Why Your Next Family Trip Should Be Backcountry Skiing in Chamonix
Chamonix backcountry skiing is as good as it gets, and a tour through Vallee Blanche, Col du Passon and Col de Beugeant will have you yearning to get to this incredible off-piste area.
A renowned destination for the skiing elite, Chamonix lies at the base of Mont Blanc — the highest summit in the Alps at 15,781 feet. My family makes the pilgrimage as often as possible, thanks to the culture, the food, and its unparalleled offerings as a year-round escape. For backcountry skiing, it doesn’t get any better than Chamonix. In the valley, you can visit multiple countries in just one day — almost entirely all on your skis, with a little help from the local trains.
Pros and Cons of Skiing in Chamonix
Paradise for expert and intermediate skiers
Lots of well-connected terrain mean endless route options
Plenty of activities beyond skiing, and exceptional food
Town gets quite busy
Long lift lines, so get there early