- The vertical drop from summit to base is 986 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 856 m. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 2,250 m.
- Season starts on 10 Dec and ends on 17 Apr (128 days). Average season duration in France is 117 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (10 Dec to 17 Apr) is 122 cm at summit elevation and 25 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 162 cm at summit elevation and 14 cm at the base.
- Chamonix Col de Balme features 31 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 32 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.
For those who mainly want to improve their skiing abilities before trying out the more challenging slopes of the Chamonix Valley, the ski area Domaine de Balme provides a perfect basis.
Being the one resort that is situated furthest away from Chamonix, you will have to calculate an extra 20 minutes to get there. At the resort itself you will encounter a number of 22 well groomed and gently swung trails. As the skiing area is of largest interest to beginners, it is, compared to the others in the area of Chamonix, the quietest. At Col de Balme, the nicely prepared trails for beginners and intermediates will help the young and the old to improve or refresh their skiing abilities.
The area also offers great possibilities of off piste skiing, providing a good basis for those who want to experience the fun of powder snow for the first time.
Whether you want to learn how to ski, instruct your family and friends or simply enjoy a relaxed
and quiet skiing atmosphere – Col de Balme will be a great place for your winter holiday.