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Resort 9.2
Ski area 8.7

Ski area Chamonix

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 3,275 m Gondola lift: 12
Lowest point: 1,000 m Pistes in total: 172 km
Altitude ski resort: 1,035 m
57 km
Lifts in total: 60
76 km
Tow lifts: 26
39 km
Chair lifts: 22

Ski area Chamonix

The lift pass "Chamonix Le Pass" guarantees fun on 172 kilometres of piste accessed by 60 lifts. These are spread on the differing ski areas of Domaine de Balme, Grands Montets, and Brévent/Flégère. Depending on the location, these areas meet diverse requirements. Additionally, the lift pass is valid in the beginner friendly areas La Vormaine, Les Chosalets, Les Planards and La Poya. The ski areas are not connected with each other, but there is a free ski bus. While beginners start at Col de Balme or on the southern slopes of La Flégère, experienced skiers enjoy the great freeride possibilities and black runs in Grands Montets and on Brévent.

Whilst beginners will prefer to starts off at the Col de Balme or aong the southern slopes of La Flégère, the more experienced skiers can enjoy fantastic freeride opportunities and black pistes in the areas of Grand Montets and at Brévent. In winter 2018/2019, a new beginners area will be available in Grands Montets.

A real challenge is the "Piste de Pylônes" on Grands Montets: 3.5 km with an altitude difference of 1,300 m! A professional guide is highly recommended for ski tours. A snow park with various elements, a snow bowl and boardercross ensure absolute fun on Grands Montets.

Those who want more challenging deep-snow pistes - for instance in the legendary Vallée Blanche with its great 20 km of freeride pistes - should upgrade to the "Mont-Blanc unlimited" lift pass. With this lift pass you have access to approx. 870 km of piste, including unlimited use of the lifts in the Italian ski area Courmayeur, in Verbier in Switzerland or in the large ski area Evasion Mont Blanc.
Piste map Chamonix
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Night skiing Chamonix

Embedded in the breathtaking ski region on Mont Blanc, night skiing is another highlight for winter sports enthusiasts. From Chamonix, the next night ski piste can be reached within approx. 8 km at the edge of the resort Les Houches, which is connected to the ski area Les Houches-Prarion. Family-friendly night skiing is possible here every Thursday, and the child-friendly, blue piste is available for night skiing from 20:00 to 22:00. Both Le Tourchet tow lifts can be used for free with a valid lift pass. On selected dates, torchlight skiing is organised on the practise slope. Mulled wine and hot chocolate is available during and after skiing fun at a special refreshment station.

Après ski Chamonix

The resort of Chamonix is the glittering centre of all sports fans, adventurers and partygoers. You can find a mix of extreme athletes, free riders and regular vacationists. Everyone who comes here looking for a great après ski location will hit a gold mine. To kick off the evening, it's worth going to one of the pubs or bars with live music, like "Chambre Neuf" or "L'Arbate". Further hot spots are the "White hub" or the "Quarz bar", which interior design is inspired by crystals. Afterwards you can head on to clubs like "Dick's Tea". The bars and restaurants, which are spread out over the resort, also cater for those who want a more cultured or low-key evening. Those who like it calm will go on a shopping trip in the resort centre or try their luck in the casino.

With a comprehensive sports and entertainment programme, even sports fans will get their money's worth. An artificial ice rink, public indoor pool, two tennis/squash courts, climbing hall, sauna and fitness centre offer sufficient sporting opportunities. Thrills can be got paragliding or ice climbing. You can also explore the nature on the winter hiking paths aroung Chamonix or during a snow shoe hike against the backdrop of Mont Blanc. Chamonix is worth a visit simply because of its several architectural layers - marvel at facades in Art Deco syle, at Hotels built in the Belle Epoque, old farms and huge villa, chalets that are rich in contrast and old churches. The Alpine museum is a must-see for Alpinists.

Snowpark: Snowpark Summit Park Chamonix

The Summit Park is the new Freestyle Snowpark in Chamonix Valley. It is situated in the area "Domaine de Balme" in the Chamonix Le Pass ski area and was shaped by Ho5Park. On an altitude of approx. 2,000 m, a long snowpark season is guaranteed. The park has a lot on offer for beginners, more experienced freestylers and professional ones alike. Varying modules, boxes, kicker, rails, pipe lines etc in three levels of difficulty - blue, red and black - that were designed according to FIS competition rules, offer everybody the opportunity to let off steam. Competitions take place on a regular basis, such as e.g. the annual "Ride the Snake".

The park has a length of approx. 1,000 m and runs along the tow lift, which makes it easily accessible. - Every freestyler's place to go!

Is the Chamonix ski area not right for you? Then have a look here instead: Ski areas France

Expert rating report Chamonix

The rating report Chamonix comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(3.7 out of 5 stars)

Top rating categories
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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

Rating categories for special interests

Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

Further rating categories

Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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