Chamonix Mont-Blanc is set amongst some of the most dramatic peaks in the world, including the backdrop of the highest mountain in the Alps, the stunning Mont Blanc at 4808m. Steeped in history many of the greatest skiers and alpinists have used the town as a base for their expeditions deep into the mountains, this is reflected by the monuments and even the street names in the town dedicated to the pioneers of the mountain sports many enjoy today.
Home to the first ever winter Olympics, Chamonix is arguably the world capital of extreme off-piste skiing, and high mountain rock and ice climbing. A Ski and Snowboard Mecca. not to mention the place where speed riding and base jumping was invented!
Brevent/Flegere: Access to these two linked ski domains is just a short walk from the chalet. They offer sunny skiing on south facing slopes and cater for all capabilities. Both of these areas have slopes a number of greens and blues where first steps can be made. They both have more challenging areas too both for pisted and off piste and is perfect for groups with mixed abilities.
Le Tour - Domain de Balme: Access to these two linked ski domains is just a short walk from the chalet. They offer sunny skiing on south facing slopes and cater for all capabilities. Both of these areas have slopes a number of greens and blues where beginners can learn. They both have more challenging areas too both for pisted and off piste. These areas are perfect for groups with mixed abilities.
Les Grand Montets: This domain is perhaps the most renowned of the Chamonix ski domains due to its fearsome reputation as a mountain with some of the best and most challenging off piste in the Alps. The pistes here are more steep and challenging than the rest of the domains but there is plenty here for the intermediate skier looking for a challenge including Europe's longest ski run. The mountain is positioned perfectly for optimum snow conditions and is perfect for any skier looking to push themselves a little and conquer these legendary slopes!
Les Houches: This underrated ski area has some of the most fantastic views from the pistes and lifts in the valley, popular with families and the host of the Kandahar World Cup ski event it has beautiful wide runs and some the the best piste side restaurants in Chamonix. It also Caters for experienced skiers and snowboarders with some more challenging reds and blacks with plenty of tree runs to satisfy off piste enthusiasts.
The Valle Blanche: If the incredible "valle blanche" is something you have always wanted to do we can recommend the best guides to do it with. This unique experience takes you up one of the world's highest cable cars (3842m) to ski with a guide off piste for 22km. The views are simply fantastic and the snow is incredible.
Courmeyeur/Verbier: If you puchase the Chamonix Unlimited Pass, you can also visit Italy's exclusive ski resort Courmayeur and Switzerland's world famous resort, Verbier. Please ask us for more information on special excursions.
INTERACTIVE CHAMONIX PISTE GUIDE & 2012 SKI PRICES*
*Winter lift pass prices for 2012/2013 are normally published in October
The standard Chamonix lift ticket, called Chamonix Le Pass, gives access to Brévent-Flégère area, Domaine de Balme, Les Grands Montets area (cable car from Lognan to Grands-Montes NOT included), Les Planards, le Savoy, les Chosalets and la Vormaine.
The Mont-Blanc Unlimited Pass gives access to Chamonix Le Pass areas plus the Aiguille du Midi and Helbronner cable car, the Montenvers train, the Lognan-Grands Montets cable car, the Les Houches ski area and one day of skiing at Courmayeur.
For the latest information and special offers, please visit the Companie Du Mont Blanc's website: www.compagniedumontblanc.fr
*Below are ski pass prices for 2011/12 in Chamonix
(16-64 yrs old)
Young (4-15 yrs)
Senior (65-74 yrs)
(75 and +)
1 young and +
|1 day of ski||49,50 €||39,60 €||24,80 €||123,80 €|
|2 days of ski||97,00 €||77,60 €||48,50 €||242,50 €|
|3 days of ski||145,00 €||116,00 €||72,50 €||362,50 €|
|4 days of ski||181,00 €||144,80 €||90,50 €||452,50 €|
|5 days of ski||216,00 €||172,80 €||108,00 €||540,00 €|
|6 jours de ski||240,00 €||192,00 €||120,00 €||600,00 €|
|7 days of ski||270,00 €||216,00 €||135,00 €||675,00 €|
|8 days of ski||300,00 €||240,00 €||150,00 €||750,00 €|
|9 days of ski||330,00 €||264,00 €||165,00 €||825,00 €|
|10 days of ski||360,00 €||288,00 €||180,00 €||900,00 €|
|11 days of ski||390,00 €||312,00 €||195,00 €||975,00 €|
|12 days of ski||410,00 €||328,00 €||205,00 €||1025,00 €|
|13 days of ski||430,00 €||344,00 €||215,00 €||1075,00 €|
|14 days of ski||450,00 €||360,00 €||225,00 €||1125,00 €|
|15 days of ski||470,00 €||376,00 €||235,00 €||1175,00 €|
|Season lift-pass||1250,00 €||see all info about prices and early purchase discount on season and annual lift passes|
|Annual lift-pass||1600,00 €|
"Smart card" compulsary: cost 3€, reusable on demand, non redeemable
Located in Central Chamonix. Seeing is believing...