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Chamonix is quite simply a magical place. Just lift your eyes upwards from anywhere in the Chamonix Valley and you can’t miss the mythical peaks of the Mont Blanc range. Sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix town has become a veritable Mecca for winter and summer mountain sports enthusiasts.
Skiing and snowboarding are the main draws to the Valley in winter, whilst in the summer it’s all about walking, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding and mountain biking. But even if you’ve no aspirations to conquer Mont Blanc or ski down the steepest, powder-filled slopes, you will still fall in love with this most famous corner of the French Alps, which exudes a certain charm, is steeped in history and boasting one of the most impressive backdrops of any town you’ll visit.
Chamonix information for ski lessons & courses
Chamonix ski piste information
- Total: 152km
- Easy: 48km
- Medium: 70km
- Difficult: 34km
More Chamonix information, stats and other skiing info
- Top Elevation/Lift: 3,842m/ 12,678′
- Base Elevation: 1035m/ 3415′
- Vertical Drop: 2807m/ 9263′
- Longest Run: 21km/ 13mi
- Total Runs: 170km/ 106mi
- Beginner: 23%
- Advanced: 33%
- Expert: 13%
- Cross Country: 42 km
- 1 Terrain park
- 2 Halfpipes
- Total Lifts: 49 (Cham’ski pass)
- Gondolas/cable cars: 13
- Chair Lifts: 16
- Surface Lifts: 19
- Uplift capacity: 52,660 per/hour
- Mont Blanc ski pass includes Chamonix plus Megève, Les Contamines and Courmeyeur, Italy.
- Main Airport: Geneva (GVA), Switzerland
- Distance Geneva: 62 miles (1hr 15min);
- Main Train Station: Lyon, France
- Distance Lyon: 130 miles (2 hours)
- Easy access to Italy and Switzerland.
Elevation information for Chamonix’s Ski resort areas.
|Ski Area||Top Elevation||Skill Level|
|Aiguille du Midi||3843m / 12,608′||Intermediate/Expert|
|Les Grands Montets||3275m / 10,745′||Intermediate/Expert|
|La Flégère||2450m / 8333′||All Levels|
|Le Brévent||2525m / 8284′||All Levels|
|Les Houches||1966m / 6450′||All Levels|
|Le Tour||2150m / 7054′||All Levels|