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.