As an international destination for extreme skiing, Chamonix is best left for experts. Beginner skiers, especially first timers, should head to the north end of the valley to the Domaine de Balme, out of the town of Le Tour, or Brévent-Flégère on the west side of town. If visibility is poor, the family-friendly Les Houches ski area has gentle on-piste skiing on tree-lined runs.
The most convenient area for beginners is around the Savoy lift near the base of the Brévent-Flégère area, or even Les Planards, near the base of L’Aiguille du Midi. But the warmest and best Chamonix beginner terrain is found seven and a half miles away in the town of Le Tour. Beginners will find and wide array of progressive beginner runs at higher altitude, providing gorgeous views.
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