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 Itenerio
Discovering the history of the Chamonix Valley has never been so easy. All you have to do is to purchase the “Itinerio”, a tablet made especially for the Chamonix Valley, provided by the Chamonix Tourist Office.
Itenerio 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 app alone, can be downloaded for smartphone or tablet. The internet connection can fail at any moment and, as a tourist, the costs of internet is quite substantial, so tourists are advised to think about renting the tablet from the Tourist Office.
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 discovering a site in different historical periods.
If the project is a success, the number of POI will increase.