The valley in winter
Enjoy winter magic in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley
Over the past century, the legendary Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley has witnessed the emergence of some great champions and is a place that all the world’s skiers, snowboarders and hikers dream of. From the magical atmosphere of the snow-capped villages, to a contemplative ramble or invigorating winter sports – whatever you're looking for, you will be in your element here.
Les Grand-Montets ski area is north-facing and has excellent snow coverage, making it the ultimate destination for freeride enthusiasts and lovers of steep slopes.
Le Brévent and La Flégère ski areas are bathed in sunshine and are great for recreational skiing on the “roof” of Europe, at the foot of the Aiguilles Rouges. From Planpraz, you can take off for a flight in a two-seater paraglider. Meanwhile, speed freaks should head for the La Chavanne slope where they can race the clock!
The next day, it’s always fun to compare your times in the slalom area at the Balme-Vallorcine ski area. Here, the slopes are gentler so ideal for every skill level, as well as snow shoe trekking and cross-country skiing. The same is true of Les Houches, on the other side of the valley, which is a popular destination for families and walkers.
Beginners and children can hone their skills at one of the low-altitude ski areas in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley. Or you can swap your skis for a sled!
For full enjoyment, try out the full range of winter activities on offer, such as Nordic skiing, ice-skating or ice climbing.
The one thing that all the ski areas in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley have in common? The spectacular views over the Mont Blanc Massif, the Aiguilles Rouges, the glaciers and the valley.
Try them all! That’s the best way to get a taste of all the best spots and viewpoints and, above all, the magical atmosphere of the snow-clad villages.