There’s a reason that Chamonix is home to some of the world’s best extreme skiers and snowboarders, among them Glen Plake, so unless you’re up for a challenging off-piste adventures, intermediates may find that Chamonix proper, especially the Aiguille du Midi area, has limited options. You won’t find long, sustained groomed runs here; it’s nearly entirely off-piste skiing.
Depending on the weather and snow conditions, advanced intermediates looking for an adventure can enjoy some of the more mellow lines on the Vallée Blanche glacier route accessed by the Aiguille du Midi. Be sure to hire a professional guide when venturing into Chamonix’s off-piste areas. Ask one of our European Mountain Vacation Specialists about available mountain guides. More experienced intermediates can enjoy plenty of runs in the Grands Montets region, which offers a nice array of red runs and a couple blues.
Less aggressive intermediates will enjoy Domaine de Blame in the town of Le Tour, which is about seven miles from Chamonix. The area offers perfect, sunny groomers and few crowds. Brévent-Flégère has wide-open blue and red runs with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Les Houches offers tree-lined runs, similar to skiing in the states, with gentle slopes and charming on-mountain restaurants.
To learn more about Chamonix intermediate skiing call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.