Chamonix is the skiing and mountaineering epicenter of the world. Internationally renowned, every year it attracts thousands of people for the most diverse reasons. From simply the beauty and spectacular view of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe, whose summit is visible from the center of town, to the most extreme activities anyone can imagine. The outdoor activities are probably the highlight of the town, but even a stroll in the charming center streets is as characterful as it is on the hills.
Here the seasons are exceptionally different from each other, and the climate allows a big diversity of atmospheres and activities to do, according to the month of the year. From the snowy cold days in January where outside a warm bed, skiing and snowboarding seems the best outdoor options, to the sunniest warm days of July, when the sun goes down late and the days are long to fully enjoy hiking, climbing, mountain biking or even an exciting paraglide flight.
In the winter the skiing in Chamonix is spread out between different ski areas that runs from down valley in the town of Les Houches, to the high side of Argentiere, Balme and Vallorcine- the closest village to the Swiss border.
The lift system is constantly getting updated and even if some lifts need a restyle soon, the overall piste-lift structure offers incredible skiing opportunity both on and off the pistes.
The views and landscape are what make this place unique and on the top of the list of the best ski resorts in the world, forever. Skiing deep powder in front of the north flank of the Mont Blanc, or ski tour to its top is a unique experience that has no comparison.
In the summer the lifts are also running from June to September, to give an easy access to the mountains to the main public, where is possible to climb, hike, mountain bike and even paraglide. The mountaineering terrain is for sure one of the main attraction for alpinists from all over the world and the climb of Mont Blanc is surely one of those objective that makes anyone proud of.
There are illimited possibilities for any range of level in Chamonix and that's why Mountain Specialists have chosen this special place as home and would like you to experience all of this with us in the safest and most memorable way.
The Brévent- Flégère ski areas are facing south under the Aiguille Rouge range. Here you will have the best sunny days and the most breathtaking views of the massive north faces of the Mont Blanc range, and if you like, ski the same lines as the pros at the venue of the Freeride World Tour stop.
Aiguille du Midi
The Aiguille du Midi lift is world famous and undoubtedly the most spectacular lift you would ever take. It takes you to a rocky, needle topped spire, the Aiguille du Midi, which is surrounded by steep snowy flanks, glaciers and couloirs which the extreme skiers dream about all year long. It also gives access to the famous Vallée Blanche, the longest ski descent by vertical drop in the world!
It is the highest lift access to Mont Blanc, which you can reach on skis from the spring onwards, or by foot in the summer months.
Argentière and Grands Montets
The town of Argentière is situated few kilometers away from the center of Chamonix, and is connected with buses and trains. From here the ski area of The Grands Montets allows you to explore another incredible zone, rich in slopes, off- piste lines and glaciers. Here you’ll be skiing under a long list of beautiful peaks, amongst which are the Aiguille Verte, Drus, Droites and the Chardonnet.