DOMAINE des PLANARDS ski area (Chamonix)

⛷ 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;
  • a four place chair-lift taking skiers up to 1249m altitude;
  • skiers have access to two greena blue and red run;
  • ❄️ 45 snow cannons assure snow during the season;

Situated next to the 🚂 Montenvers train line, you can sometimes spot the little red cobble train heading up and down the hill as you ski!

Domaine des Planards Chamonix © Domaine des Planards Chamonix

🗺 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, on some days there is usually ⛷ night-time skiing and access to the luge until 21h . . .

« Découvrez le Snooc »

Domaine des Planards allows you to try out the snooc – a new way to enjoy sliding on snow! The snooc is a French invention; a lightweight hybrid contraption, somewhere in-between a luge (sledge) and skis . . . It is available in two models: the descent model and the touring model (which turns itself into touring skis). All you’ll need to enjoy a descent are: ski clothing, gloves, and « après-ski » snow boots / note: for children 10+ years;

⇒ snooc website for more information / prices for trial runs at Domaine des Planards;

Some snooc events over the winter holidays:

  • Happy Hour Snooc & Luge from 14h until 15h:
@ Domaine des Planards

[ read more about MBFF’s experience on the snooc here ]

Les Nocturnes

Over the holidays, there are evening openings . . .

Eating options

There is a friendly ☕️ restaurant on-site, with a huge TV screen for cathing big sports events! / tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 82 18 / website;

ESF Chamonix

Ski and snowboarding lessons can be arranged through ESF Chamonix.

Practical Information

🅿️ parking: there is a large 200 place FREE car park, and the Chamonix buses also stop here;

address: 351 chemin du Pied du Grépon, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;


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