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.
Ski pass options at La Vormaine
La Vormaine 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.
Pistes at La Vormaine
La Vormaine comprises 4 button lifts (téléskis):
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, which runs through the woods. There is also an Espace Freestyle/Boardercross area, with turns and small jumps.
The Jardin d’Enfants is run by ESF Argentière/Le Tour (see them for ski lessons here);
There is a snack bar on site for you to refuel. Hot drinks are available, as well as hot dogs, sandwiches, crêpes . . .
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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.