You’ll discover as you’re making plans for skiing in France, Chamonix has two different ski passes. These provide access to different regions.
When you've traveled thousands of miles and spent a heap to get to France for just a short vacation, you'd probably like the best value. We found this resort in France, to be ideal for value as not only do you get to explore all of Chamonix with its legendary runs and iconic Valle Blanche, but the same ticket gives you full access to Courmayeur Italy and Verbier Switzerland.
Firstly, you need to know that this resort positioned at the border of France, Switzerland and Italy is massive and there are 5 main regions, all of
which are vast and NONE are interconnected. That's why selecting the
right ticketing is will save you money.
The passes are directed to regions and their suitability depending on the extent of skiing you want to do. This link takes you a page on which of the passes applies to each village/region.
To access all of the very best, most challenging pistes, you must purchase the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ticket. This entitles skiers access to Verbier Switzerland and Courmayeur Italy, as well as the very best Black Runs in the Valley.
While it is significantly more expensive you'll get heaps of value with the extensive, challenging and exciting terrain you'll have the opportunity to experience.
To read more about the co-ticketing, read: Skiing in France Chamonix Courmayeur and Verbier
We were here to explore the resort's best offerings. The above were our very favourites and we returned to these "serious" blacks time and time again.
Where else when skiing in France, would you have the opportunity to have such a sensational winter vacation with access to resorts in two other countries and the world famous adventure on the Mer de Glace? And this is besides the awesome skiing to be experienced in the entire valley and the elegant charm of the town.
Frankly, there's not enough time to experience all that the resort has to offer so it is important to plan your week's vacation as soon as you arrive. Check out Top 20 Tips is to be sure to book transport early in the week, to secure your place on the bus to Courmayeur and Verbier.
Ideally, if you only had a week here, skiing in France, you'd plan to explore these slopes:
1. Brevent- Flagere then Domaine de Balme
2. Grands Montets
3. Valle Blanche
4. Les Houches
5. Courmayeur Italy
6. Verbier, Switzerland
7. Your favourite run again.
Then again, it is all weather dependent. Skiing the Vallee Blanche is advisable only in good weather conditions.
This is less costly and for family groups, beginners and intermediate skiers, this ticket, offers the best value as it allows access to:
• The excellent sunny bowl at Domaine de Balme
• The easily accessed slopes at Brevent
• The sun blessed wide mountain slopes at Flegere
• As well as the mid and lower slopes of the Les Grand Montets around Bochard and Marmottons.
• All the green pistes in the resort including those at La Savoy, Les Planards, Chosalets, La Vormaine.
There are long blue and red pistes in these areas to explore as the week progresses and as skiing confidence grows.
These skiing areas cover wide areas of the resort and together with the several designated green piste areas, are certain to be fun for beginners, intermediates and skiers on family skiing holidays in France.
This link takes you to a comparison of costs.