What's new : infrastructure and activities
New Charamillon gondola in the ski area of Domaine de Balme
An ambitious renovation project, the main objective of which is to integrate the lift into the landscape, has been carried out by the municipality of Chamonix in direct collaboration with its operator, the Compagnie du Mont Blanc (CMB), and in close consultation with local residents. Work to replace the Charamillon gondola began in spring 2021 and the new lift has been in service since December 2022.
Two new stations have been built. The departure station (1489m), in place of the old one, at the top of the village; the arrival station (1865m) at Charamillon, slightly upstream from the previous one. They are both heated with pellets. The bottom station houses the ski school. The cabins are stored in the top station, which has reduced the volume of the bottom station.
The lift consists of 39 cabins with 10 seats each and has a capacity of 2,200 persons/hour. The line has been designed to minimise its environmental and landscape impact.
New cabins for the Bochard cable car
Replaced during the summer of 2022, the new cabins of the Bochard gondola bring more comfort to the skiers of the Grands Montets ski area! They are now more spacious and offer seats to reach the 2765 meters in the best conditions!
AU TIPI DES CIMES, UN MASSAGE SOUS LES SOMMETS
Lâcher prise par le massage,prendre conscience de son être et redonner du mouvement au corps, tout ceci sous les sommets enneigés dans un tipi chauffé au feu de bois, installé aux Houches.
Fondue de Raquette aux Cerro
Built in 1850 on the right bank of the Glacier des Bossons, the Chalet du Cerro was originally a wooden hut that served as a refreshment bar for travellers leaving to cross the glacier or arriving from the opposite side. Anne and Marine took over the emblematic address in June 2022. In addition to lunches and dinners, the new managers are offering a "snowshoe fondue" outing this winter. 2 possibilities:
- Guided formula: night hike in the forest to discover the winter fauna, equipped with snowshoes and sticks to reach the chalet and enjoy a delicious fondue in an authentic setting. Departure from the Cerro car park. Headlamp, snowshoes and sticks provided. Accessible from 8 years old. 85€/person including an aperitif starter, fondue and salad. Dessert is also included (2 choices available).
- Autonomous formula: climb by your own means, about 20 minutes (bring headlamps and equipment), menu at 35€/person including an aperitif starter, fondue and salad. Dessert is included also (2 choices possible).
Reservation required. On Wednesday and Saturday in winter until the Easter holidays.