La Vormaine Beginner/Nursery Skiing (Le Tour)

La Vormaine, “the biggest of the small ski slopes“, is the splendid Beginner/Nursery ski area, nestled in the village of Le Tour (1432m), next to the Charamillon bubble lift.

Fun in the snow at la Vormaine ©

It is a good value ski area, as it allows families to opt for 2h30, 4 hours (often enough with toddlers to entertain!), a day or more, at a reasonable price. See here for current prices.

La Vormaine comprises 4 button lifts (téléskis):

Vormaine 1;
Vormaine 2;
Vormaine 3;
Téléski Minivor (free) – which leads to a free fun space “espace ludique“;

There are 2 green runs, perfect for learning how to ski or snowboard; and a blue run for Intermediate skiers.  There is also Freestyle/Boardercross area.

The Jardin d’Enfants is run by ESF Argentière/Le Tour;

La Vormaine © Domaine de Ski La Vormaine

Eating Options

Snack Bar: there is a snack bar on site for you to refuel. Hot drinks are available, as well as hot dogs, sandwiches, crêpes . . .


171 chemin des Clusettes
Le Tour
74400, Argentière

Website: see here or

Parking: there is FREE parking located near the ski area. One small car park is located right next to La Vormaine and the other larger car park is located by the Charamillon bubble lift. The bus from Chamonix is FREE for those with a ski pass.

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