Chamonix SKIING

Though Chamonix isn’t the most obvious ski destination for families with small children, due to extensive ski options for advanced skiers and the lack of ski-in/ski-out accommodation, there are still two main areas dedicated to beginners and small children near the centre of town, and the variety of ski stations and graded pistes available is huge!

Beginner and Nursery Skiing 

⛷ Le Savoy – this slope is very centrally located and it links up with ⛷ Brévent ski station / there are two drag lifts and a magic carpet;

⛷ Les Planardsis the other Beginner ski area, near the centre of town. It has a chair lift and two drag lifts and has a larger variety of pistes, with green, blue and red runs.  This makes it an ideal option for families or friends of mixed abilities. ❄ Snow cannons assure snow here. The 🛷 Chamonix-Luge Alpine Coaster is also to be found here in 🌈 the Parc d’Attractions de Chamonix (see MBFF article here), and this is also an 🛷 Snooc station (see MBFF article here).

© Domaine des Planards

Further up the valley, you will find three more BEGINNER – NURSERY ski areas:

  • ⛷ Les Chosalets at Les Grands-Montets ski station – see Argentière Skiing;
  • La Vormaine at Le Tour – see Argentière Skiing;
  • La Poya in Le BuetVallorcine Skiing;

Intermediate and Advanced Skiing

Brévent – Flégèrethese are two separate ski stations linked by 🚠 a téléphérique, hence double the fun! They are both ☀️ south-facing and boast magnificent views of 🗻 the Mont-Blanc Massif. There are ski pistes for all levels, ranging from green to black.

Brévent is accessed from near the centre of Chamonix and has a large multi-storied carpark.

Flegère (with its NEW télécabine) is accessed from Les Praz (3km away from Chamonix and a short bus/train ride away); it has parking on site but this fills quickly!

Chamonix skiing – Brévent! ©

address: Télécabine du Brévent, 29 rue Henriette d'Angeville, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


address: Télécabine de Flégère, 35 route des Tines, Les Praz, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Further up the valley are the ski areas of:

Brévent plan 1937 © Domaine du Brévent

Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) Chamonix

The Ecole de Ski Français de Chamonix (ski school) can organise ski lessons for the whole family.

There is a club for 3-5 year olds called Piou Piou and then different classes for different ages/abilities. Children can acquire different badges as they head up through the different levels.

[ see here for the ESF Chamonix website ]

© ESF Chamonix

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