Ski resorts

On this page, you will find the location and how to get to the different ski resorts of Chamonix, plus some advice, tips and recommendations.

The ski resorts are ordered from the closest to the further to Chamonix centre.

Brévent and Savoy

Open from the 17th of December (18th for the Savoy) to the 16th of April 2023 from 8.50 am.

Brévent is the ideal resort for people staying in the Chamonix centre.
The Savoy area in town is brilliant for beginners.
Take the Planpraz gondola to access more challenging slopes.

You can use the Savoy drag lift in town to avoid the steep walk up to the Planpraz gondola. (See map).
Get on bus number 1 from Chamonix sud or centre and stop at Mummery to get directly to the Savoy beginner area.

You can also get to Brevent with the Planpraz gondola by bus with lines 14 and 17.

Les Houches:

Open from the 10th of December to the 10th of April 2023 from 8.45 am. (if snow condition allows it, Les Houches will partially open on the 3rd and the 4th of December 2022).

Les Houches is a family resort with a feel-safe beginner area, gentle green and blue piste, and some challenging reds.

You will find in Les Houches some of the longest pistes of the valley. You can ski down to the car park from the top of the resort without taking any lifts.
Les Houches is usually less busy than Chamonix, but the lifts can be pretty slow.

From Chamonix, you can get to Les Houches in 20 minutes with bus No.1 (Red line).

Le TourLa Vormaine:

Open from the 17th of December to the 16th of April 2023 from 9 am.

La Vormaine, located at the bottom of Le Tour, is a must for improvers; their wide and mellow slopes are ideal for skiers in progression.

Le Tour is the best resort in the valley with Les Houches for blue pistes skiers.
It also has some fantastic, not too steep and easily accessible off-piste.

The location of Le Tour and La Vormaine is at the valley’s far end. This is a 20-minute drive from Chamonix and around 35 minutes bus ride (Bus line No.2).