In winter the Chamonix valley caters for all levels of skier and boarder and such is the diversity of pistes you can spend a week in the valley without skiing the same area twice.

Beginners are best served by the runs at Le Tour and Les Houches where there is plenty of opportunity to practise those green runs. For advanced skiers the possibilities are endless but must include the Grands Montets at Argentiere, a truly magnificent and dramatic mountain.

No visit to Chamonix is complete without a ride up the Aiguille du Midi cable car the highest in Europe from which the 20 km glacier run down the Vallee Blanche begins.

Le Brevent/Flegere

One of Chamonix's favourite ski areas accessed from the town centre it faces due south with fabulous views over Mont Blanc. Brevent/Flegere are two interlinked areas with about 30 pisted runs and fantastic off piste areas.

Les Grandes Montets

Skiers from across the world visit this legendary ski area for its unrivalled challenging pisted and off piste ski areas. The area offers unlimited off piste ski conditions as well as a huge choice of pisted runs where you can literally ski a different area every day.

Le Tour

Situated at the top of the valley with superb views back to Chamonix, Le Tour is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. The ski area is lined by beautiful forests with plenty of off piste skiing through the trees as well as pisted runs for all levels.

Vallee Blanche

The legendary Vallee Blanche is a 24 km off piste ski run accessed from the top of the Aguile du Midi which traverses stunning glaciers and is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks. A Guide is compulsory.

Nursery Slopes

The Chamonix valley has 4 beginners ski areas accessible from the valley floor and a number of easy runs at Le Tour and Brevent/Flegere for developing skiers.