Domaine Skiable des Planards, a two minute walk from the centre of town, and with its own FREE parking, is one of Chamonix’s two Beginner ski areas (the other being at the Savoy slopes, connected to Domaine Skiable de Brévent). In addition, it is the site of the year-round Chamonix-Luge Alpine Coaster, set within the Parc des Attractions de Chamonix (re-opens in April).
The ski area is comprised of: a magic carpet for children, a rope tow and jardin d’enfants run by ESF Chamonix, two drag-lifts and the four place chair-lift taking skiers up to 1249m altitude. Skiers have access to two green, a blue and red run. 45 snow cannons assure snow during the season.
Situated next to the Montenvers train line, you can spot the little red cobble train heading up and down the hill as you ski!
Ski passes: you can opt for a 4 hour, day or several day pass (with a descent in the luge included!), and there are family options.
Ski hire: you can hire ski gear on site at the Sport 2000 shop: +33 (0)4 50 55 82 04.
Chamonix-Luge Alpine Coaster
Opened in 2011, to replace the former summer toboggan, the Chamonix-Luge Alpine Coaster can be enjoyed over the winter season! A track on rails 1300m long, with jumps, turns, and spins of 540° / open to everyone 3+ years. During the February holidays, there is usually night-time skiing and access to the luge until 21h . . .
There is a friendly restaurant on-site/ tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 82 18 / website ;
Ski and snowboarding lessons can be arranged through ESF Chamonix.
Address: 351 chemin du Pied du Grépon, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;
Parking: there is a large 200 place FREE car park, and the Chamonix buses also stop here.