The Le Brevent and La Flegere ski areas are stretching from 1030 m to 2525 m altitude. This are is less crowded compared to the other Chamonix valley skiing areas and is renowned for the panoramic skiing and beautiful landscapes along its slopes and pistes. These two areas have been linked by a cable car in 1997 which offers one of the most superb natural landscapes on the Alps. The south exposed pistes offer great views over the Mont-Blanc. Le Brevent ski station is the closest to Chamonix town centre. It can be reached by ski-bus. le Brevent is an ideal skiing area for intermediate skiers, while the most experienced skiers might try the Charles Bozon slope located between Brevent and Plan Praz.
La Flegere ski area has slopes for skiers of any level – beginners, intermediate or expert skiers. However, this area is generally popular with the experienced and very experienced skiers for its many red and black slopes.
The ski season officially opens at Le Brevent on 19th of December and ends on 25th of April. in the La Flegere Area, the skiing season starts on 19th of December as well but ends later on 2nd of May.
Le Brevent Skiing area is linked to La Flegere trough Liaison Cable Car. The skiers can reach the start of many ski slopes by taking the Chairlifts and Planpraz gongola (Le Brevent), Cornu (Le Brevent), Index (La Flegere) and Aiguille du Midi Cable cars.
La Bergerie de Plan Praz is a mountain hut open during the wintertime for snacks and lunch. This mountain restaurant is located at 2000 m altitude, near the second Brevent Plan Praz Cable Car station. The restaurant has 45 indoor sitting places and a terrace. The mountain hut serves savoyarde specialties, stakes, etc.
Le Panoramic Brevent is a mountain refuge/restaurant where one hungry skier can have lunch and other snacks. Le Panoramic is set on top of Brevent mountain. From this point you can enjoy a wonderful view to Mont-Blanc. The restaurant serves Savoyarde dishes, pasta, soups, stakes and even foie gras. Available for reservations.
La Chavanne opens for the winter season with snacks and lunch. La Chavanne restaurant is located on the Chavanne slope. One can enjoy sandwiches, stakes and barbecue specialties and the traditional potatoe dumplings.
La Flégère Mountain Hut is located at the middle station of Index ski lift.
The Alpine Museum of Chamonix exhibits an accurate and very interesting history of Chamonix Valley. The Museum exhibits numerous geologic pieces linked to the history of the valley…
Montenvers Museum can be reached by train from Chamonix. This small museum is situated near the Mer de Glace glacier. The museum exhibits historical documents regarding Mer de Glace…
Les Grands Montets ski and snowboard area near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Chamonix Valley. Information about Skilifts, cable cars, mountain huts and restaurant