The Chamonix Valley stretches from Servoz to Barberine on the Swiss border. The main towns (working up the Valley from Servoz) include Les Houches, Les Bossons, Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere, Mont Roc / Le Tour and Vallorcine.
Ski areas: Chamonix is not a ski in - ski out purpose built resort, but rather a town which became the world capital of mountaineering and developed into a world re-knowned ski resort. It is actually 5 ski resorts and one famous off piste lift access (the Aiguille du Midi).
The main ski lift areas (working up the Valley) are:
- In Les Houches = Les Houches,
- In Chamonix = Le Brevent and the Aiguille du Midi (off piste only, the Vallee Blanche)
- In Les Praz = La Flégère
- In Argentiere = Les Grands Montets
- In Le Tour/Vallorcine = Le Tour/Balme
Flégère is interconnected with Brévent. Le Tour/Balme is connected by lift to Vallorcine. The snowpark is in Les Grands Montets. There are other smaller beginner lift areas including Les Planards in Chamonix. For more information on the ski resorts, just click here.
Discover the Chamonix Valley with Itinerio
Discovering the history of the Chamonix Valley has never been so easy. All you have to do is to use the “Itinerio” - either the Application, or an actual tablet made especially for the Chamonix Valley, provided for rent by the Chamonix Tourist Office.
The Itinerio tablet for Chamonix is an electronic device provided with the new Itinerio Application installed. The application facilitates the exploration of different sites, via interactive and original geo-guided tours of the Chamonix Valley!
The Itinerio App itself can be downloaded for smartphone or for a regular tablet. However, the internet connection can fail at certain points in the Chamonix valley, and as a tourist the costs of internet is quite substantial, so tourists are advised that renting the tablet from the Tourist Office may be better.
On each of the 110 POI (Points of Interest), visitors receive all the information needed, pictures, sounds, videos. There is even a feature that allows discovery of a site at different historical periods.
If the project is a success, the number of POI will increase.