- Elevated between 4052 ft and 10827 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in France. The vertical drop from summit to base is 6775 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2782 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Season starts on Dec 15 and ends on May 5 (141 days). Average season duration in France is 112 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 15 to May 5) is 65 " at summit elevation and 62 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 80 " at summit elevation and 78 " at the base. Therefore Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix) is among the 15 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in France.
- Les Grands Montets (Vallée de Chamonix) features 74 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 79 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Les Grands Montets is the largest and most famous area of the ski area Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
The resort has the reputation of having some of the steepest and most difficult slopes within Europe.
Naturally, there is also a great number of wide and well groomed slopes for sportsmen at beginner and intermediate levels.
The higher skiing area of the resort, which has its highest point at 3300m above sea level, is situated within a glacier area, which makes it essential to take good care to stay on track at all time. The north-facing slopes will not provide you with a great suntan however you can be sure that snowconditions are well-preserved until the end of season.
The divers and partly challenging slopes will provide a unique skiing adventure for anyone whilst especially the off-piste skiing opportunities seem to be unlimited.