Why is Chamonix snow sure?
Chamonix offers 11 different ski areas to choose from. That is 11 different microclimates, 11 different altitudes, 11 different piste aspects and 11 different types of terrains for snow to fall on.
All 11 ski resorts in Chamonix are covered on its lift pass. Which means you are always going to find the kind of skiing you are looking for somewhere in the Chamonix Valley.
5 Snow Sure Recommendations
Argentière is the only ski resort within 90 minutes of Geneva that offers pistes over 3000m. You can find it at the snowier, north-eastern end of the Chamonix valley, and it offers some of the most reliable conditions in the Alps.
2. Les Grands Montets, Argentière
The glacier of Les Grands Montets offers reliable snow conditions. The terrain here is best suited to experts, with long 1300m vertical blacks from the top of the cable car. There is also incredible and unlimited off-piste but always take a guide though!
3. Le Tour, Chamonix
Le Tour (1450m) is only four kilometers up the road at the head of the valley and it has been labeled the snowiest village (opposed to ski resort) in France. The slopes here are gentler than at Les Grands Montets, with some excellent tree skiing off the back of the area towards Vallorcine. The more gentle Le Tour is historically reliable offering you something less high-octane but certainly as much fun!
4. The Vallée Blanche
Accessed by the 3,840m Aiguille du Midi, the off-piste Vallée Blanche is world famous. Even in what are deemed ‘snow poor’ conditions, you can enjoy an incredible ski challenge and you can usually get down as low as the train.
5. Les Houches
Winter is winter, and it can bring stormy weather, which is where Les Houches comes into its own. This woody alpine area is perfect for wooded piste and tree skiing keeping you perfectly protected from the weather.