from this......les houches ski

to this.....

...all in the same valley!

Getting Around
We recommend that you use a car in order to make the most out of Chamonix due to its many different ski areas spread throughout the valley, each worth a visit to sample their different qualities. And preferably for Chalet Le Bois Rond as it is about 3 miles from Chamonix in one direction and a mile or so into Les Houches in the other direction. (The closest bus and train stop, both included on the lift pass, is 3/4 mile away downhill.....a long walk back up hill at the end of a day's skiing or boarding!)
The Bellevue ski lift of Les Houches is 2 miles down the valley and the lifts of the Brevent ski area, from just above Chamonix town centre, are 4 miles in the other direction. The closest supermarket is 1 mile away.
Regarding the skiing of the Chamonix valley it varies from tree lined runs in Les Houches to high mountain glacier skiing from the Aiguille du Midi and plenty of pisted blue, red and black runs in between. Do note, however, that whilst there are several small areas specifically for beginners low down in the valley, there aren't many green runs in the main ski areas where most who can already ski or board will want to go. Absolute beginners would be advised to begin by booking a few ski lessons on a day or half day basis, which can be arranged so that pupils are picked up from the chalet at the start of the day by ski school minibus, leaving you to all meet at whichever area is used for the instruction later in the day, or full day pupils dropped back by minibus later.



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