behind the Folie Douce hotel. This drops you off right at the lift.
  • New for Winter 2015-6: Beginner skiers don’t have to stick to the nursery slopes on the valley floor, as there is a dedicated mini-funicular to take beginners straight from the mid-station at Planpraz to the plateau’s easier slopes and drag lift.

Lift passes

You can ski the whole Brévent-Flégère ski area on either the Mont Blanc Unlimited or Chamonix Le Pass lift passes. Read more about them in our winter guide or go straight to our Chamonix Resort Shop to book now online.