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Chamonix hasn’t earned its repute as one of the world’s legendary ski areas for no reason. Chamonix is a place where fantasies come become a reality for many an expert skier and snowboarder, especially on a powder day. So be sure to purchase Chamonix’s “Unlimited” pass so you access the area’s famed Aiguille du Midi, via the cable car, and the area’s six other ski resorts. The Chamonix expert skiing is spread between the Grands Montets ski area and the Aiguille du Midi area, both which offers endless off-piste terrain andglacier skiing. Regardless of your ability, a professional guide is highly recommended, as off-piste, and especially, glacier skiing can be treacherous when you don’t know where you are going.
Skiers and snowboarders looking to experience Chamonix in its full “extreme” regalia need look no further than the Aiguille du Midi’s Vallée Blanche, which is the area’s famous glacier route. This zone is limitless—it’s 12 miles long—and can be everything from somewhat mellow and playful to incredibly steep and even dangerous, which is why Ski.com highly recommends hiring a professional guide. Skiers and snowboarders looking for a bit of exercise will be pleased with Chamonix’s many ski touring programs.
For Chamonix expert skiing that’s a little less consequential, head up on the Grands Montets cable car, where you’ll find a slew of steep, ungroomed pistes. Many of the Grands Montets pistes are adjacent to the Argentière glacier and provide center stage views of the looming crevasses. Brévent ski area, across town from L’Aiguille du Midi, offers experts some steep skiing with few crowds.
To learn more about Chamonix expert skiing call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.