Chamonix the most famous resort of the French Alps lies in a valley at an altitude of 1010 - 1200 m at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif (4807 m) - the highest peak in Western Europe. Patriarch of winter sports (skis first appeared here in 1893), The Best of the Alps, site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924
90% of all ski slopes are located above 2000 meters above sea level. One of the longest slopes in the Alps is the legendary White Valley, over 20 km long. Good opportunities for off-piste and extreme skiing (off-piste). From Chamonix you can ride not only in France, but also in Italy (Courmayeur), passing through the tunnel under Mont Blanc, as well as in Switzerland (Vallorcine).
The absence of a single ski area connected by a network of lifts. To the ski areas (Le Brevent, Les Houches, Le Tours, etc.) you need to go by bus.